‘Amsterdam’, the flagship of the Holland America Line arrived in Colombo on 21st March 2016. The passenger vessel is on her Grand World Voyage 2016, started from Florida on 5th January 2016 and arrived in Colombo port on 21st March 2016. She had called at Hambantota Port on 20th March 2016 from the Port Phuket, Thailand before arriving in Colombo. Cruise liner left on 22nd March to her next port, Dubai, UAE.
Malship (Ceylon) Limited was the agent in Sri Lanka for the passenger vessel carrying over 1500 passengers including the crew from US, UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Cruise Tourism is an important niche market for Sri Lanka and this segment has seen a substantial growth over the years.