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Resorts World One arrives in Jakarta to create history

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Left to right): Captain Johan Bohman (RW1); Mr. Colin Au, CEO & Executive Director (RWC); Capt. Hendri Ginting M.M., Director of Marine Safety & Seafarers, Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation; Puan Sri Cecilia Lim; Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Executive Chairman (RWC); Mr. Itok Parikesit, Director of Special Interest Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia; Mr. Michael Goh, President (RWC); Mr. Chris Chan, CFO (RWC); Captain Havard Ramsoy, SVP – Fleet Operations (RWC); Ms Ng Swee Ling, International Sales (RWC) and Ms Rastri Sekar Rinukti, Indonesia Sales & Marketing (RWC).

Resorts World Cruises makes history by homeporting in Jakarta, Indonesia, offering seasonal round-trip cruises to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, marking a milestone for Indonesian cruise tourism.

Indonesia – Resorts World Cruises is creating history in Indonesia with the arrival of the Resorts World One cruise ship in Jakarta for her seasonal homeport deployment in the country. This marks a new milestone as Resorts World Cruises is the first international cruise line to homeport in Indonesia, offering four round-trip 6 Day / 5 Night Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Cruises on 16, 21 and 26 June 2024, as well as 1 July 2024. Travellers from Indonesia can now enjoy a cruise vacation with the convenience of embarking the Resorts World One cruise ship from Tanjung Priok in Jakarta weekly.

In conjunction with this milestone event, Resorts World Cruises together with the local Indonesian authorities held a special celebratory event to welcome the maiden arrival and first sailing of the Resorts World One from Jakarta, Indonesia. Upon the ship’s arrival, the Indonesian tourism authority greeted disembarking tourists visiting Jakarta with a series of cultural performances and welcoming souvenirs. Subsequently to commemorate and officially launch the inaugural sailing from Jakarta, another event was held on the cruise ship with over 250 attendees, which was officiated by both Capt. Hendri Ginting M.M. , Director of Marine Safety & Seafarers, Directorate General of Sea
Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Mr. Itok Parikesit, Director of Special Interest Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia. Other local government authorities, travel and business partners, the media and key influencers, together with Resorts World Cruises representatives were also present, which included its Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, together with Puan Sri Cecilia Lim; Mr. Colin Au, CEO & Executive Director and Mr. Michael Goh, President, as well as the operational management team. Demand for the highly anticipated maiden sailing from Jakarta has been overwhelming with a total of close to 3,500 guests and crew sailing out tonight.

“On behalf of Resorts World Cruises, we are deeply excited to charter a new history here in Indonesia and be part of this milestone event as the first international cruise line to homeport in Indonesia with the Resorts World One. The responses have been very positive and we look forward to a successful deployment from Jakarta,” said Mr. Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises. “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Indonesian government and authorities, together with our travel partners and customers for their ongoing support. Together, we are pioneering the growth of the Indonesian cruise tourism industry for both inbound and outbound,” he added.

Capt. Hendri Ginting M.M. , Director of Marine Safety & Seafarers, Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, we would like to congratulate Resorts World Cruises on being the first international cruise line to establish a homeport in Indonesia with the arrival of the Resorts World One. The presence of the Resorts World One will not only stimulate the local economy, but also enrich the diversity of our tourism destinations. With the luxurious accommodations and world-class facilities, Resorts World One will attract a new segment of cruise passengers from both within and outside the country”.

Mr. Itok Parikesit, Director of Special Interest Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia said, “We hope that the deployment of the Resorts World One in Jakarta will provide positive prospects and increase the number of international tourists visiting Indonesia, which will also boost the country’s foreign exchange. This deployment will also enable the port of Tanjong Priok to not only be a homeport, but also a cruise hub and destination for more cruise tourists to explore various local destinations”.

Resorts World One is also certified as an OIC/SMIIC* Standard Halal-Friendly Cruise Ship, which provide Muslim travellers with the convenience and access to certified Halal cuisines that are available at a designated section at one of the onboard complimentary restaurants. Resorts World One also offer a wide range of Asian and international cuisine across the 18 bars and restaurants. As ‘A Resort Cruising at Sea’, there is more to discover onboard the 13 deck cruise ship, including complimentary access to selected dining restaurants, LIVE international stage shows and recreational activities such as Roman themed Parthenon Pool with a Caesar’s Slide and Jacuzzis, movie nights at sea and more.

On the 6 Day / 5 Night Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Cruises, guests may choose a variety of accommodations from Interior Staterooms to Oceanview, Balcony staterooms and the luxury suites, “The Palace” – ‘a luxury ship-within-a ship’ private all-suite enclave with exclusive restaurant, sundeck, gym and other facilities, including its own 24-hour European style butler service.

With each cruise voyage, Indonesians can travel in comfort on the Resorts World One cruise ship and explore Southeast Asia’s popular destinations. Enjoy the advantages and convenience of a cruise vacation without the hassle of packing and unpacking at each city. In between destinations, vacationers can cruise on the open seas to enjoy the onboard facilities, entertainment and various cuisines, before arriving at the next destination adventure.
With Singapore being a major city attraction for many Indonesians, vacationers can cruise to the city’s doorsteps. Discover iconic landmarks from the Merlion to the Flower Dome Cloud Forest and Supertree Observatory; international theme parks, shopping at the famous Orchard Road to savouring renowned hawker stalls, Michelin awarded restaurants and so much more. For the next destination, explore the many wonders and colours of Kuala Lumpur that is reflected in its cultures, traditions and heritage, such as the amazing Batu Caves that features a series of limestone caves and Hindu temples; world renowned architectures such as the famous KLCC Twin Towers and the TRX skyscraper; mouth-watering cuisines and delicacies that showcases Malaysia’s diversity and uniqueness and more.

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