Three cruise lines express interest for the new cruise terminal in Panama City

Oct 25, 2021

Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Line have expressed their interest for the Amador Cruise Terminal in Panama City. Located on Perico Island of the Amador Causeway, Amador Cruise Terminal is in the final stage of construction, has a primary purpose to become a significant cruise port in the region. This port will be able to receive 5,000 passengers and two cruise ships at the same time.

The above mentioned cruise lines are in talks with Panamanian authorities to establish a port in Panama. The terminal –which consists of a dock with space to receive two large ships and a main building protected by a large triangular deck measuring 16,000 square meters– is in the final phase of construction and will be the first located in the Pacific Ocean. The project covers an area of 8.5 hectares, with a budget of US $ 165 million, reported Panama America.

They are not the only ones. Last week more than 22 cruise lines representatives, together with officials from the AMP, visited the Panama Cruise Terminal, to see the progress of the work, which is 83%. "We are in preliminary meetings with some cruise lines interested in using this terminal as of November, so we will continue to support economic reactivation," said the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Noriel Araúz.

The pandemic delayed all the work for almost a year and stopped the concession of the terminal that the Maritime Authority was negotiating with international companies. The project is expected to be completed in early 2022 and has a certain plan for how to adapt to the changes.