The Pan American Seaways ferry will link the cities of Colon and Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia, from Thursday, May 10. As well as passengers, the ship will carry cargo and vehicles.
This new sea link between Panama and Colombia opens a new alternative so that travelers will be able to enjoy more attractive prices than those offered by airlines.
Connections between both countries have always been limited by the lack of a road, and it is now more than 15 years since a sea link existed, then provided by the Crucero Express.
Nissos Rodos is the name of the ferry that will operate from the cruise ship port of Colon 2000.
The ship has a capacity for 1,484 passengers, space for 500 cars, 2,000 meters for cargo and space for 175 containers.
Reservations will open on Monday, April 16, and return fares are $99 established by the operator, Adventures 2000, advisor to this ferry company, which believes that no seat will be vacant for the inauguration. There are also fares of $119 for another type of seat. All fares incur port charges, which for the seat of $99 are between $70 and $80 by agreement with Adventures 2000. The voyage will depart from Colon 2000 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m., and dock in Cartagena twelve hours later.
The ferry has attractive comforts and leisure facilities. Only 750 lucky people will be taken on the first trip.
The slogan of the Colombian government tourist campaign is “the risk is that you will want to stay” and the motto of the Panamanian government “we link the world”, which are fitting words for these two countries linked by a romantic sea route.
Pan American Seaways can be contacted through telephone numbers 209-2000/380-0900 and via www.panaferry.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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