Hong Kong, 23 March 2016 — Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, today unveiled the stunning artwork set to adorn Genting Dream, the cruise line’s inaugural ship purpose-built for the China and Asia market.
Genting Dream, currently undergoing fit-out at shipbuilders Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, will debut from her homeport of Guangzhou (Nansha) in November this year.
Conceived by Chinese pop-artist Jacky Tsai, the art piece entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream” envisages an ethereal and fantastical journey of love between a mermaid and an astronaut. London-based Tsai, best known for his creative work with iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen, combines the essence of Chinese culture and the popular elements of western art in his unique hull art piece.
“I am generally considered a western pop-artist, but I spent my formative teenage years in China,” explained Tsai. “This multi-cultural experience enables me to transcend both cultural traditions and intermingle artistic styles. I hope the theme of mutual-inclusiveness and understanding is reflected in the story of this hull art piece. I am excited that my first inspirational art piece on a cruise ship is in collaboration with Dream Cruises and it is my goal to fully represent the uniqueness of the Dream Cruises experience through my art.”
Dream Cruises President Mr. Thatcher Brown said: “We are delighted to have worked on this creative collaboration with Jacky. Genting Dream is purpose-built to meet the large and ever growing demand for inspirational vacation experiences from discerning customers across China and the Asia region. We want guests to fully immerse themselves in a truly unique and refined Dream Cruises experience and wanted to reflect this in a highly-visual interpretation - which led us to art as the ideal medium.
“Jacky’s ‘East-meets-West’ artistic aesthetic and vivid, dream-inspired, creative work, embodying the boundless, elements of space and water, has been brilliantly translated to the ‘canvas’ of our ship in a highly transformative way. Our use of ship-art fully encapsulates the highly personal, self-fulfilling and enriching, ‘Asian at heart, international in spirit’ Dream Cruises vacation experience.”
Jacky has created a giant-sized art piece on both port and starboard sides of Genting Dream measuring more than 335 metres in length. The artist has then recreated an acrylic and gold leaf on canvas work - measuring 3.1 metres by 1.35 metres, which will be displayed onboard.
On entering service in November 2016, Genting Dream will be amongst the largest and most spacious cruise ships in Asia. The 2,000-strong crew – forming the leading crew-to-guest ratio in Asia-based cruising – are recruited carefully to deliver the very best service and the epitome of Asian hospitality.
A range of comfortable guest options are offered, with over 70 per cent of staterooms containing private balconies. Over 100 connecting rooms will ensure that family and larger group vacations have never been more convenient. Guests also can experience the ultimate luxury in the exclusive ‘Dream Palace’, a ‘ship-within-a-ship’ with two floors of lavish suites featuring European-style butler service and special guest privileges.
Foodies will delight in over 35 restaurant and bar concepts capturing the flavours of Asia and the world and a 610-metre wraparound promenade will allow for dramatic sea-side dining and lounging from sunrise-to-sunset in a multitude of themed venues.
Inspirational onboard experiences will include a comprehensive and ever-changing program of opportunities for self-discovery, including guest speakers on a multitude of topics; wine, whisky and cigar appreciation; together with a myriad of educational activities and happenings, enriching Genting Dream guests’ time at sea.
In addition, a plethora of past times including pools, six water slides, play rooms, rock climbing wall, mahjong room and mini-golf. A full complement of health and well-being facilities will further enhance the guest experience including state of the art Asian and Western Spas, a beauty salon, barbershop, and health club.
Highly immersive ‘retail-tainment’ environments will delight guests with the widest array of leading luxury-brands and highly knowledgeable service in the widest category of products, including fashion, watches, jewellery and cosmetics. Highly personalised shopping experiences will include special trunk shows, personal shopper and in-cabin service.
Genting Dream will debut from her homeport of Guangzhou (Nansha) in November. Her maiden cruise itinerary offers 2, 5 and 7-night Vietnam destination experience.
From 13 November 2016 to 1 January 2017, the 5-night cruise will provide a great opportunity to explore Vietnam’s scenic Da Nang and calling at Ha Long Bay on the return leg.
From 1 January to 31 March 2017, the 5-night cruise itinerary will then offer the delights of the vibrant side of Vietnam, with calls at Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.
Both itineraries have a choice of a 2-night weekend cruise to the dynamic city of Hong Kong.
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