Star Cruises plans to launch a Taiwan to the mainland cruise service. According to its Star Cruises, the world’s third-largest cruise line and the leading Asia-Pacific cruise line, plans to launch a cruise service between Taiwan and the Mainland in early 2009.
Andy Lew of Star Cruises said, ‘In the initial stage, we hope to launch three services between Taiwan and the south-eastern city of Xiamen and increase the service according to demand.’
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Star Cruises, which now serves Taiwan and mainland destinations separately, entered the Taiwan market in 1998, offering Taiwan-Japan and offshore voyages from Keelung Port in northern Taiwan from April to November each year.
In 2008, Star Cruises served 110,000 passengers on these Taiwan voyages. Four Star Cruises ships also brought Hong Kong and foreign passengers to Taiwan.
Source: China Post Star