Genting Cruise Lines has celebrated the float out of its newest cruise ship, Dream Cruises’ World Dream at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
This milestone also marked the unveiling of World Dream’s new hull artwork by renowned London-based, Shanghainese artist, Jacky Tsai.
Entitled “A Tale of Two Dreams”, the visual narrative will play upon the age old themes of pure love and harmony.
The float out of World Dream is an important step in the construction process of the new ship as it symbolises the official “launch” of the vessel, where it leaves dry land and becomes waterborne for the first time.
“Genting Cruise Lines is extremely proud to commemorate the float out of World Dream, the newest member of our family, for Dream Cruises,” said Mr Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines.”
The float out also served as the first introduction to the public of the colourful new hull artwork that adorns the exterior of the vessel.
“Dream Cruises is excited to have Jacky Tsai return to continue the story he began on Genting Dream,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises.
“Tsai’s distinctive artwork skilfully blends Asian and Western influences together to create a truly iconic visual statement that encapsulate our brand’s ethos – Asian at heart, international in spirit.”
Following the float out, World Dream will then travel next month across the river Ems to the North Sea before going on her most-awaited journey to Asia.