Meyer Werft delivers first cruise ship for the Chinese market

By Cruise

Wednesday (Oct 12), MEYER WERFT handed over the new cruise ship Genting Dream (151,300 GT) to the Asian cruise operator company Dream Cruises. Together with the new design, this luxury liner offers passengers a wide range of special features and comfort. About 75% of the cabins are outer cabins and most of these have their own balcony. Furthermore, Dream Cruises has a crew of around 1,700 to offer passengers a particularly high standard of service.

For the first time, this cruise ship also carries two small deep sea submarines that can each take four people down to a depth of up to 200 metres. Entertainment on the ship is guaranteed state of the art thanks to an interactive communication system and extensive stage equipment. Environmentally friendly marine engines, diesel-electric pod drives, and improved hydrodynamics as well as numerous energy saving measures, heat recovery or ballast water cleaning all contribute to an ecological cruise experience and considerably reduced operating costs. The ship has also been designed and built according to the latest safety regulations.

Genting Dream has 35 restaurants and bars; various entertainment facilities such as theatres, bowling and a climbing park, as well as plenty of space for other outdoor activities. Great priority is given here to relaxation and recuperation. The ship has a Genting Club with 142 suites that offers the guests special privileges like an exclusive VIP pool as well as a separate spa area. On Genting Dream the first MRT (magnet resonance tomography) onboard of a cruise ship is installed.

The new ship for Dream Cruises has capacity for about 4,500 passengers in 1,674 cabins. The Genting Dream is 335 meters long, 39.7 meters wide and can reach a speed of more than 23 knots. The new cruise ship is designed for the rapidly developing Chinese cruise market.

After being handed over to the owner in Bremerhaven, Genting Dream will set sail to some of the loveliest destinations in Pacific Asia where it will offer cruises for two, five and seven nights. Sailing from Hong Kong, it will cruise through spectacular regions in Vietnam and China.

The Genting Dream (yard number S. 711) was funded with innovation grants from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the state of Lower Saxony as a lead ship development that made first-time use of innovative components.

Source: Meyer Werft