Genting Hong Kong announces new President of Dream Cruises
Genting Hong Kong Limited announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Goh as the President of Dream Cruises and Head of International Sales for Genting Cruise Lines. Mr. Michael Goh will continue to be based in Singapore, reporting to Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines.
Mr. Michael Goh joined Genting Hong Kong 20 years ago and was the Senior Vice President of International Sales for Dream Cruises, Star Cruises and Asian sales and marketing for Crystal Cruises. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the Asian hospitality industry, Mr. Michael Goh is well placed as the President of Dream Cruises to lead the cruise line into its next chapter of growth.
“Michael’s long experience developing the Asian cruise industry with Genting HK and as a key member in the start-up of Dream Cruises will further strengthen the brand with his appointment as President of Dream Cruises. With his strong relationships in the travel industry, he will lay the sales and marketing strategies for the successful arrival of the first of two 204,000 gross ton Global Class ships in 2021,” says Tan Sri KT Lim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong.
On his appointment, Mr. Michael Goh says: “When I look back over the past 20 years developing the cruise business with Genting HK, I am proud of our collective team efforts and the challenges we have overcome along the way. I look forward to this next chapter as President of Dream Cruises and the possibilities that lie ahead.”
“On behalf of Dream Cruises, I thank our trade partners, government representatives, tourist promotion boards and the media for their continued support, and look forward to working together over the coming years to further develop our brand and the cruise industry as a whole,” he added.
Of the present Dream Cruises fleet, two “Dream Class” ships have homeports in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Singapore, with some additional deployment to Taiwan. The third ship, Explorer Dream is currently on her summer seasonal deployment in Shanghai, Dalian and Tianjin. During the winter, Explorer Dream will embark on her maiden voyage outside of Asia with deployment to Australia and New Zealand.
Two Global Class ships of 204,000 gross tons each are currently being built at MV Werften, renowned for its quality German engineering and construction, and have been designed with cutting edge technology for a uniquely immersive and “better-than-world-class” digital experience for Asian cruise guests, who are leading the trend in digital adoption. The official launch of the Global Class ships will be made during IBTM China, the leading event for the MICE industry in China, on August 28 and 29 this year in Beijing and ITB Asia, the largest tourism trade show in Asia, on October 16 to 18 this year in Singapore.