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Infinity Breaks Canal Tolls Record by Ample Margin

Date: 16-MAR-2001

Panama, March 16, 2001. During her maiden Panama Canal transit on March 8, Celebrity Cruises Infinity broke the standing toll record held since October 2, 2000, when the USNS Charlton paid $184,420.63 in tolls.

The Liberian flag Infinity paid $201,531.69 for her Panama Canal transit, making her both the largest cruise ship ever to transit the waterway and the first ship to pay over $200,000 in tolls. The Infinity has a length of 964.57 feet, a beam or width of 105.91 feet, and registers 90,280 gross tons, which classifies her as a Panamax vessel.

The Infinity was constructed in St. Nazaire, France, and launched just a few days before her Panama Canal transit, on March 3, 2001. This is the ship’s first trip, a 14-day tour from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to San Diego, California.

Associated Steamship Agents represents the Infinity in Panama Canal waters.


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