Unique Dynamic Lighting system by Wärtsilä Funa creates a special look for Dream Cruise’s stunning new cruise ship

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 29 September 2016 at 10:00 UTC+2
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Wärtsilä is supplying a special external lighting system for a new cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 150,000 GRT vessel, the “Genting Dream”, has been ordered by Dream Cruises, part of Genting Hong Kong, a global leisure company, based in Asia. The ship will be delivered in October. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in the first quarter of 2016.

The Dynamic Exterior Lighting concept developed by Project International Lighting Designers provides a stunning visual effect to the ship’s exterior profile. It has been engineered and installed by Wärtsilä Funa in close cooperation with the owner’s team and the shipyard.

The technology is based on the use of customised LED RGBW lighting devices, all of which are individually controlled to provide colour, movement and video effects. On Saturday September 10, the new system was presented to the owners of Genting Dream.

“The Funa Dynamic lighting system that we are supplying to this vessel will create something completely new and stunning. It provides a unique signature and is different to anything done before. This lighting concept will change the way people see a cruise ship arriving or departing the harbours of the world,” says Frank Meyer, Project Manager, Wärtsilä Funa International GmbH.

The 335 metres long Genting Dream is the first of two cruise vessels being built for the company. It has been purpose-built for the Chinese and other Asian markets. It will accommodate 3400 passengers and 2000 crew, and is scheduled to be in operation from November this year. Its sister ship, the World Dream, is scheduled for delivery in late 2017.

About Wärtsilä Funa
Wärtsilä Funa is a global technology solutions provider offering design, engineering, integration, and consulting services for Entertainment, Lighting and Communication Systems.  Link to more information: Wärtsilä Funa

About Dream Cruises
In creating its new cruise line, Dream Cruises, Genting Hong Kong has the benefit of more than 20 years of Asian cruise industry experience and internationally-acclaimed luxury cruise expertise. Dream Cruises is the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, and has been formed to cater specifically to the large and rapidly growing high-end markets in China and other Asian countries.

Dream Cruises aims to be a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region, meeting the needs of the ‘emerging generation’ of confident, independently-minded and affluent Asian travellers. Dream Cruises offers inspirational luxury, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit.

Link to image (Photo by Heiner Lohmann)
Caption: Wärtsilä is supplying a special external lighting system for the “Genting Dream” cruise vessel.

Media contacts:

Mr Andreas Köhler
Sales Manager, Wärtsilä FUNA GmbH
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel. +49 151 1251 8117

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439


Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.