SINGAPORE – After a change in management, Genting Dream will set sail on its maiden voyage on Wednesday night (June 15) with new features, including the world’s first internationally halal-certified kitchen on a cruise liner.
For its first trip, a three-day, two-night cruise to nowhere, the ship will sail at half-capacity to ensure smooth operations. Along with the crew, this means close to 3,000 individuals on board.
“It’s important to start the new brand correctly,” said Mr Michael Goh, president and head of international sales of Resorts World Cruises, in an exclusive interview with The Straits Times.
“So for the first few cruises, we’re not looking at filling up the ship… Instead, we’re trying to manage it at 50 per cent to make sure our guests get the full experience.”
The first sailing comes after a troubled few months at the start of the year, when Dream Cruises, the ship’s then owner, applied to be wound up in February after its parent company, Genting Hong Kong,…