Genting Hong Kong has raised US$900 million through the sale and leaseback of one of Dream Cruises’ ships – the 2016-built, 150,000-gross-ton Genting Dream.
Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Michael Goh to the role of president with Dream Cruises. He will also assume the position of head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines.
Genting Hong Kong has celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with a christening ceremony to impart good fortune to the vessel.
Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of travel industry veteran Tom Wolber as the president and chief executive of Crystal Cruises.
Genting Hong Kong has reported a total comprehensive income for the first half 2017 period of $165 million, with a loss for the period of $203.2 million. The losses were mainly due to the start-up of new brands for the cruise division and investment at the MV Werften Shipyard as it readies itself for steel cutting of the 20,000 gross ton Endeavour Class and the 204,000 gross ton Global Class cruise ships in March of 2018.
During a recent annual staff meeting in Germany, Genting Hong Kong announced the three shipyards in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bought this April will be named MV Werften, be managed in Wismar and will focus on building large new ships. Lloyd Werft, located in Bremerhaven and bought last September, will focus on its prior business of repairs, conversion and building of mega yachts.
Genting Hong Kong has awarded a multi-year contract to Harris CapRock Communications to transform communication services on board Star Cruises’ fleet of six ships and on Genting Dream, the first ship under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand. The appointment of Harris CapRock is in response to an increase in demand for more available bandwidth and faster Wi-Fi speeds from a new generation of “connected” passengers so they can share their on-board experiences with friends and family onshore.
Genting Hong Kong has signed an order for ten ships with the Lloyd Werft Group, comprising of two mega cruise ships for Star Cruises and eight vessels for Crystal Cruises. Star Cruises has designed the Global Class of ships for worldwide cruising, each measuring 201,000 gross tons with 5,000 lower berths. Delivery of the series of ships will commence between 2019 and 2020 starting with one ship a year and eventually increasing to two ships a year.
Genting Hong Kong has launched the new Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre, a major milestone for the recently formed shipyard group. Comprised of Lloyd Werft’s existing shipyard in Bremerhaven and three recently acquired facilities from Nordic Yards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany, the Lloyd Werft Group will become the second largest shipyard group in Germany.