Resorts World Cruises makes homeport debut in Jakarta Indonesia

   June 17, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Resorts World Cruises has marked a significant milestone in Indonesia's maritime history with the deployment of the Resorts World One ship in Jakarta for her seasonal homeport operations.

This development establishes Resorts World Cruises as the first international cruise line to homeport in Indonesia, offering a series of 4 round-trip cruises between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on June 16, 21, 26, and July 1, 2024. Indonesian travelers now have the convenience of embarking on these cruises directly from Tanjung Priok in Jakarta.

To commemorate this historic event, Resorts World Cruises, in collaboration with local Indonesian authorities, organized a special celebratory event. Upon the ship’s arrival, the Indonesian tourism authority welcomed disembarking tourists with cultural performances and souvenirs. A formal event was held on board the ship, attended by 250+ guests, including key government officials such as Capt. Hendri Ginting M.M., Director of Marine Safety & Seafarers, Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, and Itok Parikesit, Director of Special Interest Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Also present were Resorts World Cruises’ Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, CEO & Executive Director Colin Au, President Michael Goh, and other members of the operational management team.

The maiden voyage from Jakarta has seen overwhelming demand, with close to 3,500 guests and crew on board. Resorts World One is also notable for its certification as an OIC/SMIIC Standard Halal-Friendly Cruise Ship, offering Muslim travelers certified Halal cuisines in designated sections of its complimentary restaurants. The 13-deck ship features a wide range of Asian and international cuisine across 18 bars and restaurants, and offers numerous recreational activities, including the Roman-themed Parthenon Pool with Caesar’s Slide and Jacuzzis, movie nights at sea, and live international stage shows.

Guests on the 6-day/5-night Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Cruises can choose from a variety of accommodations, ranging from Interior Staterooms to Oceanview and Balcony staterooms, as well as luxury suites in "The Palace," a private all-suite enclave with exclusive amenities and 24-hour European-style butler service.

These cruises offer Indonesian travelers the opportunity to explore Southeast Asia’s popular destinations in comfort, without the hassle of packing and unpacking at each city. Between destinations, vacationers can enjoy the onboard facilities, entertainment, and various cuisines. In Singapore, guests can visit iconic landmarks such as the Merlion, Flower Dome Cloud Forest, and Supertree Observatory, enjoy shopping on Orchard Road, and savor renowned hawker stalls and Michelin-awarded restaurants. In Kuala Lumpur, travelers can explore cultural and historical sites such as the Batu Caves, KLCC Twin Towers, and TRX skyscraper, and enjoy Malaysia's diverse and unique culinary offerings.