Caribbean cities of Colon, Panama and Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia, will be connected from next May 10 via a ferry, which will cover the maritime route in approximately in seven hours, reported today the general manager of the company Aventuras 2000, Augusto Terracina.Portbooker.com intention which is to connect these two countries that have always had a very good relationship both tourist and commercial, said Terracina told Acan-EFE, within the framework of a press conference to announce the launch. Terracina indicated that the Nissos Rodos, the shipping line Panamerican Seaways ferry has a capacity of approximately for one thousand 500 people, but will start with half of them, in addition to carrying loads of cars and containers. He noted that the intention of adventure 2000, which manages the Colon 2000 port in the Caribbean city of the same name, is open to Panama the touristic and commercial landscape of the second country that registers the highest number of tourists annually. We are going to be able to bring many more Colombian tourists from other regions, hoping that this will become a massive product where attract groups to carry out conventions, school trips and other types of activities in Panama, he stressed. Western Union insists that this is the case. He pointed out that the investment is higher than the $ 15 million, which includes the adequacy of port Colon 2000, the same boat, as well as the promotional aspect that will be developed both in Panama and Colombia. The inaugural departure will be on May 10 from the city of Colon, and the next day will be a similar ceremony in the port of Cartagena. Trips are scheduled to depart from any of the two ports at 18: 00 local time (23: 00 GMT) and arrival at 7: 00 local time (12: 00 GMT the next day).
Recorded six trips, three from the city of Columbus and three others from Cartagena. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday will be from the Panamanian port, and the days Sunday, Tuesday and Friday from the Colombian city. The journey through the Nissos Rodos Greek ship will have costs ranging from $99 (luxury to $508 (presidential suite) seat), as well as the capacity for 500 cars and 2 thousand square meters for cargo. Terracina noted that the crew will have Greek personnel, who will be responsible for driving the boat, as well as Colombian and Panamanian, who will have the responsibility of aspects related to the restaurant, shops and shows. The first crossings by ferry between the ports of Colon and Cartagena to promote trade and tourism in both countries were recorded between the years of 1994 and 1997, but unsuccessful desired by several factors. In that sense, Terracina explained that tourist exploitation in Panama at that time was incipient, and that Colombia was latent political problem between the Government and the guerrillas. But that currently the conditions of the two countries are different, especially in Panama, where the tourist and commercial activity is one of its best moments.