Premium brands under Genting Cruise Lines appeal to discerning travellers with diversified portfolio of luxury experiences that transcend beyond oceans and skies

Hong Kong, 22 August 2018 – Genting Cruise Lines celebrated a double victory with Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises, winning two awards for the Top Cruise Lines at the recent Condé Nast Traveler China – The Gold List 2018 award presentation ceremony held at the CHAO Sanlitun Beijing in China on 17 August 2018. Crystal Cruises was voted among the Top 3 Cruise Lines in the Small sized cruise ship category while Dream Cruises placed in the Top 5 Cruise Lines in the Large/Medium sized cruise ship category.

Ms. Christine Li, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Genting Cruise Lines and Mr. Eric Gong, Assistant Vice President, Northern China Marketing receiving the Top Cruise Lines awards on behalf of Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises at the Condé Nast Traveller China – The Gold List 2018 award presentation ceremony held at the CHAO Sanlitun Beijing in China on 17 August 2018

Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises and Managing Director, Crystal Cruises Asia said: “These are indeed exciting times for Genting Cruise Lines as we continue to expand the Crystal legacy via sea, land and air, together with Dream Cruises, the newest member of the Genting Cruise Lines family, offering an inspirational premium experience, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit for all guests.”

“We are extremely honoured to receive both these awards for Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises in their respective categories and to be named among the Top Cruise Lines this year in the Condé Nast Traveler China’s The Gold List 2018. It is truly a privilege to receive this recognition for both brands and we thank the readers and voters for their continuous support. With our hard working and dedicated team at Genting Cruise Lines, we will continue to strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and the industry, setting new standards of excellence in service and quality – both at sea and in the air,” Mr. Brown added.

Both premium brands under Genting Cruise Lines appeal to discerning travellers with a diversified portfolio of luxurious and inspiring experiences that transcend beyond oceans and skies.

In line with Crystal’s brand expansion to reach all luxury travellers around the globe, Crystal AirCruises announces that its Double New Year’s Celebration will return this year due to overwhelming demand from discerning guests. This signature programme will ring in the New Year with two unforgettable celebrations across two different continents travelling on board Crystal Skye™, the world’s most spacious private tour jet.

Ring in 2019 with Double New Year’s Celebrations in Tokyo and Las Vegas

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome the New Year not once, but twice on the same day. On this exclusive journey from Hong Kong to Japan and the US, guests will have the luxury of time to enjoy a double East-meets-West New Years’ experience - from the great city of Tokyo, an icon of history and pop-culture, to the energy and excitement of countdown fireworks and world-class production shows in the heart of Las Vegas Strip - guests will experience the best of both worlds.

Competitively priced at US$26,000, the all-inclusive Crystal SkyeTM voyage features premium accommodations in Tokyo and Las Vegas, as well as life-enhancing experiences in some of the world’s most renowned venues and destinations that will regale discerning epicureans, trendsetters and adventurers.

Guests will travel in luxury and comfort aboard Crystal SkyeTM, featuring 88 first class-style, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a spacious and dedicated social lounge with stand-up bar, sophisticated in-flight entertainment system, as well as a mixologist and complimentary selection of premium beverages, complemented with exceptional service by a dedicated team of Crystal Skye attendants. There will also be an official “count-up” celebration when the aircraft crosses the dateline and “reverses” the clock!

Expand Your Horizons on the World’s Largest Luxury Expedition Yacht

Crystal EndeavorTM, the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, is set to exceed every traveller’s past experiences and expectations. From August 2020 to January 2021, this state-of-the-art expedition yacht will trot across the globe and sail voyages of 12 to 22 days, taking guests to remote locales that are not typically accessible on a cruise, complete with a comprehensive variety of immersive itineraries - from trekking the Kuril Islands, the wildlife-rich volcano archipelago that spans across Russia and Japan; exploring the ancient civilization of Toraja, the ethnic group indigenous to the misty mountain valleys of South Sulawesi, Indonesia; to appreciating the Eastern culture in the most-treasured temples and heritage sites in East Asia, as well as expedition cruising and glacier landings in the Antarctica.

Set to debut in 2020, Crystal EndeavorTM will be the largest, most spacious purpose-built polar class expedition yacht, accommodating just 200 guests and boasting all the luxurious amenities and special touches for which Crystal is known. The yacht will feature generous public spaces, a full-service spa & salon, six restaurants including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma, expedition rooms and elegant suites that contrast beautifully with the rugged adventures beyond the vessel. Crystal Endeavor™’s accommodations will offer private butler service for every suite, with innovative butler pass-throughs for maximized service and privacy. All suites feature luxurious touches including king-sized beds, walk-in closets; heated storage for drying parkas; spa-like bathrooms with adjustable heated floors, dual vanities, anti-fog mirrors and rain-showerheads.

The Palace, the exclusive “ship within ship” enclave of Dream Cruises

Introducing the ultimate luxury experience from Dream Cruises – tucked away in its own exclusive enclave on Dream Cruises, The Palace is part boutique hotel, part private clubhouse. Here you will find exclusivity, style and impeccable service at every turn.

Featuring 142 and 154 elegantly furnished suites on Genting Dream and World Dream respectively, The Palace provides the perfect setting for an incomparable experience at sea. The luxurious essence of The Palace is embodied by the meticulous personalized services of its renowned team of Dream Butlers, chosen for their genuine personalities, language skills and renowned for their gracious service and unparalleled expertise. The 24-hour dedicated concierge service is available to all The Palace guests. Palace Villa guests also benefit from exceptional service from their personal Butler.

Dream Cruises currently has two megaships in its fleet – Genting Dream which homeports in Singapore and offers cruise journeys to Surabaya, North Bali and Bintan Island in Indonesia; Penang, Kulala Lumpur, Langkawi and Pulau Redang in Malaysia; Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui in Thailand, as well as Sihanoukville in Cambodia. The fleet’s newest member - World Dream which double homeports in Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou, takes guests on 2-night Weekend Escape cruises and 5-night itineraries to Naha and Miyakojima of Okinawa, Japan.

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