Genting Hong Kong celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, on 17 November 2017 at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with a special christening ceremony to impart good fortune and luck to the vessel.
Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, World Dream’s official Godmother and the wife of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and chief executive officer of Genting Hong Kong, activated the traditional breaking of the champagne on the hull of the new ship in the presence of more than 1,000 guests including government dignitaries, business and trade partners and media.
World Dream is the sistership to Genting Dream, which debuted in November 2016, and will double the capacity for Dream Cruises, Asia’s luxury cruise line. With World Dream based in Hong Kong, Genting Dream will now cruise from Singapore.
During the event, Tan Sri Lim expressed the importance of Hong Kong to both Genting Hong Kong and the overall cruise industry in the Asia Pacific and reiterated the company’s commitment to showcase the city and grow the Pearl River Delta region into a world-class, cruise hub.
He noted that Hong Kong is strategically located to promote China’s “Greater Bay Area” initiative to link the major cities in the Pearl River Delta into an integrated economic and business centre.