One of the largest new cruise ships coming into service this year is World Dream for Dream Cruises. The ship recently celebrated a major construction milestone.

A ceremony was held to celebrate the World Dream’s keel laying, one of many major construction milestones. At the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany key executives attended the keel-laying in construction yard 2.

Meyer Weft CEO Bernard Meyer, said:

“It is our great pleasure to build these new ships for the new shipping company and to con-tinue our long-standing business relationship with the Genting Group, which began nearly 20 years ago with the construction of the SuperStar Leo”

Genting Dream
Rendering By: Genting Hong Kong

As tradition, a lucky cent was placed on the bracings before the 800-ton crane lowered the first block of the second building phase for the new ship. The block is the first of 92 which will come together over the coming months to make up the ship. The first piece of steel was cut back in February 2016.

Tan Sri Lim, Chairman, and CEO of Genting HongKong, said:

“We are glad to see that our second newbuild for our new brand Dream Cruises is now starting to take shape.The ship will offer many special features for the Asian market”

World Dream will be completed by Autumn 2017 and will be delivered to Asain based Dream Cruises. The 151,300 gross ton vessel is the second in its class, sister ship Genting Dream entered service in November 2016 and is currently sailing from China. World Dream will carry 3,000 guests at double occupancy and 335 meters long.