Successful First Cruise Ship Season in Colón

The first cruise ship season in the Colón Home Port ended with 21 ships raising anchor and 52 thousand passengers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Since December 2008, 52 thousand cruise ship passengers have boarded at the terminal in Colón Port 2000; 14 thousand Panamanians and the rest mostly Colombians, Mexicans, Costa Ricans and Venezuelans.

Prensa.com published comments by the general manager of Colón Port 2000, Agusto Terracina, who expressed his satisfaction with this first season, which ended “without any unfortunate incidents reported, which leaves a very good perception of Panama as a port for boarding cruise ships."

The article also indicated that cruise ship activity will resume in December 2009, and they are making efforts so that more cruise ships can be boarded at this port.

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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.

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.

Cruises from Colon at 100% Occupancy

March 2012

Demand for places on cruises leaving from Home Port Colon 2000 in Panama remains high, with Royal Caribbean and Pullmantur recording 100% occupancy rates on its ships in recent months.

The Grandeur of the Seas, belonging to Royal Caribbean, and the Horizon, owned by Pullmantur Cruises are two ships that have had 100% occupancy throughout the season of the Home Port Colon 2000, reports Pananaamerica.com.pa.

Cruise Ships Extend Season in Panama

June 2009

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

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.

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