Genting Cruise Lines achieved a new milestone on Wednesday (22 December 2021) with Star Cruises as Star Pisces sets sail on its very first journey from Penang after a long period of hiatus. This marks the start of the recovery of the domestic and regional cruise and travel industry since the global pandemic.
First sail with precautionary measures
As the first sailing operating under the new norm of safety and preventive measures in Malaysia, guests were introduced to a series of enhanced precautionary measures to safeguard guests and crew, as well as to provide a worry-free vacation experience.
These include the mandatory requirement for all guests and crew to be fully vaccinated and undergo a series of health screenings with the ship operating at 50% of the passenger capacity.
An exciting return of Star Pisces
Madam Cynthia Lee, Vice President of Sales, Genting Cruise Lines said they are off to a positive and exciting start as they kick off the first sailing with Star Pisces from Penang.
Star Pisces also introduces new holiday options and experiences for Malaysians, including the 1-Night Straits of Malacca cruise and the 2-Night Langkawi Escape cruise.
The vice president assured that they are taking the necessary steps to educate consumers on how cruising has evolved to operate in a new norm with layers of safety measures and the application of new safety equipment, making it one of the safest ways to travel and enjoy a vacation.
With our cruise vacations offering value for money packages, our 2-Night Langkawi Escape for 26 and 28 Dec 2021 are already almost sold out based on the permitted capacity limit. As such, we are optimistic that the demand momentum will continue to be strong in 2022.Madam Cynthia Lee
Harmonize Cruising Standards
Genting Cruise Lines has been a pioneer in demonstrating safe cruises in the region since the start of the global pandemic and aims to increase its footprint of safe cruises in Malaysia and across the region.
The cruise line is actively in discussion with various authorities from different countries, including Malaysia, to develop a ‘Harmonize Cruising Standards’ for the region. This will create new opportunities to open international cruising in a controlled and safe manner across the participating countries such as creating Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) for cruise passengers.
Moreover, it will enable Genting Cruise Lines to further spur the growth of the tourism sector with the gradual re-introduction of inbound tourists to Malaysia from its cruise ships homeported in neighbouring countries and through the expansion of new itineraries in Malaysia and the region such as to Phuket and Medan soon.
For more information and bookings on Star Pisces, please visit Star Cruises’ official website or contact your local travel agents.