Genting Cruise Lines has commemorated the official handover of World Dream, the newly constructed second new build for Dream Cruises, during a special event in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Shipbuilder Meyer Werft delivered World Dream to Dream Cruises with the traditional changing of the flag ceremony where the Meyer Werft and German flags were lowered and the flags for Dream Cruises and the Bahamas were raised to signify the official transfer of the ship to Dream Cruises.
“This is an extremely proud moment for Genting Cruise Lines as we welcome our second new ship to the Dream Cruises fleet.
“Dream Cruises is the consolidation of Genting Hong Kong’s 20-plus years’ of Asian cruise industry experience combined with the company’s internationally-acclaimed luxury cruise expertise and long heritage of award-winning service and hospitality,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines.
“By doubling Dream Cruises fleet with the addition of World Dream, we are delighted to be offering our guests and valued travel partners even more diverse itineraries featuring new, authentic destination experiences in the Asia Pacific.”
Dream Cruises was designed as the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line and caters specifically to the large and rapidly growing high-end market in China and Asia.
Since its launch, the brand has become a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region, meeting the needs of the ‘emerging generation’ of confident, independently-minded and affluent Asian travellers.
With the completion of the official handover ceremony from Meyer Werft to Dream Cruises, World Dream, sister ship to Genting Dream, will begin her epic ocean voyage that will take her from Germany to Gibraltar, through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, across the Indian Ocean before arriving at her dual homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha), China on November 17th and November 19th, respectively.
When World Dream enters service and joins Genting Dream, Dream Cruises will have the largest market share of newest available lower berths deployed year-round in Asia.