On Wednesday, May 22, with the transit of the Panamax cruise ship Pacific Princess which have a capacity of 670 passengers,the Panama Canal reported the closing of the 2018-2019 cruise season.
This ship is operated by the Princess Cruises line. It sailed from Los Angeles, California for a 15-day voyage that included the expedited passage through the inter-oceanic route. Its final destination is the port of Fort Lauderdale, in the United States.
In relation to transits of neopanamax dimensions, for this fiscal year seven ships were received with a total of 12 transits of the Norwegian, Princess, Carnival and Disney lines (Norwegian Bliss, Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess, Carnival Valor, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Triumph and Disney Wonder).
With the closing of the season, renowned cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, among others, maintain their proposal to offer itineraries to complete transits and partial transits that include Panama and in particular, the interoceanic way.
On the other hand, smaller vessels such as the National Geographic Quest and Safari Voyager also contributed to segment traffic. These vessels, with itineraries between eight and 12 days, respectively have visited ports located on the west coast of the Central American isthmus.
Additionally, passenger ships such as Sun Princess, Vidanta Elegant, RCGS Resolute, American Song and Celebrity Flora did not anticipate pass through the Canal.