Schlagwort: Resorts World Cruises

Resorts World Cruises Launch Dual Homeports for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang) embarkations


Vacationers can now choose weekly round-trip cruises from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur One-way cruises also now available between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; and to Penang, offering complete planning flexibility

Resorts World Cruises is pleased to announce that it will be the first cruise line to add a Kuala Lumpur homeport (via Port Klang) for the Genting Dream starting 18 July, in addition to the Singapore homeport, which commenced on 15 June. With the dual homeport options, travelers 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 for 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 travelers will now have greater flexibility in choice of airlines and fares.

Kuala Lumpur, Foto: Resorts World Cruises

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 travelers 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 Mr. 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 travelers 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.

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*Organisation of Islamic Cooperation / The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries

Text: PM Resorts World Cruises

Resorts World Cruises Celebrates Maiden Voyage from Singapore

Flagship Genting Dream brings dynamic lifestyle resort experiences to the seas


Resorts World Cruises yesterday celebrated a double milestone with its maiden voyage as a new cruise line; and the Genting Dream’s inaugural cruise from her homeport in Singapore, welcoming guests on board for the very first time. This marks the start of Resorts World Cruises’ global premiere as a new Asian luxury and dynamic lifestyle cruise brand, introducing its flagship – the first ship of a planned fleet that are ‘Resorts Cruising At Sea’.

“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 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.

Mr. 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”.

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).

Well-known for its rich Asian heritage, Resorts World Cruises will provide guests with an international and global onboard experience that spans beyond Asia to the far reaches of the world, all on the ‚Resorts Cruising At Sea‘. These include a wide array of international food and beverages, spas, entertainment, performances, thematic cruises and activities and more.

Guests can look forward to the start of their journey on the Genting Dream with a variety of onboard accommodations to choose from, which include Interior Staterooms, Oceanview, Balcony suites and the world-class luxury accommodation, “The Palace” – a luxury ship-within-a ship private enclave with its own 24-hour European style butler service, exclusive restaurant, sundeck, gym, spa and other facilities and amenities.

The Genting Dream is the world’s first OIC/SMIIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation/ Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries) standard Halal-friendly cruise ship, which offers Halal and authentic Jain Vegetarian certified cuisines in dedicated venues. Guests can also enjoy a wide spread of authentic Asian and international offerings across the 35 food and beverage facilities, comprising of inclusive and speciality restaurants, a Bar City and more. Also, elevated and unique experiences featuring a fusion of amazing dining menus with new Korean, Japanese and Spanish cuisines and spectacular entertainment await guests at different venues on the ship. Be mesmerized by the specially curated international performances and watch blockbuster movies at the Zodiac theatre with an impressive 1,000 seat capacity; themed recreational activities and enrichment workshops; a thrilling water park at sea with a pool and 6 waterslides, rope courses and ziplines, a rock-climbing wall; bowling alleys; enjoy the Zouk Beach Club with favourites movies under the stars or catch the party nights; amazing duty-free shopping; or simply relax at the comfort of a wide sundeck, spas and many more attractions – perfect for vacationers or for any corporate retreats and team-building activities at sea.

“With the start of our first sailing and the official launch of Resorts World Cruises, we look forward to being a key driving force in making Singapore and ASEAN one of the largest year-round cruise regions and also as a premiere cruise hub, boosting the growth of the cruise tourism industry and the Fly-Cruise segment to Singapore”, added Mr. Michael Goh.

Text: PM Resorts World Cruises

Das Comeback von Lim Kok Thay

Totgesagte leben länger. Dieser Filmtitel lässt sich auch auf die Kreuzfahrt übertragen. Im Fall des malaysischen Unternehmers Lim Kok Thay trifft es auf jeden Fall zu. Obwohl eigentlich seine Genting-Gruppe sich aus dem Touristikmarkt verabschiedet hat, keimt jetzt wieder eine neue Pflanze auf. Am Kreuzfahrtterminal in Singapur wird die Genting Dream auf den Neustart vorbereitet. Die Genting Dream wurde dafür mit Einwilligung der Gläubiger aus der Bucht vor Hongkong nach Singapur überführt. Unter dem neuen Namen Resorts World Cruises wagt Lim Kok Thay am 15. Juni den Neustart.

Die Genting Dream wurde zusammen mit der World Dream 2015 bis 2016 in Papenburg gebaut. Es war der erste Neubau seit Jahren für die Reederei Star Cruises von Lim Kok Thay. Noch in der Bauphase wurde für dieses Schiff aber eine neue Marke geschaffen: Die Dream Cruises. Die Tochter von Genting Hong Kong sollte als neue Marke in Asien eine führende Kreuzfahrtadresse werden.

Nach dem Zusammenbruch der Genting Hong Kong kamen die Schiffe im Winter unter Insolvenzverwaltung. Wie die Strait Times in Singapur berichtet, wurde am 9. März bereits die Resorts World Cruises in Singapur beim Registergericht durch die Firma Two Trees Family Holdings angemeldet. Hinter dem Unternehmen steht die Familie von Lim Kok Thay.

Foto: Frank Behling

Der Grund, warum die Genting Dream für dieses Vorhaben extra aus Hongkong nach Singapur verlegt wurde und die bereits in Singapur ankernde Schwester World Dream nicht genutzt wird, dürfte an den Eigentumsverhältnissen liegen.

Die Genting Dream wurde bereits im Januar 2020 zum Preis von 900 Millionen Euro an vier chinesische Leasing-Banken verkauft. Damit ist dieses Schiff nicht Teil der Insolvenz von Genting. Eigner der Genting Dream ist deshalb eine Tochter der in Monaco ansässigen V-Ships Management-Gruppe. Sie führt im Auftrag der Banken den Betreib des Schiffes.

Bei der World Dream sind noch Banken aus Deutschland im Gläubigerausschuss, darunter auch die KfW Ipex, die Investitionsbank des Bundes. Die KfW Ipex hatte fast zeitgleich mit der Eintragung der neuen Kreuzfahrtgesellschaft Resorts World Cruises die World Dream in Singapur unter Arrest legen lassen. Es wird der Verkauf oder eine Versteigerung des Schiffes geplant.  

World Dream, (Archiv) Foto: Frank Behling

Der neue Veranstalter hat auch sofort für alle von Stornierungen der Reisen der World Dream betroffenen Passagiere die Möglichkeit zur Umbuchung der Reisen bis zum 31. August auf die Genting Dream angeboten.

„Wenn ein Passagier 1.000 Dollar für die World Dream bezahlt hatten, geben wir ihnen 1000 Dollar Kreuzfahrtguthaben, und er kann an Bord kommen und zwischen dem 15. Juni und März 2023 kreuzen“, sagte Michael Goh, Präsident und Leiter des internationalen Vertriebs von Resorts World Cruises in der Strait Times.

Rund 13.000 Buchungen der World Dream sollen betroffen sein. CEO der neuen Reederei ist Colin Au, der von Genting wechselte. Er kündigte auch die Erweiterung des Fahrplans in der Region an. Alle geleisteten Zahlung für Tickets sollen jedoch auf ein Treuhänderkonto fließen und so für die Passagiere sicher bis zum Reiseantritt aufbewahrt werden.

Das neue Unternehmen rekrutiert 1600 Crewmitglieder und 70 von rund 100 ehemaligen Mitarbeitern aus den Bereichen Vertrieb und Marketing von Genting Hong Kong.

Die Zukunft der Flotte von Dream Cruises mit der World Dream und der Explorer Dream soll kurzfristig entschieden werden. Ein Treffen der Gläubiger am 20. Mai soll hier die Weichen stellen. Ein Einsatz der beiden weiteren Schiffe ist ab Sommer möglich.

Resorts World Cruises, dessen Muttergesellschaft Two Trees Family ist, ist eine Marke von Resorts World. Dieser Hotelkonzern hat weltweit über 46 Hotels mit mehr als 30.000 Mitarbeitern. Die neue Tochtergesellschaft Two Trees führt Lim Kok Thay und seinen Sohn Lim Keong Hui als Direktor. FB