‘Resorts World One’ commenced her maiden voyage from the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on 10th March on a short weekend cruise.
She is the first cruise ship to restart cruises in Hong Kong with a year-round homeport deployment. With three sailings a week, she will offer a series of two and three-night cruises until 31st March, 2023.
Following this schedule, she will embark on a greater diversity of itinerary options when destination cruises from Hong Kong starts on 2nd April, 2023, boosting the handling of inbound and outbound cruise passengers to Hong Kong.
“’Resorts World One’s’ maiden voyage from the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal signifies an important step forward in reigniting Hong Kong’s cruise tourism. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Tourism Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Tourism Board and the relevant authorities for their support as we pioneer the restart of the Hong Kong year-round cruise deployment,” said Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises.
“’Resorts World One’ will open-up new opportunities for the inbound and outbound travel in Hong Kong for cruising and fly-cruise guests, which will have a positive spill over effect beyond the cruise tourism sector in Hong Kong,” he added.
Kenneth Wong, General Manager – MICE & Cruise, Hong Kong Tourism Board, added, “Resorts World Cruises’ establishment of business and homeporting deployment in Hong Kong underlines Hong Kong’s undiminished strength as a regional cruise hub and international tourism destination.
“The arrival of ‘Resort World One’ on 8th March alone has already brought over a thousand cruise visitors from various southeast Asian countries to Hong Kong. As cruising in Asia further resumes, we look forward to collaborate with international cruise lines, as well as trade partners in both Hong Kong and source markets to diversify our cruise products, so as to not only enrich our visitor profile but also promote the growth and opportunities in the Asian cruise market,” he said.
Resorts World Cruises is a brand of Resorts World, a global operation with over 46 properties in eight countries and four continents.
Resorts World’s properties attract over 80 mill visitors a year and has over 30,000 employees.
Resorts World Cruises made its debut on 15th June, 2022 in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) with the 3,352 pax, 150,695 gt ‘Genting Dream’.