Lim Kok Thai, the patriarch of Genting Group, announced last year that the new cruise line Resorts World Cruises would begin sailing from Hong Kong using Genting Hong Kong’s former cruise ships.
From March 10, the company will offer three cruises each week with two- or three-night itineraries using the former Explorer Dream, which has been renamed Resorts World One.
This is the second ship previously operated by Genting Hong Kong to be chartered by RVC, with Genting Dream starting sailings from Singapore and Malaysia in June 2022.
“We are delighted that Resorts World Cruises will have the first cruise ship to homeport in Hong Kong following the resumption of normal mainland and overseas travel,” said Lim, who is listed as chairman of the new entity.
“We hope to support the growth of tourism in Hong Kong as we have done for Singapore and Malaysia.”
RVC said the 983-room Resorts World One will initially replace the Genting Dream in Singapore between February 17 and March 1, while the latter undergoes regular maintenance, with a special five-night sailing scheduled from March 3 from Singapore, with stopping in Ho Chi Minh City. and Da Nang before arriving in Hong Kong on March 8.
“It’s been an exciting journey so far and we look forward to beginning our next chapter in 2023 with the launch of the Resorts World One cruise ship,” said RVC President Michael Goh.
“The ship will increase tourist arrivals and create economic benefits for hotels, transport, suppliers and other service sectors in Hong Kong.” Resorts World One will dock at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, contributing revenue to the state-owned facility.