The production of Dream Cruises’ second Global Class ship has commenced at MV Werften in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany – almost exactly a year after the keel laying of the series’ flagship.
The first steel cutting for the 342m-long, 46m-wide, 208,000 gross ton cruise vessel was initiated at the press of a button by Genting Hong Kong’s chairman and CEO Lim Kok Thay.
Dream Cruises’ second Global Class ship is identical in construction to her sister ship, which is due to set sail under the name Global Dream in 2021. The keel laying of the ship is planned already for December 9, 2019, with delivery scheduled for 2022.
Like her sister ship, Dream Cruises’ second Global Class ship is also aimed at the fast-growing Asian market. With 2,500 passenger cabins accommodating over 9,000 passengers and a crew of 2,200, Dream Cruises’ Global Dream and the second Global Class ship are the first vessels worldwide capable of carrying more than 10,000 people. In terms of passenger capacity, they are the largest ships ever built in Germany.
They are also equipped with digital technologies, such as face and speech recognition, as well as climate control and mood lighting via app. The 20m² standard cabins are about 15 per cent larger than other cruise ships’.
Some 2,500 passenger cabins and 836 crew cabins for the new ship are being produced as completely prefabricated modules at MV Werften Fertigmodule in Wismar.
A total of over 600 firms are involved in the construction of the second Global Class ship. Over half of the partner companies come from Germany, a fifth from the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, contributing to the growth of the local economy.