||HAL cruise ship makes first stop in 20 years at Taiwanese port. 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 yesterday morning, according to a company spokeswoman. About 1,400 Japanese tourists aboard the Netherlands-registered cruise ship ms ZAANDAM arrived in the eastern Taiwan port at about 8 a.m. and were taken to Taroko National Park, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. The luxury cruise liner, which was chartered by Japanese tour operators rather than on a regularly scheduled itinerary, set off from Kobe on April 5 and stopped in Nagasaki before sailing to Taiwan. It was to leave for Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan later Monday before heading back to Kobe, the spokeswoman said.