Resorts World Cruises celebrates 2nd Anniversary with dual-port festivities

   June 24, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Resorts World Cruises celebrated its second anniversary on June 23rd, highlighting a period of significant growth and innovation. The milestone was marked by dual-port festivities in Singapore with the ships Genting Dream and Resorts World One, attended by 1000+ trade partners, media, and public members.

The celebrations included world-class entertainment in each ship's theater, guided tours, and a poolside party featuring cake cutting and champagne toasts. This festive atmosphere was also the backdrop for announcements about the company's future plans. In its second year, Resorts World Cruises welcomed ~3.3 million passengers aboard its ships, Genting Dream and Resorts World One.

Michael Goh, president of Resorts World Cruises, emphasized the company’s ambitious approach, stating they like to make the impossible possible. This drive is reflected in their rapid achievements, including becoming the first cruise line to homeport in Indonesia. The Resorts World One arrived in Jakarta on June 16th, launching a seasonal deployment with four 6-night round-trip cruises from Jakarta to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

In a pioneering move, the company will become Asia's first cruise brand to sail to the Middle East. From October 18, 2024, to April 13, 2025, the ship Resorts World One will be homeported in Dubai, offering a variety of itineraries ranging from 2 to 3 nights in the Arabian Gulf.

The cruise line has also secured official halal certification for both its ships, ensuring Muslim travelers can enjoy certified halal cuisines and other Muslim-friendly services. Known for its themed sailings, including Lego and Halloween themes, Goh hinted at an upcoming special collaboration expected to excite guests, though details remain undisclosed.

Goh explained their themed sailings focus on experiential cruising and they cater to different market segments with programs tailored to various seasons. Currently, they are working on year-end offerings with themes even extend to their cuisine, with special high teas, and chefs constantly striving to surprise customers.

One unique feature guests might experience is being unexpectedly drawn into a real-life musical. Goh revealed that during dinner, crew members from various departments might break into choreographed song and dance routines, adding an element of surprise to the cruise experience.