GENTING CRUISE LINES UNVEILS DREAM CRUISES’ INNOVATIVE ‘SPIKE’ VEHICLE FOR ITS SPACE CRUISER - THE WORLD’S LONGEST ROLLERCOASTER AT SEA - ON GLOBAL DREAM
Exclusive launch preview at South Asia’s leading B2B trade show - SATTE Exciting new offerings on Global Dream to fulfill India’s growing needs for multi-generation travel
Delhi, India 9 January 2020 – “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.
Guest of Honour, the Honourable Shri. Prahalad Patel Ji, 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 Mr 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 Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya Ji, 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’1 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.
With multi-generation travellers fast discovering cruises as an ideal vacation option, Dream Cruises’ new Global Dream will join the award winning fleet of Genting Dream, World Dream and Explorer Dream to provide even greater choices and unique and exciting offerings to guests of all ages including the Space Cruiser rollercoaster which will be the main highlight and centrepiece of ‘Dream Park at the Pier’. The first-ever theme park at sea, Dream Park at the Pier will excite guests with a myriad of unique and thrilling attractions for all ages such as the “Bouncy Activity Park” – a massive inflatable park with bouncy obstacles, “Jump” – a special trampoline park, “Wipe Out” – an on board wave and surf simulator, “Little Dreamers Ride” – mini karts for tiny tots in a safe and controlled environment and much more. In addition to the theme park, Global Dream will boast a series of innovations including the largest cinema at sea (8 convertible theatres for MICE groups), the world's first offshore DFS T Plaza, with a shopping area of nearly 1,600 square meters, the largest variety of Asian and international cuisine at sea, the world’s top 3 ranked club, Zouk, and more.
Recognized worldwide by the international cruise and travel industry and consumers, Genting Dream and World Dream earned high marks in the renowned Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 guide, ranking 8th and 9th respectively in the “Large Resort Ship” category. Genting Dream, operating from Singapore, and World Dream, from Hong Kong / Nansha (Guangzhou), are the only two ships included in the Top 10 to homeport year-round in Asia. Explorer Dream, the latest addition to the Dream Cruises fleet, also made her debut in the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 guide placing 17th in the “Mid-Sized Ship” category. Adding to its accolades, 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.
Lamp Lighting Ceremony (From left to right): Special Lamp Lighting Ceremony at the Genting Cruise Lines Booth by Ms. Pallavi Mehra, Group Director and Publisher - T3, In-forma Markets – India, Managing Director of Informa Markets – India; Ms Christine Li, Sen-ior Vice President & Head of Marketing, Genting Cruise Lines; Mr Michael Goh, Presi-dent of Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines; Guest of Honour Honourable Shri. Prahalad Patel Ji, Union Min-ister of State for Tourism & Culture, Govern-ment of India; Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President – Asia, Informa Markets, Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya Ji, Minister of State for Shipping, Government of India; Mr Naresh Rawal, Vice President – Sales, India & South Asia, Genting Cruise Lines
Unveiling of the Space Cruiser Roller Coaster (From left to right): Unveiling of the ‘Spike’ vehicle for the Space Cruiser – the world’s longest rollercoaster at sea on Global Dream by Ms Christine Li, Senior Vice Presi-dent & Head of Marketing, Genting Cruise Lines; Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice Pres-ident – Asia, Informa Markets; Mr Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines; Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya Ji, Minister of State for Shipping, Government of India, Guest of Hon-our Honourable Shri. Prahalad Patel Ji, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Gov-ernment of India; Mr Naresh Rawal, Vice Pres-ident – Sales, India & South Asia, Genting Cruise Lines
Genting Dream Ship Model Presentation (From left to right): Mr Naresh Rawal, Vice President – Sales, India & South Asia, Genting Cruise Lines; Yogesh Mudras, Managing Di-rector- UBM India Pvt Ltd; Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya Ji, Minister of State for Shipping; Guest of Honour Honourable Shri. Prahalad Patel Ji, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture; Mr Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales; Ms Christine Li, Senior Vice President & Head of Marketing, Genting Cruise Lines
Global Dream’s Smart Cabin
‘Best Cruise Liner’ Award Win (From left to right): Genting Cruise Lines wins the Best Cruise Liner Award at SATTE 2020. Diksha Batra – AVP Sales, Genting Cruise Lines, Mr. Naresh Rawal, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, India & South Asia, Genting Cruise Lines, Former Governor of Manipur – V. K. Duggal, Mr. Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines, Mr. Manvendra Singh Vaghela - AVP Sales, Genting Cruise Lines, Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President – Asia, Informa Markets
For the first time in South Asia, Genting Cruise Lines unveiled the ‘Spike’ vehicle for the Space Cruiser, the world’s longest rollercoaster at sea, and showcased a full scale smart cabin on Dream Cruises’ forthcoming Global Dream launching in Asia in 2021.