(3.15 p.m. AEST) – Genting Cruise Lines has announced Global Dream as the name of the first 208,000 gross ton Global Class ship at IBTM China, the nation’s largest business travel and MICE show, in Beijing.
The new 4,700 passenger ship will have 2,350 cabins and debut Global Class features such as the first-ever cruise ship theme park featuring the world’s longest roller coaster at sea, the largest cinema at sea with eight theatres, a Zouk nightclub, a multi-purpose outdoor leisure and recreational space known as Dream Avenue, voice and facial recognition technology, and self-guided mobile assistants.
Global Dream will also debut some of the industry’s most spacious cabins at 20 square metres which is approximately 15 percent larger than standard cabins on most other cruise lines. The new cabins are designed for two guests but can accommodate up to four with a unique two bathroom design to allow several people to get ready at once and a sofa bed that easily unfolds to sleep two comfortably. A privacy curtain can be closed to divide the room into separate seating and sleeping areas, making the cabins suitable for families and groups of travellers.
State-of-the-art in-room 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.
“Dream Cruises is excited to begin a new chapter in its story when Global Dream begins her journey to take our guest around the world on grand voyages to Australia, New Zealand, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean in the future,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines. “We invite everyone to come on board to experience our innovative facilities, thoughtful amenities, impeccable service, and the largest variety of International dining at sea.”
Building on the successful debuts of Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream, the Global Class vessel -- Global Dream will enter service in early 2021 and sail globally as the largest cruise ship to homeport in the Asia Pacific region.