Dream Cruises to name first 4,700-pax ship Global Dream

Global Class suites previewed aboard the largest ship to homeport in Asia Pacific

Genting Cruise Lines has revealed the name of its first of two Global Class ships as Global Dream. Building on the successful debuts of Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream, the Global Class vessel – Global Dream – will enter into service in early 2021. It will be the largest cruise ship to homeport in the Asia Pacific.

Global Dream, the first Global Class ship of Dream Cruises, belongs to a new generation of cruise ships featuring the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities. Global Dream will deliver a cutting-edge cruising experience through Artificial Intelligence that will maximise both convenience and speed for our guests on board,” said Kent Zhu. “To balance the new with the traditional, our guests will also be able to enjoy an authentic experience and our signature heartfelt hospitality on Global Dream, developed through the Genting Group’s over 50 years of experience in the industry.

Dream Cruises previewed a specially constructed balcony show cabin at IBTM China where the announcement was made. Built in Germany and shipped to Beijing for for the occasion, the mock cabin featured 20 square metres of space. The cruise line says its luxurious Global Class cabins will be the industry’s most spacious staterooms, at approximately 15% larger than standard cabins found on most other cruise lines.

Designed for two guests, the staterooms can also accommodate up to four with a unique two-bathroom design to allow several people to get ready at once and a sofa bed that easily unfolds to sleep two comfortably. A privacy curtain can be closed to divide the room into separate seating and sleeping areas, making the cabins suitable for families and group travellers.

State-of-the-art technology will include 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.

Global Dream and her sister ship will enter into service in early 2021 and early 2022, joining the current Dream Cruises fleet of three vessels.

By 2022, Dream Cruises’ five-ship fleet will be the youngest in the world.

The Global Class ships innovative new features and facilities on board will include the industry’s most spacious staterooms and most luxurious suites, the first-ever cruise ship theme park featuring the world’s longest roller coaster at sea and the largest cinema at sea with eight theatres to meet the leisure and entertainment needs of travellers and MICE guests. Zouk, the fifth-best club in the world according to DJ Mag, will also have a presence on Global Dream, while Dream Avenue will provide guests with a multi-purpose outdoor leisure and recreational space.

Accommodating 4,700 passengers lower berth capacity, Global Dream will bring affordable, high-end cruising to a wide range of passengers with 2,350 cabins consisting of a variety of categories including villas, penthouses, suites, themed suites, balcony cabins and inside cabins. Global Dream will also feature Dream Cruises’ signature 151-suite luxury ‘ship-within-a-ship’ concept, The Palace.

“Dream Cruises is excited to begin a new chapter in its story when Global Dream begins her journey to take our guest around the world on grand voyages to Australia, New Zealand, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean in the future,” added Mr. Zhu.

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