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Cruise ship “Arcadia” arrives with 2100 tourists

Feb 2, 2012 10:03:48 PM - news360.lk

The ship "Arcadia" at the Colombo port

(News360.lk) The British owned Arcadia” cruise ship has arrived in Sri Lanka with 2100 tourists onboard.

The Cruise ship is currently being berthed at the Colombo Port and is expected to leave to Thailand, its next destination.

A statement issued by Sri Lanka Tourism says, the luxury carrier owned by the UK based Carnival PLC has tourists from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.

Following the arrival, these tourists have started visiting areas such as Kandy, Pinnawala and the Colombo City.

The Cruise ship Arcadia has 11 decks inclusive of a state-of-the-art swimming pool, an auditorium, a gym and a restaurant.

“Having set sail from the UK on the 3rd of January this year, the vessel was berthed at Cochin, India, just before resuming its journey to Colombo” added the statement issued by the SLT.

Sri Lanka is expecting more than 20 luxury ships to arrive in the Island during this year.

The Island nation is planning to attract 950,000 tourists in 2012, a record figure, if achieved.

Tourists who arrived on "Arcadia"

Sri Lankan cultural dancers performing near the ship

Tourists who arrived in the ship

A tourist couple posing for a photograph

A Female tourist coming out of the ship