MANILA, November 28 — Genting Cruise Lines celebrated recently the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream at Manila South Harbor with more than 400 guests from the travel trade and government sectors of the tourism industry. Its sister ship, Genting Dream, debuted last year receiving great acclaim from well-known cruising publications.
With homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Nansha, World Dream takes guests on two weekly alternating 6D/5N itineraries to exotic and popular destinations including Boracay and Manila, Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang in Vietnam, as well as 3D/2N Weekend Vacation cruises from Hong Kong in the South China Sea.
Present at the ceremony was Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.
“We are truly excited to debut World Dream in Manila, a travel hub with potential for the region, today, and in Boracay. The Philippines continues to be an important market for the Genting Cruise Lines brands and Dream Cruises is proud to carry the torch in supporting the country’s tourism industry and also throughout the region. We are appreciative of the continued support of our numerous business partners in helping us achieve this milestone,” Brown imparted.
In conjunction with the World Dreams inaugural call to Manila and Boracay, Dream Cruises is also pleased to offer Filipinos the chance to experience World Dream with special one-way cruise itineraries from Manila to Hong Kong, as well as Fly-Cruise from Hong Kong to Manila.
The 18-deck World Dream has the capacity to accommodate up to 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew members featuring crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.7, which is the highest in the region. With 1,686 cabins, including outside staterooms and passenger cabins spread over 2 exclusive floors Dream Suites, the vessel offers a variety of accommodation options. 70% of the staterooms have private balconies and over 100 connecting rooms that provide convenient family vacation. Services to suites include special privileges and butler service.
World Dream also features the World’s First Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at Sea, over 35 restaurants and bar concepts, duty-free shopping with new shops and brand partners — Tiffany & Co at Sea, Dior Watches and Jewellery at Sea, and many more.
“Along with serving the regional high-end market, World Dream will appeal to multi-generational families with all-inclusive activities, the finest Asian and international dining and unforgettable entertainment—all delivered with service that is Asian at heart and international spirit.” Brown stated.