World Dream Cruise Ship Sets Sail to Philippines

Dream Cruises, the leading cruise company in Asia, and a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, which was constructed in the city of Papenburg located in the district of Emsland in Lower Saxony, Germany. Papenburg is notably situated at the River Ems, and is known for its large shipyard, the Meyer Werft, which specializes in building cruise liners.

The 151,300 GT vessel, World Dream, built by Meyer Werft is 335.35 meters long and 39.7 meters wide, offering space for up to 3,376 passengers in 1,686 cabins, out of which 1,272 are outer cabs, the bulk of which have their own balconies. With the addition of this vessel, Dream Cruises now has a fleet of 8 ships to-date.

The ship has 20 decks across, with 35 restaurants and bars, together with a set of various entertainment facilities, such as theatres with approximately 1,000 seats, a climbing park, space for outdoor activities, as well as a range of virtual reality applications. It has a maximum speed of 24 knots. An exceptional level of service is provided by a large crew of about 2,030.

Moreover, World Dream also carries a small deep-sea submarine, which can take up to 4 guests to a depth of 200 meters, and a motorboat for excursions.

The vessel will be based in the Port of Hong Kong from where she will head for two/five/seven night sailings to Vietnam and China. The artist Jacky Tsai has been responsible for the ship’s hull artwork titled “A Tale of Two Dreams.”

“This is our 44th cruise ship we delivered. Our team made a great job. I am proud and thankful for their contribution,” stated Tim Meyer, Managing Director, Meyer Werft.

Cruise itinerary program. The World Dream cruise itinerary program is based on China roundtrip departures from homeports Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha Port), also operated with fly-cruise deals to Vietnam and Philippines.

The ship’s 5-night / 6-day itineraries visit Philippines (Manila and Boracay Island, November 17,2017 through March 31 2018). The other set offers 5-night / 6-day itineraries to Vietnam (Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, December 3, 2017 through October 2018). Also offered are 2-night / 3-day Pearl River Delta weekend cruises leaving roundtrip from Hong Kong.

B2B cruise deals (“back-to-back”) are also available for booking, combining the 2-night weekend with two 5-night workweek itineraries into a 12-night B2B itinerary. In October 2017, Dream Cruises announced a new homeport deployment for the ship – Singapore (Marina Bay Terminal), also offering discount priced fly-cruise deals from China.

About the Author

Vicky Viray-Mendoza
Executive Editor, Maritime Review Magazine. Special interest in Marine Environment. Retired World Bank/IFC staff. Specializes in operations research, evaluation, and analysis. Education: Masters in Public Administration (George Washington University); Masters in Business Administration (University of Maryland); Post-Masters in International Finance and Global Markets (Georgetown University). BSC Management; BSC Accounting (Assumption College, San Lorenzo, Makati); Assumption High School (San Lorenzo, Makati).