Genting Dream Review and Specifications
Specifications of Genting Dream
|Builder||MEYER WERFT PAPENBURG GERMANY|
|Speed||23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph|
|Length (LOA)||335 m / 1099 ft|
|Beam (width)||39.7 m / 130 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||151300 gt|
|Passengers||3352 - 3400|
|Decks with cabins||7|
Review of Genting Dream
Genting Dream is the first vessel being built under the premium cruise line brand Dream Cruises of Genting Hong Kong, that launched in November 2015 and became Asia's first brand to offer premium cruise services.
History - construction & ownership
GHK is a global entertainment, hospitality and leisure company based in Hong Kong. It ordered two cruise vessels to be custom-built to serve Asian market, specifically China. With the new Dream Cruises brand, the company concluded its mission to offer a separate brand for each of its cruise market segments, with the other two being Crystal Cruises (luxury segment) and Star Cruises (contemporary segment).
The 151,300-ton, 3,352-passenger cruise ship Genting Dream debuts in November 2016. Sister ship World Dream is scheduled to launch in November 2017. On August 20, 2016 Genting Dream floated out of Meyer Werft's covered building dock II in Papenburg.
The Genting Dream's conveyance down the river Ems towards the North Sea, where she will prove her seaworthiness, is scheduled for mid-September 2016. Genting Dream has a length overall of 335 m and is 39,70 m wide. Its construction complies with the latest safety standards, and the ship meets all valid environmental regulations.
Dream Cruises claimed place in history on November 14, 2016 when the official Godmother of Genting Dream, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, wife of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong, christened the maiden luxury cruise ship, exclusive Genting Dream, before the assembly of prominent officials from Chinese government as well as top executives from industry and trade.
Cruise itinerary program
Genting Dream will feature triple homeports in Hong Kong, Sanya and Guangzhou (Nansha Port), and target residents of Pearl Delta and Hainan, as well as passengers who fly into the airports of Guangzhou, Macau, Hong Kong, Sanya, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.
Genting Dream itinerary program is based on year-round 2-night weekend sailings from Guangzhou (Nansha Port) each Friday visiting Hong Kong, and 5-night voyages each Sunday visiting Danang (Vietnam), Sanya and Halong Bay (Vietnam). Genting Dream also offers 7-night cruises out of Hong Kong to Guangzhou, Danang, Sanya, Halong Bay and Shenzhen/Zhuhai. Sanya itineraries include 7-night sailings to Guangzhou, Shenzhen/Zhuhai, Halong Bay, Danang and Hong Kong.
The 19-deck Genting Dream has the capacity to accommodate 3,400 cruise passengers and 2,000 crew members, featuring a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.7, which is the highest in any Asia Pacific ship. The German-built vessel is designed with spacious interiors. The Dream ship is claimed to become one of the largest and spacious cruise ships in the world. With 1,680 cabins, including outside staterooms and passenger cabins spread over 2 exclusive floors of Dream Suites, the vessel offers a variety of accommodation options for her guests.
The suites measure between 32m²-183m², with around 70% of the staterooms boasting a private balcony and over 100 connecting rooms that provide convenient family vacation. Services to suites include special privileges and European butler service.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Genting Dream features 35 bars and restaurants, offering a wide choice of dining experiences for her guests. The restaurants offer regional cuisines, with emphasis on Chinese and Asian dishes, as well as international flavours like South East Asian, Japanese, Italian and more. A 610 m wrap-around promenade is a special place for dining and offers seaside dining and lounging from early morning to late evening in various themed venues.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
Plenty of recreation venues are available aboard Genting Dream, including multiple pool types, 6 water slides, rope climbing course, play rooms, card rooms, mahjong, bowling alley, and duty-free shopping. Health and wellness facilities include state-of-the-art Western and Asian spas, health club, beauty salon, barbershop, and enhance guest experience. Other activities include inspirational speeches and wine tasting to enrich passengers' time at sea.
Genting Dream related cruise news
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Favorable weather conditions let Meyer Werft to float out the new Genting Dream on Friday, August 19, a day earlier than scheduled. The 151,300 ...August 21, 2016
On August 20, 2016 the 151, 300 GT Genting Dream will float out of Meyer Werft's covered building dock II. The shipyard has been busy over the...August 16, 2016
Genting Hong Kong marked the official start of building the second new ship of Dream Cruises, World Dream, during a steel cutting ceremony at Meyer...February 23, 2016
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