By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officials in Rio de Janeiro expect to receive fourteen ocean liner cruise ships during the 2017 Carnival period, where approximately 50,000 people will disembark in Rio’s Pier Mauá, according to Port Authorities.
The pier official estimates that about US$18 million will be injected into the city's economy by these sea-arriving tourists alone.
Most vessels are expected to arrive next Sunday, February 26th, when Rio hosts the first day of samba . . .