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Large cruise ship due on Nov 29

27 November, 2022
The cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 5’
The cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 5’

Cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 5’ with 2,030 passengers, a majority of them Europeans and 945 crew members, will make its maiden call on Sri Lanka on November 29.

The ship will call at Hambantota Port on November 30, creating history as the first large passenger ship to call and stay overnight at the HIP Port.

Due to the ship being too large to berth in the Colombo Port passenger terminal it will anchor at the East container terminal making it the first cruise ship to be anchored there.

Hapag-lloyd Lanka (Pvt) Ltd will make the logistic arrangements while Aitken Spence Travels will be in charge of excursions. It will stay one night in Colombo and Hambantota.

This is the second back-to-back passenger cruise ship to call over on Sri Lanka after Norwegian ship Vikingmas carrying 700 tourists and 450 crew members arrived at the Colombo Port last week marking herself as the first cruise ship to call on Sri Lanka post-Covid.