German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over the new cruise vessel World Dream to the Asian shipping company Dream Cruises, a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong.
The new ship can accommodate 3,376 passengers and is 335 meters long, 39.7 meters wide and can reach a speed of more than 23 knots. This cruise ship also carries a small deep-sea submarine that can take guests down to a depth of up to 200 metres. In addition, World Dream has been designed and built according to the latest safety regulations, Meyer Werft said.
“This is the 44th cruise ship we delivered. Our team made a great job. I am proud and thankful for their contribution,” said Tim Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft.
The new cruise ship has been designed for the rapidly growing Asian cruise market.
After being handed over to the cruise company in Bremerhaven, World Dream will set sail to Asia where it will offer cruises for two, five and seven nights. Sailing from Hong Kong, it will cruise through regions in Vietnam and China.
Once it arrives in Asia in November of this year, the ship will replace its sister ship Genting Dream in the Pearl Delta and Genting Dream will be homeported in Singapore.
Delivered to the company from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft on October 12, 2016, the Genting Dream can accommodate 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew.
Earlier this month Genting Hong Kong announced delisting from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).
The company said that the move is in line with its strategic focus on its cruise ship business in Asia, in particular, North-Asia, as the company continues to undertake initiatives to tap the burgeoning growth potential in the Chinese market.
Image Courtesy: Meyer Werft; Video Courtesy: Dream Cruises