A super luxury cruise ship arrived at Colombo Port, on Tuesday, carrying over 2,000 passengers, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.
The “Mein Schiff 5” owned by a German operator docked at the Sri Lankan capital in the early hours of Tuesday with ceremonies and cultural shows planned throughout the day.
Officials from the SLPA said the luxury ship received a ceremonious welcome at the Colombo Port.
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Passengers would be offered excursions for majority of the locations and tours covering Colombo, the south and central highlands.
The Tourism Ministry said the arrival of the cruise liner gave a boost to the South Asian country’s tourism.
It expects nine international passenger cruises to arrive in Sri Lanka by March next year.
This will revive the country’s pandemic-battered tourism and attract much-needed foreign exchange, a minister said last week. (Xinhua)
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