Drama

Review: One Boat, One World

No. of episodes: 43
Genre: Romance, Business, Drama

Native title: 海洋之城
Original network: Mango TV

The drama about life on board a massive cruise ship that holds the lives of 6000 people including tourists and crews. Chief Officer Ding Kai (Zhang Han) faces his own challenges to be Asian fighting for a role in cruises. 

One Boat One World - Cdrama 2021
One Boat One World – Cdrama 2021

Onboard Dreamland Cruise

Ding Kai first day onboard Dreamland cruise. One Boat, One World
Ding Kai first day onboard Dreamland cruise. One Boat, One World

Ding Kai faces difficulty to secure a job in the shipping industry even when he is skilled and experienced, all because the cruise world is dominated by Westerners. However, an opportunity finally came and he was offered a role as Chief Security Officer on Dreamland Cruise.

Tian Yue (Claudia Wang Likun) is a hardworking individual who strives to do her best and get as many professional certifications to increase job opportunities. Passed by a tour agency that has a tour guide role opening and she went for the interview. Even with aquaphobia, she agrees to onboard Dream Cruise to co-lead her first group.

Stories and crews

If you love meeting new people and learning new stories, you will definitely love the stories that different passengers onboard have to share.

Zi Yang openly court Annie. One Boat, One World.
Zi Yang openly court Annie. One Boat, One World.

Chen An Ni Annie (Zhang Ya Mei) is the daughter of Mr. Tang, one of the key decision-maker and board director of the Royal Caribbean that own Dreamland cruise. Annie earns her way back to Shanghai from the States. Wang Zi Yang (Lawrence Wong) is the chief investigating officer in the HQ of Royal Caribbean also request a transfer in his position and base.

Zi Yang is a young and ambitious person, he openly courts Annie who is going after Ding Kai. With Zi Yang and Ding Kai fighting for the Vice-Captain position with another Western candidate, the sense and tension increased.

Lost direction

Zi Yang and Ding Kai talk openly. One Boat, One World
Zi Yang and Ding Kai talk openly. One Boat, One World

Both Tian Yue and Annie likes Ding Kai and Annie’s aura beats Tian Yue. Slowly she stepped back after receiving no signs and no news from Ding Kai. However, after Zi Yang leads him to realize who his heart is leaning towards, he let his guard down and befriend him genuinely.

Tian Yue and Ding Kai did not hit off well from the beginning after he opens his doors for the homeless Tian Yue. Just when they officially begin dating, sabotage in the cruise’s security risked and Ding Kai lost his job and certification to be a sailor.

Ding Kai enter his slump. One Boat, One World.
Ding Kai enter his slump. One Boat, One World.

Ding Kai went into a slump that pushes everyone away from him, even Tian Yue. She found a new job and there is an opportunity to station in France for 6 months. In hopes that Ding Kai will want her to stay, but the answer back is break up.


Tian Yue left Shanghai to France. Ding Kai still in his slump and his own world. Will he ever get back on his feet, what will he choose next?

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