Varela pitch for Colon as cruise lines home port
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