Cruise ship season begins in Panama

According to preliminary traffic statistics from the Panama Canal Authority they are expecting at least 240 crossings.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The first crossing for the 2009 fiscal year is scheduled for Friday, October 3, when the Norwegian Pearl, belonging to Norwegian Cruise Line, will pass through the Canal. Its port of origin is Los Angeles, California and its destination is Miami, Florida.
Starting October 1, 2008, the new toll will be $115 per PC/UMS Net Ton.

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Panama Expecting 200 Cruise Ships this Season

October 2013

The ship Celebrity Millennium will kick off the 2013-14 cruise season through the Panama Canal.

A press release from Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reads:

The new season of cruises on the Panama Canal began on Wednesday (yesterday), officially, with the transit of the Celebrity Millennium, the first of more than 200 vessels of this type which will cross the waterway, providing the attraction for tourists of navigate the Canal during its centennial year.

Colon Consolidated as Cruise Port

January 2013

The vessels using the Port of Colon in the Panamanian Caribbean as a home port usually sail with an occupancy of between 90 and 100%.

According to an article in, "For the third year running, two cruise ships are operating from the port of Colón 2000 on the Atlantic coast.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Return to Panama

October 2015

The cruise company considers resuming operations and managing new routes, after ceasing to dock in the country in 2013.

From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama:

Vice President of Government Relations for the Caribbean and Latin America, Royal Caribbean, Federico Gonzalez Denton, met last week in our country with the President of the Republic, Mr.

Amapala has Potential for Cruise Boardings

February 2012

The Port of Amapala could become a shipping center for cruise passengers, said the Honduran Minister of Tourism.

A press release from the Ministry of Tourism of Honduras states:

The Port of Amapala could become a shipping center for cruise passengers, reported the Honduran Minister of Tourism Nelly Jerez after a tour of the zone by the executives and the president of the Federation of Cruise Lines in Florida and the Caribbean FCCA, Michele Paige.

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