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Royal Caribbean closer to returning to Panama

21 Nov 2015
Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean could be returning to Panama after a two year absence.

A Panamanian delegation, led by Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez met with Royal Caribbean officials in Miami to discuss future plans for the cruise company in the region.

Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley, Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez & Royal Caribbean Ltd CEO Richard Fain (Photo by Royal Caribbean)

The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) wants Royal Caribbean, and other cruise lines, to offer departures from the Central American country.

Royal Caribbean had offered cruises from Colon, Panama for about six years prior to the company halting further cruises from the area.

Subsequent meetings between Royal Caribbean and the ATP will be held to plan some of the new cruise routes.