Currently in the final months of construction at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, Genting Dream is Dream Cruises’ first cruise ship designed especially for the upscale Asian cruise market. When she enters service in November 2016 the ship will be amongst the largest and most spacious cruise ships in Asia. Genting Dream will accommodate some 3,400 guests, attended by 2,000 crew members.
A range of comfortable guest options will be offered, with over 70 per cent of staterooms containing private balconies. 100 connecting rooms will ensure that family and larger group vacations have never been more convenient. Guests can experience the ultimate luxury in the Asian version of ‘The Haven by Norwegian’, the exclusive ‘Dream Mansion’, a ‘ship-within-a-ship’ with two floors of lavish suites featuring European-style butler service and special guest privileges.
Foodies will delight in 35 restaurant and bar concepts capturing the flavours of Asia and the world, while a 610-metre wraparound promenade will allow for dramatic sea-side dining and lounging from sunrise-to-sunset in a multitude of themed venues.
Bar 360 will bring live bands and performances on a LED stage, while guests can enjoy aerial acts from viewing areas on multiple decks. Genting Dream will be home to The first Johnny Walker House at sea, a whisky bar in collaboration with Johnny Walker. Fresh and frozen mojitos, daiquiris, margaritas and much more will be served in Mixt, while beers from across the five continents will be on the tab at the Red Lion Pub.
In addition, a plethora of past times including a variety of pools with six water slides, play rooms, rock climbing wall, mahjong room, a bowling alley, mini-golf, two submersibles and a thrilling ropes course will keep guests busy during sea days.
A full complement of health and well-being facilities will further enhance the guest experience including state of the art Asian and Western Spas, a beauty salon, barbershop, and health club.
At night guests can enjoy dinner, while aerial acrobats perform on silk ropes, in Silk Road & Cabaret. During the late hours of the night the entertainment gets a bit more spicy with the Dream Girls.
Another nighttime hotspot wil be Zouk At Sea. Like the original Zouk club in Singapore, Zouk At Sea includes several nightlife concepts. It is divided into three areas: an indoor dance club, a retro-American sports bar and Zouk Beach, an outdoor day and night party deck.
Genting Dream will debut from her homeport of Guangzhou (Nansha) in November. Her maiden cruise itinerary offers 2, 5 and 7-night Vietnam destination experience.
From 13 November 2016 to 1 January 2017, a 5-night cruise will provide a great opportunity to explore Vietnam’s scenic Da Nang and call at Ha Long Bay on the return leg.
From 1 January to 31 March 2017, a 5-night cruise itinerary will offer the delights of the vibrant side of Vietnam, with calls at Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.
Both itineraries will have a choice of a 2-night weekend cruise to the dynamic city of Hong Kong.
The official Genting Dream fly-through teaser video:
About Dream Cruises: in 1993 Genting Hong Kong, a leading corporation principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise related operations along with leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities took on the bold initiative to grow the Asia-Pacific as an international cruise destination with the founding of Star Cruises, “The Leading Cruise Line in the Asia Pacific”.
Already a major shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which owns Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises , Genting Hong Kong launched Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line to cater to the high-end market. Also in 2015 the company bought Crystal Cruises. Recognized as “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line”, Crystal Cruises extends Genting Hong Kong’s reach in the global up-scale market.
The establishment of the Lloyd Werft Group in 2016 through the integration of Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven and Nordic Yard’s three shipyards in Germany capitalizes on the growing demand for new cruise ships and realize the company’s global expansion plans for its cruise brands.