Resorts World Cruises has announced that it will be the first cruise line to add a Kuala Lumpur homeport (via Port Klang) for the Genting Dream starting July 18, in addition to the Singapore homeport, which commenced on 15 June. With the dual homeport options, travellers can now choose to embark from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. 2-Night cruises from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore will depart on Thursdays and Saturdays and 3-Night cruises from Kuala Lumpur to Penang and Singapore will depart on Mondays, with prices starting at Ringgit 688 and Ringgit 988 respectively. Departure days from Singapore will remain the same on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; and from 22 July onwards, Friday cruises will re-introduce the 2-Night High Seas Weekend Getaway cruises.
The dual homeport was designed to further cater to the demand of round-trip cruises, targeting the 10 million population residing in central Peninsular Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca), who live within a short drive of Port Klang, the embarkation port. With the international gateway of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport also located nearby, international travellers will now have greater flexibility in choice of airlines and fares.
Besides that, Resorts World Cruises will also offer one-way cruises that will become an alternative to air and land travel for the millions of travellers between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, including to Penang. As such, travel agents will now have a wider portfolio to offer for their popular Malaysia and Singapore holiday packages with the one-way and round-trip cruises from either port of embarkation.
“Resorts World Cruises is excited to take the lead for the cruise sector to boost the in-and-outbound tourists for Singapore; and to bring cruising to the ‘doorsteps’ of Malaysians residing in central Peninsular Malaysia as they can depart from Kuala Lumpur, which is convenient and affordable,” said Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises.
“As Genting Dream is certified as the World’s First OIC/SMIIC* Standard Halal-Friendly Cruise ship, this will appeal to a significant segment of Malaysian and international travellers across the region”, he added.
With the launch of the dual homeports, more vacationers can now enjoy cruising aboard the Genting Dream, ‘A Resort Cruising at Sea’. Discover the convenience and exciting benefits of cruising, a hassle-free travel experience that will no longer require you to pack, unpack or even change hotels at each destination. The ship will be your one-stop accommodation for the entire voyage, featuring Interior Staterooms, Oceanview, Balcony suites and the luxury accommodation, “The Palace” – ‘a ship-within-a-ship private enclave with exclusive amenities and facilities, including its own 24-hour European style butler service.
Enjoy a variety of inclusive offerings onboard the ship as part of your cruise package, which include dining at Dream Dining or The Lido, featuring a wide spread of international and Asian cuisine with a dedicated section for certified Halal, Vegetarian and Jain cuisine; also an all-day snack corner; amazing international stage performances and movie screenings at the impressive 1,000 seat capacity Zodiac theatre, a water park at sea with a pool and 6 waterslides, rope courses and ziplines, a rock-climbing wall with more recreational activities for the entire family.
With each sailing, all crew and cruising guests are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to safeguard and provide peace of mind for all onboard. In addition, cruising guests will also have to undergo a self-paid pre-cruise Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for COVID-19 one day before departure.