Tagged: Genting Cruise Lines



Second Genting Newbuild To Be Sold for Scrap

MV Werften's Global Class ship. Above pictured in Rostock (Artist impression MV Werften)According to news reports, the unfinished hull of Genting Cruise Lines’ second Global Class newbuild will be sold for scrap. The 208,000-ton vessel was in early stages of construction at one of MV Werften’s facilities in Warnemunde, Germany, when the shipbuilding complex declared bankruptcy earlier this year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

The Taipan Sold to German Religious Organization

The Taipan has found a new home in OM Ships, a Germany-based religious organization famous for its floating bookshops. According to a statement on its website, the Christian charity is in the process of acquiring the vessel, which was previously operated by Genting’s Star Cruises brand. (cruiseindustrynews.com)



V.Ships Leisure Takes Over Management of “Explorer Dream”

Dream Cruises - Explorer Dream in Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal (April 2019)V.Ships Leisure is now managing the full Dream Cruises fleet, having assumed full management responsibilities of the 1999-built “Explorer Dream” on Friday. The company had already taken over management of the “Genting Dream” and “World Dream”, in addition to the “Crystal Serenity”, “Crystal Symphony” and “Crystal Endeavor”. (cruiseindustrynews.com)











Questions Over Future of MV Werften

MV Werften's Global Class ship. Above pictured in Rostock (Artist impression MV Werften)Shares of Genting Group were halted on the stock market on Friday as news reports out of Germany signaled problems for Genting-owned MV Werften. The yard recently completed the Crystal Endeavor with the huge Global Dream for Dream Cruises set to be delivered later this year, with a sister ship following in 2023. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Nearly 3,000 guests, crew disembark cruise in Singapore after positive Covid case left them confined in cabins

The World Dream arriving at Singapore (Courtesy Genting Cruise Lines, October 2020)Nearly 3,000 passengers and crew are disembarking a Dream Cruises ship on Wednesday after being confined in their cabins when a passenger tested positive for Covid-19. All passengers and crew aboard the three-night World Dream “cruise to nowhere” in Singapore had been required to isolate in their cabins, with only essential crew members being allowed to move throughout the ship. (cnbc.com)

Genting Hong Kong to build, manage cruise ships for global hotel brands

Genting Hong Kong has revealed plans to build and manage a new line of cruise ships on behalf of international hotel brands. Speaking at a naming ceremony for the recently completed Crystal Endeavour at the company’s MV Werften shipyards in Germany on Saturday, Genting Hong Kong President and CEO Colin Au said the Universal-class ships will be “designed like airplanes, where function is more important than form, simplifying the design and production process and reducing costs, while allowing for customization by hotel and other brands.” (asgam.com)

Asia cruise giant Genting secures $227m in German aid

Crystal Endeavor  undocked in Stralsund  (Courtesy MV Werften, Dec.2019)Genting Hong Kong, Asia’s biggest cruise operator, is to get 193 million euros ($227 million) from Germany’s government for its struggling shipyards in the country, despite reservations over state handouts to foreign investors. The payment to the operator of the Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises lines will allow work at its shipyards in northeastern Germany, grouped under MV Werften, to carry on at least until March. (nikkei.com)



Genting Cruise Lines extends support to Singapore to provide temporary accommodations for foreign workers on SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius

Superstar Gemini in Singapore, October 2013 (Credit Shipspotting.com - Gerolf Drebes)Genting Cruise Lines has successfully completed stringent evaluation checks by the Singapore government for SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius to extend support and provide temporary on board accommodations for foreign workers in Singapore who have recovered from COVID-19. (more…)