Worldwide Cruise Terminals welcomes 800th passenger ship call

Worldwide Cruise Terminals welcomes 800th passenger ship call

Worldwide Cruise Terminals

WCT’s managing director Jeff Bent presents Genting Dream’s captain Christian Aalbers with a plaque to commemorate the occasion

Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT) welcomed its 800th passenger ship call at Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on 12 November 2021.

Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream made the milestone call, which was marked eight years after the terminal opened for passenger ship operations in June 2013. The ship was also the first cruise vessel to restart passenger operations in Hong Kong (on 30 July 2021) after the global pause in operations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with the Genting Dream, one of the most frequently visiting cruise ships at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal,” said Jeff Bent, managing director of WCT. “Today’s arrival of our 800th passenger ship call marks an incredible chapter in our books. Per general estimates of the economic benefits, this ship call marks the point at which the terminal achieves ‘payback’ on its initial investment. We look forward to generating further economic benefits for the people of Hong Kong in the many years to come at this magnificent facility.”

Kent Zhu, president of Dream Cruises’ parent company Genting Cruise Lines, added: “Genting Cruise Lines would like to congratulate Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on reaching its 800th passenger ship call with Genting Dream and we are proud to be able to play a part in achieving this milestone. Hong Kong is a premier destination for the cruise industry because of state-of-the-art facilities such as the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and continues to play an important role for Genting Cruise Lines as both our home and headquarters.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
12 November 2021

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