President Cortizo tours the new cruise terminal in Panama
It is estimated that for the month of November the first ships will arrive to visit the Central American country
The President of the Republic Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, in the company of the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Noriel Araúz and the Administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), Iván Eskildsen made a tour of the facilities of the new Panama Cruise Terminal, a work that has an approximate cost of 165 million balboas and that will boost the country's tourism sector.
During the inspection visit to the works of this new terminal, the authorities were able to verify the efficient tasks that are being carried out so that this port construction, which is 80% complete, can start operations in November.
The Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Noriel Araúz pointed out that “for the month of November we are waiting for the arrival of the first cruise ships to this terminal, which is based on a Home Port concept, that is, tourists can come to Panama to board their cruise ships, it will also allow the docking of 2 cruise ships simultaneously and will have the capacity to receive more than 5,000 passengers with the highest quality and safety standards ”.
For his part, the Administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), Iván Eskildsen said that “this terminal is an attraction that will contribute to promoting the cruise industry and the tourism sector at a national and international level since it will become the first cruise port built in the Pacific sector which positions us strategically ”.
The Panama Cruise Terminal is built within a total area of 88 hectares, with a natural reserve area, large sectorized parking lots, shops, restaurants, high technology and a modern, comfortable, safe and attractive infrastructure for users.
Equipped with the best land and maritime facilities, it will allow passengers and cruise operators to enjoy their stay and tour in the terminal, with a length of 343 meters long and 36 meters wide and can receive vessels of up to 360 meters length.
The new Panama Cruise Terminal is a reality that will place us at the forefront in the industry, offering a new tourist destination, reactivating the economy and thus attracting thousands of visitors.