Hong Kong, 30 August 2017
- Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the float out of its newest cruise ship, Dream Cruises’ World Dream, on Saturday, 26 August at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. This milestone also marked the unveiling of World Dream’s new hull artwork by renowned London-based, Shanghainese artist, Jacky Tsai. Entitled “A Tale of Two Dreams”, the visual narrative will play upon the age old themes of pure love and harmony.
The float out of World Dream is an important step in the construction process of the new ship as it symbolizes the official “launch” of the vessel, where it leaves dry land and becomes waterborne for the first time.
“Genting Cruise Lines is extremely proud to commemorate the float out of World Dream, the newest member of our family, for Dream Cruises, “Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line,” said Mr Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “Well on her way to completion, World Dream will effectively double Dream Cruises’ capacity in the Asia Pacific to cater to the high-end and fly/cruise markets in the region with even more enhanced facilities and amenities.”
World Dream floats out at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany
The float out also served as the first introduction to the public of the colourful new hull artwork that adorns the exterior of the vessel.
“Dream Cruises is excited to have Jacky Tsai return to continue the story he began on Genting Dream,” said Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises. “Tsai’s distinctive artwork skilfully blends Asian and Western influences together to create a truly iconic visual statement that encapsulate our brand’s ethos – Asian at heart, international in spirit.”
Mr Tsai had already distinguished himself by providing the artwork for Dream Cruises’ inaugural ship, Genting Dream, with the epic love story between a mermaid and an astronaut gracing the hull of the vessel – a grand “canvas” to depict the “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”.
On World Dream, Mr Tsai will conclude this tale while introducing brand new characters to create a new masterpiece of truly oceanic proportions.
“Where Genting Dream told the tale of a romantic love between an astronaut and a mermaid, the artwork for the new ship, World Dream, is about a stronger, purer love of family and everlasting friendships,” said Jacky Tsai.
The story unfolds on the starboard side of World Dream with the main character, the Captain of the ship, looking through his telescope at Chang’e, the Chinese fairy, who is surrounded by whimsical elements as she floats through the air. In the background, the Mermaid and the Astronaut are seen in silhouette on the moon as they hold hands and fly away into the distance. On the port side of the ship, the Mermaid and the Astronaut, hand in hand, are rendered more fully in dazzling colour to bring to a close this compelling love story.
Following the float out, World Dream will then travel next month across the river Ems to the North Sea before going on her most-awaited journey to Asia.
World Dream is scheduled to make her debut in Asia with dual homeports out of Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha).
New hull artwork on the port side of World Dream
New hull artwork on the starboard side of World Dream
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