Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan (Taipei)’

Taiwan sees strong growth in cruise tourism

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Taipei - Taiwan: the National Palace MuseumThe number of cruise ships and cruise ship passengers visiting Taiwan in the first seven months of 2017 has shown strong year-on-year growth, transport officials said Friday, adding that the market prospects look good because more cruise liners have been including Taiwanese ports in their home-port operations. (

Taiwan-Japan travel sees increasing passenger numbers

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Among all international cruise lines, the route between Keelung and Japan in the first three months saw the highest number of passengers at 104,000, up 34 percent year-on-year, which accounted for 72 percent of the total. (

Star Cruises Announces the First Cruise Ship to Homeport in Manila for Filipinos to Cruise to Taiwan and Hong Kong

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongStar Cruises has announced the first-ever homeport deployment of SuperStar Virgo to Manila, providing another tantalizing option for the booming Philippines outbound tourism industry. (more…)

Taiwan tapping booming cruise tourism

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Eying bright prospects for the cruise business in Taiwan, with growing interest in Asia in the travel model, the central government is striving to provide tailored services for cruise passengers visiting ports in Taiwan, Deputy Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Tuesday. (

Taiwan promoting luxury cruise liner travel

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Taiwan International Ports Corp. (TIPC), a state-run company that is tasked with handling port business, is hoping that Keelung and Kaohsiung can serve as home ports for foreign luxury cruise liners, TIPC President Lee Tai-hsin (李泰興) said Monday. (

Cruise tourism expected to boom in Taiwan: Princess Cruises executive

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Taipei - Taiwan: the National Palace MuseumTaiwan has great potential in cruise tourism thanks to growing travel interest in this part of the world, a senior executive from Princess Cruises said Thursday in announcing that Keelung Port in northern Taiwan will serve as one of the home ports for the cruise liner next year. (

Taiwan vows to improve cruise facilities

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Taipei - Taiwan: the National Palace MuseumThe island of Taiwan is planning to improve its integrated cruise services facilities to meet growing market demands. (

Second Dream Voyage for Star Cruises to Promote Industry to Students

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Genting Hong Kong, along with organisers the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong Office and Partners Education Foundation, recently held a press conference on July 16 onboard SuperStar Virgo to launch the second Dream Voyage to Taiwan. (

Penghu welcomes biggest cruise liner to visit so far

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A cruise liner made history Thursday when it became the largest luxury cruise ship ever to visit Penghu, bringing more than 1,300 international tourists to the archipelago in the Taiwan Strait. (

Significant increase in cruise tourists arriving in Taiwan

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

According to information just released, two main cruise ports in Taiwan have experienced significant increases in tourist numbers during the first three quarters of 2014. (

Star Cruises and Taiwan Tourism Charity Cruise for Hong Kong students

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Star Cruises has joined with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong Office to organize a charity cruise to Taiwan for 60 Hong Kong underprivileged students. (

Asian Countries Introduce Fund to Attract Tonnage

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The world’s first-ever “Asia Cruise Fund” was announced at Cruise Shipping Miami 2014. Initiated by the HKTB and the TTB, the regional co-operation fund underlines the commitment of Asian ports to jointly develop cruise tourism. (

Taiwan, China to launch cross-strait cruises

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

The two sides of the Taiwan Strait are establishing mutual cruise tour lines across the strait that are scheduled to open for service Oct. 9. (

‘Taipei Tastes Great’ Promotion

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Competition in Asia’s cruise shipping sector is white-hot, and taking note of its continued high potential for growth, the Taipei City Government’s Department of Information and Tourism sent a team to Singapore to participate in the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 exhibition. (

Cruise line makes first stop in Taiwan in two decades

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Luxury cruise company Holland America Line made its first stop in Taiwan in about 20 years when one of its cruise liners, carrying over 1,000 Japanese tourists, arrived in Hualien Monday morning, according to a company spokeswoman. (

Taiwan. Agreement to help cruise industry

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Taiwan could become a new star in the cruise tour market once restrictions on foreign ships traveling across the Taiwan Strait are eased later this year, an operator said yesterday. (

Port of Keelung could top 460,000 passengers: bureau

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

The number of passenger arrivals at the Port of Keelung could top 460,000 this year because of an increase in travelers arriving by international and cross-strait cruise ships, a Keelung Harbor Bureau official said yesterday. (

Taiwan: Ship sets off on religious cruise to free suffering souls

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A luxury cruise ship departed from Keelung Harbor in northern Taiwan Wednesday on a three-day cruise around the island, with over 1,000 Buddhist monks and nuns on board. (

Taiwanese customs seizes Japanese meat products

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The customs office at northern Taiwan’s Keelung Port confiscated Japanese instant noodles and curry cubes from cruise ship passengers Wednesday, saying those meat products are not allowed to enter the country because Japan is affected by foot-and-mouth disease. (

Taiwan welcomes gay cruise ship with lion dance

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Azamara Quest sailed into Keelung Harbour near Taipei on Sunday morning from Japan carrying 378 gay men, mostly couples from the United States and Europe. (

Taiwan Invests in Cruise Facilities and Marketing

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Taiwan is positioning itself to take advantage of cruise interest in Asia by improving terminal facilities and increasing marketing activities to the cruise industry and consumers. (