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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New Rates for Panama Canal

April 2015

The new Panama Canal toll structure will come into effect on April 1, 2016, except for the new segment of Internal Maritime Cluster which is already in effect.

From a statement issued by the Maritime Authority of Panama:

PANAMA CITY, Panama, April 29, 2015 - The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama has officially approved a proposal to modify the Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors.

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%.

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.

Panama: Amador Received 62% More Cruise Ships

May 2010

The current cruise season concluded in Marina Isla de Flamenco, Amador, with 22 more vessels than the previous one.

A total 57 cruise ships docked at the port, carrying 59.386 passengers, 27.868 more than in the previous season.

“Adaris Romero, marketing chief, explained that Marina Isla de Flamenco turned out to be a key port in the route linking Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with Los Angeles, California”.

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