GENTING CRUISE LINES JOINS HANDS WITH MAKE-A-WISH® MALAYSIA TO CELEBRATE WORLD WISH DAY® 2018

A special event with Star Cruises for invited children and family members aboard SuperStar Libra


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 April 2018 – Genting Cruise Lines collaborated with Make-A-Wish® Malaysia to be part of this year’s World Wish Day® 2018 celebration. In conjunction with World Wish Day® 2018 on 29 April, Genting Cruise Lines invited and hosted over 130 special guests consisting of children with critical illnesses, together with their loved ones and family members, as well as volunteers from Make-A-Wish® Malaysia for a memorable port-stay event aboard Star Cruises’ SuperStar Libra in Port Klang, Malaysia.

“On behalf of Genting Cruise Lines and our founding brand, Star Cruises, we are honoured to be given the opportunity to work with Make-A-Wish® Malaysia and be part of this year’s World Wish Day® 2018 celebration in Kuala Lumpur. Through extraordinary and memorable experiences, we strive to inspire hope, love and joy for the courageous children and their entire family as they continue to stay strong and positive through their treatment and recovery,” said Mr Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “We sincerely hope today’s special event on board SuperStar Libra will put a smile on the children’s faces and make a difference in their lives, as well as the communities that we strive to serve.”

"World Wish Day® 2018 is an opportunity for Make-A-Wish Malaysia to reconnect with recipients of our wish program since 2010, and we are honoured to partner Genting Cruise Lines, a long term sponsor of ours, to celebrate this memorable occasion. The children and their families are extremely happy to be here today and we are most grateful to the Management and Crew for their wonderful hospitality. Many of these children are still coping with their critical illness and we hope today's experience will further empower them with positivity to continue their medical battle,” said Ms. Irene Tan, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish® Malaysia.

“Once a wish has been granted, the family's relationship with Make-A-Wish® Malaysia continues and we are so pleased to hear their life-affirming stories and see how much these children have grown,” she said.

The Captain and crewmembers of Star Cruises’ SuperStar Libra welcomed the invited children and family members on board for a delightful morning, packed with surprises and exciting entertainment and activities to celebrate World Wish Day® 2018. The invited guests were treated to a morning brunch upon arrival on board the ship, specially created by SuperStar Libra’s popular and award-winning chefs to celebrate the occasion. The children and family members were also greeted by Star Cruises’ adorable mascots, Captain Charlie and Charlene, before being entertained by the ship’s magician with his dazzling magical performances, followed by a special singing performance by Ara of the Melody Quartet. For an interactive experience, the children were invited up on stage to participate in various fun and games together with the ship crew and a personalized ship tour was also organized for the invited guests by the SuperStar Libra Captain and crewmembers.

Make-A-Wish® Malaysia’s collaboration with Genting Cruise Lines this year provides the opportunity for the invited children and their families to put aside their challenges for a day by immersing themselves in the activities organised on World Wish Day® 2018 aboard Star Cruises’ SuperStar Libra. Each wish fulfilled provides families with the hope, strength, joy, and empowerment to once again take up the fight against the medical challenges they face.


Captain Christian Aalbers (left) receiving a token of appreciation on behalf of Genting Cruise Lines and Star Cruises from Ms. Irene Tan, Chief Executive Officer Make-A-Wish® Malaysia for hosting this year’s World Wish Day® 2018 celebration on SuperStar Libra.


A Special Group Picture: The invited children and family members, together with the representatives from Make-A-Wish® Malaysia, volunteers, and the Star Cruises team at this’ year’s World Wish Day® 2018 celebration on board SuperStar Libra in Port Klang, Malaysia.


The children were invited up on stage to participate in various fun and games together with the ship crew.

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About Genting Cruise Lines

Genting Cruise Lines is a division of Genting Hong Kong comprising of three distinct cruise brands – Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises – providing a range of products from contemporary cruises to ultra-luxurious vacation experiences spanning the sea to air.

Founded in 1993, Star Cruises established the Asia-Pacific as a popular, world-wide cruise destination and, with its current fleet of six vessels (SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, Star Pisces and The Taipan), continues to pioneer the contemporary cruise market in the region.

Launched in 2015, Dream Cruises has delivered the highest level of guest service and spacious comfort in the region via it fleet of two ships: Genting Dream which debuted in November 2016 and World Dream, in November 2017. Developed specifically for the China and Asia market, Dream Cruises provides passengers with inspirational journeys at sea that are Asian at heart and international in spirit.

By sea, river, land or air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service.

Through its family of brands, Genting Cruise Lines offers the widest and most imaginative spectrum of cruise products for the modern traveller, catering to all segments, geographies, life stages and travel styles.

About Star Cruises

Star Cruises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination with a fleet of six vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.

Star Cruises' commitment in offering best-in-class services and facilities is reflected in a host of recognitions and accolades received over the years. These include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette's "Travel Hall of Fame" for the tenth consecutive year in 2017 in recognition of winning "Best Cruise Operator in the Asia-Pacific" for 10 consecutive years. Star Cruises was also recently voted "Asia's Leading Cruise Line" at the World Travel Awards for the sixth year in a row in 2017.