Aitken Spence Travels celebrates arrival of “Silver Spirit” with winter tourists

Aitken Spence Travels spirited up the cruise tourism with the arrival of “Silver Spirit”, a luxury cruise ship calling over to the port of Colombo yesterday. 

Under the ownership of the Lefebvre Family (Rome, Italy), “Silver Spirit” is operated by Silversea Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL). The local ground operations will be managed by Micato India & Aitken Spence Travels.

Silver Spirit consists of 270 cabins and 412 crew members will be on board to serve the cruise guests. This luxurious cruise ship can carry 608 passengers (on double occupancy) and 648 (maximum passengers) onboard. 

The 16-day voyage, operated under the theme “New Year cruise” called at the port of Colombo on 23 December, and sailed to the port of Trincomalee on 26 December 2022. 

Aitken Spence Travels offered an array of Sri Lankan shore excursions covering major cities and attractions across the voyage from West to East, allowing the visitors to explore and discover the goodness Sri Lanka has to offer.

During their time in Colombo, the tourists enjoyed the taste of Ceylon tea, the Colombo city walk, the Temple of Kelaniya, unique shopping experiences coupled with live music, and high tea. The ship then docked at the port of Trincomalee on 26 December, allowing the clients to bask and enjoy Eastern splendour of Sri Lanka. Leaving the port of Trincomalee Silver Spirit will be continuing its voyage across Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

“Silver Spirit” is the fourth cruise ship handled by Aitken Spence Travels in 2022, offering excursions exclusively to passengers in stepping ashore to explore the country. Since November 16th, the company has handled 4 ships with a combined number of 5,000 guests who have come to Sri Lanka to experience the country’s hospitality and explore the wide range of excursions on offer.

The ports of Colombo, Hambantota, and Trincomalee have been used for cruise calls and some of the captains have given incredible testimonials about how beautiful our ports are.

Aitken Spence Travels will welcome 19 other cruise calls and end the cruise season by May 2023. Cruise calls of this nature are an important element of tourism to Sri Lanka as stakeholders such as the transporters, hoteliers, wildlife parks, jeep drivers, excursion providers, cultural show artists, guides etc. all stand to benefit whilst also allowing indirect suppliers to benefit economically. We will continue to make significant efforts to promote destination Sri Lanka, with the ultimate goal of energizing tourism for a brighter future in Sri Lanka.

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