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Cruising's pause in Brazil extended to March 4

PHOTO: VINICIUS STRASOLIA CRUISE_MSC Preziosa.jpg
MSC Preziosa, pictured here at Santos, is among the ships waiting to resume service
CLIA Brazil's member cruise lines are extending their operating pause to March 4.

In early January, cruise lines voluntarily paused to make sure there was alignment with COVID-19 protocols across Brazilian ports, agencies and officials. That pause, until Jan. 21, was subsequently extended to Feb. 4, then Feb. 18 and now beyond.

Season typically ends in April

This is creeping closer to the end of the cruise season in April. 

MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises

Five cruise ships belonging to MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises have been anchored off Santos, prepared for resumption, with their protocols fully implemented, according to CLIA Brazil, and more than 7,000 Brazilian and foreign crew members on board.

 

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