Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Jointly, the two organizations will build up superlative cruise infrastructure on the island and develop new tourist-related offerings on Bintan Island.
“We are very grateful, that this new breakthrough will bring forward tourism sector of Bintan, which certainly will increase number of visitors as well as growth of regional income in the area of tourism,” said Bapak Apri Sujadi, Regent, Bintan Regency in Indonesia.
On 7 July, the MOU was signed when Dream Cruises’ 150,000gt Genting Dream made her inaugural call to Bintan Island, turning out to be the first international cruise ship of her size to do so. Genting Dream’s maiden visit showcased the initiation of a series of new two-day ‘Weekend Getaway’ roundtrips from Singapore to Bintan Island that will help guests to spend 12 hours exploring Bintan Island and contribute in different shore excursions.
These activities allow guests to try out local cuisines, go shopping, indulge in a traditional Indonesian massage, go wakeboarding, try kayaking, partake in snorkeling sessions, take an off-road ATV tour, join a Mangrove Eco Tour and visit the Safari Lagoi or ECO Farm.
Also, guests can participate in golf excursion or arrange a ‘Free and Easy Expedition’ to profit from comprehensive ferry service and coach transfers to and from Plaza Lagoi Bay in the Bintan Island Resorts area.
“Indonesia continues to be a well-appreciated destination and key source market for the Genting Cruise Lines brands,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. “With Genting Dream sailing to numerous destinations in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, North Bali and now Bintan Island, we remain highly committed in developing Indonesia’s tourism industry, along with the regional cruise industry as a whole. Together with the continued support of the local government and the various partners, we will continue to work closely to develop and accelerate the cruise tourism potential of Bintan Island.”