With the luxury Genting Dream homeported in Singapore, the line is targeting Southeast Asian countries to cruise in the region.
Genting Dream will launch “inspirational” itineraries to the pristine Macleod Island in Myanmar, Surabaya and North Bali to attract holidaymakers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
With Macleod Island, the line is bringing the “private island concept of cruising, popular in the Caribbean’’ to Asia for the first time.
“We are passionately committed to delivering great destination experiences, exemplary service and outstanding value from our new homeport in Singapore. We remain Asian at heart and international in spirit,’’ said Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.
He also said that Genting Dream is particularly keen to develop its fly-cruise market targeting not only the international cruisers from Australia and India, but also regionally.
A tripartite partnership has been formed with Singapore Tourism Board, Changi Airport and Genting to invest $28 million to develop the fly-cruise market and promote Singapore as a strategic gateway to neighbouring countries.
Asia’s cruise market is vibrant and estimated to reach 4.5 million by 2035 – a 10-fold increase from 2016 said Lionel Yeo, chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board.
Passengers on board the Genting Dream will be spoilt for choice with 35 restaurants, bars and lounges, the world’s largest Asian reflexology spa at sea, more than 1000 sq meter of prime retail space, six waterslides, a rock climbing wall and a ropes course.
Genting Dream is also about “inspirational luxury” with wealthy guests able to book 142 suites in Dream Palace, “a-ship-within-a-ship” with European-styled butlers and private entry to their own swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, fine dining restaurant and casino.