Genting Cruise Lines will be launching its new ship for the Chinese market, World Dream, this November at her dual homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha), adding to Dream Cruises’ current fleet comprising Genting Dream.
“[We are] reinforcing our position in the Pearl River Delta Region by welcoming World Dream to begin her service with dual homeports in Guangzhou (Nansha) and Hong Kong, following in the footsteps of Genting Dream previously,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines.
“Designed to cater to the growing Chinese market with tailor made facilities including quad occupancy staterooms to accommodate family travellers, World Dream will further build upon our ongoing commitment to this region which has seen Guangzhou (Nansha) evolve into China’s second busiest port and the strengthening of Hong Kong as a premier fly/cruise hub.”
Upon her launch, the brand new ship will take guests on 6-day/5-night cruises to Manila and Boracay in the Philippines from November 17 this year to March 31, 2018, alternating with 6-day/5-night journeys to Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam from December 3 to October 14, 2018.
Twin sister ship, Genting Dream, will be deployed at the new homeport in Singapore with new itineraries to North Bali and Surabaya in Indonesia, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia and Phuket in Thailand.
On the new 18-deck, 151,300 ton World Dream, guests can look forward to the new Vintage Room private food and wine chef’s table featuring wines from preferred partner, Penfolds; an upscale steakhouse and a seafood concept with a fresh counter display.
Celebrity guest chefs will also feature on the cruise line’s Wine and Dine festival at sea.
Retail pursuits will be enhanced with a beauty bar, a new marketplace and bazaar shopping concept as well as new partners including including Tiffany & Co.
Newly added entertainment include a new outdoor plaza in the pool area, the largest indoor virtual reality and game area at sea with Vesaro car racing stimulators, and new stage extravaganza, Sogno, which promises to ‘transport guests to an illusory dreamscape’.
Beauty lovers can also look forward to an integrated medical and European Spa facility featuring a dedicated doctor to administer the latest beauty treatments, new spa “Journey” packages, which are said to lay the groundwork for future Beauty and Aesthetics Cruises.
“World Dream is geared to attract more of China and Asia’s affluent travel sector, including the growing meetings and incentive market, by offering unique entertainment, restaurants and first-at-sea activities to enrich our passengers’ experience and to open up a world of endless possibilities for our guests,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises.