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* First cruise vessel calls port at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port
Sat, Dec 28, 2013, 02:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 28, Colombo: The luxury cruise liner MV Voyager with 365 passengers and 224 crew members called port at the Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa harbor at Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka om the December 21, creating history as the first cruise vessel to call at the port.

The cruise liner under the command of Captain Neil Broomhall was en route from Dubai, Oman, India and Sri Lanka.

It arrived at the Passenger Terminal of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) in Colombo ans stayed for two nights before sailing to Hambantota. The vessel is now heading towards the east coast of India.

During the vessel's 11- hour stay at Hambantota, the passengers visited the port and the city of Hambantota

MV Voyager is equipped with entertainment facilities such as a night club, a swimming pool, variation of restaurants, a gymnasium, bars, etc. All Leisure Group acts the cuisse ship operators whilst Ceyline shipping serves as the local agents.

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