Hong Kong, 10 March 2023 – ‘Hello Hong Kong!’ Resorts World One commenced her maiden voyage today from the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal for a weekend high-seas cruise, after arriving in Hong Kong on 8 March 2023. The 13-deck Resorts World One is the first cruise ship to restart cruises in Hong Kong with a year-round homeport deployment. With 3 sailings a week starting today, vacationers can look forward to a series of 2 and 3-Night High Seas cruises until 31 March 2023, before enjoying a greater diversity of itinerary options when destination cruises from Hong Kong start on 2 April 2023, boosting inbound and outbound cruise passengers to Hong Kong.
To commemorate the launch and inaugural sailing of the Resorts World One from Hong Kong, a special celebratory event was held today on the cruise ship with over 400 attendees, comprising of local travel and business partners, the media, as well as key influencers. Resorts World Cruises representatives, comprising of Mr Michael Goh – President and Mr Raymond Lim – Chief Operating Officer officiated the inaugural sailing of the Resorts World One from the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal today.
In conjunction with this special event, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) also made a special appearance onboard and performed for the very first time on a cruise ship with the Resorts World One as its performing venue. The HKCO performance on the Resorts World One’s Helipad during her maiden voyage out of Victoria Harbour was broadcasted LIVE online via Resorts World Cruises’ Facebook for the Hong Kong and international audience worldwide, another first for the event.
“Resorts World One’s maiden voyage today 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 Mr 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.
Mr Kenneth Wong, HKTB’s General Manager, MICE & Cruise, said, “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 8 Mar 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.”
The Resorts World One is ‘A Resort Cruising at Sea’ that offers vacationers a unique experience with a variety of culinary options with popular cuisines inspired by Asian flavours to exquisite international delicacies, complemented by various fusion menu across the 18 restaurants and bars onboard. Catch world-class international performances at the Zodiac Theatre during each voyage; movie nights at sea, a myriad of themed recreational activities and enrichment workshops; experience thrilling virtual games; or simply dip in the Roman-themed Parthenon Pool with a Caesar’s Slide and Jacuzzis, followed by a relaxing day at the Spa or workout at the fully-equipped Gym, as well as a memorable retail experience at The Boutiques onboard with duty-free shopping and so much more.
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