Costa Rican ports expect cruise ships to return in weeks

   September 26, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

After several months of a pause due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, cruise ships could return to ports in Costa Rica in a matter of weeks, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) revealed.

“I have all the faith that for November before the high season begins, we will once again see cruise ships arriving on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of our country”, Minister Gustavo Segura announced to the LTC (Legislative Tourism Commission).

Segura added that he was already in talks with the most influential group on the matter, Florida International Cruise Association. Together with other Central American countries, the parameters are being currently negotiated to standardize security protocols.

According to Deputy David Gourzong, who raised questions on the subject, it would be a solution to the bad situation that the ports of Puerto Limon and Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) were experiencing.

Port of Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica)

During the appearance before the deputies, ICT was optimistic about the reopening of Costa Rica's marinas to international yachts 5 weeks ago. The calculations of the institution estimate that a thousand visitors would arrive by the route in the remainder of 2020. The minister stressed those were tourists with high purchasing power whose investment in Costa Rica was higher than the average.

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