World Dream is a cruise ship operated by Dream Cruises. She was initially ordered under the same name for Star Cruises. The ship was designed for the Asian cruise market and has a large number of restaurants together with a casino and specially designed cabins. She was formally named on 17 November 2017 by Cecilia Lim, wife of Genting CEO Lim Kok Thay, who became godmother of the ship.[4]

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World Dream at a Meyer Werft facility before being handed over to Dream Cruises
History
Name: World Dream
Owner: (GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
Operator: Dream Cruises
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Ordered: 10 February 2014[1]
Builder: Meyer Werft
Cost: 960 Mio. $[2]
Yard number: S.712
Laid down: 29 July 2015
Launched: 26 August 2017
Sponsored by: Cecilia Lim
Christened: 17 November 2017
Completed: 26 October 2017
Maiden voyage: 19 November 2017
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 150,695 GT[3]
Length: 335.2 m (1,099 ft 9 in)[3]
Beam:
  • 44.35 m (145 ft 6 in) max[3]
  • 39.75 m (130 ft 5 in) waterline[3]
Draft: 8.622 m (28 ft 3.4 in)[3]
Depth: 11.417 m (37 ft 5.5 in)[3]
Decks: 18
Installed power:
  • 2 × MAN 14V48/60CR (16,800 kW)
  • 3 × MAN 12V48/60CR (14,400 kW)
  • 1 × CAT 3516 (1.5 kW)[3]
Propulsion:
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity: 3,376 passengers
Crew: 2,000

On 16 November 2017, Dream Cruises created an 8.44-metre (27 ft 8 in) Lego model of the ship, the largest such model of a cruise ship, which is on permanent display at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong.[5]

HistoryEdit

Construction and serviceEdit

World Dream was ordered in February 2014 for Star Cruises. She was laid down on 29 July 2015, launched on 26 August 2017 and completed on 26 October 2017. World Dream measures at 150,695 gross tons and is 335.2 metres (1,099 ft 9 in) long with a beam of 39.7 metres (130 ft 3 in).[3] World Dream entered service for Dream Cruises in November 2017.

Quarantine in Hong KongEdit

Three passengers aboard World Dream during 19–24 January 2020 were confirmed to have been infected by COVID-19 during the outbreak.[6] On 5 February 2020, all 3,800 World Dream passengers and crew were put under quarantine on board the ship at Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal after Taiwan blocked its port of call in Kaohsiung. As of 7 February 2020, checks of those on board were ongoing.[6]

The quarantine was lifted on 9 February 2020 after all 1,800 crew members were tested negative of the virus. The majority of the passengers were not tested as they had had no contact with the infected Chinese passengers who had been on the ship during 19–24 January.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Dream". cruisemapper.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Cruise Ship Orderbook". cruiseindustrynews.com. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "World Dream (34080)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ Staff, CIN (18 November 2017). "World Dream Christened in Hong Kong Ceremony". Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Dream Cruises sets world record with scale replica of World Dream". CruiseToTravel. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b Denyer, Simon (7 February 2020). "Honeymooner among 61 people on cruise ship confirmed as having coronavirus". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Passengers leave Hong Kong cruise ship after coronavirus quarantine lifted". CBC News. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.

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