Resorts World Cruises will commence Hong Kong cruises with Resorts World One from March 10 this year, offering travellers two- and three-night high-seas sailings departing every Friday, Sunday and Wednesday.
Resorts World One, previously Explorer Dream, is a 13-storey-high cruise ship that packs in 928 rooms and world-class cruise facilities. It has capacity for more than 1,856 guests.
Resorts World One is chartered by Resorts World Cruises, and she will replace Genting Dream’s regular two- and three-night itineraries from February 17 until March 1, as the latter goes into dry-dock for regular maintenance.
Departing on March 3, Resorts World One will offer a special five-night repositioning cruise from Singapore, calling at Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, prior to arriving in Hong Kong on March 8. Passengers can also embark from Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang) for this repositioning cruise on March 2, making it a six-night cruise calling at Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang before arriving in Hong Kong.
The ship will berth at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.
Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Resorts World Cruises, said: “We are pleased that Resorts World Cruises will have the first cruise ship to homeport in Hong Kong after the resumption of normal travel with the mainland and overseas. We hope to support the growth of the Hong Kong tourism as we had done for both Singapore and Malaysia.”
Michael Goh, president of Resorts World Cruises, added that Resorts World One‘s call in Hong Kong will “increase tourist arrivals and generate economic benefits to the hotels, transport, suppliers and other service sectors” in the destination.