Resorts World Cruises, Asia’s latest luxury and dynamic lifestyle cruise brand is pleased to celebrate the inaugural arrival of the Resorts World One in Kaohsiung today, which also marks her maiden voyage from the city. As part of her double homeport deployment, the port of Kaohsiung welcomed cruise passengers from overseas that had arrived on the Resorts World One, further fuelling the growth of Taiwan’s inbound travel. The ship departed on the same day from the Kaohsiung Harbour Pier No. 9 for a special 3 Day / 2 Night cruise to Hong Kong as part of her maiden voyage with close to 2,400 guests and crew.
The start of the Resorts World One homeport deployment in Kaohsiung will have a positive impact on the local economy, supporting a wide network of industries beyond the cruise sector. These include creating new job employment opportunities to boost the cruise infrastructure-related industries from maritime-related procurement, hospitality and travel tourism, transportation, retail, food and agriculture, contributing to the tourists’ arrivals and tourism receipts. Exciting new joint collaborations will be possible, in support of the various homegrown lifestyle brands across a wider international audience to build a vibrant cruise ecosystem.
The Resorts World One departs twice a week from Kaohsiung to popular domestic and international destinations, providing travellers in Taiwan with exciting holiday options beyond land and air travel. The itineraries include the roundtrip 4 Day / 3 Night cruise to Penghu and Hong Kong departing Mondays. Alternatively, travellers can join the 5-Day / 4-Night cruise to Hong Kong departing Thursdays with the option to debark the next day in Hong Kong for a 2-Night land stay option, before re-joining the ship on Sundays to return to Kaohsiung on Monday. A similar option is also available for inbound cruise travellers to Kaohsiung, allowing more time on land to explore Taiwan – the ‘Heart of Asia’.
Cruise fares departing from Kaohsiung start from NT$6,900 onwards per guest based on twin-sharing. In addition, third and fourth guests pay NT$3,500 each. An “Inaugural” promotion is also now available for bookings made before 30 April 2023 with an additional discount from NT$500 – NT$1,000 off, subject to terms and conditions.
“On behalf of Resorts World Cruises, we are delighted that the Resorts World One has arrived in Kaohsiung today and will take the lead in supporting the inbound and outbound cruise tourism for the city, including for the Fly-Cruise sector. The option to debark in Kaohsiung for an extended land stay will definitely create more opportunities that are convenient for inbound travellers to discover more of Kaohsiung and other cities in Taiwan for a longer span of time,” said Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises.
The Kaohsiung City held a double celebration today with the Resorts World One sailing in to the harbour for the first time. The city displayed a special welcome event that included a special Lion Dance performance for the disembarking guests visiting Kaohsiung. Also, to commemorate her maiden voyage from Kaohsiung, a special celebratory event was held today on the cruise ship with over 500 attendees, comprising of local authorities, travel and business partners, the media, as well as key influencers. Resorts World Cruises representatives, comprising of the CEO and Executive Director, Colin Au; President, Michael Goh and the senior management staff; together with Chen Qi-Mai, Mayor of Kaohsiung; Chen Guang-Fu, Penghu County Mayor and Li Xian-Yi, Chairman of Taiwan International Ports Corporation were present to officiate the milestone event.
Vacationers departing from Kaohsiung will be able to enjoy a myriad of exciting onboard offerings available on the Resorts World One, ‘A Resort Cruising at Sea’. As part and inclusive of the cruise fare, guests can enjoy complimentary dining at selected onboard restaurants, which feature a wide spread of international and Asian cuisine. In addition, guests will have complimentary access to world-class international performances at the Zodiac Theatre during each voyage; movie nights at sea, a myriad of recreational activities including the Roman-themed Parthenon Pool with a Caesar’s Slide, a modern gym that is well-equipped, fun-filled game activities and more.
Resorts World One also offers many choices of onboard accommodation with best-in-class services, featuring Interior Staterooms, Oceanview, Balcony staterooms and luxury suites, “The Palace” – ‘a ship-within-a ship’ private enclave with exclusive amenities and facilities, including its own 24-hour European style butler service.