MSC Preziosa is the first cruise ship to restart sailings in Brazil

   November 4, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises' liner MSC Preziosa became the first cruise ship to restart passenger shipping operations in Brazil since the industry's shutdown caused by the COVID crisis.

Preziosa arrived on Wednesday, November 3, at homeport Santos/Sao Paulo

MSC will officially start its winter 2021-2022 Brazilian season on November 5, when Preziosa departs on a 3-night themed voyage named “Vumbora pro Mar”. The first sailing is chartered by “Organized by PromoAcao”, who promises 3 days and 3 nights of partying and fun at sea. The journey will feature concerts by renowned bands and singers, including Harmonia do Samba, Bell Marques, Saulo, E o Tchan, and more. 

The liner made her Transatlantic crossing with only crew onboard. Preziosa's Brazilian season is scheduled to last thru April 2022, with homeporting in Santos and call ports Rio De Janeiro, Cabo Frio, Salvador De Bahia, Ilheus, and other popular destinations. 

MSC Preziosa cruise ship

In December, two more MSC boats are expected to arrive in Brazil for the upcoming season, including MSC Seaside and MSC Splendida. According to MSC, the liners will sail with a reduced passenger capacity of 75%, fully vaccinated crew and guests age 12+.