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.