CruiseOceania Cruises and Crystal River Cruises both set sail for the first time since March 2020.

More cruise lines resume services in Europe

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The Crystal Ravel is sailing Danube cruises in its return.
The Crystal Ravel is sailing Danube cruises in its return. Photo Credit: Crystal River Cruises

More cruise lines resumed service in Europe this past weekend, with Oceania Cruises and Crystal River Cruises both setting sail for the first time since March 2020.

Oceania's Marina became the first ship to sail for the line in 524 days. It is also the first cruise ship to sail from the port of Copenhagen since 2019.

The ship will visit ports in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland prior to concluding in Stockholm. The Marina will then spend the remainder of the summer and autumn in Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Greek isles prior to setting sail for Miami, where it is scheduled to arrive 1 December.

Oceania's next ship to resume sailing will be the Riviera, which is set to launch in the Greek isles on 18 October. The Insignia will restart from Miami on 21 December. The rest of the fleet resumes sailing in 2022.

Crystal River Cruises returns

The Crystal Ravel departed 29 August from Vilshofen, Germany, on a Danube cruise while the Crystal Debussy left 30 August from Basel, Switzerland, to sail the Rhine, both on weeklong itineraries.

The Ravel will call in Germany, Austria and Hungary, overnighting in Vienna and Budapest, and cruising the Wachau Valley. The Debussy will visit Switzerland, France, Germany and Netherlands and overnight in Amsterdam and Koblenz, Germany.

This year, Crystal River Cruises will offer 32 sailings ranging from seven to 11 nights on the Rhine, Danube and Moselle rivers.

Crystal's ocean cruise ships launched earlier this summer form the Caribbean and Iceland.

Both Oceania and Crystal require all guests and crew to be fully vaccinated.

Source: Travel Weekly

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