Costa Rica welcomes cruise ships carrying vaccinated crew and passengers

   August 31, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Costa Rica is ready to welcome cruise ships carrying vaccinated crew members and passengers. 

As of September 1, the country will receive liners in which 100% of the crew have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus/COVID and at least 95% of guests of vaccination age have been fully vaccinated.

The first post-COVID-crisis ship will dock in Golfito. Windstar' boat Star Breeze (max passenger capacity 312) is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, September 2.

Port of Golfito (Costa Rica)

The Tourism Board said 9 lines had incorporated Costa Rica into their 2021-2022 cruise itineraries, including Windstar, Lindblad Expeditions, Sea Cloud, Carnival Pride, Celebrity Millennium, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Seabourn Quest, Seven Seas Mariner.

5 of those liners will arrive in Puerto Limon and the rest at Pacific ports.

During the 2019-2020 cruise season, ~240,000 passengers arrived in Costa Rica on a total of 197 ships. Each of those travelers spent ~US$135 per day when in the country.

The 2020-2021 season was canceled due to the crisis.

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