New Cruise Ship for Asia Departs Shipyard Ready for Sea Trials

World Dream has departed the shipyard and completed its conveyance along the Ems River in Germany.

World Dream is the newest cruise ship for Asian-based Dream Cruises. The large vessel has departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The new ship began its conveyance along the Ems River on Sunday, September 17.

Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines, said:

“Genting Cruise Lines is proud of the progress we have made with World Dream and are eagerly awaiting her arrival in Asia to begin taking our guests on unforgettable journeys and creating unforgettable experiences for our passengers.”

“World Dream’s dual-homeports in Guangzhou (Nansha) and Hong Kong underlines our ongoing commitment to continue to support the Pearl River Delta as major cruise hub in the Asia Pacific.”

World Dream which has been purpose-built for the Asian market and is at Eemshaven, Netherlands to undergo initial testing and then further to Bremerhaven, Germany for additional sea trials. The ship will be delivered from the Meyer Werft to Dream Cruises on October 26.

Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises, said:

“We are extremely excited to welcome World Dream in Guangzhou and Hong Kong this November and to introduce our guests to our much anticipated second ship.”

“We will continue to build on the strengths of her sister ship Genting Dream to deliver exceptional service and experiences that are Asian at heart and international in spirit.  We are grateful for the support of our travel partners and loyal guests who are already booked for the inaugural season.”

The ship will begin her epic ocean voyage that will take her from Germany to Gibraltar, through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, across the Indian Ocean with visits to Sri Lanka and Singapore before ending at her new dual homeports in Hong Kong on 17 November and Guangzhou, China 19 November.

World Dream is the sister ship of the Genting Dream, which entered service in 2016. World Dream is 151,100 gross tons and spans 18 decks. There is a passenger capacity of over 3,400 and the ship will be among the most luxurious in the region.


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