World Dream floats out at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany (Image: Dream Cruises)
Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the float out of its newest cruise ship, Dream Cruises’ World Dream, on 26 August 2017 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
World Dream is now in Meyer Werft’s wet dock where she will undergo final interior outfitting before her November debut. In September, World Dream will be towed down the river Ems to the North Sea before embarking on her journey to her new dual homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.
“Genting Cruise Lines is extremely proud to commemorate the float out of World Dream, the newest member of our family, for Dream Cruises, ‘Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line’,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines. “Well on her way to completion, World Dream will effectively double Dream Cruises’ capacity in the Asia Pacific to cater to the high-end and fly-cruise markets in the region with even more enhanced facilities and amenities.”
Dream Cruises also unveiled World Dream’s new hull artwork by Chinese artist Jacky Tsai, which is entitled ‘A Tale of Two Dreams’ and highlights them themes of’ pure love and harmony’. On the starboard side of the ship, the captain looks through his telescope at Chang’e, the Chinese fairy, while a mermaid and an astronaut are seen in silhouette on the moon as they hold hands. The port side of the ship also showcases the mermaid and the astronaut.
“Dream Cruises is excited to have Jacky Tsai return to continue the story he began on Genting Dream,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. “Tsai’s distinctive artwork skilfully blends Asian and Western influences together to create a truly iconic visual statement that encapsulate our brand’s ethos – Asian at heart, international in spirit.”
Tsai previously designed the hull artwork for her sister ship Genting Dream, which launched in November 2016. This ship shows the start of the ‘epic love story’ between the mermaid and the astronaut.
“Where Genting Dream told the tale of a romantic love between an astronaut and a mermaid, the artwork for the new ship, World Dream, is about a stronger, purer love of family and everlasting friendships,” said Tsai.
Click here to hear from Jacky Tsai about his artistic vision for World Dream.