Posted on 27-Jul-2016 by Administrator
Genting Dream is the latest cruise liner to be launched by Genting Group, the world’s third largest cruise liner company. This ship, launched under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand, is the latest in a series of new cruise introductions in Asia. This ship is set to debut in November 2016, and its first sail is from Mumbai to Colombo on 29th October. With India chosen as a launch destination, the Genting Group is betting on the potential of India becoming an important market for cruise holidays.
At 335 metres in length and 40 metres in width, the Genting Dream (built in Germany) will be one of the world’s largest ships, with 1,700 staterooms that hold up to 3,400 passengers. With a large number of casinos, 35 restaurants, spacious cabins and diverse entertainment options, it is the first-ever premium cruise liner that is going to be based exclusively in Asia. More than 70% of staterooms will have private balconies.
For those who wish to take a luxury cruise in Asia, Genting Dream provides one of the finest luxury cruise packages with magnificent entertainment options. Passengers can party at the legendary Zouk with world-class DJs and brilliant fireworks. There are many other entertainment and relaxation areas such as Zodiac Theatre, Bowling Alley, The Gentlemen’s Barber and Aeris Spa Café. The ship will also have a beautiful promenade, observation lounges and underwater entertainment options using submersibles. You will find a strong Asian flavour in many of the entertainment options such as the spa and wellness services that use ancient Chinese methods. The cruise liner is also introducing a unique ‘ship-within-a-ship’ feature through its ‘Dream Mansions’. It will have 142 exclusive suites with European style private sundecks, pools, fine dining restaurants and private lounges.
Starting as low as INR 20,000 per person, Genting Dream offers a number of packages taking you to excellent destinations across the Asia Pacific. Starting at either Mumbai, Colombo, Guangzhou (Nansha), Hong Kong or Sanya, you can choose from 2, 5 or 7 day tours across Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. Genting Dream cruises cover multiple ports such as:
Ha Long Bay (Vietnam): Located in the north eastern part of Vietnam, Ha Long is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is very well known for thousands of limestone pillars and limestone islets, rising spectacularly from the South China Sea.
Hong Kong: This is one of the world’s biggest commercial hubs, and is home to a diverse mix of cultures and ethnicities. Hong Kong is also a shopper and sight-seer’s paradise as well as being one of the world’s major centers of South Asian cuisine.
Da Nang (Vietnam): The fast changing port city of Da Nang (also the fourth largest city in Vietnam) boasts of a heady mix of modernist architecture, fine dining options and magnificent bridges across the Han River. Visitors can take in the local culture, beaches, nightlife, historical sights and restaurants.
Guangzhou (China): The historical city of Canton, or Guangzhou, is also the largest city in the province of Guangdong in Southern China. When in Guangzhou, make sure you take a trip to the Pearl River Delta. Being very close to Hong Kong, it is also among the most connected cities in China, with important trade and financial links worldwide.
Nha Trang (Vietnam): Surrounded by scenic mountains, Nha Trang is one of the most scenic waterways in the world. The bustling resort town of Nha Trang is very well known for its beautiful shoreline, multiple tropical islands and vibrant night life. You must visit the National Oceanography Museum, Cham Towers and Ba Ho Falls.
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam): Once a French colony, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is Vietnam’s biggest city and is famous for its French colonial architecture. Once ravaged by war, today it is a thriving, bustling metropolis with many sightseeing opportunities like the Cu Chi Tunnels, the Mekong Delta and the beaches at Ho Coc.
Mumbai (India): The financial capital of the Indian subcontinent, the bustling metropolis is one of the largest cities in the world, and is also home to the largest film industry in the world. As you dock into Mumbai, you get a view of the Gateway of India, a defining relic of India’s colonial past. You can also try some of the great fine dining restaurants to sample a wide variety of Indian cuisine.
Colombo (Sri Lanka): The capital of Sri Lanka is also its commercial and cultural hub. The city is a veritable melting pot of many cultures over centuries of settlements, such as the Dutch, Sinhalese, Indian and other expatriate communities.
With a brand new cruise ship, Genting Dream is expected to redefine luxury for the Asian market. With world-class cruise experiences, the Genting Dream should be very popular not just with Asian travellers but also people across the globe who may be looking for a high quality cruise liner that covers destinations across Asia. Make sure you book your packages early to get the best staterooms.
Author The author tracks and covers holiday packages and popular tourist places. He has recently forayed into coverage of cruise packages and alternative holiday destinations. In this particular article, he provides his views on the soon to be launched Genting Dream.