keel laying of Genting Dream cruise ship

Genting Dream is the first ship being built under Genting Hong Kong’s premium cruise line brand Dream Cruises, which launched in November 2015 and became the first Asian brand to offer premium cruise services. Genting Hong Kong is a global leisure, entertainment and hospitality company based in Hong Kong.

Genting Hong Kong ordered two cruise ships to be custom-built to serve the Asian market, specifically China. With the new brand Dream Cruises, the company has concluded its mission to have a separate brand for each of its cruise market segments; the other two are Crystal Cruises for the luxury segment and Star Cruises for the contemporary segment.

Genting Dream will debut in November 2016, while her sister ship World Dream will be launched in November 2017.

Genting Dream will have triple homeports in Guangzhou (Nansha Port), Hong Kong and Sanya and target the residents of the Pearl Delta and Hainan and passengers flying into the airports of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong and Sanya.

Genting Dream cruise ship construction

Genting Hong Kong placed an order for Genting Dream, the biggest among its existing fleet of ships, with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft in October 2013.

The keel laying ceremony of the ship was held at the builder’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, in December 2015. The event marked the official beginning of block assembly of the ship, when block number two, one of the 92 blocks required to construct the 151,300t ship, was lifted into the building dock.

Design details of the premier cruise ship

The vessel is designed to cater the rapidly developing Asian cruise market. It will have a total length of 335m and width of 39.7m. It will have an engine capacity of 76,800kW and operate at a speed of 23.44k.

The 19-deck cruise ship will have the capacity to accommodate 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew members, a planned crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.7, the highest in any Asia Pacific cruise ship.

Accommodation aboard Genting Dream

The German-built cruise ship is designed with spacious interiors and is claimed to become one of the world’s biggest and spacious cruise ships. With 1,680 cabins, 1,278 outside cabins and 3,360 passenger cabins spread over two exclusive floors of Dream Suites, the ship will offer a variety of accommodation options for the guests.

The suites will measure between 32m² and 183m², with approximately 70% of the staterooms featuring a private balcony and more than 100 connecting rooms providing convenient family vacation for extended facilities. Services to the suites will include European butler service and special privileges.

Food and dining facilities

"It will have an engine capacity of 76,800kW and operate at a speed of 23.44k."

Genting Dream will feature 35 restaurants and bars, offering a wide choice of dining experiences for the guests. The restaurants will offer regional cuisines, with an emphasis on Asian and Chinese dishes, as well as international flavours such as Japanese, South East Asian, Italian and more.

A 610m wrap around the promenade will be a special place for dining as it will offer seaside dining and lounging from morning to evening in a variety of themed venues.

Recreation venues and other facilities

A variety of recreation venues will be available aboard, including multiple pool types, six water slides, play rooms, a rope climbing course, a bowling alley, mahjong, card rooms, and duty-free shopping.

Health and wellness facilities including state-of-the-art Asian and Western spas, a beauty salon, barbershop, and health club will enhance the guest experience. Other regular activities will include wine tasting and inspirational speeches to enrich the guests’ time at sea.