Resorts World Cruises announced the start of its 3- and 5-night cruises to Phuket (Thailand) from Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang Malaysia) and Singapore onboard the Genting Dream ship, commencing from November 2022 onwards.
Passengers can enjoy a voyage to Phuket (Thailand) with the option to embark out of Singapore for the 5-night Kuala Lumpur-Penang-Phuket cruises departing on November 20, 2022, and March 12, 2023.
Alternatively, tourists may choose to depart from Port Klang on November 21, 2022, and March 13, 2023, for a 5-night Penang-Phuket-Singapore cruise.
Bookings open from November 15 for the 3-night Phuket cruises from Singapore and the 3-night Singapore-Phuket cruises from Port Klang. Sailing dates are available between May 2023-April 2024.
According to Mr. Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises, the response to Genting Dream’s 2- and 3-night cruises had been very positive and was gaining strong momentum in demand.
"As such, the introduction of Phuket as a cruise destination is timely and will further fuel the growth of the domestic and FlyCruise markets in the region. Also, vacationers will now have more travel choices to Phuket, including the comfort and convenience of a cruise ship, which are inclusive of meals, recreational activities and entertainment.”
Mrs. Nongyao Jirundorn, Director Malaysia & Brunei, Tourism Authority of Thailand said that as the cruise tourism industry was making a comeback, they were "delighted to collaborate with Resorts World Cruises to welcome more inbound tourists to Phuket and across Thailand from the cruise sector."
"On behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, we would like to congratulate Resorts World Cruises on their first call to Phuket. We are excited that more calls to the island are confirmed and expected in 2023 and 2024”.
Hotspot attractions of Phuket include visiting the smaller islands Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Bamboo Island, and more; visiting various cultural and religious sites like Wat Chalong, Big Buddha, Phuket Old Town; interacting with the elephants at the jungle sanctuaries; as well as shopping at the bustling street markets and malls.
The 2016-built MS Genting Dream ship is one of the world's largest passenger liners by volume (151300-GT-tons) and debuted in November 2016.
In late April 2022, Asian online media reported that Genting Dream becomes the first liner in the fleet of Resorts World Cruises/RWC - a Singapore-registered company (incorporated on March 9, 2022) established by Lim Kok Thay (Genting Group/Genting Cruise Lines). It was also reported that RWC is in negotiations with banks and investors to acquire Dream Cruises' other two vessels (Explorer Dream, World Dream).