IN some positive cruise news, AmaWaterways last month resumed operations in Europe with a series of charters aboard AmaKristina, in collaboration with a German tour operator e-hoi.

The voyages carry only German citizens, and implement EU health gateways protocols, including a 100-passenger maximum.

The APT Travel Group river cruise partner will require pre-boarding health questionnaires, as well as daily temperature checks for guests and crew, who have also undergone updated in-depth training.

Crew members will be required to wear face coverings at all times, while guests will be required to wear them around the ship.

Plexiglass dividers have been added to lounge areas, and personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow guests to hear guides while physically distancing on small group shore excursions.

A designated Public Health Officer will oversee the application of the new onboard protocols.