As source markets go for cruise travelers, there is no greater focus currently than on Asia, and new ships are being dedicated to the cause at a rapid pace. Of the ten or so new vessels scheduled to launch next year, two of them are being customized to Chinese travel tastes. That’s a significant percentage, and the trend is launching this year with Dream Cruises and the Genting Dream.
Dream Cruises is an entirely new luxury cruise line specific to the Asian market, and its very first ship, the Genting Dream, will spearhead the charge as it launches this month. Its overall form factor resembles Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-class ships as parent company Genting Hong Kong is a large shareholder of NCL.
So, it’s also appropriate that Norwegian’s own next ship, the Norwegian Joy, will be dedicated to the Chine
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