Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury cruise line, celebrated the handover ceremony of its maiden cruise ship Genting Dream, in Germany last week. It marks the official start of Genting Dream’s journey from her birthplace at the Meyer Werft shipyard to her permanent home in Guangzhou.
The ship will begin service from its homeport of Nansha Port on November 13. Genting Dream will offer year-round, 2-night weekend cruises departing Fridays. The ship will make calls at Hong Kong and also offer 5-night weekday cruises beginning Sundays, calling at Halong Bay and Danang in Vietnam, as well as Sanya in Hainan Province.
Genting Dream will be able to accommodate 3,400 guests in 1,674 staterooms –attended to by 2,000 crew members — the leading crew to guest ratio among Asian cruise ships.
For the ultimate in luxury, “Dream Mansion” will offer a ‘ship-within-a-ship’ experience with two floors of lavish suites featuring European-style butler service and exclusive privileges. Guests will enjoy discovering an eclectic array of over 35 restaurant and bar concepts where they can indulge in the very best of Chinese regional, Asian and international cuisine, with an emphasis on quality and authenticity. Guests will also be entertained and enthralled by a theatrical representation of the global TV phenomenon, China's Got Talent,” as they cruise the seas. A talent show titled “China's Got Talent - The Dream Experience” will also be the first of its kind at sea.
(By Wing Xie, Louis Berney)