Genting Cruise Lines celebrated company's 25th anniversary with a special event held onboard Genting Dream in Singapore on December 14, to commemorate the first cruise of Langkapuri Star Aquarius (now Pearl Seaways) out of Singapore in 1993.
Among the about 500 guests representing government, business partners and travel agents, notable attendees included Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, who was the guest of honour. Genting representatives included Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Colin Au, Group President of GHK and other company's senior executives and staff members.
Originally established a quarter of century ago as "Star Cruises", Genting has been an integral force in founding the ASEAN as a major region and introducing innovative vessels designed specifically for the Asian cruise market where passengers can enjoy various dining options and leisure activities unrestricted by rigid schedules commonly found onboard other cruise ships.
Over the past 25 years, Genting Cruise Lines has welcomed over 6.5 million guests onboard its fleet through more than 7,500 calls in Singapore. Looking forward to the next successful years, Genting has bought its own shipyards in Germany, named “MV Werften”, and will be constructing a fleet of technologically advanced ships for its 3 brands.
The first of a fleet of luxurious 20,000GT “Endeavor Class” expedition ships is to be delivered to Crystal Cruises in 2020. It will be followed in 2021 by the first of a fleet of 200,000GT “Global Class” newbuilds for Dream Cruises, in 2022 by 67,000GT “Diamond Class” ships for Crystal and in 2023 by innovative “Contemporary Class” liners for Star Cruises.