(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The super luxury passenger vessel MV Mein Schif 3 of TUI Cruises with 2,430 passengers and 995 crew on board made her maiden call at the Port of Colombo on 26th November 2018. The vessel was welcomed at the East Container Terminal (ECT) of Sri Lank Ports Authority (SLPA).
In order to mark the maiden call of the vessel at the Port of Colombo a plaque exchanges were held between the Master of the vessel, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the local agents of the vessel, Shipping Agency Services (pvt) Ltd. On behalf of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake exchanged plaques with the Master of Mein Schiff 3 – Capt. Alevropoulos George.
Expressing views at the occasion, the Chairman of SLPA Dr. Dissanayake said that the Port of Colombo was honored by the presence of Mein Shiff 3 in Colombo. “The Port of Colombo has become an extremely busy port and this year the port also became the fastest growing port in the world in terms of handling containers. The next area we are focusing is the passenger vessels and we have plans to construct a state of the art passenger terminal at the Port of Colombo,” he said.
Mein Schiff 3 is approximately 295 meters long and approximately 36 meters wide. The ship has 1250 staterooms, most of which have balconies, with a capacity of 2,500 passengers and a crew of 1,000. The ship includes several restaurants, a theatre, spa and nightclub.
This ship, Mein Schiff 3 has commenced its voyage from Europe during the month of May. She has touched many ports in Europe over the last couple of months and thereafter cruises towards south Asia thru the Suez Canal touching some ports in the UAE.
The vessel that cruises under the flag of Malta called Colombo from Mumbai, India and Phuket, Thailand is her next port of call.