Resorts World Cruises is taking Genting Dream around the region, with sailings calling at Bintan and Batam islands in Indonesia, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (via Port Dickson) and Penang in Malaysia from July 1, 2022.
This is ahead of initial plans to roll out cruises with South-east Asian port calls from September 30.
In a press release, the company said the launch of destination cruises “is timely as the Genting Dream undergoes final preparations for her inaugural cruise from her homeport in Singapore on June 15″.
Genting Dream will sail the two-night Bintan and Batam Weekend Getaway Cruise every Friday from July 1, and the three-night Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (via Port Dickson)-Penang Cruise every Sunday from July 3. Genting Dream will also offer a two-night Malaysia option that calls at Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, setting sail every Wednesday.
Michael Goh, president of Resorts World Cruises, shared plans to expand itineraries to other hot destinations, such as Phuket and Krabi in Thailand and North Bali in Indonesia from October 2022 “to provide our vacationers with more destination options”.
Goh acknowledged strong support from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand governments in facilitating Resorts World Cruises’ launch of destination cruises.
Annie Chang, director, cruise, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said Resorts World Cruises regional sailings will help to boost Singapore’s cruise offerings.
“STB will continue to work closely with our regional counterparts to reopen more ports and reinvigorate the cruise industry in South-east Asia,” Chang said.
Commenting on Genting Dream‘s Indonesia cruise offerings, Sandiaga Uno, Indonesia’s minister of tourism and creative economy, said: “With Resorts World Cruises taking on a pioneering role to restart destination cruises in Indonesia, we are confident that together, we will rejuvenate the regional cruise tourism industry.”