Genting Dream accidents and incidents

Genting Dream cruise ship


Length (LOA)
335 m / 1099 ft

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  • propulsion / power loss - 2018 (Singapore Strait)
  14 December 2018Other Incidents

On December 14, 2018, Genting Cruise Lines celebrated company's 25th anniversary on the Genting Dream ship docked in Singapore. In 1993, from Singapore started company's ever-first cruise with the ship Langkapuri Star Aquarius (now the cruise ferry Pearl Seaways).

The special event was attended by nearly 500 VIP guests representing government, business partners and travel agents. Guest of honor was Chee Hong Tat - Singaporean politician, in 2018 serving as Senior Minister of State for Singapore's Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education. GHK representatives included Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Malaysian-Chinese billionaire, GHK's Chairman and CEO), Colin Au (GHK's President) and other senior executives and staff members.

Originally established as "Star Cruises", Genting Cruise Lines was the first to introduce newbuild cruise liners specifically designed for the Asian market. In 25 years, GHK (Genting Hong Kong) served over 6,5 million cruisers, and its fleet made over 7500 ship calls in Singapore. Genting Group owns the MV Werften shipyards in Germany, and also owns three cruise brands (Crystal, Dream, Star).

  02 May 2018Propulsion / Power Loss

May 2, 2018, the 3-night cruise from Singapore to Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) was canceled due to propulsion problems. The ship was returning back to Singapore from a 3-night Phuket Thailand cruise when experienced technical issues and had to be assisted to port by 4 tugboats.

During the accident, the liner carried around 3000 passengers. The return to Singapore was delayed by 5 hours. The May 2-booked customers were informed that the 2-night Singapore-Klang cruise (May 2 departure at 9 pm) is canceled due to "technical issues".

As compensation, affected passengers received full refunds plus complimentary 2-night weekday cruise (offer valid until November 30, 2018) plus complimentary USD 200 future Dream Cruises booking credit. At the cruise terminal, the company arranged for complimentary light refreshments, hotel and transportation arrangements for all affected by the cancellation passengers, plus rebooking flights (for international travelers).

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