Boosting the revival of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, Hapag Lloyd Lanka is ushering in super luxury cruise ‘Mein Schiff 5’ today at the Port of Colombo and to be followed by a call at the Hambantota Port tomorrow.
Over 2,000 passengers (mostly European) and 900 crew members are on board this cruise. Hapag Lloyd Lanka, a subsidiary of the Aitken Spence Group, is the agent for TUI cruises. Mein Schiff 5 is owned by the German operator TUI cruises.
As this is the maiden call of Mein Schiff 5 to Port of Colombo and Hambantota, there was a ceremonious event to exchange the plaques between the Captain with crew and the port officials this morning in Colombo and the same to follow at the Port of Hambantota.
Mein Schiff 5, a Passenger (Cruise) Ship built in 2016 and currently sailing under the flag of Malta.
The following images were captured by our colleague during her port call.