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Genting Hong Kong’s Global class to capitalise on Asians’ early adoption of AI and biometrics

Genting Hong Kong, the listed parent of Dream Cruises, Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises, says the 204,000 gross ton Global class ships of its Dream Cruise brand will capitalise on Asians’ early adoption of IT.

“Whilst the ships are similar in size to the latest generation of ships of other cruise lines, the Global Class ships will incorporate Asia’s early adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics such as facial recognition &voice activation, robotics, and other digital advancements,” Genting Hong Kong said in its 2017 result release..

The ships will also feature the world’s first Cineplex and theme park with roller coaster, Asian and Western spa facilities, multiple authentic Asian dining experiences, including fast-casual food alternatives, and affordable shopping facilities in addition to luxury retail boutiques.

They are designed with spacious standard staterooms, which are larger than other cruise lines and can accommodate 2, 3 or 4 passengers with a king bed and king sofa bed. Split (two) bathrooms are convenient as two persons can be using them at the same time.

For Asians who usually travel with families, the ability to offer free fares for the third and fourth passengers in the same cabin during the low season will be a great competitive advantage and the ability to price full fares for four passengers during the peak season will significantly improve yields. In order to cater for the peak season, sufficient lifeboats are provided for a peak capacity of 9,500 passengers. 8 sets of escalators will connect public areas for efficient traffic flow.

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