Cruises: New Arrival in Panama

The Spanish company Pullmantur has announced that the ship Zenith, with capacity for 1800 passengers, will begin docking in Panama from December this year.

Friday, February 13, 2015

From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP):

The Spanish tourism group Pullmantur said on Thursday that the company is committed to cruise tourism in Panama, so will soon allocate another ship for Panama's important marine tourism circuit.

On Thursday in Panama City, Pullmantur president, Jorge Vilches, met with the Administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Jesus Sierra Victoria, who said that "... We are focusing on Panama, starting from 5 December we will have the Zenith, another ship that will go to Panamanian ports. "

Latin America represents about 5% of Pullmantur's operations, and this year the company expects to grow by 10%.

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