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Meyer Werft delivers Genting Dream, built for Chinese luxury-seekers

One of the Genting Dream casinos (Photo: Meyer Werft)
Meyer Werft handed over Genting Dream to Dream Cruises at a ceremony in Bremerhaven. The 151,300gt ship is touted as the first luxury cruise vessel designed for Chinese travelers.

Genting Dream has capacity for about 4,500 passengers in 1,674 cabins. Approximately 75% of the accommodations are ocean-view and most of those have a balcony. The crew numbers around 1,700 to offer a high standard of service.

There are 35 restaurants and bars, and the Dream Mansion ship within a ship with 142 suites, butlers, a private pool and spa area. Multiple lounges and casinos, deluxe karaoke rooms, a mahjong lounge and the first Zouk nightclub at sea, with indoor-outdoor dancing and lounging space, are among the entertainment venues.

Genting Dream sports a large spa with Asian and Western treatments and the first magnetic resonance tomography machine aboard a cruise ship.

A pair of four-passenger submarines can take people to a depth of up to 200 metres. Water slides, a climbing wall and bowling lanes are among the activities.

According to Meyer Werft, more environmentally friendly marine engines, diesel-electric pod drives, improved hydrodynamics and numerous energy-saving measures, heat recovery and ballast water cleaning all contribute to a 'greener' ship and considerably reduced operating costs.