Hot on the heels of its recently announced Hong Kong sailings, Resorts
World Cruises is adding Kaohsiung as a destination and homeport for its
soon-to-launch Taiwan sailings.
Hong Kong to Kaohsiung
From 2 April 2023, the Resorts World One will start sailing from Hong
Kong to Kaohsiung with 3-night itineraries departing Sundays, and
2-night cruises departing Wednesdays. Sailings start from HK$1,299
(US$165) per guest.
Cruisers departing from Hong Kong on Sundays will have the option of
disembarking at Kaohsiung on Mondays for a 3-night land stay, following
which, they can board the ship again on Thursdays to make it back to
Hong Kong on Friday.
Kaohsiung to Hong Kong
Kaohsiung will also become a double homeport for Resorts World One.
Travellers in Taiwan can board the ship in Kaohsiung from 4 April
onwards, starting with a special 2-night cruise to Hong Kong.
Resorts World One will subsequently offer weekly round-trip cruises
to Hong Kong that include the 3-night cruise departing on Mondays and
the 4-night cruise departing on Thursdays. Sailings start from NT$6,900
(US$227) per pax.
Passengers departing from Kaohsiung on Thursdays 4-night cruises will
also have the option of disembarking at Hong Kong on Fridays to explore
the city for two nights before getting back up the ship on Sunday to
arrive in Kaohsiung on Monday.
Dual homeport model for Kaohsiung, Hong Kong
“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.
Hong Kong and Kaohsiung will both benefit from 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.
The Kaohsiung Cruise Terminal has recently seen the addition of an
integrated shopping, dining and entertainment district that is being
completed with a waterfront boardwalk, connecting it with the Maritime
Cultural and Pop Music Center.
“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,
Resorts World Cruises.
“The homeport deployment is a clear testament of our unwavering
commitment in rejuvenating the cruise tourism sector in Taiwan and the