Panama is not on the itinerary of Royal Caribbean Cruises for the next season, leaving only Pullmantur using Colon 2000 as a home port.
“A month ago we were told they would take the ship to the port of Tampa in Florida, so we had the opportunity to negotiate to find an alternative,” said Solomon Shamah, administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP).
Prensa.com reports: “…the departure of Royal Caribbean could be interpreted as an [...]
A new season for cruise ships on the Panama Canal began officially on October 2, with the passage of the Celebrity Millennium, the first of more than 200 vessels of this type that will cross the waterway, which is an attraction for tourists during the Canal’s centennial year.
The Celebrity Millennium, with a capacity for over 2,000 passengers, opened the cruise season by transiting from the Pacific to the Atlantic as part of a journey [...]
Businessmen evaluate its impact
The Scarlett Martinez international airport project should be operational before the end of 2013 with an investment cost of $53 million. Work has currently reached an advance of 75%.
At the Cocle Tourism Forum 2013 businessmen of Cocle province discussed opportunities the new airport will provide.
The event was held at the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort.
According to Alberto Quirós, a hotel operator and organizer of the event, [...]
• The terminal will cost $58.3 million – handle 500 passengers • Bridge will connect to the Colon Free Zone • Lengthened runway will take Boeing 757/200
The Enrique Adolfo Jimenez Airport (France Field) in Colon is receiving a facelift that will allow it to handle international and national flights carrying passengers and cargo. The cost of the renovation is $58.3 million and the airport is scheduled to open in July. This is part of [...]
Victoria Hotel & Suites is a new hotel located in Calle D El Cangrejo, Bella Vista, in the commercial heart of Panama City, very close to the banking center, restaurants and good shopping areas. The International Tocumen Airport is only 20 minutes away through the South Corridor expressway. The hotel is equipped with the latest technologies, comfortable ample rooms and suites that measure from 33 sqm. to 66 sqm. The windows have an innovative thermal [...]
The new nautical tourism law sets new standards for small craft owners in Panama.
In respect to yacht owners who want to moor in, or transit through Panama, there have been some significant changes to the procedures and costs involved.
First, Panama’s administration now allows foreign-registered pleasure boats to stay in the country for one or two years, reversing the previous 90-day limit. In the past, Panama required cruising permits for foreign-flagged yachts that had [...]