by HAZATUL SYIMA HARON / pics source: Resorts World Cruise
AFFLUENT travellers can start booking their cruise with Resorts World Cruises, a new Asian luxury and dynamic lifestyle cruise brand that will debut in Singapore on June 15 with the Genting Dream.
The new kid on the block aims to position itself as the leading and best cruise line in the region for Asian and internationally sourced passengers, providing diverse international experiences which can also be customised.
With billionaire Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay at the helm as executive chairman, Resorts World Cruises is his cruise line comeback after the collapse of Genting Hong Kong Ltd.
“We started our cruise operations 30 years ago in Singapore and we are excited to again launch the first Resorts World Cruises in Singapore, the first country to re-open cruising in the region. Resorts World Cruises will have its headquarters in Singapore and is committed to making Singapore the leading cruise hub in Asia,” said Lim.
The company bills Genting Dream as the most spacious ship in Asia with18 decks and 150,695 gross tonnes that can accommodate 3,352 passengers for a generous space ratio of 45 gross tonnes per passenger. And with 1,600 crew, the ship will have the best service with the most crew per passenger compared to any other ship in the region.
Vacationers will be spoilt for choice with 1,674 modern accommodations, consisting of Interior staterooms, Oceanview staterooms and Balcony staterooms for that stunning panoramic view at sea, as well as Palace Suites at the iconic and exclusive “The Palace” occupying the top deck of the ship with private amenities.
“The Palace” is a “luxury ship-within-a-ship” at the top deck with 142 suites, including its own exclusive restaurant, bar, sundeck, spa, gym and other facilities with butler service.
With lavish, lush and artistry in mind, each suite is fitted with premier bath amenities, Italian bed linens and more. Personalised hospitality and service are provided with 24-hour European-trained butler concierge service.
Targeting a wide Asian demographic, Getting Dream is ideal for multi-generation families, couples, millennials and more. The fun begins on deck with a myriad of facilities and services ranging from a giant waterpark with six slides and pools, bowling alleys, duty-free shopping with many renowned international brands, spa treatments and well-equipped gyms with personalised qualified trainers.
Having received Singapore’s CruiseSafe certification, Genting Dream will be operated with high standards in safety and precautionary measures in accordance with both local and international guidelines.
Its state-of-the-art Zodiac theatre will offer award-winning and international production shows, led by varied multicultural professional performers, showcasing brand new concepts of fusing entertainment and dining experiences at different on-board venues with dedicated themes.
A multitude of thematic on-board activities and fun-filled workshops inspired by popular international destinations and trends will also be available, including Styling & Make-Up Workshops, Cultural Workshops, Ikebana Flower Display Classes, Mystical Magic Classes, Play & Learning activities, which are all perfect for kids and families and more.
With so much to do on-board, vacationers are bound to whip up an appetite. Genting Dream is the only halal-friendly cruise ship in the Asia-Pacific region with both certified “Halal” and authentic vegetarian food, including Jain vegetarianism, as well as Western, Japanese, Chinese and other dining venues.
Feast on a wide spread of global inspired international cuisine and beverages at any of the 35 on-board restaurants and bars, comprising inclusive restaurants and specialty restaurants created exclusively by award-winning international chefs. Enjoy also a series of unique beverage experiences on-board Genting Dream, ranging from wine to cigar bars.
Genting Dream sailings will start June 15, 2022, during Singapore school holidays, with a combination of two= and three-night round-trip cruises from the island state. From Sept 30, Resorts World Cruises plans to expand its itineraries with more refreshing two-, three- and five-night destination cruises to other popular neighbouring destinations in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Resorts World Cruises will offer complimentary cruise credits of equivalent value for all paid affected passengers impacted by Genting Hong Kong’s World Dream cruise cancellations in Singapore between March 2 and Aug 31, 2022.
Bookings for Genting Dream starts May 18 and all cruise payments made to Resorts World Cruises will be kept in a separate account, that will only be drawn down prior to the actual cruise commencement. As such, Resorts World Cruises’ customers can be assured that their paid cruise fares will remain safe and protected.