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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

How The Brussels Attacks Have Affected River Cruise Travel

Sadly, the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium are causing many travel interruptions, and with the capital city featuring on several river cruise itineraries, a handful of cruise lines are releasing online statements updating travelers as to their current and future plans in the region. In many cases, alternate plans are being offered without penalty.

Avalon Waterways

On its website, Avalon Waterways says that its sister brand Cosmos had travelers in Brussels when the attacks occurred but confirms that they are all safe and have now left the city. Meanwhile, the river cruise line adds, “we are working closely with our representatives in the city to ensure the safety and well-being of future travelers, and therefore guests on any of our brands scheduled to travel within the next month (through April 22, 2016) on any cruise or tour that includes Brussels may rebook to any future 2016 departure date, or 2017 if their 2016 itinerary is not available.”

The line also says, “we will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide any updates as necessary. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by these events, and we applaud the resiliency of the people of Brussels.” Those with any questions about future departures may contact Avalon’s parent company Globus by calling 866-397-6593 or emailing


Briefly on its Facebook page, Tauck also commented on the situation: “we are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred in Brussels. Our hearts are with all those who have been affected. We continue to monitor the situation very closely. As always, the safety of our guests and employees remains our highest priority.”

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