Royal Caribbean: Southern Caribbean from Colon, Panama

Royal Caribbean to Offer Southern Caribbean Itineraries from Colon, Panama

Cruise Line Continues Growth in Latin America For 2008-09 Season

From the bustling Colombian city streets to the pristine beaches of the ABC islands, Royal Caribbean International guests can now experience a perfect blend of Southern Caribbean life while cruising from Colon, Panama. Marking the first time that the cruise line has established a homeport at the mouth of the Panama Canal, Royal Caribbean today announced 17 sailings from December 2008 through April 2009 aboard Enchantment of the Seas. The seven-night voyages will visit spectacular ports-of-call in Colombia and the Dutch Antilles.

“Colon is a spectacular Central American city and sailing from Panama not only offers our guests an exciting itinerary, but also allows more travelers more convenient opportunities to enjoy a Royal Caribbean cruise,” said Adam Goldstein, president, Royal Caribbean International, at a press conference in Panama yesterday. “We are pleased to bring our signature style of cruising to Panama as we extend our brand globally, and we thank the government for their enthusiastic support.”

Ports of call on Enchantment’s Southern Caribbean cruises from Colon include Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia; Aruba; Bonaire and Curacao.

Travelers also can choose from two eight-night repositioning voyages aboard Enchantment sailing on November 29, 2008 and April 5, 2009. In addition to visiting Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia, guests will enjoy two more days in the Caribbean Sea and a call at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, as the ship cruises to and from Colon and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.