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The Genting Dream – A Cruise Liner For China

The object
The Genting Dream was specifically developed for the rapidly growing Asian cruise market.  335 meters long, 39.7 meters wide, with a gross tonnage of 151,300, she will be calling at numerous destination ports within the Asian market. The Genting Dream was built by the German Meyer Werft shipyard for the Hong Kong-based Dream Cruises shipping company which belongs to the Genting Group. As a matter of fact the highly renowned Papenburg shipyard is already working on the next project, the sister ship "World Dream" which is identical in construction and scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2017. Both ships can accommodate 3,360 passengers and a crew of 2.000. Of the total of 1,680 cabins a number of 1,278 are outside ones. The generous interior design of the ships, the multitude of casinos and themed restaurants, the exquisite design of the cabins and varied on-board entertainment options are geared to the demands of a new generation of Asian customers who, while adhering to traditional values, are open to international influences as well. With all of these extraordinary features the ships qualify for a positioning in the premium segment of the cruise liner market. Sports entertainment includes exciting options such as diving down to a maximum depth of 200 meters with two small submarines which accommodate four passengers each. More highlights with event character are available as for instance the Bar 360 in the heart of the ship, the Zodiak Theater presenting shows and films, the Genting Rouge Entertainment Lounge, five karaoke rooms, the "Zouk at Sea“ event area with Indoor Club, Sport Bar with pool tables, and even a bowling alley, and on the pool deck the "Zouk Beach" pool party venue and the Waterslide Park with its water slides, climbing walls, and a high-rope parcours. From November 2016 onwards the Genting Dream will be departing regularly from her Hong Kong base port for Guangzhou (China) and Sanya (China) for cruises involving two respectively seven overnight stays.

The challenge

Owing to its long-time experience and with a history of system integration jobs on cruise liners of various categories successfully completed, Amptown System Company won the order to provide the Genting Dream with media equipment, too. Working closely together with the Meyer Werft shipyard experts, ASC translated the shipowners' desire into practice to present prospective cruise passengers with a wide range of captivating and extraordinary entertainment. The order involved the provision and integration of audio, light, video, projection, and control equipment. The job further included equipping the broadcast center for the entertainment areas. When it came to devising technical solutions which would enable ideas for shows to be translated into practice, ASC was able to resort to its extensive expertise which made planning, particularly as sound reinforcement was concerned as for instance in the theater with its 1,000 seats, a well-founded, targeted process allowing ASC to demonstrate its know-how in the field of broadcasting including post and live production. 

The solution
The public address system
Cooperating with d&b audiotechnik ASC developed, installed and commissioned a public address system as it were "from a single source". While on comparable ships it had been common practice until then to use speakers and final stages from different manufacturers, powerful, high-quality d&b loudspeaker systems plus the corresponding d&b-produced final stages, all of these matching components of an integral system, were used on the Genting Dream wherever audio results were supposed to meet particularly high standards. They provide for manifold audio editing options and facilitate signal distribution and processing throughout the entire system of the ship. The speakers were adapted to the ship's architecture in the way the designers had specified. The speaker systems and brackets installed in the outdoor areas had to be seawater-resistant and were selected accordingly. In the Zodiac theater a premium class DiGiCo mixing console ensures superior sound.

The lighting equipment
As for the professional show and effect lighting required in certain areas, the majority of products used is by Martin Professional, the lighting console in the Zodiak theater is a M6 type, and the profile spotlights were contributed by ETC. In the Bar 360, ASC installed a revolving LED floor 5 meters in diameter along with a movable LED ceiling which consists of approximately 600 LED panels attached underneath a metal structure specifically manufactured by ASC.

Opposite the bar a large LED floor serves as a stage which can be moved and at the same time be fed with programmed content via a coolux media server system to add to the effect of the dance shows presented there.

The Zouk at Sea Club with a party deck outdoor area at the stern of the ship is equipped with a saltwater resistant Daktronics LED wall suspended from a specially designed steel structure. Light strips mounted behind the video wall create a natural light effect.  

The broadcast equipment on the Genting Dream
Based on a routing matrix with 80 x 112 crosspoints ASC installed and integrated the complete infrastructure controlled by the onboard broadcast center consisting of cameras, image editing equipment and playout systems, all of these delivering HD quality.

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    Genting Dream

    The Genting Dream was specifically designed for the Asian cruise market. The Meyer Werft shipyard turned her over to the Dream Cruises shipping company in October 2016.

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    Genting Dream

    In the Zodiak Theater cruise ship guests are offered enjoyable shows and other entertainment created by the ship's own event organisers. First-class media equipment ensures superior audio, light, and projection performance.

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    Genting Dream

    The "Zouk Beach" outdoor area on the pool deck of the Genting Dream is an invitation to enjoy dancing and having fun day and night. Seawater resistant speakers and light systems support a memorable entertainment program.

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    Genting Dream

    Various entertainment locations including a large casino area where the Asian cruise passengers as the Genting Dream target group can have fun at gambling will turn the trip into an experience far removed from everyday life.

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    Genting Dream

    An original bowling alley invites the Genting Dream passengers to be physically active. Inspired by the stylish atmosphere they are sure to enjoy striking even more than ashore.

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