The steel cutting ceremony for Genting Hong Kong’s new 204,000 gross tonne cruise ship will take place at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany on 08 March 2018.
The ceremony signals the start of construction of the new vessel. The 5,000-passenger cruise ship is expected to launch in 2020.
The keel laying ceremony for Dream Cruises’ second 151,300 gross tonne cruise ship, World Dream, took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 10 January 2017.
During the ceremony, block number 3, one of 92 blocks, which will make up the new cruise ship, was lowered into the dock and officially started the block assembly of World Dream.
Katrin Gray formerly Miss Germany International, also known as Mermaid Kat, will make her first cruise debut on board Genting Dream, during a five-night Vietnam cruise departing on 22 January 2017.
Mermaid Kat is a free diving, scuba diving instruction, underwater stunt woman and professional mermaid! She has swan with dolphins, turtles, rays, whales and even sharks whilst wearing a mermaid tail and has appeared in television advertisements, films and music videos.
Dream Cruises enrichment programme known as ‘Dreamscapes’ will feature a series of inspirational talks from Mermaid Kat. She will talk about her love of the underwater world and her pursuit to ensure the conservation of the world’s oceans.
Dream Cruises’ first new-build cruise ship, the 151,300 gross tonne Genting Dream was floated out at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany today.
The ship will now be berthed alongside the shipyard’s outfitting pier. The Genting Dream is scheduled to leave the shipyard in the middle of September when it will make its way along the River Ems to the North Sea.