Cruise Ship

Panama Pacific Cruise Terminal awarded

Una terminal de crucero se construirá en Calzada Amador.

The consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, consisting of the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, will build the cruise ship terminal on Perico Island, on the Amador causeway.

The consortium committed to reducing its economic offer to meet the reference price set by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The companies had offered $197 million, exceeding by $31 million the amount set by the entity. Article 23, point 23, of Law 22, which […]

Princess Cruises catalog for the 2017/2018 season

Catálogo Princess Cruises para 2017/18

Mundomar Cruceros, exclusive Princess Cruises representatives in Spain and Portugal, has just published it Princess Cruises Catalog for 2017/2018. During 2017 season, Princess Cruises will continue with its traditional cruises through Europe aboard the Regal Princess in the Baltic, the Caribbean Princess in the British Isles and the Crown Princess in the North Cape, offering on board assistance in Spanish and special tour packages with Spanish speaking guides in almost all the ports of call […]

A productive trip to Europe for the AMP

Calzada Amador.

The Government of Panama is expecting that 665 new vessels, currently in construction, will register in the national shipping registry, said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) administrator, Jorge Barakat, after making an assessment of his October tour through Europe.

The administrator explained that in addition to that figure, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels should be added, after an agreement was made in Geneva, Switzerland, with MSC president, Gianluigi Aponte, its CEO, Diego Aponte and […]

Pullmantur to operate year-round from Colon

The cruise ship line Pullmantur Cruises is reinforcing its commitment to the development of a permanent operation from the port of Colon 2000 during the 2017 season.

The company now makes Panama one of its main homeports in the Caribbean, increasing the number of passengers who will embark in Colon by more than 30%.

At the regional level, Pullmantur Cruises strengthens its presence in the Caribbean with growth in capacity of 40%. This was explained […]

Panama and Peru look at Pacific tourist route

During a recent visit to Peru, Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena, promoted a broad portfolio of projects of interest to Peru.

He made his presentation at the “Panama Invest 2016 Peru,” highlighting the potential and advantages of Panama’s economy, maritime logistics “hub” and tourism projects.

Describing his encounter with Peru’s Minister of Trade and Tourism, Eduardo Ferryros; Minister Arosemena said: “It was a meeting in which we sought to establish a roadmap, […]

MSC Cruises expands presence in Cuba

MSC Armonia

MSC Cruises has announced that it will strengthen its presence in Cuba, placing a second ship in Havana and using it as a homeport for the northern winter of 2016-2017.

The company says it “continues to meet the increasing demand to know the culture of this Caribbean island. In a plan that will double the number of itineraries that MSC Caribbean focuses on Cuba, and the MSC Armonia will join the MSC Opera in Havana […]

President Varela speaks with cruise ship operators

President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez ended his international mission in Miami, where he held meetings with some of the major cruise lines, tourism and port authorities.

The President was accompanied by the administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Gustavo Him and the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat.

During a meeting with representatives of the two major cruise lines in the United States, Varela presented the advantages and benefits of a home port […]