VIDEO: Keel Laid for New Dream Cruises’ Ship

By ,   September 11, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

A keel laying ceremony for the Global-Class flagship of Dream Cruises was held at MV WERFTEN’s Rostock shipyard on Tuesday, September 11.

At 204,000 GT and with 2,500 suites and staterooms, the newbuild specifically designed for the Asian cruise market will be the biggest ever to be constructed in Germany. The first, 22-meter long, 26-meter wide and weighing 410 tons section, about half of the full keel, marked the start of construction.

Production of the 342-meter long and more than 46-meter wide cruise ship will take place in both Wismar and Rostock. The midship, which is due to be 220-meter-long, will be manufactured in Rostock and then moved to Wismar in 2019, where ship's bow and stern, along with the superstructures, will be mounted. Also to be installed in Wismar are the 2,500 cabins produced by MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule.

The construction process involves a total of around 600 companies.