Colon (Panama)

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Puerto de Cruceros Colon 2000, Calle El Paseo Gorgas, Colon, Panama

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Colon cruise port is located at the end of Panama Canal, at the Caribbean side. The city is the second largest in Panama, it is important tourist and commercial center. Colon cruise port attracts because it is the second largest duty-free port in the world. Colon was established in 1850 and it is a Free Trade Zone from 1953. The Panamanians speak Spanish as their official language.Colon (Panama) cruise port

Cruise ships leave Colon cruise port with destinations Costa Rica and Southern Caribbean. The cruise lines that depart the port are Royal Caribbean and Cruise West.

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Colon cruise terminal

Colon cruise port has two docks – "Colon 2000" and "Cristobal Pier".Colon (Panama) cruise port map (printable)

Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal

Colon 2000 was constructed at the millennium’s turn. It is in the Province of Colon and its managers are a private company. They invested US$15 million to develop the project for modern Colon cruise port piers and terminals. It has the greatest efficiency among all Central America’s ports.Colon 2000 cruise ship terminal

The first part of the project was ready in October 2000. The first Colon cruise Terminal and Pier’s name is “Port of Call.” Here are located the customs.

In February 2008 was developed the second Colon Cruise Port Terminal and Pier is the “Home Port.” It is in service since December 2008. The building has three gates separated for cargo, passengers and luggage.

Colon cruise port terminal building offers native craft boutiques, an internet cafe, lounge areas, a duty-free mall and a supermarket.

Cristobal Pier Cruise Terminal

The distance between Cristobal Pier and Colon 2000 is 5 km. The taxi rate for the 10-minute journey is $3 roughly. Colon cruise port terminal at Cristobal pier usually welcomes its guest with native dances right in the building. There is also nice shopping area.Cristobal Pier cruise ship terminal

Colon tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

The main tourist season in Panama is from December to April. September, October, February and March usually are rainy months for Colon.

  • Duty Free Zone: The main attraction of Colon is the Free Zone. The shopping complex comprises 1,600 stores – wholesale and retail.
  • Festivals: Colon is famous with its festival in March, April and October. The most famous are the Festival of Diablos and Congos and the Festival of the Black Christ.
  • Beaches: the most famous one is Playa La Angosta. If you don’t like crowds, avoid Sundays.
  • Portobelo: an hour drive from Colon. Visit the Customs House, UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Isla Grande: an hour from the city., resort are with hotels, restaurants, shops and water activities.
  • Barro Colorado Nature Preserve: national park in the Colon Province. It spreads over 5,364 hectares.
  • Soberania National Park: rain forest.
  • Portobelo National Park: visit coral reefs and mangrove forests. Meet the wildlife or see UNESCO World Heritage Sites (fortifications).
  • Embera Quera Village: to reach the village, you have to drive 25 minutes and then ride a canoe for 20 minutes. The native village offers amazing time and local goods as carvings and baskets.
  • Fort San Lorenzo (Fuerte de San Lorenzo) is a ruins site located approx 13 km (8 ml) west of Colon, and overlooking Chagres River.

Hotels near Colon cruise port terminal

  • Radisson Colon 2000
  • Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Colon
  • Meryland Hotel
  • Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay
  • Hotel Melia Panama Canal
  • Hotel Expocentro Zona Libre

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Port Colon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Colon, Panama. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
11 March, 2017
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Star Pride(departing at 18:00)
National Geographic Sea Lion(arriving at 11 Mar)
12 March, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(arriving at 12 Mar)
18 March, 2017
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 18 Mar - departing at 18 Mar)
25 March, 2017
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 25 Mar - departing at 25 Mar)
Star Breeze(arriving at 07:00)
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 20:00)
10 March, 2017
Thomson Dream(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
AIDAmar(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 19:00)
13 March, 2017
Mein Schiff 4(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Coral Princess(arriving at 17:00 - departing at 20:00)
15 March, 2017
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 20:00)
16 March, 2017
Oceania Marina(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
17 March, 2017
Celebrity Equinox(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
23 March, 2017
Coral Princess(arriving at 17:00 - departing at 20:00)
24 March, 2017
AIDAmar(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 19:00)
27 March, 2017
Amadea(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 14:00)
Mein Schiff 4(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
29 March, 2017
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)