The World Dream cruise ship was built by Meyer Werft for Genting Hong Kong’s premium cruise brand, Dream Cruises.
Meyer Werft initially received the contract for World Dream’s construction in February 2014. Construction began with a steel-cutting ceremony held at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, in February 2016.
The ship was launched by the shipyard in August 2017 and joined her sister ship, Genting Dream, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
World Dream embarked on her maiden voyage from Hong Kong on 17 November 2017.
Design and technical specifications
World Dream was designed to cater to the Asian cruise market. It includes a range of restaurants, entertainment spaces and casinos, as well as specially designed staterooms.
The ship comprises 18 decks and measures 335m in length and 40m in width. It has a gross tonnage of 151,300t and is manned by a crew of around 2,030 personnel.
World Dream cruise ship staterooms
The cruise ship features a total of 1,674 staterooms, up to 70% of which offer ocean views. The staterooms can accommodate up to 3,348 guests in double, triple and quadruple sharing configurations.
The ship’s high-class accommodation units are classified into Palace Villa, Palace Penthouse, Palace Deluxe Suite and Palace Suite categories. Other cabin categories include Balcony Stateroom, Balcony Deluxe Stateroom, Interior Stateroom and Ocean-View Stateroom.
The suite rooms are furnished with King and Queen size beds, flat-panel televisions and private bathrooms with full bathtubs, separate showers and toilets. Each unit can accommodate up to four guests.
The staterooms feature Queen-size or twin beds, an optional ceiling Pullman bed, and a flat-panel television.
Dining and entertainment facilities
The cruise ship features a variety of restaurants and bars offering a wide range of food and beverage menus.
The Silk Road restaurant on Deck Six serves Chinese cuisine, while Umi Uma on Deck Eight offers premium Japanese cuisine. Other dining venues include separate steak and seafood restaurants, The Lido, Dream Dining Room, Blue Lagoon, and Lobby Café.
In addition, the onboard bars such as Sun Deck Bar, Pool Deck Bar, Johnnie Walker House, Penfolds Wine Vault and Bar 360 serve international wines, Scotch whisky, cocktails, and various other drinks.
The fitness and wellness facilities comprise a modern fitness centre, jogging/walking track, western spa and an Asian and Chinese style spa, plunge pool, steam and sauna, foot massage, and a relaxation lounge.
Deck 17 features the Esc Experience Lab, which offers virtual reality game experiences, while the Esport Arena offers state-of-the-art gaming experiences for professional and recreational e-players.
World Dream also features a waterslide park, an arcade, a basketball court and multi-function space, a mini golf course, an outdoor rock climbing wall, and an outdoor adventure ropes course.
In addition, the ship features an outdoor deck for sunbathing and relaxation, a swimming pool with four whirlpools, a performance stage, and a children’s water park.
The duty-free shopping area on Decks Seven and Eight features a large number of brand partners such as Souvenir Mart, Art Gallery, The Dream Store, and The Dream Botiques.
Propulsion system for the vessel
World Dream is powered by five diesel engines, which provide a total power output of 41MW. The propulsion system integrates two Azipod XO azimuth thrusters and three bow thrusters, enabling the ship to sail at a maximum speed of 23.4 knots.