Genting Cruise Lines has announced the official river conveyance of its ocean liner, World Dream, the newest ship for the Dream Cruises fleet.
The 151,000 ton liner – the sister vessel of Genting Dream which launched last November – will add significant competition to Asia’s casino market.
The 18-storey vessel was released from the shipyard in Germany in late August, from where it travelled down the River Ems and into the North Sea where it is undergoing open-water trials.
Built for Genting Hong Kong, the ship will make its maiden voyage from the territory on 17 November and its first voyage from Nansha two days later.
World Dream’s itinerary will include a number of Southeast Asia’s gaming centres including both Boracay and Manila in the Philippines, Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam, and trips around the Pearl River Delta.
Able to accommodate 3,400 passengers and 2,030 crew members, World Dream offers a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, bars and a large onboard casino area.
The vessel will also incorporate an exclusive VIP and high roller area that includes garden penthouses and private decks.