Genting Cruise Lines announced the official river conveyance of World Dream, the newest ship for the Dream Cruises fleet. Taking place on Sunday, 17 September in Papenburg, Germany, the river conveyance marks the official start of World Dream’s journey from the Meyer Werft shipyard to her initial homeports in Guangzhou (Nansha), China and Hong Kong where she will begin service on 17 November 2017.
“Genting Cruise Lines is proud of the progress we have made with World Dream and are eagerly awaiting her arrival in Asia to begin taking our guests on unforgettable journeys and creating unforgettable experiences for our passengers,” said Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “World Dream’s dual-homeports in Guangzhou (Nansha) and Hong Kong underlines our ongoing commitment to continue to support the Pearl River Delta as major cruise hub in the Asia Pacific.”
From the covered shipyard of Meyer Werft where the first steel cuts were made to begin construction of World Dream in February 2016, the ship will travel the river Ems en route to its first destination in Eemshaven, Netherlands to undergo initial testing and then further to Bremerhaven, Germany for additional sea trials.
After World Dream’s official handover ceremony from Meyer Werft to Dream Cruises scheduled for 26 October, the ship 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 Sri Lanka and Singapore before ending at her new dual homeports in Hong Kong on 17 November and Guangzhou, China 19 November.
Dream Cruises’ newest addition, World Dream has been conceived as a floating high-end, integrated resort at sea, leveraging on Genting Cruise Lines’ extensive history and expertise from its cruise related businesses. The debut of World Dream will further enhance Dream Cruises’ capacity to offer a broad spectrum of multi-generational programs and facilities for guests, highlighted by exemplary heartfelt Asian hospitality and a market leading crew to guest ratio.
The 18-deck, 151,300 ton ship was designed from day one for an international cruise experience with authentic Asian characteristics. With a capacity of over 3,400 passengers, World Dream will be one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships in the region.
“We are extremely excited to welcome World Dream in Guangzhou and Hong Kong this November and to introduce our guests to our much anticipated second ship,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises. “We will continue to build on the strengths of her sister ship Genting Dream to deliver exceptional service and experiences that are Asian at heart and international in spirit. We are grateful for the support of our travel partners and loyal guests who are already booked for the inaugural season.”
Every itinerary on board World Dream will provide guests the opportunity to explore their hidden talents, to learn new skills or develop a deeper understanding of the world around them led by a variety of experts in their chosen field. Upcoming on World Dream will be a catalogue of fascinating experiences to enrich the mind and body.
The Art of a Bikini Beauty Shoot – 26 Nov
Ike Eichensehr will deliver fascinating lectures on board World Dream with captivating insights on his work and on his specialty – capturing women in their skin and making women in swimwear look incredible. Eichensehr has shot portraits from Hillary Clinton to Kobe Bryant and has been published in FHM, G.Q., HK Bazaar, Marie Claire, Prestige, and Elle (China).
Shakespeare at Sea – 17th December
Shakespeare4All will be conducting fun, interactive workshops to help youngsters improve their language and public-speaking skills on board World Dream. Shakespeare4All is one of Hong Kong’s leading performing arts education organizations whose purpose is to build fluency and confidence in English by performing Shakespearean plays.
Dream Reader: Learn the Meaning of your Dreams – 7th Jan 2018
World Dream has invited Ian Wallace, psychologist and world-renowned dream reader on board for an intriguing seminar about the mesmerizing realm of dreams. He specializes in dreams and dreaming and is widely acclaimed in the media for his live dream analysis. Let Wallace unlock the hidden meaning and life-changing world of your reveries.
Destiny at Sea: Feng Shui Master Pius Chan – 14th Jan
Master Pius Chan is a famous and popular Feng Shui Master in Hong Kong, known as the “The New Feng Shui King” by the major media outlets in Hong Kong. Master Pius Chan will be conducting talks on the Year of the Dog and offering Feng Shui readings to bring you good fortune.