RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two ships (the MSC Fantasia and the Sovereign) docked on Sunday, January 5th at Pier Mauá, for the New Year's Eve and pre-Carnival season, representing, on average, 8.500 tourists to visit the city of Rio de Janeiro.
By January 21st, there will be eight ships docking at the Port of Rio carrying approximately 60,000 passengers and crew.
According to 'Agência Brasil', the Operations Manager of Mauá Pier, Alexandre Gomes says, these 60,000 tourists should inject some R$7 (US$1.75) million into Rio's economy.
Of the eight ships . . .