SINGAPORE, June 7 – Resorts World Cruises, Asia’s leading lifestyle and dynamic cruise line, has been honored with the esteemed title of ‘Muslim-friendly Cruise Line of the Year’ at the Halal in Travel Awards 2023 held in Singapore. The recognition comes as Resorts World Cruises operates the groundbreaking Genting Dream, the world’s first OIC/SMIIC* Standard Halal-Friendly Cruise Ship since June 2022. With a focus on providing a holistic Halal-friendly cruise experience, Resorts World Cruises has emerged as a pioneer in catering to the needs of Muslim guests embarking from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
The Genting Dream stands out as the only cruise ship in the region that offers a wide range of Halal-friendly amenities and services, reflecting Resorts World Cruises’ commitment to meeting the diverse needs of the Asian population. Alongside Halal-certified cuisine, the cruise ship provides dedicated prayer rooms, special Sahur and Iftar menus during Ramadan, a 24-hour medical center, gender-specific spa services, and more.
Expressing his delight, Mr. Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises, said, “We are thrilled to receive the ‘Muslim-friendly Cruise Line of the Year’ award, which acknowledges our efforts and dedication in introducing innovative offerings that make a positive impact on the cruise industry. The response and demand from the Muslim community have been incredibly encouraging, as our Halal-friendly amenities go beyond culinary experiences to encompass various aspects of a memorable cruise vacation.”
Resorts World Cruises offers a variety of itineraries for guests embarking from the dual homeports of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang). Passengers can choose from options such as the 2 Night Kuala Lumpur and 2 Night High Seas Weekend Getaway Cruise, the 3 Night Phuket Cruise, or the 3 Night Kuala Lumpur and Penang Cruise. Additionally, starting from July 13, 2023, guests can embark from Port Klang (Malaysia) on new itineraries, including the 4 Night Singapore Discovery Cruise, the 3 Night Phuket – Singapore Cruise, and the 3 Night Penang – Singapore Cruise.
During these exciting journeys, guests can relax and enjoy the convenience of the Halal-friendly offerings provided onboard the Genting Dream. The ship’s renowned dining venue, The Lido restaurant, features a dedicated certified Halal section, serving authentic Asian and international cuisine with a wide selection of buffet options made from fresh and Halal-certified ingredients.
“We are confident in the continued growth of the Muslim market segment, and we remain committed to enhancing our Halal offerings to cater to this expanding and highly promising segment in the region,” concluded Mr. Michael Goh, highlighting Resorts World Cruises’ ongoing dedication to providing exceptional experiences for Muslim travelers.