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 Cruise vessel MV Voyager calls MRMRP The first passenger vessel at the port
 

The luxury cruise liner MV Voyager called at Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) in Hambantota on 21/12/2013 creating history as the first cruise vessel to call at the port. The vessel arrived with 365 passengers and 224 crew and was under the Command of Capt. Neil Broomhall. At Hambanthota, passengers visited the port and Hambanthota city during her 11 hour stay at the Port and their tour was operated by M/S Raffles Leisure (PVT) LTD. 

The cruise liner was en route from Dubai, Oman, India and arrived  Sri Lanka where she first called the Passenger Terminal of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) in Colombo  on 18/12/2013 for 02 overnights from where  sailed to Hambanthota and headed towards the east coast of India. 

On her  arrival at the MRMRP in Hambantota,   the Captain and the Chief Purser were welcomed by Capt. P.S. Dias -  Deputy Harbour Master at MRMRP of SLPA, Mr. M.M.M.C. Bandara Project Manager (Ops/Main/Admin)  at MRMRP of SLPA and Udara Cooray - Operations Executive and  Robin Dudely -  Operations Executive of Ceyline Shipping Ltd. 

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 Ltd serves the  local agents.  The  Ceyline Shipping Port Agency operates with a staff  of Mr. Udara Cooray -Operations Executive, Robin Dudley -Operations Executive and Chandimal Perera -Shipping Assistant who are under the supervision of  Director Capt. Kapila Perera. 

Ceyline Shipping Ltd., as the agents for MV Voyager states that the agents are  pleased to inform that their  principals have scheduled calls at MRMRP in Hambantota on a long term basis due to the developments in the Sri Lankan Ports  Sector headed by SLPA and Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka.
(CPRD-11112013)

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