November 10. Colombia is expected to achieve “significant growth” in its cruise sector during the 2023-2024 season, according to officials at ProColombia, the country’s tourism promotion agency.
Data from Colombia port authorities report the destination will host 220 ship calls from 30 cruise lines from the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Monaco in the coming months.
The vessels, including ships operated by Royal Caribbean International, Princess, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises, will carry 334,000 passengers to Colombian ports through June of 2024.
The deployments will have an economic impact of “close to $50 million,” ProColombia officials said in a statement. The itineraries will “be essential for showing international travelers emerging destinations within the Colombian territory.”
Cruise ships will call at the Caribbean coast cities of Cartagena, Santa Marta, and at the Pacific Ocean port city of Buenaventura during the 2023-2024 season, officials said.
Source: Travel Pulse