Kaohsiung is a major port city in Taiwan. It is located on the island's southern-western coast, facing Taiwan Strait, Kaohsiung is ranked Taiwan's largest municipality and 2nd most populous (city (with metro population around 2.77 million). Since its establishment by the Chinese in the 17th century, Kaohsiung has grown into major transportation, economic, manufacturing, industrial and shipbuilding center.
In 2017 (March 21 through May 30), Star Cruises (GHK brand) homeported in Kaohsiung the ship SuperStar Virgo. The 5-night / 6-day roundtrip cruise itinerary (themed "Golden Triangle Journey”) has as ports of call Manila (Philippines), Laoag (Philippines) and Hong Kong (China). The new itinerary allows Taiwanese tourists to embark / disembark in Hong Kong, Manila or Kaohsiung.
- Star Cruises' Early Bird Discount program offers pricing from TWD 18800 (USD 620 ) per person (double occupancy) and standard pricing TWD 31333 (USD 1040) per person. Third and fourth passengers received additional 50% discount.
Port Kaohsiung has the biggest harbor in Taiwan. However, the port is not officially part of the city. Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit is the city's subway system inaugurated in 2008. The city hosted World Games 2009 (sports not included in the Olympics).
Among the main city landmarks are the Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung Arena, Kaohsiung Harbor, ferris wheel. Newly developed, the city is also popular among tourists for its huge number of night markets, shopping streets, new leisure parks (Pier-2 Art Center, E-DA Theme Park).
Natural attractions include Shoushan (Monkey mountain), Love River, Qijin, Xiziwan Bay, Dapingding Tropical Botanical Garden, Yushan National Park. Among the historical attractions are the Old City of Zuoying, the former British Consulate (Takao), sugar and crop factories (built during Taiwan's occupation by Japan, 1895-1945).
Kaohsiung cruise terminal
The new Kaohsiung cruise terminal is still under construction. Among the project's features is the boardwalk (connecting the complex with the Maritime Cultural and Pop Music Center), also with premium shopping and dining districts and several recreation areas located along the port's waterfront.
Terminal building view from land
Terminal building view from above
The Kaohsiung cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taiwan.
If you lose the Kaohsiung location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Kaohsiung cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taiwan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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10 October, 2017