How I Travel: Michael Goh Of Genting Cruise Lines
For many of us, travel is a door to escapism, and something that (if we’re lucky), we’re able to indulge in a few precious times a year. For Michael Goh, travel happens so frequently that it’s almost impossible to pin down the Senior Vice President of Sales at Star Cruises and Dream Cruises.

Fortunately, we catch him onboard the Explorer Dream, while we’re in Shanghai to witness its christening. The vessel is the third addition to the Dream Cruises fleet, and with 928 staterooms in total, can carry up to 1,856 passengers. Designed in Singapore and outfitted at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, the vessel was specifically built with the luxury Asian market in mind, and will sail to destinations in China, Japan, Vietnam, and also to Australia and New Zealand.

Having spent the last 19 years at Genting Hong Kong (which owns Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises), Goh tells us why he cruising is still his top pick for a holiday.

Michael Goh (left) with his wife Theresa and children, Gabriel and Megan. Photo: Michael Goh
Michael Goh (left) with his wife Theresa and children, Gabriel and Megan. Photo: Michael Goh

Last trip?
Michael Goh (MG) Last December, I spent 13 nights onboard Crystal River Cruises and visited cities like Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. It was simply spectacular and one of the best trips I’ve been on!

Next trip?
MG I’d love to cruise onboard Crystal Cruises again, but this time, on one of their ocean liners. It’s always a fuss-free experience, and you’re so well-taken care of.

What do you love most about travelling?
MG It gives you a break, allows you to recharge and it’s time well-spent with family