One of Asia’s most luxurious cruise line Dream Cruises has welcomed its third cruise ship to fleet named Explorer Dream.
Explorer Dream Joins the Fleet
Dream Cruises which is a luxury cruise line owned by Genting and based in China has celebrated the christening of its third cruise ship. The newly upgraded Explorer Dream has joined after being transferred from Star Cruises and previously known as SuperStar Virgo.
Mr. Hui Lim, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Genting Hong Kong, said:
“Dream Cruises is the most recognized cruise brand in Southern China due to World Dream being positioned in the dual homeports of Guangzhou and Hong Kong. However, as we all know, the Eastern and North Chinese market is five times larger than the south and Dream Cruises will be building two 204,000 gross ton “Global Class” ships to be launched starting early 2021 in Shanghai and Tianjin to accommodate this market. These two ships, being built in our own shipyards Germany, are also designed to be the most advanced and intelligent cruise ships ever to be constructed.”
“In order to prepare the foundations and increase Dream Cruises’ brand awareness in East and North China, we are pleased today to welcome “Explorer Dream” in Shanghai as the third ship in our Dream Cruises fleet.”
A ceremony was held at the Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in China which was attended by cruise line executives, more than 500 special guests and godmother Ms. Grace Chen who is a fashion innovative in the country.
The traditional champagne bottle smash against the ship’s hull took place which officially named the Explorer Dream. Ms. Chen also hosted a fashion show aboard the vessel at the Palace Pool Deck which featured eighteen models. They showcased her Voyage collection which is perfect for a cruise!
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Explorer Dream has a gross toonage of 75,338 and a guest capacity of 1,856. The ship features 928 cabins and measures 268 meters in length.
The ship will depart on April 12 from Shangai, China on a 3-night cruise to Japan with calls at Okinawa, Fukuoka, and Nagasaki. In July the ship will begin sailings from Tianjin and then in October 2019 will offer cruises from Sydney and Aukland in Australia.
Dream Cruises also operates Genting Dream which entered service in 2016 and World Dream which debuted in 2017. The cruise line has two huge 204,000 mega ships on order with the first set to be completed in 2021.