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Dream Cruises Exhibits Commitment to Hong Kong Cruise Market With Home Porting of Its Maiden Luxury Ship

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-Genting Dream shows her love for Hong Kong with dazzling lighting display
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, today celebrated the arrival of its inaugural ship, Genting Dream, to her new home in Hong Kong where she will embark on 3D2N Hong Kong Weekend Getaway cruises departing every Friday and 6D5N Vietnam Exploration Voyages to Da Nang and Halong Bay departing every Sunday.

Dream Cruises’ inaugural ship, Genting Dream, begins her maiden voyage from Hong Kong homeport on 12th November, 2016.
Dream Cruises’ inaugural ship, Genting Dream, begins her maiden voyage from Hong Kong homeport on 12th November, 2016.

Captain Jukka Silvennoinen, of Dream Cruises inaugural cruise ship Genting Dream, shows, Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development the controls of one of the ship’s state-of-the-art submersibles.
Captain Jukka Silvennoinen, of Dream Cruises inaugural cruise ship Genting Dream, shows, Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development the controls of one of the ship’s state-of-the-art submersibles.

Genting Dream ‘Ship Model Memento Exchange Presentation’ by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay to Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.
Genting Dream ‘Ship Model Memento Exchange Presentation’ by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay to Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.
The berthing of Genting Dream also marked the first time a cruise ship of this scale has home-ported in Hong Kong, a distinction which will also be shared with Guangzhou (Nansha).

About a thousand distinguished guests were on hand to witness the historic occasion, including Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Philip Yung Wai-hung, JP, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism), Ms Cathy Chu Man-ling, JP, Commissioner for Tourism, Dr. Peter Lam Kin-ngok, GBS, Chairman of Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board, and Mr Jeff Bent, Managing Director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals.

Guests at today’s ceremony were ushered into the ship’s extravagant 999-seat Zodiac Theatre for the official launch festivities featuring presentations by Mr So, followed by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO of Dream Cruises parent company, Genting Hong Kong, and Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.

After the time-honoured exchange of gifts, guests were treated to an exclusive preview of Dream Cruises’ thrilling signature production show inspired by the hull art of Genting Dream, entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”. Conceived by pop-art artist Jacky Tsai, this is a tale of love, hope and the overcoming of seemingly impossible boundaries between a mermaid and an astronaut.

Later, Dream Cruises President Thatcher Brown led the dignitaries in toasting the inauguration of Genting Dream with the activation of a giant lotus flower, symbolising the company’s close ties and commitment to Asia.

President of Dream Cruises Mr Thatcher Brown said, “As the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line to make Hong Kong its home port year-round, we are deeply committed to helping to further develop the cruise market here. Tourism is vital to the economy of the city and our two itineraries originating from Hong Kong will help boost the industry overall, including for hotels, tour groups, local attractions, restaurants and other merchants.”

“We designed the ship essentially as a floating, luxury, integrated resort, and we are confident that Genting Dream will make her mark as the newest “must-experience” vacation attraction for both local and international guests. Genting Dream will cater to multigenerational families with all-inclusive activities, the finest Asian and international dining and unforgettable entertainment, with service that is genuinely Asian at heart and international in spirit,” he said.

Following the launch ceremony, guests were able to experience a sumptuous lunch at one of the ship’s many fine-dining eateries, and then invited to join a guided tour to explore the ship’s array of amazing attractions and amenities, including the extensive Dream Palace facilities, Zouk Beach Club, Waterslide Park, Crystal Life Fitness and Spa, “Bistro” by Mark Best, JOHNNIE WALKER HOUSE and Little Pandas Club.

Later in the evening, Genting Dream wowed Hong Kong onlookers with “I love Hong Kong” emblazoned across her decks in a kaleidoscopic display of her state-of-the-art LED lighting system, which sets a new bar for cruise lines, mesmerising spectators with a dazzling symphony of colour.

For more information about Dream Cruises, please visit dreamcruiseline.com and follow us on Facebook, Weibo and Weixin.

Official Instagram and hashtag:

@dreamcruiseline
#DreamCruises #GentingDream #DreamJourneyBegins #

About Dream Cruises

Genting Hong Kong brings over 20 years of Asian cruise industry experience together with internationally-acclaimed luxury cruise expertise in creating its new cruise line — Dream Cruises.

With a heritage of international and regional cruise expertise embedded in its DNA, Dream Cruises is the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line and caters specifically to the large and rapidly growing high-end market in China and Asia.

Dream Cruises aims to be a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region, meeting the needs of the ’emerging generation’ of confident, independently-minded and affluent Asian travellers. Dream Cruises offers inspirational luxury, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit.

Purpose-built for the China and Asia market, Genting Dream, the first ship of the fleet, debuts in November 2016, with its sister ship World Dream scheduled for November 2017, offering guests the highest levels of service and spacious comfort in the region.

Accommodations reflect both size and choice for travellers with over 70 per cent of staterooms featuring private balconies and over 100 connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups. Lavish suites in the exclusive Dream Palace will feature European butler service and special guest privileges.

With the finest Asian and international dining, exceptional service, enthralling entertainment and inspirational experiences, Dream Cruises aims to redefine vacation travel with a transformational journey at sea.

About Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting Hong Kong”)

Genting Hong Kong is a leading corporation principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise related operations along with leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.

As a pioneer in the Asian cruise industry, Genting Hong Kong took on the bold initiative to grow the Asia-Pacific as an international cruise destination with the founding of Star Cruises, “The Leading Cruise Line in the Asia Pacific”, in 1993. To further expand its cruise portfolio in the region, Genting Hong Kong launched Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line to cater to the high-end market. Recognized as “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line”, Crystal Cruises extends Genting Hong Kong’s reach in the global up-scale market. The establishment of the German shipyard MV Werften in 2016 will capitalize on the growing demand for new cruise ships and realize the company’s global expansion plans for its three cruise brands.

Initiating the Group’s foray into land-based attractions, Resorts World Manila was the first integrated resort in the Philippines when it opened in 2009. A one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination, Resorts World Manila features world-class entertainment, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options throughout its extensive premises. Genting Hong Kong’s investment in iconic Singapore nightlife brand Zouk — a world-class entertainment institution and trendsetter in Asia’s dance music scene, and perennial top-ten fixture in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs global poll – further diversifies the company’s appeal to a younger and more dynamic clientele.

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Source: Dream Cruises
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Written by asiafreshnews

November 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

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