Panama will receive this Thursday the first cruise ship with passengers after more than a year of restriction
All passengers and crew have a complete anticovid vaccination scheme, negative tests and will comply with the regulations established in Panama.
On Thursday, August 26, the Star Breeze cruise ship of the Windstar Cruises line will arrive in Panama. This after the Government of Panama authorized the embarkation and disembarkation of cruise passengers, mini-cruises, deep draft ships, yachts, mega yachts, and yachts for commercial use.
The Windstar Cruises line operates small luxury cruises in Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Central America.
The cruise will have a 7-day itinerary in the Atlantic and Pacific sector of Panama, arriving at authorized islands in Guna Yala, Bocas del Toro, transit through the Canal, and then anchoring near Flamenco Island and continuing its journey to Párida Island.
All passengers and crew of the ship have a complete anticovid vaccination scheme, negative tests and will comply with the established rules for entering Panama by sea and air.
The Star Breeze cruise ship has a maximum capacity for 312 passengers and 190 crew members, however, due to the pandemic and international restrictions, a maximum of 60% of its total passenger capacity is handled, being 98% of American nationality. Its captain is Panamanian and during his stay in the country, he will add four Panamanian crew members to his workforce on board.
Panama has been considered to be the home port and carry out embarkation and disembarkation of passengers who will join the journey and others will return to their homes using the Tocumen International Airport.
According to the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), this controlled operation is in charge of the entity in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.
According to the authorities, the safety of passengers, crew and personnel involved in the operation is guaranteed by complying with all biosafety protocols.