The move will attract more foreign tourists as the port is near to KLIA, a good land and air transport alternative for travellers, RWC says
by AZALEA AZUAR / Pic source from Genting Cruise Lines
RESORTS World Cruises (RWC) will be adding its Genting Dream homeport in Kuala Lumpur (KL) through Port Klang, Selangor, effective July 18, making it the first cruise line to add a homeport there.
This move, according to RWC, will attract more foreign tourists as Port Klang is near to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) located in Sepang, as well as aiming to be a land and air transport alternative for travellers between Singapore, KL and Penang.
RWC president Michael Goh said the company is excited to lead the cruise sector to boost Singaporean tourists and offer them to those in Peninsular Malaysia by bringing affordable and convenient options.
“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 travellers across the region”, Goh said in a statement.
Since RWC made Singapore a homeport on June 15, travellers are now able to select its dual homeport options.
The options that are currently available are the KL-Singapore two-night cruise which departs on Thursdays and Saturdays (RM688) and the KL-Penang-Singapore three-night-cruise which departs on Mondays (RM988).
The Singapore departure days will stay the same on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but will reintroduce the two-night High Seas Weekend Getaway cruises on Fridays beginning July 22.
The cruise includes interior Staterooms, Oceanview, Balcony suites and “The Palace” which is a luxury accommodation in which guests can enjoy a 24-hour European style butler service.
Before boarding, all crew and guests are required to have their Covid-19 vaccinations and undergo an antigen rapid test a day before departure.