The partnership between the three companies will bring luxury DFS T Galleria shops to sea (Image: Genting Cruise Lines)
Genting Cruise Lines’ new Global-class ships will feature the first DFS T Gallerias at sea, continuing the cruise line’s partnership with retailer Starboard Cruise Services.
The shops will showcase products from the luxury travel retailer DFS Group, including a combination of brand firsts and new products. DFS and Starboard Cruise Services are both owned by luxury conglomerate LMVH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
“DFS is proud to partner with its sister company, Starboard, on this first-of-its-kind travel retail opportunity,” said Ed Brennan, chairman and CEO of DFS Group. “Starboard’s unmatched experience in cruise retail, coupled with DFS’s skill in curating exceptional products and experiences for the global traveller, make it the perfect match for the world’s two largest passenger cruise ships.”
The two Global-class ships, Global Dream and her yet-to-be-named sister ship, will enter service in 2021 and 2022 respectively, becoming the world’s largest cruise ships by passenger capacity. With 2,350 cabins, the vessels will be able to accommodate over 9,000 passengers and 2,500 crew during peak holiday seasons. They will also feature nearly 18,000 square feet of retail space.
“Dream Cruises is delighted to continue its long-standing collaboration with Starboard and to welcome the first DFS T Gallerias at sea on board our new Global Class ships,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines. “We know that retail and shopping is an important component of our guests’ vacation plans, and we are excited to have the highly coveted brands that both Starboard and DFS represent available on our ships.”
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