Panama is Homeport for Pullmantur Cruises

In the 2017 season the shipping company Pullmantur will have a permanent operation in the port of Colon.

Friday, September 2, 2016

From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama:

The shipping company Pullmantur Cruises has reinforced its commitment to Panama by setting up a permanent operation in the port of Colon in the 2017 season. 

With this decision, the company will make Panama one of its main homeports in the Caribbean Sea, increasing the number of passengers who embark in Colon by more than 30%. Added to these are the passengers who will stop over during their Pullmantur Cruises and be fascinated by the wonders of the country.  

Meanwhile, at the regional level, Pullmantur Cruises is strengthening its presence in the Caribbean with growth in capacity of 40%. 

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October 2015

As of December 6, 2015 a Pullmantur ship will use the port of Limón as a base during the four months of the cruise season.

The arrival of the cruise ship in Limon is part of an agreement signed between Viajes Colón and Pullmantur, which will provide a boat for up to 1828 passengers. The cruise ship will arrive at Limon every Sunday and offer two different routes through the Caribbean.

More Cruise Ships in Roatan

June 2015

It has been announced that next season the spanish company Pullmantur cruises will include the island in its list of destinations in the Caribbean.

Reports state that the new line will make 18 visits this season, positioning Roatan in the list of Pullmantur's Caribbean destinations with vessels capable of carrying 2,000 passengers and 800 crew.

Less Cruise Ships Arriving in Panama

September 2011

During the next season, starting in October, about 325,000 passengers are expected to arrive, which is 15,000 less than in the 2010 season.

Some traders have attributed this decline in the sector to the crisis affecting the United States, but others point to different reasons.

Panama Foresees Excellent Cruise Season

September 2010

During the next season that starts in October 15, 180 cruise ships will anchor in the Colon 2000 terminal.

For the current nine-month season (October-10 June-11) two cruise ships will depart from this terminal: the Ocean Dream, by Spanish company Pullmantur, and the Grandeur of the Seas, by Royal Caribbean.

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