World Dream emerges from ship­yard

Travel Daily ME - - News -

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

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