Genting Cruise Lines has welcomed the third member of its Dream Cruises’ fleet with the christening and inaugural homeport of Explorer Dream in Shanghai.

Explorer Dream’s arrival marks Dream Cruises’ debut in Eastern China, with the ship purposely-built and recently renovated for the Asian and Chinese luxury market.

The christening ceremony featured Grace Chen, the godmother of Explorer Dream, and one of the most influential fashion innovators in China.

She presented a “spectacular fashion show at sea” aboard the ship with eighteen models showcasing her Voyage collection on a runway on the Palace Pool Deck.

The 268 meters ship features 928 cabins and can welcome 1,856 passengers on board with ample dining options including a Seafood Grill by Mark Best, Umi Uma for Japanese delights, Silk Road for traditional Chinese fare and Mozzarella Ristorante e Pizzeria for classic Italian dishes with a Japanese twist.

As the fastest cruise ship in Asia, Explorer Dream will offer plenty of itineraries and flexibility.

Sailings from Shanghai will take guests on cruises to popular destinations in Japan that range from three to six nights.

Examples include the three-night cruises to Kyoto, Osaka or Kobe, or the two-night round-trip cruise to Okinawa

from 1 July, Explorer Dream will begin her homeport in Tianjin with more summer cruise options for family travellers.

In October 2019, Explorer Dream will homeport in Sydney and Auckland where she will embark on a variety of seven-night weekly itineraries Australian destinations.

In more exciting news, Dream Cruises will be building two Global Class ships debuting in early 2021 in Shanghai and Tianjin.

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