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Author: Alex Smith/14 October 2019/Categories: News, Onboard experience, Cruise news
Dream Cruises’ new Global Dream will feature the world’s longest roller coaster when it debuts in early 2021.
The ‘Space Cruiser’ will be the highlight of the ‘Dream Park at the Pier’, the first theme park at sea.
“Dream Cruises is excited to unveil the innovative and exciting ‘Space Cruiser’ onboard the newest addition to our fleet,” said Michael Goh, president of Dream Cruises and head of international sales at the brand’s parent company, Genting Cruise Lines. “As part of our commitment to develop the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world, the newly constructed Global-class ships will dazzle guests with cutting-edge features and facilities that will optimise convenience for our passengers and also provide innovative leisure, entertainment and recreation options to appeal to a broad range of guests.”
The roller coaster will be constructed in collaboration with Maurer Rides. Each of the three spike carts will have in-line seats for two riders and an integrated throttle to allow guests to control the speed of the ride.
“Outfitted with powerful electric motors and positive-locking drive system, the coaster defies the physical limits experienced by conventional roller coasters, thus allowing acceleration over 1g [G-force] almost everywhere on the 300-metre track,” said Marco Hartwig, project manager at Maurer Rides. “All this guarantees a spectacular and breathtaking ride at up to 60 kilometres per hour (37 miles per hour) over the heads of fellow passengers.”
‘Dream Park at the Pier’ will also feature several other attractions, including ‘Jump!’, a trampoline park, ‘Shark Bay’, a bungee trampoline, and ‘Little Dreamers Ride’, a children’s mini kart ride.
Global Dream will offer a Cineplex, Asian and Western spas and a range of Asian and international restaurants. The ship will accommodate up to 9,000 passengers in 2,500 cabins during peak holiday periods. A new smart system will allow guests to adjust LED mood lighting and climate control with a smartphone app, voice recognition or a touch-screen control panel.
Global Dream is currently under construction at German shipyard MV Werften.
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