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Resorts World Cruises resurrects Genting Ship to launch its new brand

Malaysian tycoon Lim Kok Thay, former head of bankrupt Chinese company Genting Hong Kong, has announced the creation of a new cruise line called “Resorts World Cruises” as an extension of his global hotel-casino brand, Resorts World.

In a recent Press releasewho hailed the new line as “a new brand of luxury and dynamic lifestyle Asian cruises”, the new Resorts World Cruises revealed that it will debut with a June 15, 2022 departure from Singapore at the using a former Dream Cruises ship, Genting’s Dream.

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Genting subsidiaries Crystal Cruises, Star Cruises and Dream Cruises also went bankrupt in early 2022 when the company filed for insolvency after two of its ships were seized for unpaid fuel bills and it was already strapped for cash to reimburse guests for cruises canceled due to the pandemic.

According Weekly trip, the 18-deck, 150,695 gross ton Genting Dream was delivered to Dream Cruises in 2016 and can accommodate 3,352 passengers based on double occupancy. According to the official statement from the new cruise line, the ship has a “generous space ratio of 45 gross tons per passenger”, making it “the most spacious ship in Asia”.

Despite Genting Hong Kong’s collapse in the pandemic era, the Resorts World hotel brand – which Lim also controls – remains, “a global brand with 46 properties in 8 countries spanning 4 continents, welcoming over 80 million visitors per year and served by more than 30,000 employees,” the statement said. Through it, the Malaysian billionaire appears to be resurrecting his former cruise business from the ashes.

“We began our cruise operations 30 years ago in Singapore and are delighted to re-launch the world’s first Resorts Cruises in Singapore, the first country to reopen cruises in the region,” said Tan Sri KT Lim, Executive Chairman of Resorts World. Cruises. “Resorts World Cruises will be headquartered in Singapore and is committed to making Singapore the leading cruise hub in Asia.” He continued, “We also appreciate the support and confidence of Chinese leasing banks that allowed Resorts World Cruises to charter the Genting Dream.”

In its statement, the new line said that “as a gesture of goodwill to thank our vacationers for their continued support,” Resorts World Cruises will issue free cruise credits to guests affected by the cancellation of World Dream voyages (another ship Dream Cruises). between March 2 and August 31, 2022, for an amount equal to their canceled cruise.

For more information, visit rwcruises.com.