The new 208,000 gross ton Dream Cruises ship will be delayed for one year along with the lay-up of the majority of the fleet.
New Cruise Ship Delayed
As part of its latest business update, Genting Hong Kong has announced its new mega-ship Global Dream which was scheduled to join Dream Cruises in early 2021 has now been delayed by 12 months.
The MV Werften shipyard which is where the new Global-class vessel is under construction is slow delaying the arrival of Crystal Endeavor by 12 months, the ship is also owned by Genting and operated by Crystal Cruises.
The cruise company is finding ways to reduce costs during the global pandemic which has hit the cruise industry hard. At the moment only Explorer Dream which commenced voyages from Tawain on July 26 is sailing. The remaining fleet will remain in lay-up until cruises can safely resume. This excludes SuperStar Aquarius and SuperStar Gemini, which have been leased to the Singapore Government.
Cruise Lines owned by Genting which includes Dream Cruises, Star Cruises, and Crystal Cruises are continuing to find ways to reduce costs such as employee leave with no pay, suspending all capital expenditures, seeking additional sources of finance from Germany’s Economic Stabilization Fund and more.
Dream Cruises has already detailed its new health measures before Explorer Dream started domestic cruises from Taiwan. New health measures include stringent health screening prior to embarkation, social distancing, new hygiene practices, and even 100% fresh air for every cabin. You can check all those details right here.
Global Dream is one of the most anticipated new cruise ships in 2021 so cruisers will be disappointed that they’ll have to wait even longer to enjoy one of the world’s largest cruise ships. The ship will feature the longest rollercoaster at sea as part a theme park experience, Cineplex, Asian and Western spas, ample shopping facilities as well as authentic Asian and international dining experiences and fast-food restaurants.
Once the ship is complete she will be an impressive 208,000 gross tons and have a guest capacity of 5,000 and 2,350 staterooms. Dream Cruises will release further details about the ship on a more specific delivery date and itineraries.
A second Global-class cruise ship is also under construction at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany. The ship is scheduled to arrive in early 2022 but it’s not yet known if that will still be the case.