200 Cruise Ships Transited The Panama Canal During 2011 - 2012 Season
Monday, May 21 2012 @ 04:03 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
According to Jaime Castillo, Office of Research and Market Analysis of the Panama Canal, between October 1, 2011, when the season started, until 17 May, there were 200 transits with a total of 222,203 cruise passengers board. According to Castillo, the routes of these vessels are usually of short duration, covering the Caribbean islands and the east and west coasts of Central America.
This season saw the first transit of the Panama waterway Norwegian Jewel cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line, on 5 May. This ship, with capacity for 2,376 passengers, sailed from New York in late April bound for Los Angeles, California (USA). (Panama America)