The first part of the new cruise ship Genting Dream, being built for Genting Hong Kong’s new cruise brand Dream Cruises, has been floated out of Meyer Werft’s building dock at Papenburg, Germany, on Saturday.
The first of the vessel’s two section was moored for fitting and will be joined with the second section in the following months.
Genting Dream will feature a length of 335m, a width of 39,7m, and will be capable of carrying a total of 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew members. The 150,000-ton vessel will have the largest guest space ratio of 45 tons per guest as well as the highest crew-to-guest ratio at 1.7 of any Asia Pacific ship.
The vessel is expected to be delivered to the company in November 2016.
Genting Dream, Dream Cruises’ first vessel, is designed for the Asian market. The cruise ship will sail to Guangzhou and Sanya in China, and Pearl Delta and Hainan in Hong Kong, as well as Nansha Port, Halong Bay, Danang, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.
The company’s second cruise ship, the future World Dream, is expected to join her sister vessel in November 2017.
World Maritime News Staff, Video: Inselvideo