1) Typhoon arrangements for guests sailing on Genting Dream on the 6D5N cruise to Naha/ Miyakojima departing on 23rd July.2)Cancellations and changes of itineraries for cruises sailing on 27 Aug, 10 and 24 Sep 2017
23 July 2017
13th November, 2016
Hong Kong, 13 November, 2016 - Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, claimed its place in history here today when Genting Dream’s official Godmother, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, the wife of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong christened its maiden luxury cruise ship, spectacular Genting Dream, before an assembly of prominent officials from the Chinese government as well as top executives from trade and industry. Genting Dream's arrival also marked the first time a luxury cruise ship of this scale has home-ported in Guangzhou (Nansha).
Over 900 distinguished guests were on hand to witness the historic occasion and take part in the gala celebrations, including Mr. Cai Zhaolin, Vice Mayor of Guangzhou, Mr. Zeng Xiaofeng, Deputy Director of the Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province, Mr. Chen Hongxian, Chairman of Guangzhou Port, Mr. Cai Jinlong, General Manager of Guangzhou Port.
Guests at today’s ceremony were ushered into the ship’s extravagant 999-seat Zodiac Theatre for a warm welcome by Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises, followed by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO of Dream Cruises parent company, Genting Hong Kong.
After the time-honoured exchange of gifts, guests were treated to an exclusive preview of Dream Cruises’ thrilling signature production show inspired by the hull art of Genting Dream, entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”. Conceived by pop-art artist Jacky Tsai, this is a tale of love, hope and the overcoming of seemingly impossible boundaries between a mermaid and an astronaut.
Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises said: “As the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line and the first luxury ship to make Guangzhou (Nansha) its home port, year-round, we are devoted to helping advance the cruise market in Southern China."
"Our story here actually began in November 2015 when we chose Guangzhou (Nansha) to announce our new Dream Cruises brand. In a scant year's time, and coupled with the recent homeport of SuperStar Virgo, we have seen passenger numbers grow to over 300,000 resulting in Guangzhou (Nansha) becoming one of the top 3 ports in China today," he added. "I am truly grateful that we have been able to fulfill this dream of success together with the launch of Dream Cruises and the debut of Genting Dream."
Also, as part of the company's commitment to support the region, and especially its youthful dreamers, Dream Cruises also launched the “Dream Big” initiative, a new project developed by Dream Cruises to provide essential support to nurture talented children in the region.
Attendees at the opening ceremony were introduced to the first three highly gifted Chinese beneficiaries of the “Dream Big” program, each of whom has a unique talent and is following their dream to be the very best in their individual arenas. They included: Zhang Chuyi, a seven-year-old Chinese opera star from Zhengzhou province who has been singing since the age of four; 12-year-old artist Xiao Yan Lu who is already a master at Chinese painting and calligraphy; and Liang Wenfei, an energetic eight-year-old girl who has been part of the Guangzhou Yuexiu Youth Diving Team since the age of three.
The three inspiring youngsters were accompanied on stage by Genting Dream's Godmother, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, and mentors including Chinese Opera genius Qiu Jirong, the founder of the Qiu school of Peking Opera; Mr. Jacky Tsai, the London-based Chinese pop artist whose beautiful artwork adorns the hull of the Genting Dream; and Miss Wu Minxia, who as an eight-time world and five-time Olympic champion is one of the most decorated divers in history.
Chinese government officials along with executives from Genting Hong Kong and Dream Cruises joined the group onstage for the official christening and Godmother’s blessing which was performed by the placement of a giant lotus flower, symbolising the company’s close ties and commitment to Asia, and the smashing of a bottle of champagne.
Following the launch ceremony, guests were able to experience a sumptuous lunch at one of the ship’s many fine-dining venues, and then embarked on a guided tour to explore the ship’s array of amazing attractions and amenities, including the extensive Dream Palace facilities, Zouk Beach Club, outdoor adventure zone, Crystal Life Fitness and Spa, ”Bistro” by Mark Best, JOHNNIE WALKER HOUSE and Little Pandas Club.
Later in the evening Genting Dream set sail for her maiden journey from Guangzhou (Nansha) on a 6D5N voyage to Vietnam wowing local onlookers with “I love Guangzhou” emblazoned across her decks in a kaleidoscopic display of her state-of-the-art LED lighting system.
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Dream Cruises’ inaugural ship Genting Dream begins her maiden voyage from Guangzhou (Nansha) homeport on 13th November, 2016.
Welcome ceremony gets underway for Genting Dream guests’ arrival at Nansha Port, Guangzhou.
We are genuinely Asian at heart and international in spirit, Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises, tells guests at inauguration of Genting Dream.
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO of Dream Cruises’ parent company, Genting Hong Kong reaffirms the company’s deep commitment to Asian cruising.
Genting Dream 'Ship Model Memento Exchange Presentation by Captain Jukka Silvennoinen, Genting Dream to Mr. Cai Jinlong, General Manager of Guangzhou Port.
Guests enjoyed an exclusive preview of “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”, a thrilling signature production show inspired by the hull art of Genting Dream.
Genting Dream’s official Godmother, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, the wife of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong christened its maiden luxury cruise ship, spectacular Genting Dream, before an assembly of prominent officials from the Chinese government as well as top executives from trade and industry.
Genting Dream was christened in Guangzhou (Nansha) homeport on 13 November, 2016.
Performance by Zhang Chuyi, a seven-year-old Chinese opera star from Zhengzhou province, one of the unique talents of the “Dream Big” initiative as well as Genting Dream’s godchildren, which is part of Dream Cruises’ commitment to the region.
Three gifted Genting Dream Godchildren ranging in age from 7-years-old to 12-years-old were selected as the first beneficiaries of the “Dream Big” programme, a new initiative from Dream Cruises developed to provide support to talented children to fulfil their artistic and athletic potential. As an added inspiration, the Godchildren were also introduced to leading practitioners in their respective fields to motivate them to achieve their goals.
Captain Jukka Silvennoinen, Genting Dream, Dream Cruises, Mr. Loui Lim, Vice President of Brand Strategy, Marketing & Communications, Genting Hong Kong, Mr. Hui Lim, Executive Director and Chief Information Officer of Genting Hong Kong, Mr. Cai Zhaolin, Vice Mayor of Guangzhou, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong , Mr. Zeng Xiaofeng, Deputy Director of the Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province, Mr. Chen Hongxian, Chairman of Guangzhou Port, Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises, Mr. Colin Au, Advisor, Founding president and Chief executive, Genting Hong Kong joined hands for the official christening of Genting Dream. (From left to right)
「Spectacular balcony light show on Genting Dream’s hull, featuring “I love Guangzhou”.
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