Resorts World Cruises is now gearing up to offer sailings from Singapore to international destinations, just weeks after announcing its launch and inaugural cruise from Singapore on 15 June 2022.
Come 1 July 2022, Resorts World Cruises' will begin sailings to the Bintan and Batam islands in Indonesia, as well as to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (via Port Dickson) and Penang in Malaysia on its flagship, the 3,352-passenger Genting Dream.
“Resorts World Cruises will be the first cruise line from Singapore to resume cruising to Indonesia with the 2-Night Bintan and Batam Weekend Getaway Cruise starting 1 July 2022. On 3 July 2022, we will also sail from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (via Port Dickson) and Penang in Malaysia," said Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises.
Welcoming Resorts World Cruises and the Genting Dream to the Bintan and Batam islands in Indonesia early July this year, Indonesia Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said: "With Resorts World Cruises taking on a pioneering role to restart destination cruises in Indonesia, we are confident that together, we will rejuvenate the regional cruise tourism industry."
Applauding the resumption of regional sailings, Annie Chang, Director, Cruise, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “We are delighted that Resorts World Cruises has added destinations to their cruises as more ports in the region reopen. This strengthens Singapore’s cruise offerings, giving even more options for domestic and international cruisers. STB will continue to work closely with our regional counterparts to reopen more ports and reinvigorate the cruise industry in Southeast Asia."
Later this year, Resorts World Cruises is set to sail to popular destinations to Phuket and Krabi in Thailand and North Bali in Indonesia from October 2022 onwards, according to Goh.
Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean International has also announced the comeback of destination cruising from Singapore. Spectrum of the Seas will begin cruising to ports in Malaysia with new 3- and 4-night itineraries from 30 June.