March 11, 2024 — Hualien Port welcomed the resumption of cruise operations after the epidemic, receiving a total of 16,845 passengers on 7 cruises. This year, the number of cruise ships forecast to arrive at Hong Kong has increased to 13, and the number of passengers is expected to reach 31,200. Hualien Port, in conjunction with various public agencies in the port area, has taken stock of station facilities to provide international cruise passengers with With high-quality and diverse services, we warmly welcome international cruise ships arriving in Hong Kong.

At the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, international cruise ships arrived in Hong Kong in great numbers. On February 29, the maiden voyage of the Oceania Cruises’ “Rivera” kicked off, followed by the “Norwegian Jewel” on March 1 and 2. and “Crystal Rhythm”, which arrived in Hong Kong for three consecutive days, serving a total of 7,955 passengers. Subsequent ships arriving in Hong Kong include “Westerdam” on March 21, and “Queen Elizabeth” on April 10. “, “Norwegian Endeavor” on June 4, “Diamond Princess” on June 26, “Nihon Maru” on September 22, “Norwegian Endeavour” on September 23, “Coral Geographer” on October 23 “Norwegian Endeavour” on December 18, “Norwegian Sun” on December 20 and “Norwegian Endeavor” on December 23. In addition to the maiden voyage of the “Rivera” on February 29, three other ships sailed into Hualien Port for the first time this year (the Norwegian Endeavor on June 4, the Coral Geographer on October 23, and the 12 Norwegian Sun (Norwegian Sun) on January 20th. In order to welcome the maiden international cruise ship in a lively manner, Hualien Port will provide activities such as tugboats spraying water to greet guests, presenting maiden voyage commemorative plaques and welcoming performances with local characteristics to express their warm welcome.

The port company started its layout in the fourth quarter of 2021. It successively visited regional airlines in Singapore, Malaysia, Europe and Japan, and actively marketed Taiwan’s characteristics. In 2011, it provided marketing incentives such as terminal anchorage fees, passenger service fees and voyage accumulation discounts. After successfully attracting international cruise passengers to visit Taiwan, 113 continued to launch the aforementioned preferential marketing incentives to attract international cruise ships and tourists to Taiwan. In addition, on January 22, 2023, the Hualien Port Branch and the Hualien County Government jointly participated in the “Asian Island Hopping Cruise Alliance Promotion and Introduction Conference”. During the meeting, Hualien’s unique attractions were marketed to many internationally renowned cruise operators in an effort to attract international cruise ships to dock at Hualien Port.