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26th September, 2016

Astronaut to Feature in Dream Cruises’ Remarkable ‘Dreamscapes’ Onboard Enrichment Programme

Inspirational program of activities and experiences delivers a new benchmark for leisure cruise guests

Hong Kong, 26 September 2016 - Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, today announced its ‘Dreamscapes’ programme of inspirational experiences for guests onboard its inaugural ship, Genting Dream, featuring no less than a visit from a real-life astronaut.

Dream Cruises has designed and curated a remarkable programme of interactive guest activities and experiences which will be presented by a portfolio of world-class speakers, who will enthuse and inspire guests with their expertise and passion for their specialist subject. The programme will feature epic stories from award-winning travel photographers and iconic explorers of land, sea and space.

“We have reached out across the world to identify and invite experts in their respective fields, to bring to our guests a truly varied and inspired programme of life-enhancing experiences,” explained Dream Cruises President Mr. Thatcher Brown. “Cruising on Genting Dream is not only a luxurious and exciting vacation. Through our ‘Dreamscapes’ enrichment programme, guests of all ages will have the opportunity to spark new passions and deepen existing interests, adding a new dimension to their transformational journey at sea.”

Aspiring adventurers won’t want to miss Genting Dream’s maiden voyage on 12 November and the first enrichment event Explore@Sea: The Silk Road. This event will take guests back in time on the historic trade route that entwined cultures of both East and West, with award-winning National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita. Michael relives, in pictorial form, the epic journey and inspired legacy of the legendary explorers Marco Polo and Zheng He. Exclusive travel photography consultations with Michael will also be offered on an exclusive one-on-one basis.*

On the voyage commencing 19 November, seafaring adventurers will learn the secrets of the deep during Explore@Sea: The Coral Triangle. Juergen Freund, one of the world’s top marine and wildlife photographers, will take guests through his experiences during his 18-month photo-expedition of the Coral Triangle.

Martial arts fans will get a big kick out of meeting kung-fu star JuJu Chan, who will conduct Lights, Camera and Martial Arts Action on the Genting Dream cruise which departs on 26 November. Popularly known as the ‘female Bruce Lee’, and the star of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’, JuJu will conduct martial-arts workshops for guests aspiring to be martial arts movie stars.

Making children’s career dreams an educational reality is the goal of many parents. Plan Your Dreams: Education in the USA, is the theme of special educational workshops on Genting Dream’s cruise which departs on 3 December. Leading educational consultant Diederik van Renesse will advise families on how to manage the admissions process and select the most suitable prep school, college or universities in the USA. *

The bold and imaginative theme of ‘The Mermaid’s Dream’ - the ground-breaking new campaign for the brand launch of Dream Cruises which features an emotive love-story between a mermaid and an astronaut - is about breaking free of your boundaries to reach for your dreams. One truly remarkable man who has done exactly that is astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, who swaps space for the sea, joining the cruise commencing on 10 December. As one of the few people to have seen Earth from space, Dr. Chiao, renowned American astronaut and international space station commander who has logged 229 days in space, delivers a truly unique view of the world.

Space Exploration@Sea: The True Story of being an Astronaut, will see Dr. Chiao deliver a three part storytelling experience. In ‘View from the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut’ he will share his incredible experiences onboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. ‘Technology and Innovation Trends, and Your Business’ offers a glimpse into the next quantum level of technology and how business can benefit. Finally in ‘Leadership and Operational Decision Making – Fundamentals from Spaceflight’, Dr. Chiao will share some nail-biting and awe-inspiring tales of real-life emergency situations in space to show how decision-making skills are so critical, not only to stay alive in space but also to thrive in business back on earth.

As the ultimate in luxurious and inspired cruise experiences, Dream Cruises is Genting Hong Kong’s new cruise line, catering to the large and rapidly growing high-end market in China and Asia. The cruise line offers inspirational luxury, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit, delivering the highest levels of onboard guest service and spacious comfort in the region. Genting Dream has started its river conveyance from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, German. The river conveyance marks the official start of Genting Dream’s journey from her birthplace at the Meyer Werft shipyard to her dual homeport of Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha) where she will begin service in November, 2016.

Dream Cruises’ ‘Dreamscapes’ enrichment program sets it apart from other cruise offerings. Whatever their dreams are, guests can satisfy their life’s ambitions and passions with this inspired series of sailings this coming season onboard Genting Dream.

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‘Dreamscapes’ Programme Schedule

*NOTE: Extra costs apply.

Voyage Date Programme
12 November 2016 Explore@Sea: The Silk Road
Presented by: Michael Yamashita

Award-winning world class photographer Michael Yamashita will relive, in pictorial form, the epic journey of explorers Marco Polo and Zheng He. He will show many of his best images, which were taken on trips which extend from China to Anatolia in Turkey. Mr. Yamashita has been a National Geographic photographer and writer for over 30 years. His National Geographic Channel documentary Marco Polo: The China Mystery Revealed won two Asian Television and Film Awards and was also included in the top 20 most popular National Geographic Channel documentaries of the decade.

Exclusive travel photography consultations with Michael will be offered on an exclusive one-to-one basis.*

(Available for 5-night and 7-night itineraries only)
19 November 2016 Explore@Sea: The Coral Triangle
Presented by: Juergen Freund

Juergen Freund, one of the world’s top marine and wildlife photographers, with more than 30 years of experience in photojournalism, conservation and adventure, will explore with guests his experiences during his 18 month photo-expedition of the Coral Triangle.

(Available for 5-night and 7-night itineraries only)
26 November 2016 Lights, Camera and Martial Arts Action
Presented by: JuJu Chan

Kungfu star JuJu Chan, popularly known as the ‘female Bruce Lee’, and the star of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’ will conduct the martial-arts inspired workshops. The first is on Martial Arts Action Film Making: JuJu will discuss her career before teaching the audience how to kick and punch, turning guests into martial arts stars for the day. JuJu will also hold a health and fitness workshop and a martial arts and self-defence workshop.

(Available for 5-night and 7-night itineraries only)
3 December 2016 Plan your Dreams: Education in the USA
Presented by: Diederik van Renesse

Leading educational consultant Diederik van Renesse will advise families on how to manage the admissions process and select the most suitable prep school, college or universities in the USA. No matter what level of education, from prep schools to PhD programmes, families looking to help their children achieve their dreams will find plenty of valuable information and tips.

One-on-one consultations can also be booked for more in-depth assistance.*

(Available for 5-night and 7-night itineraries only)
10 December 2016 Space Exploration@Sea: The True Story of being an Astronaut
Presented by: Dr. Leroy Chiao

Chinese-American astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao will deliver a three part storytelling experience entitled ‘View from the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut’; ‘Technology and Innovation Trends, and Your Business’; and ‘Leadership and Operational Decision Making – Fundamentals from Spaceflight’. Dr. Chiao is the veteran of four spaceflights, and he served as commander and NASA science officer of Expedition-X, a six-and-a-half month mission aboard the International Space Station. He has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks).

(Available for 5-night and 7-night itineraries only)