A NEW DREAM
World Dream emerges from shipyard
World Dream, the new luxury cruise ship dedicated to the Asian market, has been "floated out" of the shipyard in Germany, bearing distinctive Chinese artwork on its hull.
The new 18-deck, 335-metrelong vessel, will become the second ship in the fleet of Dream Cruises, the new upmarket cruise line operated by Genting Hong Kong, the parent company of Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises. World Dream emerged from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg on 26 August, marking a major milestone in its development.
The ship will leave Germany next month, heading down the River Ems to the North Sea, ahead of its long journey to Asia.
It will then operate a series of regional cruises from its dual homeports of Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
The 151,300-tonne World Dream will become one of the world's largest cruise ships. It will have a capacity of 3,352 passengers and over 70% of its staterooms will feature private balconies.
There are more than 100 connecting rooms, allowing the ship to cater to extended families and groups.
Two floors of suites in the "Dream Palace" area will feature butler service and VIP passenger Privileges. READ MORE