International cruise lines are already jockeying for position in the burgeoning Asia market, and it’s only the beginning as ships from U.S. domestic brands and Asian foreign brands are starting to come online purpose-built to the tastes of local passengers.
Well before the recent boom, Star Cruises emerged as the primary line in the Asia-Pacific region, and its parent company. Genting Hong Kong. is everywhere in the news recently as it rapidly expands its Crystal Cruises brand as well as introduces its new Dream Cruises brand.
Dream Cruises has been established as the first dedicated Asian luxury line, and its inaugural ship is the brand new Genting Dream (pictured above, sporting its newly announced color LED lighting), which is finishing its construction by Meyer Werft in Germany ahead of its November 2016 launch.
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Eagle-eyed observers might recognize the Genting Dream’s architectural similarity to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-class ships such as the new Norwegian Escape, and that’s because the Dream is essentially a modified version catering to the A