Cruise ship Costa Victoria calls on Colombo Port | Sunday Observer

Cruise ship Costa Victoria calls on Colombo Port

The luxurious passenger vessel ‘Costa Victoria’ called at Colombo Port last week carrying 1,739 passengers and 790 crew members on board.

One of Italy’s big tour operators Costa Cruises offers cruise holidays to Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asian destinations. Costa Victoria is adorned with a stunning combination of Italian and Swedish design, with a capacity to accommodate 2,394 passengers in 918 cabins and suits. Costa Cruises offers cruise packages to West India, Maldives and Colombo on a fortnightly basis for those seeking to join the voyage from any port of call.

As the local agents, Aitken Spence Maritime persuaded Costa Cruises to continue cruise calls to Colombo, considering all the precautions taken by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Navy and the Police for ensuring their safety and security.

There are over 700 passengers engaging in excursions to enjoy the city and immediate locations of Sri Lanka such as the Colombo heritage walk, exploring the city of Galle, Kandy and key places of historical interests.

“We are delighted to begin the passenger cruise season by facilitating the first vessel Costa Victoria. Aitken Spence Maritime will continue to offer comprehensive, synergised services to cruise operators that in turn will boost tourism in the country,” said Managing Director of the Aitken Spence Maritime sector, Iqram Cuttilan.

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