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Genting Dream to set sail in Singapore under new brand Resorts World Cruises

Genting Dream, a cruise ship operated by the now-defunct Genting Hong Kong, will be ready to sail on 15 June under a new company named Resorts World Cruises. Launched by Malaysian tycoon Lim Kok Thay, it is reportedly registered in Singapore.

Genting Hong Kong wound up in early 2022, following which Kok Thay launched Resorts World Cruises. Genting Dream was one of the three ships that operated as Dream Cruises under Genting Hong Kong.

“Resorts World Cruises will have its headquarters in Singapore and is committed to making Singapore the leading cruise hub in Asia,” Kok Thay said in a statement.

Here’s all about Resorts World Cruises and Genting Dream

Rehiring for cruise operations

genting cruises resorts world cruises
(Image credit: Adam Gonzales/Unsplash)

Michael Goh, president and head of international sales of Resorts World Cruises, said at a media conference on 18 May that over 1,600 employees in Singapore are being rehired by them to run its business. Some others who previously worked in Genting Hong Kong’s sales, marketing and hotel operations are also being rehired.

The company also plans to offer cruise credits of “equivalent value” to all passengers who were affected by World Dream’s cruise cancellations in Singapore between 2 March and 31 August.

However, the complimentary gesture extends only to those who have not received any refund for their payment from their booking source. The credits will be valid from 15 June 2022 to March 2023.

Goh said that although 13,000 customers were affected by the cancellations, many of them have received refunds from credit card companies. However, the company has no record of it, he added.

About Genting Dream

(Image credit: Resorts World Cruises)

Genting Dream is an 18-deck cruise ship. Measuring 150,695 gross tonnes, it can accommodate a total of 3,352 passengers. It is considered one of the most spacious ships in Asia.

Besides Genting Dream, Dream Cruises also operated Explorer Dream and World Dream.

(Hero and featured image credit: Resorts World Cruises)

Manas Sen Gupta
Manas enjoys reading detective fiction and writing about anything that interests him. When not doing either of the two, he checks Instagram for the latest posts by travellers. Winter is his favourite season and he can happily eat a bowl of noodles any time of the day.
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