Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and the biggest port in the country. Although predominantly a container port, but it can also handle 2 cruise ships at a time at the 2 cruise terminals. The port is quite basic and lacks sophisticated tourist amenities. There is a small market of stalls that sell souvenirs right in front of where the ships are docked. It's not possible to walk to any areas of interest and the distance between the ship and the exit of the port is about 1.5 miles. The city centre of Colombo is about 3 miles away. There are taxis are available outside and could be quite a good price, if you brush up on your negotiating skills. Make sure the driver sticks to the negotiated price at the end of the trip. Bandaranaike International Airport of Colombo is 32km away, 40 min by car. There are public buses available in Colombo as well, however they are seldomly used by travellers, as they are not air-conditioned and often very crowded with no luggage space. Rickshaws or tuk-tuks are very popular and cheap way to go around.