Posted June 6th, 2013, 11:25 AM
June 6, 2013
Due to the unprecedented and severe flooding throughout areas of central Europe, particularly affecting the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, we understand that you may be concerned about your upcoming cruise with us.
Our offices globally, in particular our Operations team in Switzerland, have been working around the clock, constantly monitoring the situation and managing the schedules of those guests currently sailing with us. Fortunately no departures have had to be cancelled and we have been able to continue operating our itineraries.
Here is the current status and expectations regarding upcoming sailings:
• The June 10 and June 12 departures on Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ from Amsterdam will embark as scheduled from Amsterdam.
• The embarkation process for the June 10 and June 12 departures on Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ from Budapest will be affected. It is our expectation at this time the ships will be unable to dock in Budapest on those dates. Instead the ships will be docking in another location that is in the process of being determined. Scenic guests will be transferred directly to each ship or alternatively overnight in Budapest depending on flight arrival schedules and then be transferred to the ship the following day.
The situation on the Danube continues to be a concern although it is our understanding that the water levels are dropping. The flooding may not allow for uninterrupted cruising on the June 10 and June 12 departures in both directions. Ship swaps are a possibility but those are not an issue due to Scenic’s unique fleet schedule – always set up so a 2nd ship is nearby. All Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ are built to the same high standards and layouts so any ship change for guests would be seamless.
Specific questions from current or upcoming Scenic guests can be directed to the guest’s local office call centers numbers as listed on the Scenic web site – www.scenictours.com
Any further changes or updates will continue to be communicated as they come in.