The luxury cruise liner MV Voyager called at Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) in Hambantota recently, creating history as the first cruise vessel to call at the port.
The vessel arrived with 365 passengers and 224 crew and was under the Command of Capt. Neil Broomhall. At Hambanthota, passengers visited the port and Hambanthota city during her 11 hour stay at the Port and their tour was operated by M/S Raffles Leisure (PVT) LTD.
The cruise liner was en route from Dubai, Oman, India and arrived Sri Lanka where she first called the Passenger Terminal of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) in Colombo on 18/12/2013 for 02 overnights from where sailed to Hambanthota and headed towards the east coast of India. According to Ceyline Shipping Ltd., the agents for MV Voyager, their principals have scheduled calls at MRMRP in Hambantota on a long term basis due to the developments in the Sri Lankan ports sector.