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Panama
Type: Day Cruise
Status: Closed
Open: 1994, Close: 1997

The Crucero Express was the only company to provide ferry service between Panama and Colombia, enjoining the two unconnected segments of the Pan-American Highway (which is broken between North and South America by the impassible Darian Gap). In 1994 the Linea Crucero Express began charting a thrice-weekly course between Colón and Cartagena, but despite its initial popularity rising overhead costs and falling demand forced the company to cease operations in early 1997.

The company utilized a single vessel of approximately ten-thousand tons displacement. It had been constructed in the French shipyard Dubigeín in 1972 and retrofitted in Norway just prior to operations, rechristened with the name Crucera Express.[citation needed] The ship could transport 125 vehicles[4] and with 100 trailers, along with some 600 passengers divided into 240 cabins. For their entertainment during the twenty-hour voyage, the ship also housed jacuzzis, swimming pools, bars, casinos, conference rooms, and ballrooms, making it something of a cross between a cruise ship and a traditional ferry. Roundtrip tickets ranged from 200 to 400 USD per couple.

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CG198559 Obsolete
Denom: 50¢
Last Update: 2018-03-31
Color: Lavender
Inserts: 4 sxs Blue
Mold Plain
Inlay: R-Gray
Contributed by: Rich Burgel

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CG160958 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2018-12-24
Color: White
Inserts: 4 sxs Purple
Mold Plain
Inlay: R-Gray
Logo: Logo
Contributed by: Charles Kaplan

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