Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality company, commemorated the official handover of Genting Dream, the newly constructed ship for Dream Cruises, on October 12, 2016 during a special event in Bremerhaven, Germany. Shipbuilder Meyer Werft delivered Genting 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.
The launch of Dream Cruises marks the latest chapter in Genting Hong Kong’s history – a culmination of 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 .
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. The new brand aims to be a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region, meeting the needs of the ‘emerging generation’ of confident, independently-minded and affluent Asian travellers and will offer its guests inspirational luxury, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit.
With the completion of the official handover ceremony from Meyer Werft to Dream Cruises, Genting Dream, the first ship of the fleet, 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 with visits to India, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong before ending at her new homeport in Guangzhou (Nansha), China on November 13, 2016.
Genting Dream will provide passengers with the highest levels of service and spacious comfort in the region and boasting a crew of over 2,000 - the majority of whom speak Chinese. Accommodations on board Genting Dream will reflect both size and choice for travellers with over 70 per cent of staterooms featuring private balconies and over 100 connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups. Two floors of lavish suites in the exclusive Dream Palace will feature European butler service and special guest privileges.
Genting Dream will be featured in the November/December issue of Cruise Business Review.