Panama & Copa Pitch for Panama Cruise Homeport

Panama President Juan Carlos Varela, here shown with Carnival’s Micky Arison, Carinval Corporation Chairman of the Board [Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Australia, Seabourn and a dozen European and Asian cruise lines, as well as the Miami HEAT]. Varela was in Miami to meet with cruise line executives and tout the advantages of home porting ships in Panama. Varela has funded a massive program to rennovate Colon, providing jobs, new housing, restoring beautiful old buildings and cleaning up the city. Copa’s increasing reach into the US as well as Latin America, and Tocumen Airport’s rapid growth as the “Hub of The Americas” makes Panama, both Colon and Panama City, ideal places to home port. By the way, if Micky doesn’t get a haircut, why should I?