Cruise Ships Extend Season in Panama

Carnival announced that it will conduct four more trips to the Colón 2000 port, outside of the standard cruise season.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The cruise season is from December to the month of April. Nevertheless, on June 9th, the Carnival Freedom cruise ship docked with 2,900 passengers at the Colón 2000 port. They announced that four more cruises will arrive at the Panamanian port throughout this year.

Augusto Terracina, general manager of the Colón 2000 cruise port, noted to Pa-digital.com.pa that "Panama has comparative advantages compared to other destinations in the Caribbean since it is away form the path of the Caribbean storm system and it has ports at the entrances of the worldwide attraction of the Panama Canal"

The dates for the arrival of the coming cruises are July 12, August 6, September 3, and October 1.

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Cruise Season in Panama

September 2013

During the 2013-14 season the arrival of 120 cruise ships are expected at the port of Colon, with the estimated expenditure of each passenger on land being $125.

The number of cruise ships foreseen for this season is similar to the number of arrivals that occurred in the previous period. Between December 2013 and January 2014, the port will receive 54 cruises ships across the Atlantic, ie 27 cruises every month.

Honduras: Cruise Tourism Up 42%

April 2015

Reports reveal that during the 2014-2015 season which began in October and ends this month, 292 cruise ships arrived at Honduran ports, 41.7% more than in the previous season.

From a statement issued by the Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT):

Tegucigalpa.- The Director of the Honduran Institute of Tourism IHT, Emilio Silvestri said today at a press conference that the cruise industry in Honduras grew by 41.7 percent in the 2014-2015 season which began in October and will end this April.

Limon "Homeport" for New Cruise Line

October 2015

As of December 6, 2015 a Pullmantur ship will use the port of Limón as a base during the four months of the cruise season.

The arrival of the cruise ship in Limon is part of an agreement signed between Viajes Colón and Pullmantur, which will provide a boat for up to 1828 passengers. The cruise ship will arrive at Limon every Sunday and offer two different routes through the Caribbean.

Panama: Drop in Arrivals of Cruise Ships

June 2015

In the first four months of the year the number of passengers on board cruise ships that passed through Panamanian ports was 88 000, 70% less than in the same period in 2014.

Data from the first quarter of the year differs greatly from that of the same period last year, when the Tourism Authority of Panama recorded the arrival of 299,000 cruise passengers.

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