Resorts World Cruises has added Kaohsiung to Resorts World One’s itinerary, following the announcement of the ship commencing high seas cruises from Hong Kong starting March 10. Kaohsiung will also become a double homeport for the Resorts World One.
Beginning April 2, Resorts World One will sail from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung, offering four days/three nights cruises departing Sundays and three days/two nights cruises departing Wednesdays, as well as the three days/two nights weekend high seas cruises departing Fridays.
Those from Taiwan can embark the ship in Kaohsiung from April 4 onwards, starting with a three days/two nights cruise to Hong Kong. Resorts World One will subsequently offer weekly round-trip cruises to Hong Kong departing on Mondays and Thursdays – these cruises from Kaohsiung will also support the Hello Hong Kong campaign by the Hong Kong government to increase the number of tourists.
Passengers travelling to either destination can choose to disembark for a land tour, stay for a couple of days, thereafter re-embark the ship to sail back to their original homeport.
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, executive chairman, Resorts World Cruises, said: “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.”
With a capacity of over 1,856 passengers, the Resorts World One is set to reignite the cruise sector and the various tourism industries in Taiwan and Hong Kong. With two sailings a week to Kaohsiung, there will be 78 calls in 2023.
In addition, the homeport deployment in Kaohsiung is timely as the Kaohsiung Cruise Terminal has developed an integrated shopping, dining and entertainment district.
“The homeport deployment is a clear testament of our unwavering commitment in rejuvenating the cruise tourism sector in Taiwan and the region,” said Michael Goh, president, Resorts World Cruises.