Resorts World Cruises will begin cruise voyages from Singapore to the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan with Dream of Genting from July 1. Stopovers will also be made to Malaysian destinations in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang.
According to reports, Michael Goh, president of World Cruisessays that Dream of Genting will set sail for the Indonesian islands on a two-night voyage every Friday from July 1. The ship will depart Singapore for Malaysian destinations on July 3 for a three-night voyage.
Here are the details of the Singapore-Indonesia Cruise by Genting Dream
More destinations to add
Goh said Resorts World Cruises will be the first cruise line from Singapore to resume cruising to Indonesia. He also said other popular destinations such as Phuket and Krabi in Thailand and North Bali in Indonesia will be added to cruise plans from October 2022.
Welcoming the resumption of cruises with Singapore, Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno expressed hope for an improvement in the regional cruise tourism industry.
Meanwhile, Annie Chang, director of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said the number of destinations Resorts World Cruises has on its list bolsters Singapore’s cruise offering with more options for domestic and international cruisers. .
“STB will continue to work closely with our regional counterparts to reopen more ports and reinvigorate the cruise industry in Southeast Asia,” Chang said.
The news from Resorts World Cruises comes days after another company, Royal Caribbean International, announced the resumption of cruises between Singapore and Malaysia. Royal Caribbean International said its ship, Specter of the Seaswill begin sailing from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Penang from June 30.
More about Dream of Genting
Dream of Genting was formerly operated by Genting Hong Kong. The ship became part of a new company named Resorts World Cruises after Genting Hong Kong disappeared in early 2022. Resorts World Cruises is believed to be registered in Singapore and started by Malaysian tycoon Lim Kok Thay.
On May 18, Michael Goh said more than 1,600 employees in Singapore were being rehired by the company to run the business.
(Main and featured images: Resorts World Cruises)