During a special event at ITB Asia in Singapore, Genting Cruise Lines unveiled the hull art for its ship Global Dream.
The work, entitled A Dream Through Time and Space, was commissioned from Shanghai native and London based Illustrator, Shan Jiang. The colourful combination of a mermaid and an astronaut celebrates the spirit of exploration and represents a blending of maritime tradition with space-age technology.
The 208,000-tonne ship is currently under construction at Genting Hong Kong’s own MV Werften shipyard in Germany and set to enter into service in early 2021.
“Singapore has been an important homeport for Genting Cruise Lines over the last 26 years and we are pleased to announce that Global Dream will celebrate her inaugural arrival in Singapore in the second quarter of 2021 during her relocation cruise from Germany to Asia,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines. “We greatly appreciate and look forward to the continued support from the Singapore Tourism Board and our partners from Singapore and across the region.”
“Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary in Singapore last year, we are excited to return with the unveiling of Global Dream’s hull artwork at this year’s ITB Asia in Singapore. As arguably the most identifiable feature of a cruise ship, the hull artwork is another important milestone in the development of any cruise ship and will set the personality of the ship when she launches,” Zhu added. “The new hull artwork provides a fresh take on our beloved mermaid and astronaut characters and captures the adventurous spirit and sense of modernity that will be the hallmarks of Global Dream’s essence.”