Genting Cruise Line has floated out its latest ship, the luxurious World Dream. The river conveyance, which means floating the ship from the Meyer Werft shipyard, is the start of her journey to her homeports in Guangzhou in China and Hong Kong.
She will begin her first sailing on November 17, 2017.
“Genting Cruise Lines is proud of the progress we have made with World Dream and are eagerly awaiting her arrival in Asia to begin taking our guests on unforgettable journeys and creating unforgettable experiences for our passengers,” said Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “World Dream’s dual-homeports in Guangzhou (Nansha) and Hong Kong underlines our ongoing commitment to continue to support the Pearl River Delta as major cruise hub in the Asia Pacific.”
From the covered shipyard of Meyer Werft where the first steel cuts were made to begin construction of World Dream in February 2016, the ship will travel the river Ems en route to its first destination in Eemshaven, Netherlands to undergo initial testing and then further to Bremerhaven, Germany for additional sea trials.
After World Dream’s official handover ceremony from Meyer Werft to Dream Cruises scheduled for October 26, the ship will begin her epic ocean voyage that will take her from Germany to Gibraltar, through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, across the Indian Ocean with visits to Sri Lanka and Singapore before ending at her new dual homeports in Hong Kong on November 17 and Guangzhou, China November 19.
“We are extremely excited to welcome World Dream in Guangzhou and Hong Kong this November and to introduce our guests to our much anticipated second ship,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of DreamCruises. “We will continue to build on the strengths of her sister ship Genting Dream to deliver exceptional service and experiences that are Asian at heart and international in spirit. We are grateful for the support of our travel partners and loyal guests who are already booked for the inaugural season.”