The beautiful and luxurious ‘Princess Cruise’ has arrived at Colombo Port, with almost 2,000 tourists on board. This is a significant moment for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, as the country looks to attract more visitors in the coming months.
The Arrival of ‘Princess Cruise’
On March 11th, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation confirmed that the 294-metre-long ship belonging to an American company had docked at the Colombo Port, carrying 1,894 tourists and 906 crew members. The ship had arrived from Thailand and is scheduled to leave for Dubai tonight.
A group of 159 tourists who came aboard the ship have already left the port and are set to visit popular tourist destinations such as Kandy, Pinnawala, Negombo, and Ingiriya. These locations offer visitors a taste of Sri Lanka’s rich culture, history, and natural beauty.
Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry Continues to Grow
The arrival of ‘Princess Cruise’ is just one example of Sri Lanka’s thriving tourism industry. According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), nearly 25,000 tourists visited the island in the first week of March alone, while a total of 234,547 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka in 2023 thus far.
Tourists from around the world have been flocking to Sri Lanka, with a majority of them identified as Russian nationals. Between March 1st and 6th, Sri Lanka saw a total of 24,363 tourists, with a significant portion of them coming from Russia.
The arrival of ‘Princess Cruise’ is a significant moment for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. As the country continues to attract visitors from around the world, it is essential to provide them with a memorable experience that showcases the country’s rich culture, history, and natural beauty. Sri Lanka has much to offer, and as more tourists arrive on its shores, the country’s tourism industry is sure to continue to grow.