Genting Hong Kong revealed plans to take their business outside of Asia.
China.- Genting Hong Kong Ltd would extend its casino cruise operations outside of the Asian continent next year, as revealed by the company’s representatives yesterday to the Chinese press. The company’s statement reveals that the plan is to add another ship to its Dream Cruises fleet, the Explorer Dreamby Star Cruises, a Genting Hong Kong subsidiary.
“We will be accelerating this vision to develop Dream Cruises into Asia’s global cruise line by utilising one of Asia’s favourite ships, SuperStar Virgo, and converting her into a brand-new sibling alongside Genting Dream and World Dream,” Genting Hong Kong executive chairman Lim Kok Thay said. Genting Hong Kong will expand its offering to include fly-cruise and fly-rail travel options, he added.
“With Explorer Dream as our pathfinder vessel, this truly marks the first giant step for Dream Cruises to become Asia’s global cruise line,” commented Dream Cruises president Thatcher Brown. Next year Explorer Dream will embark passengers in Shanghai and Tianjin for cruises to Japan, Russia, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and later in the year pick up passengers in Sydney and Auckland for cruises to places in Australia and New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Genting Hong Kong revealed its results for the January-June period and revealed it cut its loss by 30% to €120.8 million. The group also recorded a 46% increase in revenue to €665 million for the six months ended 30 June 2018, as compared with €455.7 million for the same period in 2017.