Dream Cruises first ever cruise ship has floated out of its construction hall in Germany for the last fitting out phase.
Genting Dream began floating out at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany at around 2:00 PM local time today. The huge 151,300 gross ton ship emerged from the construction hall inch by inch until the entire ship could be seen.
The purpose-built Chinese ship then underwent several tests in the harbor before it finally berthed alongside the yards fitting out pier. While Genting Dream is at the pier work will continue including fitting out all the interior spaces. Meyer Werft has said more tests and trials will be carried out over the next few days. More crew members will also begin to arrive so that the ship will be ready for sailing.
The next major milestone for Genting Dream will be the conveyance down the River Ems towards the North Sea. The vessel will then undergo Sea Trials in mid-September before being delivered to Asian based Dream Cruises.
Genting Dream will make its debut at its new home port of Guangzhou (Nansha Port) in November. Her maiden cruise itinerary offers 2, 5 and 7-night Vietnam destination experiences. The ship will sail a range of itineraries from China calling at several ports in the region.
Genting Dream is the first of two new ships for Dream Cruises. The second in its class named Genting World will be completed in November 2017. Genting Dream can carry 3,370 passengers 1,680 cabins, most of them balcony. You can watch a rendering tour of the ship along with more details in one of our earlier posts.