World Dream (pictured), the second casino cruise ship of Genting Hong Kong Ltd’s Dream Cruises brand, will make its maiden voyage via its respective home ports of Hong Kong on 17 November and from Nansha in Guangzhou, mainland China, on 19 November. The vessel will ply alternating six-day/five-night routes to, respectively, Boracay and Manila in the Philippines and Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang in Vietnam, according to a press release from Dream Cruises.
The vessel, which has capacity for 3,400 guests, will also run a three-day/two-night weekend cruise from Hong Kong around the Pearl River Delta.
Casino and casino cruise ship investor Genting Kong Kong launched Dream Cruises in November 2015, as cruise line “conceived in and built for Asia”.
Genting Dream, the sister cruise of World Dream, made its first voyage in November last year. Starting in April 2017, Genting Dream has been operating five-night cruises from its dual home ports of Hong Kong and Nansha, to Okinawa in Japan.
Kent Zhu, president of a recently-created Genting Hong Kong division called Genting Cruise Lines, was cited as saying in the press statement that the World Dream vessel would play a “key role” in the division’s Asian growth strategy. Genting Cruise Lines covers the group’s three cruise brands: Crystal Cruises for what the group terms the ultra-luxury segment; Dream Cruises for what it describes as the premium segment; and Star Cruises for what it defines as the contemporary segment.
“We are as excited to welcome World Dream at her home ports in Hong Kong and Nansha this November to further grow the Pearl River Delta as a cruise centre and increase the FlyCruise market in this part of Asia,” Mr Zhu was cited in the statement.
World Dream is to feature an onboard gaming area, called “Resorts World At Sea”, according to publicly-available information from Dream Cruises. The other entertainment on the new vessel include a virtual reality game zone, and some live stage shows.
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