April 14, 2024

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Colombia Declares Cruise Season “Open”

Colombia’s cruise season has formally started, with the very first cruise docking at the Port of Cartagena on August 24. Currently, 33 cruise lines are projected to get there in the Greater Caribbean region—26 in Cartagena and seven in Santa Marta—representing 57 percent restoration of the calls the place experienced for the 2019-20 year.

The cruise leading the fray is Star Breeze, from Windstar Cruises, which arrived at the Cartagena coast with 312 travellers and 190 crew users. The navigation, on a 14-working day itinerary, visits the locations of Aruba, Curaçao, Colombia and Panama. The neighborhood tour for the passengers involved a check out to San Felipe Fortress, the Aged Town, as properly as an exceptional Colombian coffee tasting.

Other strains stipulated to get there in Cartagena include Movie star Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Scenic Luxury Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess Cruises and MSC Cruises. For Santa Marta, Norwegian Cruise Line and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht, amid some others, are anticipated to get there.

The economic reactivation of tourism in Colombia has played a significant purpose in bolstering the self-confidence of cruise strains. The minister of trade, marketplace and tourism, María Ximena Lombana Villalba, mentioned in a push release that they have produced excellent attempts to comply with the biosecurity measures in the metropolis and activate all the actors in the chain.
In addition, she stated, “It was requested that the crew of the cruise ships will have to be vaccinated and the vessels need to have effective measures aimed, if there are favourable conditions of COVID-19, to detect symptomatic travellers and have areas readily available for isolation”.

The cruise industry generates an earnings of a lot more than 60 million pounds per season in Colombia. 

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