Genting Cruise Lines commemorated the official handover of World Dream, the newly constructed second new build for Dream Cruises, on 26 October 2017 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. As Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line, 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 Mr 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.
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. Upon her launch, the brand new ship will take guests on a tropical and cultural journey in Asia with specially designed voyages taking in sun-drenched, popular destinations to escape the winter blues. 6- day/5-night cruises to Manila and Boracay in the Philippines beginning from 19 November this year will alternate with 6-day/5-night journeys to Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam from 3 December to provide tantalizing options for both local and international guests until the end of March 2018.
“With the timely introduction of World Dream, Dream Cruises will offer more choices of popular vacation destinations while continuing to deliver great value as Asia’s luxury cruise line.” said Mr Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. “World Dream will build on the learnings and momentum established by her sister ship Genting Dream. Our ‘Dream Maker’ crew members are excited and ready to exceed our guests’ expectations – we are stronger as a ‘fleet’ – and always remain Asian at heart and international in spirit.”