The luxury cruise ship M.V. Marella Discovery 2 of Marella Cruises with 1,800 passengers and 755 crew on board will make her maiden call at the Port of Colombo on December 7, 2023 and depart on December 8. Aitken Spence Shipping is the local agent to facilitate the cruise liner whilst Aitken Spence Travels is the shore excursion provider offering excursion services in Colombo and Hambantota.
The Marella Discovery 2 will carry out a turn-around at Colombo wherein 900 passengers will disembark and a further 900 passengers will embark vessel during her stay in Sri Lanka.
Marella Cruises has chartered 3 flights for this turn-around operation at Colombo.
Marella Discovery 2 is one of their biggest ships, with highlights like an outdoor cinema, a rock-climbing wall, a mini-golf course, a five-story atrium, a fully equipped fitness centre and two magnificent pools –indoor and outdoor. The ship also has 7 bars and 8 restaurants to cater to all the passengers’ culinary preferences. This luxury liner has 918 cabins on 11 decks, with a capacity to accommodate 2,000 passengers, with a crew of 750-770.
The vessel that cruises under the flag of Bahamas will call Colombo from Mormugao, India while Georgetown, Malaysia is her next port of call.