Introduction

Genting Cruise Lines: Celebrating Our 25-Year Journey to Become Asia’s Global Cruise Line

Founded in 1993 as Star Cruises, Genting Cruise Lines has grown to three major cruise brands by welcoming Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises. With the highest quality, reliability and safe “Made in Germany” ships, best in class hospitality with legendary Asian service origins and uncompromising North European marine safety standards, the three brands have been recognized as leaders in their respective segments in the global cruise industry.


Three Pillars of Excellence

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All “Made in Germany” ships constructed under fully covered halls by our own shipyards, MV Werften

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Experienced bilingual crew, English and one Asian dialect with legendary Asian service origins

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Uncompromising North European safety standards with officers and crew undergoing annual and regular certification and training

Company Milestone

1993-1994
1997
1998-1999
2000-2018
2015-2018
2016-2017
2019
2020
2021
2021 onwards
2022
2023 onwards
1993-1994

1993-1994

Star Cruises was founded on a more relaxed style of cruising for Asians. Langkapuri Star Aquarius, the first Star Cruises ship, sailed from Singapore to destinations in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia while its second ship, Star Pisces, sailed from Hong Kong to destinations in Hainan Island, Southern China and Vietnam.

1997

1997

Star Capricorn made her maiden homeport debut in Keelung with itineraries to Japan.

1998-1999

1998-1999

SuperStar Leo and SuperStar Virgo, the first two German built cruise ships for Asia, began their homeports in Singapore and Hong Kong.

2000-2018

2000-2018

Acquired Norwegian Cruise Line and introduced a new and more relaxed cruise and multiple-dining experience for the United States and international markets; built 15 new cruise ships for NCL to propel it to be the world’s 3rd largest cruise line. Genting Cruise Lines sold all its NCL shares by 2018.

2015-2018

2015-2018

Acquired Crystal Cruises, “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line”, and extended the brand from ocean to river and expedition cruises with six new vessels.

2016-2017

2016-2017

Created Dream Cruises, “Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line”, with two 150,000 gross ton ships arriving to homeport in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Singapore featuring innovative facilities including Singaporean icon, Zouk at Sea.

2019

2019

During the summer, Explorer Dream will homeport in Shanghai and Tianjin to create more brand awareness for Dream Cruises in Eastern and Northern China. Taking the next step to become “Asia’s Global Cruise Line”, during the winter, Explorer Dream will cruise outside the Asian region by cruising in Australia and New Zealand with homeports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

2020

2020

The first of a fleet of 20,000 gross ton “Endeavor Class” polar expedition yachts will join Crystal Cruises to begin luxury expedition voyages to the Arctic, Antarctic and other exotic destinations.

2021

2021

The largest cruise ship to be built in Germany and the largest in Asia, the first of a fleet of USD1.8 Billion, 200,000 gross ton “Global Class” ships will arrive in Shanghai and Tianjin. In addition to facilities found in international cruise ships, the “Global Class” will also feature a theme park, Cineplex, escalators, advanced digital technology and other unique features.

2021 onwards

2021 onwards

Dream Cruises’ fleet will begin deployment beyond Asia, Australia and New Zealand to the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf Region, Alaska, West Coast USA, Mexico, Caribbean, New England, Canada, South America, India, Africa, Pacific Ocean and Round the World Cruises.

2022

2022

The most spacious luxury cruise ships in the world, the first of a fleet of 67,000 gross ton “Diamond Class” ships will join Crystal Cruises

2023 onwards

2023 onwards

The first of a fleet of “Contemporary Class” ships will join Star Cruises to develop smaller, regional cruise hubs in Asia.

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Announcement of the name of the First Global Class Ship

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