March 31, 2012
The luxury carrier, owned by the UK based company Cunard, had more than 2000 tourists on board, consisted of the British, Australia, Japan, South Africa and France nationals.
The local excursion tour operator Gemini Tours and Travels was thereafter busy with taking tourists in the ship to the prearranged destinations; Kandy, Pinnawala and Colombo City Tour.
Queen Elizabeth 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 10th of January this year, the vessel was berthed at the Maldives just before resuming its journey to Colombo.