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Pullmantur Cruises Increases Caribbean Operations and Announces Colon as Homeport

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Pullmantur Cruises Increases Caribbean Operations and Announces Colon as Homeport


The Administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), Gustavo Him, highlighted the potential which is opened to the Caribbean city of Colon by  the increase in operations of Pullmantur Cruises.


The ATP Tourism Authority supports the initiative of future actions of this kind for more ships, whereby a greater number of visitors will come to the Atlantic coast, he said.

He recalled that since November last year approaches were made to the main lines of the largest cruise ships in the world, to connect from the port of Colon to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.

For the season 2017, the cruise line plans to make Panama it's main Homeport in the Caribbean, increasing by 30 per cent the number of passengers who will embark in Colon.

Betting on the country of Panama and Latin America is 'the logical response to the evolution of a market that sees daily a stronger demand for a cruise as a holiday option', expressed Alejandro Páez, director of Pullmantur Cruises in the region.

The economic impact of the 56 operations that the company will develop through two routes from Colon is estimated to be more than 18 million dollars, which includes the new Legendary Caribbean itinerary aboard the Monarch, its flagship. Beginning next November, guests of the Pullmantur will visit Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica and Cartagena de Indias, while in May 2017 the company will add the Zenith, which will take travelers from Panama to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, with stopovers of more than 10 hours.

Pullmantur Cruises has operated in the Isthmus regularly since 2010, and at the regional level this consolidates its presence in the entire Caribbean, by increasing its capacity by 40 per cent.


Edited by Keith Woolford
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