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All we know about the new ‘Resorts World Cruises’: UNOFFICIALLY

With the Genting Dream Cruise ship entering the dry dock in Singapore, there are speculations that the newly registered Resorts World Cruises would start operations anytime from June 2022.

Meanwhile, V.Ships Leisure has taken over full management responsibilities for the entire Dream Cruises fleet – Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream, in addition to the Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Endeavor. 

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Resorts World Cruises has been registered as a company in Singapore.

Genting Dream has reached Singapore in drydock for at least two weeks to maybe replace the logo on the funnel (not sure if the hull art will change as well. We hope it doesn’t, as Genting Dream has one of the finest hull art in the world), maintenance of the ship, crew positioning, etc.

As per a few industry experts, it is quite expensive to keep a huge ship like Genting Dream docked/parked at a port for long as it will further incur costs to the company along with maintenance of the overall ship and the crew onboard. The new makeover ship out of drydock might return to the dock in Marina Bay Cruise Centre estimated in the third week of May. Thereafter, it is assumed that it will be logistics preparations and pick-up of the new sign-on crews in the cruise terminal.

The best step ahead is to start the operations at the earliest and we assume after two weeks of dry dock, the company can start operations anytime soon.

Will Explorer Dream join the new brand?

While Genting Dream is on dry dock, V.Ships Leisure has taken over the management of Explorer Dream, effective April 29, 2022. The ship is currently laid with only essential crews for the safe manning purposes at Port Klang in Malaysia.

Post pandemic, Explorer Dream was among the first ships to be back in service in 2020, offering itineraries around destinations in Taiwan.

The fate of Star Cruises ships

The SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini and the Star Pisces of Star Cruises ships are said to be getting scrapped in the near future, according to industry sources. The three ships are currently located in Malaysia and should be heading toward Alang in India soon.

Included in the ships sold was one of the original ships that helped to establish Star Cruises as Asia’s first modern cruise brand as well as two transitional cruise ships from the history of the Norwegian Cruise Line and the North American cruise business. The fourth ship had been retired a few years ago and was being used for accommodations at Genting’s MV Werften shipyard in Germany.

Back story

The Genting-owned Resorts World brand and the new start-up – Resorts World Cruises, is owned by the Lim family, who started Star Cruises back on November 10, 1993 in Malaysia with headquarters in Hong Kong. In 2015, Genting purchased luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises, Singaporean nightclub Zouk, and a majority stake in German shipyard Lloyd Werft. In November of that year, Genting also introduced Dream Cruises as a new luxury cruise brand in Asia.

After shutting down earlier this year, court-appointed liquidators are looking for buyers for company assets, including the Dream Cruises fleet of three ships plus the new Global Dream which sits unfinished at MV Werften in Germany.

Industry rumours continue to suggest the Lim family hopes to continue their involvement in the global cruise business and is said to be hoping to reorganize with just its Dream Cruises brand and a scaled-back operation.