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World Dream stops in Singapore en-route to Chinese homeports

Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises oversees World Dream's arrival in Singapore Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises oversees World Dream's arrival in Singapore

Dream Cruises’ newly-delivered World Dream sailed into Singapore’s Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Tuesday on her way north to the Pearl River Delta.

She will be making her Asia debut at dual homeports out of Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha) - doubling the cruise line's capacity in the region.

The second ship in Dream Cruises fleet, the 151,300gt vessel can host 3,300 guests in 1,680 cabins.

World Dream made her way to Asia from Bremerhaven, Germany on October 26, through Gibraltar, Egypt and Sri Lanka, before making her maiden call at the Lion City.

'We are truly excited to debut World Dream in Singapore, a popular and well developed travel hub for the region,' said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises.

'Genting Hong Kong started building its dream in this very city over 24 years ago when Star Cruises chose Singapore as its first homeport for Langkapuri Star Aquarius,’ Brown noted.

‘Our first ship here marked the beginning of the present cruise industry boom and we have witnessed first-hand the phenomenal growth of the cruise market spanning nearly a quarter-century – from next to nothing in 1993 to over 3 million passengers in 2016.

'Even as we salute World Dream, we are preparing to receive its sister ship Genting Dream here, in just two days, for its extended homeporting out of Singapore.'

Brown who was visibly thrilled to be hosting the arrival of a second new vessel with a period of a year exclaimed, 'it is a very happy moment for all of us. We can now say we are a fleet!'

Some 800 guests including Captain Kevin Wong, port master, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Lionel Wong, ceo SATS-Creuers,  business and trade partners and media were treated to a preview of some of the entertainment onboard. 

'Along with serving the regional high-end market, World Dream will appeal to multi-generational families with all-inclusive activities, the finest Asian and international dining and unforgettable entertainment – all delivered with service that is Asian at heart and international in spirit,' Brown concluded.

 

 

Posted 14 November 2017

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Jacintha  Stephens

Singapore correspondent

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