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Logos Hope in Colombo:

Connecting through on-board events

Many exciting experiences await the young and the old on board the Logos Hope. The unique ship offers exclusive on-board events for people of all ages, in addition to an array of quality books at affordable prices.

The highlights of the ship’s visit is the “English Café” from September 7 – 20. Here you step into a café of colours and extravaganza for the youth and adults alike. You have the opportunity to mingle and chat with English speakers from around the world, while enjoying cultural items, music and stories that will take your breath away! In addition to the public events offered on board the ship, the crew members will take part in various practical service projects in Colombo and the suburbs. One of the projects includes a team working on a house building project in Galle. It entails demolishing the old house and cultivating a garden in its place.

The Logos Hope offers a selection of over 5,000 titles at affordable prices. They cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, and family life. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy.

The rest of the Visitor Experience deck is also open for the public to explore. From the Welcome Area, introducing the new vessel through a short movie and interactive introduction, to the International Café, serving ice creams, drinks and snacks, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Logos Hope is in the Port of Colombo from August 30 – September 22. The opening hours are as follows:

From August 30 - September 12, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday and Monday 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
From September 13 - 20 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily.
September 21 Saturday,10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.,
September 22 Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for the entrance cost Rs 100 and children under 12 have free admission if accompanied by an adult.

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa was the chief guest at the official reception held in the ship on September 2.

The Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Since 1970 the organisation has welcomed over 42 million visitors up its gangways in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

The Abans Group is the chief sponsor for the ship's visit to Colombo.

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