Genting Cruise Lines has announced that Dream Cruises’ first Global Class ship will be christened Global Dream, in an exclusive sneak preview event at the IBTM China in Beijing.
Currently under construction, the 208,000 gross ton Global Dream will enter into service in early 2021, joining Dream Cruises’ current fleet of three vessels – Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream.
“Global Dream, the first Global Class ship of Dream Cruises, belongs to a new generation of cruise ships designed for this region featuring the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities. Global Dream will deliver a cutting-edge cruising experience through artificial Intelligence that will maximise both convenience and speed for our guests on board,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines.
During the event, guests were treated to an exclusive sneak preview of Global Dream through a specially constructed smart show cabin, which was built in Germany and shipped over for the occasion. Featuring 20m² of space, the Global Class cabins will be approximately 15 per cent larger than standard cabins found on most other cruise lines.
Designed for two guests, the staterooms can also accommodate up to four with a two bathroom design to allow several people to get ready at once and a sofa bed that easily unfolds to sleep two comfortably. There is also a privacy curtain that can be closed to divide the room into separate seating and sleeping areas.
State-of-the-art technology will include Bluetooth locks and a new smart system allowing passengers to control different functions such as the LED mood lighting and climate control with a smartphone app, voice recognition or through a touch-screen control panel. Smart sensors will also be able to detect occupants in the cabin to automatically adjust the lights and temperature for better energy efficiency and triple vent air-conditioning outlets ensure even air distribution for maximum comfort.
Innovative new features and facilities on board the Global Class ships will include spacious staterooms and luxurious suites, the first-ever cruise ship theme park featuring the world’s longest roller coaster at sea and the largest cinema at sea with eight theatres. Zouk will also have a presence on Global Dream while Dream Avenue will provide guests with a multi-purpose outdoor leisure and recreational space. The ship will also be equipped with voice and facial recognition technology and self-guided mobile assistants.
Accommodating up to 9,000 passengers and with lower berth capacity of 4,700 passengers, Global Dream will be the largest cruise ship in the world by passenger capacity. It houses 2,350 cabins consisting of a variety of categories, including villas, penthouses, suites, themed suites, balcony cabins and inside cabins. Global Dream will also feature Dream Cruises’ signature 151-suite luxury “ship-within-a-ship” concept, The Palace.