The 2021/2022 cruise season has been approved in Brazil

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The 2021/2022 cruise season has been approved in Brazil
October 04, 2021

The forecast is that it will have an impact of R $ 2.5 billion on the national economy, in addition to the generation of 35 thousand jobs


The Ministries of Health, Justice, Infrastructure, Tourism, Civil House and Embratur approved the national cruise season 2021/2022, which will now have its detailed protocols defined by Anvisa, so that navigation can be carried out between November 2021 and April 2022 With this, thousands of Brazilians will be able to join the more than 2 million people who have already returned to sail around the world since cruise ships successfully resumed operations in about 50 countries.

They were months of deliberations and detailed presentations of safety protocols, prepared by doctors, scientists and specialists, which have already been implemented by CLIA and by the Cruise sector around the world, with the approval of the health authorities of each region, and that show that the industry is prepared to navigate safely.

These procedures are suitable for possible adjustments according to the pandemic scenario and also to the requirements of each country. Among the main pillars that will be detailed and defined by Anvisa are: pre-boarding tests for all guests, with rigorous control; crew vaccinated, with three tests before entering service and quarantine; use of masks, distance, reduced occupancy, fresh air without recirculation, constant disinfection and cleaning; and a contingency plan with specially trained medical personnel and a structure with all modern resources to attend to guests and crew. In addition, the excursions will follow the protocols of the Maritime Companies and municipalities, so that people can enjoy their leisure to the fullest in complete safety.

For the 2021/2022 season, seven boats are planned, responsible for offering more than 400 thousand accommodations. There will be around 130 itineraries and 570 stopovers in national destinations much loved and sought after by Brazilians, such as Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Salvador, Angra dos Reis, Balneario Camboriú, Búzios, Cabo Frio, Fortaleza, Ilha Grande, Ilhabela, Ilhéus. , Itajaí, Maceio, Porto Belo, Recife and Ubatuba. These numbers can be adjusted, in accordance with the published Ordinance.

CLIA Brazil continues its work with the Ministries so that the Ordinance also approves international cruises and trusts that a positive solution will soon be defined, ensuring that cruise passengers have routes through South America at their disposal.

All the details, such as boats, photos, itineraries, stopovers, studies and economic impacts can be accessed in the "CLIA Brazil Guide Season 2021/2022", an informative and illustrated website that gives access to the official pages of each of the cities and companies. mentioned, which is hosted on the entity's website.

The cruise industry is vital to the global economic recovery. In 2019, the sector generated US $ 154.5 billion in Economic Impact in the World, 1.2 million jobs and represented US $ 50.53 billion paid in salaries. In Brazil, the forecast is that the season will have an impact of R $ 2.5 billion on the national economy (in 2019/2020 it was R $ 2,240 million), in addition to the generation of 35 thousand jobs (in 2019/2020 there were 33,745 ).

Each boat that returns to sail represents an important step towards the recovery of the economy, responding to a pent-up demand from tourists in love with cruises. According to a recent CLIA study, 82% of cruisers that have sailed before want to sail again soon.

The projections are encouraging and show that, by the end of the year, 80% of the capacity of the global fleet will be in operation, according to a survey by CLIA Global (Cruise Lines International Association).

“We appreciate all the work and commitment of the Ministries of Health, Justice, Infrastructure, Tourism and Civil Housing, Embratur, Anvisa, in addition to the support and alliance of all the states and municipalities that are part of the season. We also thank the Councilors, State and Federal Deputies, Senators, unions, associations, travel agents, operators, crews, Ports and Passenger Terminals and the entire community that always collaborates with our Industry ", said Marco Ferraz, president of CLIA Brazil.

“We are ready to sail and offer the same unique and memorable experiences that people who are passionate about cruises are used to experiencing. The successful return to shipping is the result of an extremely technical and judicious joint work by CLIA and the cruise industry to implement protocols created by doctors, scientists and specialists".  

“We are ready to sail and offer the same unique and memorable experiences that people who are passionate about cruises are used to experiencing. The successful return to shipping is the result of an extremely technical and judicious joint work by CLIA and the cruise industry to implement protocols created by doctors, scientists and specialists, putting the safety of guests, crew and cities first. visited”, adds Ferraz. 

The commitment to the environment is also noteworthy at this time of resumption of activities. Even during the pandemic, CLIA members have already invested $ 23.5 billion in new ships with new technologies and cleaner fuel to reduce carbon emissions. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, compared to 2008. There will be another 24 ships powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas) by 2027.

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