By Gaya Travel on December 12, 2017


Luxury cruise line catering to the regional high-end market and further supporting Malaysia’s cruise tourism sector

Port Klang – Dream Cruises, the luxury Asian cruise brand of Genting Cruise Lines, celebrated the arrival of Genting Dream today at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Port Klang, Selangor, in the presence of more than 400 guests including government dignitaries, media, business and trade partners. Asia’s luxury cruise line, Dream Cruises debuted Genting Dream to the high-end market in Asia last November to great acclaim receiving a Star Performer Top Ten rating in the Large Resort category of the highly-revered Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide 2018 along with ‘Best New Ship’ and ‘Best Cruise Line – Entertainment’ recognitions at the Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards 2017.

Notable attendees at the welcome event included Guest of Honour, Mr. Manoharan Periasamy, Director of Package Development Division, Tourism Malaysia.

Dream Cruises’ inaugural vessel, Genting Dream is a luxurious floating integrated resort designed specifically for the Asian market, which commenced her homeport deployment in Singapore on 16 November 2017. Genting Dream takes guests on a range of two-night weekend cruises and alternating five-night Sunday cruises from Singapore to destinations in the Straits of Malacca and in the Java Seas. The five-night Straits of Malacca Cruise will feature Port Klang-Penang-Phuket itineraries and the five-night cruise in the Java Sea to Surabaya and North Bali. Passengers can combine the Straits of Malacca and Java Sea cruises for a 12-night cruise, with the option of spending the weekend in between either on board the ship or in a hotel in Singapore.


In conjunction with Genting Dream’s inaugural call to Port Klang today, Dream Cruises is pleased to showcase Genting Dream to its invited guests with a special ship tour, as well as an exclusive preview of Dream Cruises’ thrilling signature production show inspired by the hull art of Genting Dream, conceived by pop-art artist Jacky Tsai, entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream” – a tale of love, hope and the overcoming of seemingly impossible boundaries between a mermaid and an astronaut.

Honourable guests toasted to the inaugural arrival of Genting Dream in Port Klang, Selangor.
(L-R) Ms. Cynthia Lee, Vice President of Sales, Genting Cruise Lines; Dato’ Rossid Musa, Deputy Director General, Marine Department Malaysia; Captain Kamal Ariffin bin Idris, Assistant General Manager, Port Klang Authority; Dato’ Sarip bin Ismail, Director of Selangor Royal Malaysian Customs Department; Lim Soon Lye, Special Branch, Royal Malaysia Police, Southern Klang District; Dr. Kuhashini Venukopalan, Port Health Medical Officer, Port Klang Health Office; Mr. Syed Ja’ffar bin Syed Mohamed, General Manager, Operations, Boustead Cruise Centre; Mr. Manoharan Periasamy, Director of Package Development Division, Tourism Malaysia; Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises; Mr. Farhan Abdul Rahim, Principal Assistant Secretary, Maritime Division, Ministry of Transport; Madam Noorul Ashikin, General Manager, Tourism Selangor; Mr. Adli bin Othman, Deputy Assistant Director, Selangor Immigration Department of Malaysia, North Port and Captain Magnus Gottberg of Genting Dream.

Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises said, “Today, we are truly excited to debut Genting Dream in Port Klang, Selangor, which is also close in proximity to Kuala Lumpur, as well as in Penang last week (27 Nov). As one of Asia’s growing markets in cruise tourism, Genting Cruise Lines continues to see great potential in Malaysia and we are thrilled to be able to support the industry with our calls to Port Klang and Penang as part of Genting Dream’s itineraries from Singapore.”

He also added, “With the introduction of the second ship, World Dream, Dream Cruises has now doubled the size of its fleet in just under a year and we are appreciative of the continued support of our numerous business partners in helping us achieve this milestone.”


With Dream Cruises, guests on board Genting Dream can enjoy a new “integrated resort” experience at sea featuring luxurious comforts, thrilling shows and numerous dining options. The ultimate in opulence at sea, Dream Palace offers a discrete “ship within a ship’ experience – an exclusive enclave that will pamper guests with the most spacious suites in Asia, luxury amenities, priority access and European Butler service. The 18-deck ship also showcases Crystal Life Spa health and wellness facilities featuring the largest Asian reflexology spa at sea, 1,100 square metres of retail space and over 35 restaurants and bar concepts, including Bistro by Mark Best, from the internationally acclaimed Australian Chef, and the world’s first Johnnie Walker House at sea. Genting Dream also offers a diverse range of leisure and entertainment activities including six water slides, a rope and rock climbing wall, a 35m zip-line that swings over the open seas, a mini-golf course, a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley, a 999-seater Zodiac Theatre for world-class production shows, state-of-the-art karaoke facilities, as well as internationally acclaimed night club Zouk and the Zouk Beach Club for Zouk Out At Sea parties.


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