Transatlantics start arriving in Rio de Janeiro with thousands of tourists for carnival

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12:12:PM - 13/Feb/2017
Transatlantics start arriving in Rio de Janeiro with thousands of tourists for carnival

13/02/2017 | 12:12PM

The Pier of Rio de Janeiro has been receiving ships with tourists for carnival. At least seven transatlantics with more than 20,000 tourists will be in the city for the carnival period. Three of the vessels are long-haul (international cruises) from Norwegian Sun, Amadea and Prinsendam. With the opening of the 2016/2017 cruise season, which began in November last year, the city will receive 93 ships, with an estimated visit of more than 350,000 tourists, among passengers and crew, who will pass through the passenger terminal of the Pier Mauá until April.

The Brazilian Association of Operators of International Incoming Tourism estimates that the number of visitors represents the entry of about US$ 105 million in the economy of Rio de Janeiro. The calculation takes into account the average daily expenses per tourist of US$ 300.00. The first of these ocean liners docked on Friday (10) at the Pier at around 9 o'clock. With its 3,731 passengers, including the crew.