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Latest Information: Covid-19

Depending on the regulations of the individual federal states, travelling within Germany has been possible since the beginning of June. On June 15, the Federal Foreign Office lifted its travel warning for the member states of the European Union, for Schengen-associated states and for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

River cruises within the EU or Schengen with special hygiene concepts, such as we have developed with our partner shipping companies, are explicitly permitted in accordance with the Federal Foreign Office and therefore will be operated- provided that the official regulations of the respective country permit access for tourist purposes.

For our ocean cruises, we are consistently following the destination-specific travel warnings and official requirements as well. The infection protection concept that has already been successfully established on the river will be also be put in practice on our ocean-going expedition ships, the size of which corresponds to that of our river ships.

Due to the travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office for Catalonia, the trip from August 23 from Lisbon to Barcelona cannot take place. Unfortunately, due to official decisions, we are not able to offer an alternative route despite of intensive efforts. We are now planning to operate our ocean cruises from September 1st.

nicko cruises will continue to carefully evaluate all available sources and will continue to work based on facts and with confirmed information. If your trip cannot take place or is in question, we will contact you proactively.

All guests and travel partners affected by any cancellation will always be informed in writing as quickly as possible, in order of their travel date. nicko cruises will continue to review all available information thoroughly.

“If a travel date is cancelled or becomes questionable, we will of course contact our guests and distribution partners pro-actively”, promises Guido Laukamp. Guests who decide in favor of a later travel date in 2020 season receive attractive re-booking offers.

Safety before departure and on board

In the last weeks, we have been preparing intensively for the current situation with our partner cruise operators: The already very high hygienic standards have been tightened once again and also an infection protection-questionnaire for guests and crew members has been implemented, so that the guests experience a safe and relaxed cruise.

Together with the travel documents, all guests will receive an infection protection- questionnaire, which they must bring with them to embarkation. Only persons who have passed the questionnaire with no objectionable result will be admitted to board the ship. Therefore, we ask all guests who meet one of the criteria mentioned in the questionnaire to contact us at short notice at the following number: (+49 711- 24 89 80 599). We are convinced these precautions assure that you will have a safe and relaxing cruise vacation with nicko cruises.

On our ships, hygienic standards are a matter of principle and continuous checks on board are carried out as normative. The already existing hygienic precautions are even tightened by introducing additional prophylactic disinfection measures. Additional measures will be taken to ensure the minimum distance of 1.50 m. A complete overview of nicko cruises' current measures for infection prevention can be found here.

Latest update: July 31, 2020