On October 24th the ferry 'Adriatic' will begin operations, which will connect with the Panamanian Caribbean city to Cartagena in Colombia.
According to the company Tropical Cruises, boat, remodeled in 2005, can accommodate one-thousand passengers, 300 crew members and 500 cars.
The ferry will sail on two routes. From the port of Colón to Cartagena 2000, called 'Cartagena Express'; the reverse route (Cartagena-Colon 2000) will be sold as' Panama Express, "and the 2000 Columbus-Bocas del Toro (Isla Colon) route will be promoted as' Bocas Weekend '.
The onboard amenities include three restaurants, a nightclub, casino and duty free shop.
The route statement raises out every Monday and Wednesday from Colon to Cartagena 2000, and the return would then be Tuesday and Thursday. Fridays sail from Colon to Bocas del Toro 2000, returning Sundays.
Prices are around $ 90 traveling chair and $ 190 traveling in the cabin, both per person each way. The Columbia-Bocas section would cost about $ 95 via traveling without a cabin, or $ 277 per sleep the three nights of travel in the cabin, reported the source, adding that the tickets could be purchased through travel agencies nationwide .
Mayra Zebede of Tropical Cruises, said the 'Adriatic' is a new option for business travelers, tourists and cargo that will impact positively on the economy of the ports that will come.
'The ferry is an opportunity to reduce costs in shipping goods to the islands of Bocas, for the arrival of tourists to a destination with over 100 small hotels. The trip to Bocas is 12 hours, Zebede added.
The boat's dimensions are: Length: 164.4 meters, beam 27.6 meters, draft 6.3 meters and has 31,910 tons.
Surely the Atlantic coast will receive a new injection of tourists, partly mitigate the volume that was lost with the removal of one of the cruise company Royal Caribbean from Port Columbus Home 2000.
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