World Dream Readies for her November Debut
World Dream, the second cruise ship being built for Dream Cruises by Meyer Werft, left the yard's covered building dock on August 26.
The ship will pass through the river Ems towards the North Sea mid September for sea trials and will be launched this November. She will have dual homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha) as part of parent company Genting Hong Kong's plan to continue to grow the Pearl River Delta cruise industry and provide fly/cruise options for the region.
World Dream, the eight ship in the Dream fleet, has been conceived as a floating high-end, integrated resort at sea. The vessel has a cruising speed of 24 knots, for a market that traditionally favors compact holidays. She can accommodate 3,300 passengers in 1,680 cabins and there will be 2,030 crewmembers.
Dream Cruises is unveiling a new luxury experience for guests on board sister vessels Genting Dream and World Dream. Dream Palace is a “ship-within-a-ship” enclave with 142 suites and private VIP facilities including its own swimming pool, spa, gym and dining venues.
Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines, says: “Designed to cater to the growing Chinese market with tailor-made facilities including quad occupancy staterooms to accommodate family travellers, World Dream will further build upon our ongoing commitment to this region which has seen Guangzhou (Nansha) evolve into China’s second busiest port and the strengthening of Hong Kong as a premier fly/cruise hub.”
Upon her launch, the new ship will take guests on a tropical and cultural journey in Asia including six-day/five-night cruises to Manila and Boracay in the Philippines and six-day/five-night journeys to Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam. Genting Dream, meanwhile, will be deployed at her new homeport in Singapore with new itineraries to North Bali and Surabaya in Indonesia, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia and Phuket in Thailand.
Tonnage: 151,300 GT
Overall Length: 335.35m
Speed: 24 knots
Overall Cabins: 1,680