Cruise ship business declines in Panama

During the month of April the number of cruise ships that entered the country fell by 42.7 percent compared with 2007.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The number of cruise ships in Panama has been declining all year. In April the port of Colón 2000, the main arrival point for cruise shops, received just 20,700 tourists in April, down 46.92 percent from the year-earlier total.

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Less Cruise Passengers Arriving in Panama

January 2015

The number of passengers who arrived in the country on cruise ships between January and November 2014 decreased by 16% compared to the same period last year.

From January to the end of November 2014 a total of 191,345 passengers arrived aboard cruise ships, ie 36,986 fewer passengers than the number reported during the same period in 2013.

Panama: Cruise Tourism Up 9%

January 2014

Up to November last year, 301,149 tourists arrived on cruise ships at Panamanian ports, 9.2 % more than in the same month in 2012.

Statistics from the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) reveal that between January and November 2013, 301,149 tourists arrived in the country on cruises, 25,470 visitors more than in the same period in 2012, an increase of 9.2%.

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.

Fall in Cruise Tourism in Panama

January 2013

Cruise tourist arrivals declined 28.1% in 2012 compared to 2011, totalling only 235,792.

In the opinion of Fidel Reyes, Director of Panamanian company FR Consulting, the situation was influenced by strikes in the province of Colon on the Atlantic.

For the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), the rising cost of fuel and the rerouting of several lines also contributed to the decline.

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