TAIPEI (The China Post) – Princess Cruises’ “Local Connections” program cooperates with the Tourism Bureau to promote a brand-new in-depth travel itinerary of the ports of Taipei and Kaohsiung. It is estimated that the project could bring in more than NT$20 million for local tourism industry.

公主遊輪「Local Connections在地聯結計畫」今與交通部觀光局合作,推出北、高共四條在地達人岸上觀光深度行程,預計將帶來超過新臺幣2,000萬的臺灣在地觀光產值。

“Local Connections” has been in operation globally for more than 35 years. This is the very first cooperation between Taiwan and the cruise company.

「Local Connections在地聯結計畫」至今已於全球執行超過35年,2019年初公主遊輪與交通部觀光局合作,首次將此計畫推展到臺灣。

Different from the traditional itinerary of visiting famous touristic spots onshore, the cruise works with local professionals in the field of tourism and combines with this year’s theme, “Small Town Roaming Year,” set by the Tourism Bureau:


The itinerary provides a unique travel experience on small town travel and goes through the town lanes to discover the unusual scenes in Taiwan for international travelers. Meanwhile, it also aims to shape Taiwan’s cruise tourism identity.


The four selected routes include:



  1. Shenao Railway Bike Trail – Jiufen – Gold Museum – Shueinan Cave


  1. Longshan Temple – Puppetry Art Center of Taipei –See-Join Puppet Theater –Taipei Lecture Hall


  1. Yehliu – Ju Ming Museum – Yangmingshan National Park



  1. Chihkan Tower – Wu Wan Chun Incense Store – Guangcai Embroidery – Du Xiao Yue Restaurant – Confucius Temple – Koxinga Shrine – Daybreak 18 Teahouse – Yongchuan Sedan Chair