February 15, 2022 – In addition to five river vessels, Bremer Plantours Cruises operates a single ocean-going vessel, the MS HAMBURG. The company likes to flirt with the statement that the extensively renovated MS HAMBURG is Germany's smallest cruise ship. For the European season starting in March, only fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed on board.
In the corona pandemic, which has been going on for a good two years, cruise companies (and their passengers) have had to accept many blows in the neck. It is gratifying to read that Plantours Cruises has planned a varied itinerary for the MS HAMBURG in the coming season, with up to eight different countries per trip. Depending on its corona situation, each country issues its own guidelines for cruise ships. In order to avoid any doubts under such conditions, Plantours explains that only fully vaccinated passengers can be carried on board the MS HAMBURG . The recovered status is not sufficient. If the basic immunization, meaning the second vaccination, was more than three months ago, a booster vaccination is required.
MS HAMBURG visiting Barbados
Managing Director Oliver Steuber: "Thanks to our strict hygiene concept, we had a successful Antarctic season without interrupting our journey. After the current and long-term planned routine shipyard time for MS HAMBURG for class work, we are also maintaining the consistent course for our departures from Europe and from Germany.” Accordingly, passengers with convalescent status are categorically excluded from traveling with them.
Who is Plantours Cruises?
The Bremen cruise company is one of the most experienced tour operators for ocean and river cruises. It has repeatedly been awarded for excellence in routing beyond mass tourism at sea. With the MS HAMBURG, which can accommodate around 400 passengers, the shipping company undertakes global cruises with expedition character. In addition, there is a constantly growing range of river trips in Germany and many other European countries.