Genting Hong Kong has celebrated the official river conveyance of Genting Dream, the newest ship for the Dream Cruises line. The river conveyance marks the official start of Genting Dream’s journey from her birthplace at the Meyer Werft shipyard to her first home in Guangzhou, China. The ship will begin service on November 13th, 2016.
Genting Hong Kong has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Merchants Shekou Holdings to jointly develop Tai Zi Bay, Shekou, Shenzhen into an international cruise homeport with the goal to accelerate the growth of the cruise industry in China. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed by Ang Moo Lim, executive vice president, sales of Genting Hong Kong and president of Star Cruises, and Xu Yongjun, managing director of China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone.
Genting Hong Kong has announced the acquisition of Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany for the consideration of €230.6 million. The purchase of the three shipyards, along with Lloyd Werft last year, enables Genting Hong Kong to realize its global cruise ships fleet strategy over the next decade for its three brands - Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises, and Star Cruises.
Genting Hong Kong has marked the official start of production on Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, during a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. “This is a very proud moment for Dream Cruises,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Genting Hong Kong. “Utilising our 23 years of cruise experience in Asia, World Dream, together with her sister ship Genting Dream, are luxury cruise ships designed from inception for the Chinese and Asian markets.”
Executives from Genting Hong Kong and Meyer Werft have celebrated the laying of the keel of Genting Dream, Dream Cruises’ new ship, at a special commemoration held at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. A significant milestone in a vessel’s timeline, this traditional ceremony marks the formal recognition of the start of a new ship’s construction.