Genting Cruise Lines recently unveiled the concept and design behind the new artwork that will adorn the hull of Dream Cruises’ newest ship, the 75,338-gross-tonne, 1,870-passenger Explorer Dream, which is currently undergoing upgrading work before her launch later this month.
The new hull artwork is by New York-based Chinese artist, Kuri Huang, and it continues the brand’s signature mermaid brand icon. “Dream Cruises is excited to welcome the artistic talents of Kuri Huang who will provide the hull art to our newest ship, Explorer Dream,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. “Huang’s artistic style aptly embodies Dream Cruises’ brand essence with its imaginative depiction of mythic creatures on a quest to explore new horizons across the seas.”
Huang, too, is excited about his work appearing on the side of a cruise ship. “I am honoured to be able to add my artistic vision to the Dream Cruises brand and to be able to carry on the saga of their iconic mermaid for their newest family member, Explorer Dream,” said Huang. “In my artwork, I wanted to symbolise the intrepid, pathfinding spirit of the new ship by bringing in the new character of the unicorn to represent the spirit of discovery in Explorer Dream.”
The latest addition to the Dream Cruises family, Explorer Dream will assume the role of pathfinder for the brand’s global aspirations. Formerly the “SuperStar Virgo” of sister brand Star Cruises, Explorer Dream is currently undergoing a US$56 million dollar transformation that will incorporate exquisite new facilities including The Palace, Dream Cruises’ signature, luxury private enclave featuring over 40 new suites and butler service.