Details on Global Class Ships Unveiled

   May 26, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Genting Cruise Lines held a special event in Hong Kong on May 24 to celebrate the “Greater Bay, Greater China, Greater Opportunities” onboard World Dream at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

The event was a continuation of the line's 25th Anniversary activities and recognized the support and partnerships of the various cities and ports in the Greater Bay Area and Greater China in developing the region as a major cruise destination. The occasion was an opportunity for guests to experience a preview of the Global-Class liner (currently under construction) - a specially constructed show cabin was unveiled during the event.

In 2021, Genting Hong Kong is due to debut its first Global Class vessel. At over 200,000 tonnes and more than 340-m long, the luxury liner is expected to accommodate ~5000 passengers in 2500 cabins. 

Looking ahead, Genting Cruise Lines, which has acquired its own shipyards in Germany, named “MV Werften”, will be building technologically advanced cruise vessels for its 3 brands. The first of a fleet of 20,000 GT “Endeavor Class” expedition ships will be delivered to Crystal Cruises next year, followed by the first of a fleet of 200,000 GT “Global Class” vessels for Dream Cruises in 2021, 67,000 GT “Diamond Class” vessels for Crystal in 2022 and innovative “Contemporary Class” vessels for Star Cruises in 2023.

Accommodating up to 9,000 cruise passengers, Dream Cruises’ “Global Class” will become world's largest liners by passenger capacity. Its 2500 staterooms are in various categories, including villas, penthouses, theme suites, suites, balcony cabins, inside cabins. The Global Class will feature the signature 151-suite luxury “ship-within-a-ship’ concept of Dream Cruises, “The Palace”.

Featuring 20m2 of space, the Global Class cabins will be the most spacious staterooms in the industry, larger than any other cruise company, and are designed for 2 but can accommodate up to 4 guests, suitable for group travelers and families. A 2-bathroom design allows for several people to get ready at once. The cabin’s sofa bed easily unfolds to sleep an additional 2 guests comfortably. A privacy curtain can be closed to divide the stateroom into separate sleeping and seating areas.

State-of-the-art technology includes Bluetooth locks and smart system allowing guests to control various functions like mood lighting and air-conditioning via a smartphone app, voice recognition or a touch-screen panel. Smart sensors are able to detect occupants in the stateroom to automatically adjust the temperature and lights for better energy efficiency. Triple vent air-conditioning outlets ensure air distribution for maximum relaxation.