Genting Cruise Lines introduced the future of cruising with Global Dream, Dream Cruises’ first global class ship arriving in Asia in 2021, at this year’s South Asia Tourism and Travel Exchange (SATTE) trade expo in Delhi. Catering to India’s growing multi-generation travellers who are seeking new travel options, the 20-deck Global Dream will be the largest cruise ship in the world by passenger capacity, accommodating over 9,000 passengers across 2,350 cabins. The largest cruise ship to be built in Germany, Global Dream will benefit from the country’s vaunted reputation for the highest safety standards, build quality, speed, power and luxury finishes.
Chief Guest Prahalad Patel, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Government of India, unveiled the innovative ‘Spike’ vehicle of Global Dream’s Space Cruiser for the first time in South Asia at SATTE. Featuring a 300-metre track, the Space Cruiser will be the world’s longest roller coaster at sea when Dream Cruises launches Global Dream in 2021 and will be one of the attractions at Dream Park at the Pier, the ships on board theme park. Perfect for the whole family, the 2-seater ‘Spike’ vehicle incorporates the latest in technology and interactive control, allowing riders to tailor their rollercoaster experience to their individual tastes.
“With India traditionally having larger extended families and the increasing trend of multi-generation travel in general, Dream Cruises’ fleet of cruise ships offers convenient multi-generation travel solutions through its current roster of Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream,” said Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines. “Especially exciting will be the debut of Global Dream in 2021, our next generation cruise ship that will enhance the modern travellers’ cruise voyage with even more exciting offerings including our Space Cruiser rollercoaster, family friendly smart cabins and more.”
“We are focusing on cruise tourism in India. The number of cruise tourists is growing in the country. With the development of cruise ports in India and innovations in the cruising industry, we are very happy to have a number of cruises entering the country. We witnessed the unveiling of Genting Cruise Lines new ship and the wonderful innovations on board. We hope to have the Genting fleet enter India in the near future,” said Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, Government of India at SATTE.
As part of the largest-ever cruise line exhibition at SATTE, a full-scale replica of a Global Dream smart cabin was specially constructed for the Genting Cruise Lines booth. Global Dream’s luxurious cabins will redefine the concept of accommodations at sea, introducing the industry’s most spacious staterooms at approximately 15% larger than the industry standard cabins and packed with cutting-edge technology and smart systems. Designed for multi-generation travellers, the cabins can accommodate up to four guests per room via a bed and sofa bed, separated by a thoughtful partition curtain for privacy, and features a unique two-bathroom design to maximize space. For the ultimate pampering, Dream Cruises’ signature concept and Asia’s largest luxury “ship-within-a-ship”, The Palace, will take pride of place on board Global Dream with 151 lavish suites, exclusive amenities and services.
Genting Cruise Lines continued to create new milestones at this year’s expo in India, honoured the ‘Best Cruise Liner’, during the prestigious SATTE Awards 2020.