Dream Cruises Announces the Official Name of Their New Ship
Thursday 29th August 2019, 3:04pm
Genting Cruise Lines today officially announced the name of her first 208,000 gross ton Global Class ship at IBTM China, the nation’s largest business travel and MICE show, in Beijing. Building on the successful debuts of Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream, the Global Class vessel — Global Dream will enter into service in early 2021 to sail globally on inspiring voyages on board the largest cruise ship to homeport in the Asia Pacific.
This event also provided guests the chance to experience an exclusive sneak preview of Global Dream through a specially constructed, full-scale smart show cabin on display during the event as well as to officially launch of the Chinese edition of “The Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships Guide” – the “bible” of the cruise industry.
“Global Dream, the first Global Class ship of Dream Cruises, belongs to a new generation of cruise ships featuring the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities. Global Dream will deliver a cutting-edge cruising experience through Artificial Intelligence that will maximize both convenience and speed for our guests on board,” said Mr. Kent Zhu. “To balance the new with the traditional, our guests will also be able to enjoy an authentic experience and our signature heartfelt hospitality on Global Dream, developed through the Genting Group’s over 50 years of experience in the industry.
During the event, guests were treated to an exclusive sneak preview of Global Dream with the unveiling of a specially constructed balcony show cabin, built in Germany and shipped over for the occasion. Featuring 20 square metres of space, the luxurious Global Class cabins will be the industry’s most spacious staterooms, at approximately 15% larger than standard cabins found on most other cruise lines.
Designed for two guests, the staterooms can also accommodate up to four with a unique two bathroom design to allow several people to get ready at once and a sofa bed that easily unfolds to sleep two comfortably. A thoughtful touch is a privacy curtain that can be closed to divide the room into separate seating and sleeping areas, making the cabins suitable for families and group travellers.
State-of-the-art technology will include Bluetooth locks and a new smart system allowing passengers to control different functions such as the LED mood lighting and climate control with a smartphone app, voice recognition or through a touch-screen control panel. Smart sensors will also be able to detect occupants in the cabin to automatically adjust the lights and temperature for better energy efficiency and triple vent air-conditioning outlets ensure even air distribution for maximum comfort.
Global Dream and her sister ship will enter into service in early 2021 and early 2022, joining the current Dream Cruises fleet of three vessels. Both Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream and World Dream have been recognized as two of the top 10 large cruise ships by the Berlitz Guide to Cruising 2019 and are the only two highest-rated cruise ships to be operating in Asia. Dream Cruises’ third ship, Explorer Dream, will be repositioned to Australia and New Zealand for this coming summer.
By 2022, Dream Cruises five ship fleet will be the youngest and most modern in the world. As the only global cruise line with all “Made in Germany” cruise ships, Dream Cruises’ fleet will feature the highest safety standards, build quality, speed, power and luxury finishes. Coupled with over 50 years of industry experience, Dream Cruises will provide its guests with the best food, entertainment and service standards on board the finest vessels sailing to all the popular destinations in the world.
The Global Class ships innovative new features and facilities on board will include the industry’s most spacious staterooms and most luxurious suites, the first-ever cruise ship theme park featuring the world’s longest roller coaster at sea and the largest cinema at sea with eight theatres to meet the leisure and entertainment needs of travellers and MICE guests. Zouk, the 3rd best club in the world, will also have a presence on Global Dream while Dream Avenue will provide guests with a multi-purpose outdoor leisure and recreational space. The ship will also be equipped with voice and facial recognition technology and self-guided mobile assistants to usher in the future of cruising.
Accommodating 4,700 passengers lower berth capacity, Global Dream will bring affordable, high-end cruising to a wide range of passengers with 2,350 cabins consisting of a variety of categories including villas, penthouses, suites, themed suites, balcony cabins and inside cabins. Global Dream will also feature Dream Cruises’ signature 151-suite luxury “ship-within-a-ship’ concept, “The Palace”.
“Dream Cruises is excited to begin a new chapter in its story when Global Dream begins her journey to take our guest around the world on grand voyages to Australia, New Zealand, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean in the future,” added Mr. Zhu. “We invite everyone to come on board to experience our innovative facilities, thoughtful amenities, impeccable service, and the largest variety of International dining at sea.”
Source: Dream Cruises