By Sara Grace C. Fojas
A ship three times bigger than the Titanic is about to sail this year, creating a travel experience you haven’t even dreamed of.
Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, is Hong Kong’s brand new cruise line that caters to the large and rapidly growing high-end market in Asia. It offers inspirational luxury delivering the highest level of guest service and spacious comfort in the region.
The first ship of the fleet, Genting Dream, will begin her epic ocean voyage with a two-night High Seas cruise, followed by a six-night cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong. The cruise offers an itinerary through Vietnam, calling at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, and Da Nang. The ship can accommodate 3,400 guests who can opt to experience the ultimate luxury at the Dream Palace that consists of lavish suites with European-style butler service and special guest privileges.
“Dream Cruises aims to be a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region. With the finest Asian and international dining, exceptional service, enthralling entertainment, and inspirational experiences, Dream Cruises aims to redefine vacation travel with a transformational journey at sea,” says Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises.
It has over 35 restaurants and bar concepts capturing the flavors of Asia and the world and a 610-meter wraparound promenade, which will allow for dramatic seaside dining and lounging from sunrise to sunset in a multitude of themed venues. Internationally acclaimed Australian chef Mark Best will bring culinary artistry to the table for discerning diners by introducing his very first restaurant at sea—Bistro by Mark Best onboard Genting Dream. Guests will be able to indulge their passion for the finer things in life at the world’s first Johnnie Walker House at sea, which serves as an exclusive embassy for luxury Scotch whisky and a place for consumers to discover the rich heritage of Scotch whisky.
Many exciting entertainment options are also onboard Dream, including legendary Singaporean nightspot Zouk that is renowned for hosting the edgiest parties in Asia. It is also bringing its unforgettable parties to the sea for the first time. Entertainment under the sea is also available with two state-of-the-art submersibles on board. There are also pools, six water slides, play rooms, a rock climbing wall, and mini-golf.
The ship will launch her maiden cruise itinerary from Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha), China this November and offer two and five-night Vietnam destination experiences. Until March 21, 2017, the cruise will provide a great opportunity to explore Vietnam’s scenic Da Nang, calling at Hanoi (Ha Long Bay). Genting Dream guests looking for a shorter break also have the choice of a two-night weekend cruise to the dynamic city of Hong Kong or Guangzhou throughout the inaugural seasons.
“Luxury is very hard to define. To us luxury is experience whether it’s in the dining, bar, entertainment. The moment that you board the ship is the time you enjoy. While we take you on a journey, you’re having a fantastic time with family and friends. We will tailor the experience for you,” says Mikhail Goh, senior vice president of Dream Cruises.
Bookings can now be made through your preferred travel agentor at dreamcruiseline.com, 02 836 6830 to 32;firstname.lastname@example.org.