Cruise Season in Panama

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.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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.

Among the cruise ships that will come in through the port of Colón is, from the Celebrity line, El Gran Equinox with 2,850 tourists and 999 crew members. This cruise ship will arrive six times during the season. In addition, the Monarch de Pullmantur with 2,766 visitors will be make 15 arrivals and departures between September and January.

"We are going to have a good cruise season. Colon 2000 is a port that has global recognition in the world of these tourist boats, the port has been chosen for 3 consecutive years as the best embarkation port by Royal Caribbean," said Augusto Terracina, Colon 2000's port manager.

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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%.

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.

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

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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