Panama Cruise Terminal successfully carried out the first test berthing

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Panama Cruise Terminal successfully carried out the first test berthing
Source: ATP
November 17, 2021

The Central American country strengthens its position in the maritime, port and logistics sector worldwide

The Panama Cruise Terminal successfully made the first test berth with the Viking Star cruise ship of the Viking Cruises company. This Norwegian-flagged vessel will be carrying out a Home Port type operation at the Panama Cruise Terminal, in which 681 passengers disembarked and 524 passengers embarked, reported the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The cruise had a 3-day itinerary in our country in the Atlantic and Pacific sectors, arriving at Puerto Colón 2000, transit through the Canal, and then ending in Amador and then continuing its journey to Puerto Limón in Costa Rica.

All operations carried out with these vessels are carried out in compliance with the guidelines of the Cruise Reception Protocol, as well as those established by the ship's Biosafety Protocol.

It should be noted that all its passengers and 434 crew members have a complete vaccination scheme against Covid-19 and complied with the established rules for entering our country by sea and air.

Panama has been considered to be the home port and carry out embarkation and disembarkation of passengers who will join the journey and others will return to their homes using the Tocumen International Airport.

In this way, the country is showing the world that working as a team, in a public-private sector alliance and complying with the established biosafety measures, a safe reactivation of the cruise season is achieved, directly boosting the economy by generating income. and promote new job opportunities in the regions that are visited, favoring tourism, transportation, restaurants, tour operators, etc.


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