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Resorts World Cruises celebrates its inaugural voyage from Singapore


In addition to the Genting Dream’s first cruise from her homeport in Singapore, which welcomed passengers on board for the first time, Resorts World Cruises yesterday celebrated a double milestone. This is the first ship of a planned fleet that will be “Resorts Cruising At Sea” and marks the beginning of Resorts World Cruises’ global debut as a new Asian luxury and dynamic lifestyle cruise brand.

Operating the Genting Dream, the new cruise line kicked off for a 2-night sail on July 15, 2022, from the Marina Bay Cruise Center into the high seas.

The theme for the inaugural journey is Fiesta Latina, and the invited media and travel trade were spellbound by the various spectacular opening performances and the exquisite dishes churned out at the gala dinner, besides the merrymaking.

“Today is a noteworthy historical milestone for Resorts World Cruises and the city of Singapore, as we celebrate our first sailing, officially launching the brand to the world. We are excited and honoured to have a new home-grown brand headquartered in Singapore with a deep Asian heritage to represent the cruising industry in the international arena. With a combination of over 50 years of affiliated experience in hospitality and cruising, we are committed to elevating the cruising experience with offerings that are relatable, personalised, convenient and value for money,” said Tan Sri KT Lim, Executive Chairman of Resorts World Cruises.

Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises said, “On behalf of Resorts World Cruises, I would like to express my sincere gratitude towards Singapore Tourism Board and the relevant authorities, our travel partners and valuable customers for their continuous support in making today’s sailing and launch a success. We look forward to creating more unique and memorable experiences for our guests with each cruise voyage from ship to shore.”

Besides the domestic booking response, the Genting Dream has been getting an excellent response from India and the overseas market since its relaunch.

Naresh Rawal, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Resorts World Cruises, who was part of the inauguration is confident that with India being one of the key source markets for the Fly-Cruise segment pre-pandemic, he looks forward to welcoming travellers from India to experience an exciting cruise vacation aboard the Genting Dream, filled with diverse international offerings.

Kishan Biyani, Managing Director, Ark Travel Group, and Pradeep Saboo, Chairman and Managing Director, Guideline Travels, the top cruise specialists from the India market, also graced the occasion.

Renjie Wong, Area Director, India and South East Asia, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) was also present and STB was keen to showcase to the Indian media a few new attractions like The Museum of Ice Cream and SkyHelix Sentosa in Singapore.

Marking the return of international cruising in Singapore and Southeast Asia, Genting Dream for a start will offer short high sea sailings. As early as 1 July 2022, Resorts World Cruises will be the first cruise line to sail from Singapore to Indonesia, offering the 2-Night Bintan and Batam Islands Weekend Getaway Cruise. Subsequently, the Genting Dream will also sail from Singapore to Malaysia with the 2-Night and 3-Night cruises to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (via Port Dickson), as well as Penang.

Beginning October 2022, Resorts World Cruises will add a series of new itineraries with more destinations to Malaysia (Langkawi), Indonesia (North Bali, Surabaya) and Thailand (Phuket, Krabi).

The Genting Dream now offers guests an experience of “Resort cruising on the high seas” complementing Resorts World’s portfolio, which also includes 46 properties in eight different countries.

Guests can indulge in a feast for the senses with Resorts World Cruises’ all-new reimagined onboard entertainment concept featuring multicultural professional performances at different venues with dedicated themes.

Designed to cater to that segment, the 150,000-ton vessel carries 3,400 guests and 2,000 crew members, giving it better-than-average guest-space and crew-to-guest ratios.

The Genting Dream also offers more than 35 restaurants and bars onboard, in addition to a wide range of onboard activities, amenities and staterooms–of which over 70 per cent feature private balconies.

Another unique accommodation on the ship is the Palace, a private suite enclave at the top of the ship that includes larger accommodations, European-style butler service and exclusive facilities.