Genting Cruise Lines has presented Global Dream’s brand-new hull artwork with an unveiling ceremony at ITB Asia 2019 in Singapore.
Senior minister of state for trade and industry and education Chee Hong Tat (second from right) graced the unveiling ceremony as guest of honour, joining Singapore Tourism Board’s Keith Tan (leftmost) and Genting Cruise Lines’ representatives in the Wednesday event to unveil the illustration for Global Dream.
Genting Cruise Lines’ president Kent Zhu said: “As arguably the most identifiable feature of a cruise ship, the hull artwork is another important milestone in the development of any cruise ship and will set the personality of the ship when she launches. The new hull artwork provides a fresh take on our beloved mermaid and astronaut characters and captures the adventurous spirit and sense of modernity that will be the hallmarks of Global Dream’s essence.”
Created by Shanghai native and London-based illustrator, Shan Jiang, the latest chapter of the Dream Cruises hull art romance titled “A Dream Through Time and Space” continues the journey of the mermaid and the astronaut as they seek to satisfy their boundless curiosity and explore an infinite universe. Embodying the independent and fearless spirit of a new generation of traveller, the two worlds of the mermaid and astronaut blend together, resulting in a new way to explore the seven seas– one that combines age-old maritime tradition with space-age technology.
Guests who attended ITB Asia also had the chance to experience Global Dream through a specially constructed, full-scale smart show cabin on display during the event.
Set to enter into service in early 2021, the 208,000 gross tonne ship, Global Dream, is currently under construction at Genting Hong Kong’s own MV Werften shipyard in Germany.