Genting Dream, the inaugural ship of Dream Cruises arrived at the Colombo Port for the first time on October 31, as part of her relocation voyage. As part of the day’s activities, a plaque presentation ceremony was held in the ship’s 999- seat Zodiac Theatre, commemorating Genting Dream’s inaugural call to the Colombo Port. Ravi Karunanayake, Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance, HDAS Premchandra – Managing Director, Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) and Rohaan J Abeywickrema, Managing Director, Sathsindhu Limited participated in the ceremony with Genting Dream Captain Jukka Silvennoinen and Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.
Invited guests also enjoyed a preview of Dream Cruises’ signature production show inspired by the hull art of Genting Dream – ‘Voyage of a Lover’s Dream’, a story of love, hope and overcoming seemingly impossible boundaries between a mermaid and an astronaut. This was followed by a dinner and an exclusive ship tour of the luxury 18-deck vessel. Additionally, guests boarded the ship in Colombo for a 4-night cruise to Singapore.
Genting Dream is equipped to accommodate 3,400 guests, attended by 2,000 crew members, forming the leading crew-to-guest ratio in Asia-based cruising. Accommodation on board Genting Dream reflects both size and choice for guests with over 70 per cent of staterooms, featuring private balconies and over 100 connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups. Another unique example of the ultimate luxury on Genting Dream is ‘Dream Palace’, a ‘ship-within-a-ship’ with lavish suites featuring European-style butler service and special guest privileges.
Purpose-built for the China and Asia market, Genting Dream, the first ship of the fleet, debuts in November 2016, with its sister ship World Dream scheduled for November 2017, offering guests the highest levels of service and spacious comfort in the region.