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.
The ship Celebrity Millennium will kick off the 2013-14 cruise season through the Panama Canal.
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%.
The cruise company considers resuming operations and managing new routes, after ceasing to dock in the country in 2013.
The Port of Amapala could become a shipping center for cruise passengers, said the Honduran Minister of Tourism.
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