Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury cruise line, will use its first Global class ship to sail globally on grand voyages, including Australia, New Zealand, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean.
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong said: “To accommodate the future of cruising, we are in the process of building the cruise ships of tomorrow at our own shipyards in Germany and we are excited for the upcoming launch of our new, technologically advanced Global class ships in early 2021.”
Dream Cruises, a brand under Genting Cruise Lines, gave an exclusive preview of their Global class ship at a “Greater Bay, Greater China, Greater Opportunities” event which is part of the line’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in Hong Kong.
“Enjoy the authentic Asian experience on board with heartfelt Asian hospitality, authentic Chinese cuisine, and the largest variety of Asian and International dining, as you sail from Asia’s major homeports to the region’s most exciting destinations,” says Genting.
The ship is being built in German shipyard, MV Werften and will have 2,500 cabins as well as Asia’s largest luxury ‘ship-within-a-ship’ concept, “The Palace” with 151-suites.
Their staterooms boast 20 square metres of space and a unique two-bathroom design. It is designed for two but can also accommodate up to four guests. The Global Class cabins will be the industry’s most spacious staterooms, larger than any other cruise line, says Genting.
The cabin’s sofa bed also easily unfolds to sleep an additional two guests comfortably. A privacy curtain can also be drawn to divide the room into separate seating and sleeping areas.
The ship will also feature state-of-the-art technology like 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.
“Be wowed by the industry’s most spacious staterooms and most luxurious suites, the first-ever theme park at sea featuring the world’s longest roller coaster at sea, the largest cinema at sea, voice and facial recognition technology, self-guided mobile assistants and so much more,” says Genting.
“Genting Cruise Lines is excited about the future of the cruise industry in China and especially in the Greater Bay Area. Our investment in new ship construction will ensure that we will have the most modern fleet in the world for our three cruise brands, offering the most variety of itineraries and destinations, providing best-in-class service and, most important of all, maintaining our commitment to growing the cruise market in this region,” added Tan Sri Lim at the event.