Cruise Lines In Brazil Are Resuming Guest Services
Brazil’s cruise ships will resume passenger services in the coming weeks, after a two-month hiatus from operations there. The return was verified by the CLIA Brazil in a statement that was issued in advance.
A series of domestic cruises are scheduled to begin on March 5, according to the organization. The boats, which include three from MSC Cruises and one from Costa Cruises, are scheduled to welcome passengers back on March 5.
The package, which runs until April 18, includes 19 internal itineraries that go to eight different Brazilian locations. All are “completely aligned to execute strong safety measures that place a high emphasis on people’s health and ensure the high quality of experiences delivered to cruisers,” according to the Cruise Lines International Association.
It is scheduled to stop in the ports of Ilhabela, Porto Belo, Balneário Camborio, Ilha Grande, and Bzios, in addition to its homeports of Santos, Rio de Janeiro, and Itajai.
In addition, CLIA Brazil pointed out that the incidence of COVID-19 onboard ships is a “fraction of the number of cases reported on land,” and that hospitalizations are extremely rare. “Cruise is the only segment of tourism that necessitates a robust, multi-layered approach to health and safety protocols that span the entire experience,” the organization said.
The cruise regulations in Brazil include a pre-boarding exam for both passengers and crew members, as well as periodic onboard testing for both groups during the vacation. In addition, full vaccination is required for everyone who is eligible under the country’s immunization program.
Other obligatory precautions include limited guest capacity, the usage of face masks as a matter of course, and the continual washing and disinfection of the ships themselves.
The cruise season in Brazil for the years 2021-2022 began in November. In early January, after a good start, the operation was suspended owing to what the Civil Aviation Administration (CLIA) described as “uncertainty surrounding the application and interpretation” of operating parameters and regulations.
At the time, there were five ships travelling through the nation.
In recognition of the efforts made by the federal government, as well as state and local authorities, to allow for the continuation of this season, CLIA Brazil and its allies have issued the following statement: “CLIA members have expended no effort in providing continuous and uninterrupted service to ensure the continuation of operations, with the continual goal of sailing responsibly,” according to the organization.