July Update: Here’s What Happened to Former Genting Cruise Lines Ships

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Six months after the collapse of Genting Cruise Line, Cruise Industry News takes a look at the status of every ocean-going ship operated by the former cruise conglomerate.

world dream
Previous brand: Dream Cruises
Year of construction: 2022
Ability: 5,000 guests
Location: Wismar, Germany
Status: Awaiting decision/buyer

After seeing her sister ship demolished, the Global Dream is still waiting for a possible buyer.

With 75% of its construction completed, the 208,000 ton vessel remains at the construction dock of the former MV Werften in Wismar, Germany. Previously owned by Genting, the shipyard recently changed hands and is now controlled by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.

crystal effort
Previous brand: crystal cruises
Year of construction: 2021
Ability: 200 guests
Location: Gibraltar anchorage
Status: Awaiting decision/buyer

After six months in limbo, the Crystal Endeavor continues to await a decision regarding its future.

The 2021-built expedition vessel is currently anchored off Gibraltar and was recently partnered with Silversea Cruises. So far, however, no official announcement has been made by any of the parties involved.

dream of the world
Previous brand: Dream Cruises
Year of construction: 2017
Ability: 3,400 guests
Location: Singapore anchor
Status: Awaiting decision/buyer

Another ship awaiting a decision on its future, the World Dream remains anchored off Singapore.

Previously operated by the Dream Cruises brand, the 2017-built vessel was shut down and placed under the management of V.Ships Leisure in March.

Dream of Genting
Previous brand: Dream Cruises
Year of construction: 2016
Ability: 3,400 guests
Location: South East Asia
Status: Chartered to Resorts World Cruises

Now sailing for Resorts World Cruises, the Genting Dream currently offers a series of short cruises in Southeast Asia.

Departing from Singapore, the operation includes visits to Malaysia and Indonesia, marking the launch of the new cruise operator – which chartered the 2016-built vessel in May.

Crystal Serenity
Previous brand: crystal cruises
Year of construction: 2003
Ability: 980 guests
Location: On the way to Trieste, Italy
Status: Sold to A&K Travel Group

After spending several months stopped in the Bahamas, the Crystal Serenity was sold at auction in June and is now sailing to Italy.

Along with her sister ship Crystal Symphony, the ship built in 2003 was acquired by A&K Travel Group. The new owners, who also bought the Crystal Cruises brand and other assets, plan to relaunch the luxury business in 2023.

crystal symphony
Previous brand: crystal cruises
Year of construction: 1995
Ability: 848 guests
Location: On the way to Trieste, Italy
Status: Sold to A&K Travel Group

Previously arrested in the Bahamas, the Crystal Symphony is ill towards Italy following a judicial auction.

Like her fleetmate Crystal Serenity, the luxury ship built in 1995 was purchased by the A&K Travel Group and is expected to return to service in 2023.

Explorer’s Dream
Previous brand: Dream Cruises
Year of construction: 1999
Ability: 2,000 guests
Location: Port Klang, Malaysia
Status: Awaiting decision/buyer

The Explorer Dream is currently anchored off Port Klang, Malaysia. Formerly operated by Dream Cruises, the ship built in 1999 is still awaiting a decision on its future.

After spending most of the pandemic offering domestic cruises in Taiwan, former SuperStar Virgo arrived in Malaysia in March.

SuperStar Aquarius
Previous brand: Star cruises
Year of construction: 1993
Ability: 1,529 guests
Location: South East Asia
Status: Should be scrapped

After being rebranded and renamed in May, ex-SuperStar Aquarius is currently called Arius, under the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Scheduled to be scrapped along with other former Star Cruises ships, the ship left Southeast Asia in May on what was believed to be its final voyage. Instead of sailing to a shipbreaking yard, however, the 1993-built vessel sailed to Sri Lanka, where local media say it will remain decommissioned for the next month.

Gemini SuperStar
Previous brand: Star cruises
Year of construction: 1992
Ability: 1,472 guests
Location: Port Klang, Malaysia
Status: Should be scrapped

Like her sister ship, the former SuperStar Gemini recently arrived in Sri Lanka for a month-long layup.

Also scheduled to be scrapped, the 30-year-old cruise ship also changed its name and registry, now calling itself Gem under the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis.

star fish
Previous brand: Star Cruises
Year of construction: 1991
Ability: 1,384 guests
Location: South East Asia
Status: To be discarded

The Star Pisces should be dismantled in India. After leaving Southeast Asia in late May, the ship arrived in Alang earlier this month and is expected to run aground soon.

Previously operated by the Star Cruises brand, the former cruise ferry offered overnight cruises from the port of Hong Kong.

Taipan
Previous brand: Star Cruises
Year of construction: 1989
Ability: 64 guests
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Status: Sold to OM Ships

Previously Genting’s smallest vessel, Taipan was sold to OM Ships in May. The famous German religious organization plans to transform the ship built in 1989 into a mission ship and a floating bookstore.

Before entering service for her new owners, the 32-cabin mega yacht is set to undergo a major transformation at an as-yet-unnamed Asian shipyard.

SuperStar Balance
Previous brand: Star Cruises/MV Werften
Year of construction: 1988
Ability: 1,494 guests
Location: Aliaga, Turkey
Status: Beached for demolition

The SuperStar Libra is currently being dismantled in Turkey after being beached for demolition at the Aliaga shipbreaking yard in May.

Previously operated by Star Cruises, the 1988-built cruise ship has served as the jubilant hotel at MV Werften — a Genting-owned shipyard in Germany — since 2018.

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