The 400-passenger capacity luxury passenger vessel M/S/Europa bound for Ko Phi islands in Thailand called at the Port of Hambantota yesterday.
The current voyages of the vessel include a 154 days world cruise from Dubai to Hamburg and a 19 day Asia voyage from Dubai to Singapore.
The vessel also called at the Port of Colombo prior to her call yesterday at the Port of Hambantota carrying 327 passengers on board.
The luxury cruise ship MS Europa is owned by German operator Hapag-Lloyd.
Hapag- Lloyd Lanka is the local agent for Hapag-Lloyd, considered one of the largest container shipping lines in the world. Hapag-Lloyd Lanka Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of Aitken Spence PLC Ltd.
Hapag- Lloyd Lanka and Aitken Spence, have made arrangements to bring more passenger vessels to Sri Lanka with the long term vision of promoting the island, one of the best tour and travel destinations in the region and will bring more callers at the Ports of Colombo, Galle, Hambantota and Trincomalee during the year 2016.