Cruises cancelled after ship hits Danube lock

September 24, 2014

A series of planned cruises have had to be cancelled after a ship hit a lock on the Danube.

Repairs to river cruise ship A-Rosa Mia mean a trio of planned trips have been cancelled, with the ship expected to return to service on August 25th.


A representative for A-Rosa told Cruise Critic: “The ship is currently disabled and has been towed to Linz, Austria, for repair. The extent of the damage will be evaluated … within the next few days.”

The 410-foot Mia reportedly suffered heavy damage during the incident, which happened when the ship hit a pedestrian bridge situated above a lock on the Danube River early on August 9th.

Nobody on board the liner was injured and the 192 passengers were put on a bus from the Jochenstein lock on the German-Austrian border to Passau, Germany.

The A-Rosa representative added that all of the passengers who have been booked on the three cancelled sailings have been contacted and they have been offered a replacement cruise.

A-Rosa’s Danube cruises go through the cities of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest, as well as offering a view of the Wachau valley and the Hungarian puszta.

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