GENTING Dream will be making a comeback later this month under billionaire Lim Kok Thay’s new cruise brand.
The former Dream Cruises ship will set sail from her homeport of Singapore on 15 June under the new ‘Resorts World Cruises’ brand, for which planning began in February, according to its President Michael Goh – who held the same title at the defunct line.
Genting Dream is set to be joined by more fleetmates in the near future too, according to another former Dream executive-turned-Resorts World corner office-holder, Colin Au.
“The company will aspire to have many more ships in other parts of Asia,” he said, adding, “it is a reaffirmation that cruising is good for the region and will be a growth industry.”
Au also noted unlike Dream, all cruise payments made will be kept in a separate account to be drawn down only prior to the cruise commencing.
Bookings are now open, with Genting Dream to undertake cruises to nowhere, ahead of plans to launch trips to Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia from September.
Resorts World will offer complimentary cruise credits of the equivalent value for all paid passengers affected by World Dream’s cruise cancellations in Singapore between 02 March and 31 August.