February 24, 2023 — The global cruise market has ushered in the dawn after the epidemic has slowed down. Hualien Port will welcome its first cruise ship on March 10, 2023: Oceania Cruises “Nautica”. The Hualien Port Branch has combined with various public agencies in the port area to take inventory of the terminal facilities and make preparations to provide high-quality and diverse services for international cruise passengers who have been missing for a long time, and warmly welcome the arrival of international cruise ships.
On October 24, 2022, the Central Epidemic Command Center lifted the “Mail Ban Order” that prohibited international cruise ships from berthing Chinese ports on February 6, 2019. The long-awaited international cruise ships finally came to Taiwan to call at ports. To welcome cruise ships to Taiwan, the Hualien Port Branch has participated in the “2022 Cruise Industry Revitalization and Recovery International Forum” on September 13, 2022, and marketed Hualien Port to relevant cruise operators. In addition, in the fourth quarter of 2022, the port company also visited Xingma, European and Japanese regional shipping companies to actively market Taiwan’s characteristics, and also provided marketing incentives such as terminal anchorage fees, passenger service fees, and voyage accumulation discounts to attract international cruise passengers Come to Taiwan for sightseeing.
In response to the recovery of the international cruise business, the Hualien Port Branch has combined the public agencies in the port area to check the station facilities. In addition, in combination with the local government tourism resources, it visited the Hualien County Government Tourism Office on November 18, 2022 to discuss the cruise schedule. , sightseeing ambassadors, sightseeing taxis, arranging welcome performances, etc. to exchange opinions, hoping to provide high-quality and diverse services for international cruise passengers who have been missing for a long time. At present, they are all ready to welcome distinguished guests.
At present, Hualien Port has received a total of 9 voyage forecasts for cruise ships in 2023; 7 voyages for international cruise ships in 20113, and the number is gradually increasing. In order to welcome the resumption of international cruise ships after the epidemic situation is lifted, the Hualien Port Branch will provide a tugboat spraying water to welcome guests, presenting commemorative plaques for the inaugural voyage, and welcoming performances with local characteristics to warmly welcome the first international cruise ship to arrive in Hong Kong.