Dream Cruises, Asia’s Global Cruise Line, will feature the world’s longest roller coaster at sea on board its new Global Class ship which is currently under construction in Germany and slated to debut in early 2021.
Genting Hong Kong has announced that it has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for the 2016-built Genting Dream. The company has sold the ship for $900 million or 80 percent of the closing market value (whatever is lower), in a deal involving three Chinese banks. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Production of Dream Cruises’ second Global Class ship commenced at MV WERFTEN in Rostock-Warnemünde today (10 September 2019), almost exactly a year after the keel laying of the flagship of the series.
Multi award-winning National Geographic photographer, Michael Yamashita will be on board Explorer Dream for its 21-night Odyssey from Shanghai to Sydney, between October 6 and 27, 2019, as part of the ‘Dreamscapes’ enrichment programme. The program features expert speakers from such wide-ranging fields as Astrophotography, Chinese Opera, Pizza Acrobatics, Yoga and Tai Chi on board to present guests with interactive activities and experiences in their area of expertise. (aseancruising.com)
“Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea”, the signature culinary extravaganza of Dream Cruises, will return this year with the launch of “A Taste of the Palace”, featuring regal menus by two internationally acclaimed celebrity chefs, Chef Darren McGrady and Chef Ivan Li.
Genting Hong Kong announced that it has reached a deal to sell a 35 percent stake in Dream Cruises to Canada’s TPG Darting, which is owned by TPG Capital Asia and Growth Funds. The company said the deal would strengthen its balance sheet as well as its ability to continue to expand its fleet in the cruise industry. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Festival, which will take place on September 13 this year, Dream Cruises will present three puppetry performances at sea, comprised of Marionettes Theatre, Shadow Puppetry and Glove Puppetry on World Dream,
where traditional Chinese folklore and mythical tales of the moon will come to life.
After four years of leading the launch and growth of Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises Asia, Thatcher Brown has resigned, citing “personal family reasons.” Michael Goh, a loyal Genting Hong Kong executive, has succeeded Brown as president of Dream Cruises. Goh has also been named head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines, which comprises Dream Cruises, Crystal Cruises, and Star Cruises. (skift.com)
Genting Hong Kong Limited announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Goh as the President of Dream Cruises and Head of International Sales for Genting Cruise Lines. Mr. Michael Goh will continue to be based in Singapore, reporting to Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines.
Dream Cruises will be showcasing the best of Southeast Asia through a dazzling array of new summer itineraries for 2020 that will feature exciting new destinations along with fan favourite ports of call.
Genting Cruise Lines continued its 25th Anniversary celebrations with the inaugural sailing of World Dream, Dream Cruises’ 150,000-ton megaship, from Kaohsiung, and the largest cruise ship to homeport in Taiwan.
Last year’s Elite Moment Photo Contest attracted enthusiastic support from DreamElite members all over the world. We collected a wealth of high quality photos illustrating the theme “My Favourite … on Genting Dream/World Dream”.