Resorts World One ship starts maiden voyage from Hong Kong's Kai Tak Terminal

   March 11, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Resorts World Cruises' ship Resorts World One commenced her maiden voyage on Friday, March 10th, from the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal for a weekend high-seas trip, after arriving in Hong Kong China on March 8th, 2023.

The 13-deck liner is the first to restart sailings in Hong Kong with a year-round homeport deployment.

With a total of 3 weekly voyages, vacationers can look forward to a series of 2- and 3-night High Seas cruises until March 31st, 2023, before enjoying a diversity of itineraries when destination cruises from Hong Kong start on April 2nd, 2023, boosting inbound/outbound cruise passengers to Hong Kong.

To commemorate the launch/inaugural sailing of Resorts World One, a special celebratory event was held onboard the ship with 400+ attendees, comprising local travel/business partners, the media, and key influencers. Resorts World Cruises representatives, Mr. Michael Goh (President) and Mr. Raymond Lim (Chief Operating Officer) officiated the inaugural voyage.

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra also made a special appearance onboard and for the very first time performed on a cruise ship with the Resorts World One as a performing venue. 

Resorts World One cruise ship

Beginning April 2nd, 2023, Resorts World One is due to sail from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung (Taiwan) on 4-day cruises departing Sundays and 3-day cruises departing Wednesdays. The 3-day weekend high seas cruises departing Fridays continue.

Besides the roundtrips from Taiwan, vacationers departing from Hong Kong on Sundays have the flexible option to debark at Kaohsiung on Mondays to enjoy a 4-day land stay in Taiwan; and re-embark on Thursdays to arrive in Hong Kong Friday, making this a 6-day holiday. Vacationers can make land accommodation arrangements in Taiwan.

Cruise fares from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung (Taiwan) start from HK$1,299 (US$166) per passenger (double occupancy) with 3rd and 4th guests paying HK$650 (US$83) each for the 3-day cruise. An “Early Bird” discount promotion of HK$300 (US$38) is available for each of the twin-sharing guests with an additional HK$150 (US$19) off for each of the 3rd and 4th guests. The promotion is valid for bookings made before the end of March 2023 for sailing dates in April & May 2023 (excluding sailings from April 5th-15th, 2023).

Kaohsiung will become a double homeport for Resorts World One.

Vacationers from Taiwan can embark on the ship in Kaohsiung from April 4th, 2023 onwards, starting with a 3-day cruise to Hong Kong. Subsequently, Resorts World One offers weekly round-trip cruises to Hong Kong including the 4-day cruise departing on Mondays and the 5-day cruise departing on Thursdays.

Vacationers departing from Kaohsiung on Thursdays for the 5-day cruise also have the option to debark in Hong Kong on Fridays for a 3-day land stay. Vacationers re-embark the ship on Sunday to arrive in Kaohsiung on Monday. They can also make weekend accommodation arrangements in Hong Kong. The cruises from Kaohsiung support the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign by the government to increase the number of tourists.

Fares from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong start from NT$6,900 (US$226) onwards per passenger (twin-sharing) with 3rd and 4th guests paying NT$3,500 (US$115) each for the 4-day cruise.

An “Early Bird” NT$1,000 (US$33) discount is available for each of the twin-sharing passengers with an additional NT$500 (US$16) off for each of the 3rd and 4th guests.

The promotion is valid for bookings made before the end of March 2023 for sailing dates in April & May 2023 (excluding sailings on April 4th and 5th, 2023).

Port charges are NT$2,000 (US$66) per passenger per sailing with a daily service charge of NT$600 (US$20) per guest (balcony category/below).