Genting Hong Kong, the parent company behind Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Star Cruises, has announced it is to set up a new cruise brand named Dream Cruises.
The premium cruise brand, which will operate cruises in Asia, will debut its first ship, Genting Dream, in November 2016, a cousin to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-class of ships. A second ship, World Dream, will launch in November 2017.
Construction on the 150,000 gross ton ship began at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg in February 2015, under the name Genting World.
The largest cruise ship ever for an Asian cruise line, will include 1,700 staterooms; 35 restaurants and bars; multiple entertainment venues which include a theatre and bowling alley. The ship will also host six water slides and a ropes course.
Featuring 142 luxurious accommodations, Dream Suites will be a private boutique hotel that will offer an exclusive pool area and butler service.
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong stated:
“Dream Cruises will be Asia’s premium cruise brand,” stated Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong, “The itineraries of Dream Cruises will include a two night cruise (Pearl River Delta); a five night cruise (Vietnam and Sanya); and seven night cruise (starting in Guangzhou/Nansha Port).”
The 21-deck cruise ship, which will accommodate 4,500-guests, will feature Zouk, a popular Singapore club, which Genting Hong Kong purchased for an undisclosed sum back in October 2015.