Colombo

Sri Lanka

Cruises to Colombo

Sri Lanka's capital offers a wildly contrasting mix of beautiful mansions, gardens and boutiques and wonderfully frenetic roads and street markets. Explore the museums and temples or head to Galle Face Green for a cricket match. If the pace of the city becomes too much, enjoy high tea overlooking the Indian Ocean. Check off your entire gift list with a visit to the Pettah bazaar district for everything imaginable. Just make room in your luggage, or find a new suitcase at the bazaar.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Colombo
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    India Standard Time IST
    UTC/GMT +5:30 hours
  • Language
    Sinhala, Tamil and English are widely spoken throughout.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) Shop the Pettah bazaar district for gemstones and trinkets.
    • Famous For
      Dotted with stately colonial buildings, Sri Lanka’s largest city is quite beautiful and wonderfully frenetic.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Explore the museums and temples or watch cricket at Galle Face Green.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Everything imaginable, from designer clothing to handicrafts, is in the Pettah bazaar district.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      If the thrilling energy of the city becomes too much, relax under a cinnamon tree in serene Viharamahadevi Park.
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