Genting Hong Kong celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with a special blessing and christening ceremony to impart good fortune and luck to the vessel. World Dream is the sister ship to Genting Dream which debuted last November and has since then delivered over 300,000 international passenger trips from across the region.
During the event, Tan Sri Lim, Chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong, expressed the importance of Hong Kong to both Genting Hong Kong and the overall cruise industry in the Asia Pacific and reiterated the company’s commitment to showcase the city and grow the Pearl River Delta region into a world-class, cruise destination hub. He noted that, as a well-developed port city, Hong Kong is strategically located to promote China’s “Greater Bay Area” initiative to link the major cities in the Pearl River Delta into an integrated economic and business centre.
“We are truly excited to christen World Dream in Hong Kong – and to be the first-ever cruise ship to have this honour in a city that holds such significance to Genting Hong Kong and Dream Cruises. As the pioneer of the Asian cruise industry 24 years ago, Genting Hong Kong developed the Asian cruise industry with the founding of Star Cruises, with its headquarters in Hong Kong.” – Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay
During the event The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong delivered their messages to the audience followed by the customary exchange of gifts and souvenirs to the various VIPs in attendance.
Guests were also treated to a dazzling sneak preview performance of World Dream’s brand new signature stage production, Sonio, a picturesque production inspired by the dawn of a new dream, and the much anticipated blessing by the God mother and the smashing of the bottle of champagne activated by the simple touch of a spectacular full moon to symbolize the attainment of one’s dreams.
World Dream will provide guests with the highest levels of service and spacious comfort that Dream Cruises has become known, with over 70 per cent of staterooms featuring private balconies and a selection of connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups.
The Dream Palace “ship within a ship” concept on board World Dream will offer more suites and all-inclusive options and privileges. Several new restaurant concepts along with new entertainment options that combine both high tech and high touch experiences will be announced shortly. The recognized Crystal Life Spa brand will operate both the Western Spa and Asian Spa on World Dream.
For a closer look at the “ship within a ship” luxury Dream Palace visit “Dream Palace, the all-inclusive luxury cruise concept onboard Dream Cruises”
Complimenting World Dream’s on board attractions, diverse itineraries featuring new, authentic destination experiences will take guests on tropical and cultural journeys in Asia. Specially designed voyages taking in sun-drenched, popular destinations for the winter feature 6-day/5-night cruises to Manila and Boracay in the Philippines alternating with 6-day/5-night journeys to Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam.
World Dream will also be offering Warm Weekend Vacations from Hong Kong for the ultimate stay-cation where passengers can bask outside in the temperate climate of the South China Sea and surround themselves with the warmth and service of the attentive staff inside.
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