Aitken Spence facilitates cruise ship call on all four ports in Sri Lanka

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For the first time in Sri Lanka a cruise ship has made calls on the four main ports of Sri Lanka. The luxury cruise ship Ms Europa 2 owned by German Operator Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten called on 29, 30 and 31 January to the Ports of Galle, Colombo, Hambantota respectively and have arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on 1 February.

Hapag-Lloyd Lanka which is a subsidiary of Aitken Spence PLC is the local agent for Hapag-Lloyd, a top five global container operator.

During her stay in Colombo on 30 January at the request of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the local agent Hapag-Lloyd Lanka carried out a full passenger turnaround in Colombo on 30 January which included, embarking and disembarking a total of 740 passengers.

Ms Europa 2 is a newly designed luxury cruise ship, which is considered as one of the most spacious cruise ships on the market.

Every year the Ms Europa 2 sets sail on its journey around the World to visit Ports that are unreachable by other ships due to its size.

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten has decided to have more frequent callers to Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Hambantota and is scheduled to call all four ports in Sri Lanka in 2017/18.

A full passenger turnaround is once again scheduled to take place in 2017 and as well as in 2018.

On 7 April 2015 Ms Europa, the sister ship of Ms Europa 2, called the Ports of Trincomalee, Galle and Colombo.

Source : http://www.ft.lk/article/522238/Aitken-Spence-facilitates-cruise-ship-call-on-all-four-ports-in-Sri-Lanka#sthash.QJzVLAy9.dpuf

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