5000 passenger cruise ship transits canal
THE CRUISE Ship, Norwegian Bliss, with a capacity of 5,000 passengers on Tuesday, May 15 . became the largest passenger vessel to pass through The Panama Canal., some 248 vessels with 312,304 passengers on board will have traveled through this inter-oceanic route by the closure of the 2017-2018 cruise season on May 24
Norwegian Bliss, entered through the Agua Clara locks in Colon. The vessel is 325.9 meters of aa (1,069.2 ft) long with a beam 41.4 m (135.8 ft) and a draft of 8.3 m (27.2 ft).
Among its attractions are a race track for electric cars, an outdoor laser combat circuit; In addition to a large pool area, a solarium, and a water park with two water slides of several decks
The 2017-2018, cruise season ends on the next 24, with the northbound transit of the Pacific Princess
From January to December 2017, 13,666 ships passed through the interoceanic route, 5.0% higher than in 2016, when 13,015 ships passed, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).