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Varela pitch for Colon as cruise lines home port

Monday, November 23, 2015

Panama may have edged closer to  having a major home port for Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines following  a visit to Miami by President  Juan Carlos Varela on Friday November  20 when he met with officials of the lines to  lay out some of the advantages and benefits of  the move.

High on the plus list he put forward were the expansion of Tocumen International Airport and the expansion of the Panama Canal. As an additional sweetener  Varela lauded  the $500 million  Colón rehabilitation plan that should make the city more attractive to use as a home port.

Source: Newsroom Panama