Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017
Panama’s Cebaco Island off the country’s Pacific coast welcomed luxury US cruise liner Star Pride, a Windstar Cruises vessel which docked there for the first time this year with about 150 tourists on board, a spokesperson with the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) reported Thursday.
The Star Pride, which set sail from Puerto Golfito in Costa Rica, “docked last Thursday at Cebaco Island,” which lies just a short distance off the coast of Panama’s central Veraguas province in the Gulf of Montijo.
Most of the 150 passengers and a like number of crew were US citizens, the spokesperson told EFE.
The visitors disembarked by boat to enjoy the sun, the white sands and the crystal waters of the island and many took advantage of the chance to do some snorkelling.
Cebaco Island is about 200 square kilometres (77 square miles) in size, the largest island in the Gulf of Montijo and part of the Marino Coiba National Park.
The Panamanian cruise season begins in October and ends in