Genting launches pioneering cruise to Myanmar island

Genting Cruise Lines is pioneering cruise journeys to a private island in the south of Myanmar in partnership with local resort operator, Tint Tint Myanmar Group.

The SuperStar Libra made its inaugural arrival at Mac Leod Island on November 3 as part of its latest four-night roundtrip cruise itineraries, which also stop at Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, and Penang.

Joining hands to promote cruise tourism to private Myanmar island: (from left) Star Cruises’ Ang Moo Lim, Genting Hong Kong’s Raymond Lim, Tint Tint Myanmar Group’s Tint Tint Lwin, Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism’s Myint Htwe

The Genting Hong Kong subsidiary said this would be the first time an international cruise enterprise is partnering a Myanmar company in cruise port development, which it expects will open new opportunities for the domestic and regional cruise tourism market.

“Private Islands are a key feature for many cruise lines in the Caribbean and, as a pioneer of the Asian cruise industry, we are excited to be partnering with Tint Tint Myanmar Group to help create the infrastructure on MacLeod Island to become a key private paradise for Genting Cruise Lines’ guests and to start Myanmar on its journey to become a worldwide cruise destination,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines.

As part of the collaboration, the Yangon-headquartered Tint Tint Myanmar Group will also leverage its expertise to provide entertainment and experiential shore excursion options for visiting guests.

Genting Cruise Lines has also announced itineraries for Star Cruises and Dream Cruises that include the opportunity to cruise to to MacLeod Island.

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