Genting Cruise Lines has announced the launch of the year-long Make-A-Wish @ Sea fund-raising campaign across its Dream Cruises and Star Cruises fleet in the Asia.
As part of the Make-A-Wish @ Sea campaign, Genting Cruise Lines is setting aside US$125,000 worth of cabins to be used in support of granting the wishes of children battling critical illnesses and undergoing medical treatments in Asia.
Guests cruising on board any of Dream Cruises’ and Star Cruises’ ships can take part in the Make-A-Wish @ Sea initiative by making a donation while on their cruise holiday.
To donate, guests need only to scan designated QR codes available on board each ship, and a small fixed amount will be included in their bill for settlement upon check out.
Alternatively, guests can also make cash contributions via donation boxes on the ships.
In honour of World Wish Day in April, Genting Cruise Lines also played a part fulfilling a Wish Child’s dream of taking a cruise vacation with his family.
Aqil Naufal bin Zulkipli, a six-year-old boy from Malaysia, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, experienced a three-night Phuket/Penang round-trip cruise vacation with Star Cruises on board SuperStar Gemini, which departed from Port Klang on April 19.
“This collaboration with Genting Cruise Lines will not only help us put smiles and bring hope to our wish children in Asia, it also enables us to fulfil more wishes for children with critical illnesses in the region from the funds raised,” said Michel Rudolphie, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish International.