Travel between Colombia and Panama continues to expand, both by air and by sea. Colon 2000, a tour company based in Panama, announced that in October it will begin a ferry service between Cartegena, Colombia, and Colon, Panama.
The capactiy of the ferry, Adriatic, will be 1,500 people, 500 cars, and 100 shipping containers. On-board services will include three restaurants, a nightclub, a casino, and a duty-free shop.
One-way tickets will cost US$99 for on-deck voyage. A ticket for voyage with a cabin will start at US$140.
The route will leave from Cartegena on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will leave from Colon on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The company claims that the ferry service could transport 100,000 passengers to Panama each year.
The company has consulted Panamanian authorities and plans to do the same with Colombian authorities. Regulations in regard to immigration, customs, narcotics, police, and quarantine procedures must be met before service begins.