Resorts World Cruises announced that it will add Kaohsiung as a new destination and homeport for Taiwanese passengers as Taiwan lifted all travel restrictions on Hong Kong according to a press release.
The Resorts World One will begin its high seas cruises from Hong Kong, starting March 10, 2023.
From April 2, 2023, the Resorts World One will sail from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung offering cruises ranging from three to four nights, departing on Sundays and two-and-three-day cruises departing on Wednesdays.
“Resorts World Cruises pioneered the dual homeport ship model for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang) with the Genting Dream, bringing increased tourists and economic benefits to both destinations,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, executive chairman of Resorts World Cruises.
“Similarly, Hong Kong and Kaohsiung will both benefit from an increased number of passengers carried by Resorts World One and increased Fly-Cruise and Rail-Cruise passengers, who will have pre and post-cruise stays in either destination,” he added.
Additionally, travelers departing from Hong Kong on Sundays will have the option to debark at Kaohsiung on Mondays for a three or four-day stay in Taiwan and embark again on Thursdays to arrive in Hong Kong on Friday.
Prices for cruises from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung start from HK$1,299 onwards per guest (twin-sharing) with third and fourth guests paying HK$650 per cruise.
“We would like to thank the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Tourism Bureau, the Kaohsiung Government, the Port of Kaohsiung and the relevant authorities in Taiwan for extending their support towards Resorts World Cruises,” said Michael Goh, president of Resorts World Cruises.
“The homeport deployment is a clear testament of our unwavering commitment to rejuvenating the cruise tourism sector in Taiwan and the region.”