A super-luxury passenger cruise ship, ‘Mein Schiff 5’, arrived at the Colombo Port this morning (29).
The cruise carrying 2,030 mostly European tourists and 945 crew members will be calling at the Hambantota Port on November 30.
Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Harin Fernando welcomed the group on their arrival.
The cruise is owned by the German operator TUI cruises.
Its passengers will be treated to Muthurajawela boat safari tours, temple tours to Kelaniya, cultural shows etc.
Meanwhile, the Tourism Development Authority reports more than 50,000 tourist arrivals in November, the first time since April.
A total of 620,123 tourists have visited Sri Lanka so far this year.