Resorts World Cruises launches service to Singapore

Resorts World Cruises debuts today in Singapore.

Operating the Genting Dream, the new cruise line is launching a series of short cruises departing from the Marina Bay Cruise Center.

Following in the footsteps of Dream Cruises, the new brand will initially operate ocean getaways before beginning destination cruising next month.

Starting July 3, the Genting Dream will offer two- and three-night cruises to Indonesia and Malaysia.

Marking the return of international cruises to Southeast Asia, the itineraries will include visits to Bintan and Batam Islands, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca (via Port Dickson) and Penang.

From October, the ship also sails to other destinations, including Phuket and Krabi, Thailand, and North Bali, Indonesia.

Originally ordered for Star Cruises, the Genting Dream was built in Germany by the Meyer Werft shipyard and entered service in November 2016.

Transferred to Dream Cruises while still under construction, the ship became the first to sail for the new brand, which aimed to offer premium cruises in Asia.

Designed to cater to this segment, the 150,000 ton vessel carries 3,400 guests and 2,000 crew, giving her above-average guest space and crew-to-guest ratios.

Genting Dream also offers over 35 onboard restaurants and bars, in addition to a wide range of onboard activities, amenities and cabins, over 70% of which have a private balcony.

Another feature is The Palace, a private suite enclave atop the ship that includes larger rooms, European-style butler service, and exclusive amenities.

Created after the end of Dream Cruises, Resorts World Cruises is part of the Resorts World group of hotels and casinos.

Controlled by the Lim family, which owned and operated Genting Cruise Lines, the new brand chartered the Genting Dream in May.

According to the company, the ship will now offer guests a “cruising the high seas” experience, complementing Resorts World’s portfolio which also includes 46 properties in eight different countries.