Nov 04, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has been included in the Indian Ocean itinerary of boutique US-based boutique cruise firm, Sea Dream Yacht Club, which caters to upmarket travellers using mega-yachts. The firm is represented in Sri Lanka by Helanka Vacations. The next Sea Dream cruise covering India, Sri Lanka and Singapore is scheduled for April 2014.
Sea Dream II, one of two vessels operated by the company has made its maiden call at Colombo port this month.
“We have recently seen an increase in the cruise vessels arriving in the Port of Colombo, which was a very rare occurrence before 2009,” Nihal Keppetipola, managing director of Sri Lanka Ports Authority said in a statement.
A 30-year war ended in 2009, creating a tourism boom in the island.
Sea Dream Yatch club’s luxury vessels carries 56 couples on board with 95 crew to serve them.