“SUMMER ISLAND IDYLL” ON GENTING DREAM

Dream Cruises’ brand-new Singapore homeport itineraries for summer and fall 2018 features ports of call in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Hong Kong, 7 March 2018 – “Building on the success and overwhelming response of the “Island Escapade” to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Penang and Phuket, Dream Cruises has announced that Genting Dream will continue her Singapore homeport deployment with a delightful “Summer Island Idyll” itinerary, featuring new ports of call to Pulau Redang in Malaysia, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Jakarta in Indonesia, as well as Ko Samui and Bangkok (Laem Chabang) in Thailand.

“As part of our commitment to inspire our guests with transformative vacations at sea, we are constantly looking for innovative destinations to create itineraries that will elevate the cruising experience,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises. “With the success of our current Island Escapade cruises, we are delighted to introduce Genting Dream’s first summer itinerary from Singapore and showcasing her maiden calls to Pulau Redang – Malaysia, Sihanoukville – Cambodia, Jakarta – Indonesia, and Ko Samui and Bangkok, Thailand. Singapore continues to be an important strategic homeport offering great infrastructure, particularly for our fly-cruise guests.”

From 14 April to 12 October, Genting Dream will offer two alternating 5-night Summer Island Idyll itineraries, starting with an exhilarating journey that spans three countries - Pulau Redang in Malaysia, Sihanoukville in Cambodia and Bangkok in Thailand, followed by a mid-summer cruise to Pulau Redang in Malaysia, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand departing on 24 June and 2 September. Guests who wish to have a quick staycation at sea may opt for the popular Singapore Weekend Getaway, which departs every Friday. The popular Treasures of Indonesia 5-night itinerary will return in the months of May to December, taking guests on an exotic journey to Surabaya and North Bali.

On 1 April and 25 November, Genting Dream will have special voyages to the capital city of Indonesia. Guests may treat themselves to spectacular harbour view, extensive sightseeing and shopping in Indonesia’s capital city on this exclusive 5-night cruise to Surabaya and Jakarta, where the cruise ship will berth overnight to allow ample port stay hours.

On 29 July, Genting Dream will go on a special 5-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket, where guests will enjoy the landscape, culture and cuisine of Malaysia and Thailand, without the hassle of commuting and packing as they travel to multiple countries.

An exhilarating voyage to the Gulf of Thailand
Genting Dream offers a hassle-free holiday visiting multiple destinations with the convenience of luxury accommodations on-board the floating resort, without having to pack and unpack! On your adventure, plunge into the crystal clear waters at Pulau Redang to explore a fascinating undersea world, or venture into the rainforests to commune with nature and encounter the indigenous wildlife; cast your eyes on endless white sandy beaches in Sihanoukville and frolic in the balmy waters that surround this Cambodian peninsula; step into an ancient palace in Bangkok and take a trip back in time, or entice your palate with a variety of Thai hawker food.

Starting from 24 June, Genting Dream will also offer a 5-night cruise to Pulau Redang, Ko Samui and Bangkok that Thai enthusiasts will not want to miss. Experience the essence of Thailand on the beautiful island of Ko Samui, where guests can enjoy water sports, authentic Thai cuisine, pristine beaches and festive celebrations with the locals.

Short and sweet sailings along the Straits of Malacca
Take a short cruise trip with friends and family to recharge and rejuvenate! A 3-night cruise to Phuket will lift the stress away as you encounter sunny beaches, street markets and colonial architecture that are distinctive of this charming island. The 3-night cruise to Penang and Langkawi will be a perfectly-balanced vacation of civilization and relaxation, while the 2-night cruise to Kuala Lumpur will cater to those who yearn for a little retail therapy, or a breath-taking view atop the Petronas Towers.
Complementing these exotic locales, a series of enrichment programs will be hosted on board throughout the summer including Songkran parties in April, where guests can enjoy traditional water fights in celebration of the Thai New Year; as well as STR’EAT” at Sea, a foodie extravaganza featuring all the best Asian street cuisine.
Guests on board Genting Dream can also enjoy a wide variety of amenities on this veritable floating resort, such as the largest spa complex at sea, a 6-slide waterpark, an 35-metre outdoor zip line located 18 decks above the water, as well as over 35 restaurant and bar concepts to whet any appetite, including the world’s first Johnny Walker House and Penfolds Wine Vault at Sea, as well as The Bistro by Australian celebrity chef Mark Best.



5-night “Summer Island Hopping” Cruise

Singapore – Pulau Redang – Ko Samui – Bangkok – Cruising at Sea – Singapore

Departure dates: 15 April | 10 June | 5 August | 7 October

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Pulau Redang, Malaysia
Tuesday Ko Samui, Thailand
Wednesday Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
Thursday Cruising Day
Friday Singapore
 

Singapore – Pulau Redang – Sihanoukville – Bangkok – Cruising at Sea – Singapore

Departure dates: 24 June | 2 September

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Pulau Redang, Malaysia
Tuesday Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Wednesday Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
Thursday Cruising Day
Friday Singapore


Pulau Redang, Malaysia
Situated within a protected marine park, Pulau Redang is famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and verdant jungle. Located on the East Coast of Malaysia, the tropical island boasts pristine natural beauty and excellent diving and snorkelling sites and is also home to a range of wildlife including monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards and mouse deer.

 


Ko Samui, Thailand
Ko Samui is an enchanting island in Southern Thailand with beachside bungalows dotting over stretches of white beaches. In addition to enjoying water sports and lounging on the beach, guests can immerse themselves in the local culture that is distinctive to this island – a melting pot of Thai, Chinese and Muslim heritage.

 


Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Offering endless white beaches lapped by crystalline waters, Sihanoukville is a favourite destination for trendsetters and casual backpackers alike. Mellow beach bungalows nestle alongside upscale resorts, setting the scene for a perfect tropical getaway.

 


Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
Nestled in the heart of the Gulf of Thailand, Bangkok (Laem Chabang) has long drawn intrepid dreamers from every walk of life. Connoisseurs of culture, spiritual pilgrims and sports aficionados alike will find something to love in this bustling port city.

 

5-night “Treasures of Indonesia” Cruise

Singapore – Cruising Day – Surabaya – Jakarta – Singapore

Departure date: 1 April and 25 November

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Cruising Day
Tuesday Surabaya, Indonesia
Wednesday Jakarta, Indonesia
Thursday Jakarta, Indonesia
Friday Singapore
 

Singapore – Cruising Day – Surabaya – North Bali (Celukan Bawang) – Cruising Day - Singapore

Departure dates: 27 May | 26 August | 30 September | 23 December 2018

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Cruising Day
Tuesday Surabaya, Indonesia
Wednesday North Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia
Thursday Cruising Day
Friday Singapore


Jakarta, Indonesia
As capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta boasts the charms of the colonial era and metropolitan vibes. Hop on the bike for a leisurely ride Kota and explore the Dutch colonial roots of this charming old town; enjoy a cable ride uphill and learn about the diversity of Indonesian culture at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, the ” Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park”. Night owls would thrive in “the city that never sleeps” with nightclub and bar hopping from dusk till dawn.

 


Surabaya, Indonesia
You may rarely have heard of this city located in Indonesia, it is a great place to visit with quixotic little corners of interest. Arab Quarter and Chinatown both savour distinct flair and don’t forget to check out Masjid National Al Akbar to get a glimpse of the magnificent array of bulbous domes before heading to Bali.

 


North Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia
The essence of Bali is much more than beaches, surfing and diving. Get the chance to interact with the Balinese to discover their friendliness, generosity and humor. Capture the beauty of exquisite plants, have a treetop adventure with your kids and savour exotic delicacies, you will lose yourself on this fascinating island.

 

5-night Cruise to Malaysia and Thailand

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) – Penang – Phuket – Cruising Day – Singapore

Departure date: 29 July and 9 December

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia
Tuesday Penang, Malaysia
Wednesday Phuket, Thailand
Thursday Cruising Day
Friday Singapore

 

3-night Malaysia Cruise

Singapore – Penang – Langkawi – Singapore

Departure date: 11 November and 2 December

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Penang, Malaysia
Tuesday Langkawi, Malaysia
Wednesday Singapore

 

3-night Phuket Cruise

Singapore – Phuket – Singapore

Departure date: 8, 22 & 29 April | 6, 13 & 20 May | 3 & 17 June | 1, 8, 15 & 22 July | 12 & 19 Aug | 9, 16 & 23 Sept | 14 & 21 Oct | 4 & 18 Nov | 16 Dec

Destination
Sunday Singapore
Monday Phuket (Deep Sea Port)
Tuesday Phuket (Deep Sea Port)
Wednesday Singapore

 

2-night Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) Cruise

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) – Singapore

Departure date: 11 & 25 April | 2, 9, 16 & 23 May | 6 & 20 June | 4, 11, 18 & 25 July | 15 & 22 Aug | 12, 19 & 26 Sept | 17 & 24 Oct | 7, 14 & 21 Nov | 19 Dec

Destination
Wednesday Singapore
Thursday Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia
Friday Singapore


Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia
From street markets to Hindu temples, soaring apartment buildings and lush gardens, the Malaysian capital offers great shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Be sure to visit the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and enjoy sweeping city views from the sky-bridge and popular observation deck. At the base of the Petronas Towers is the Suria KLCC, one of the eight megamalls in Kuala Lumpur.

 


Penang, Malaysia
This turtle shaped island has much to offer. What’s better than chill out on picturesque beaches with swaying palm trees? Discover the stories of the city by visiting George Town with numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, while around the clock hawker foods and prestigious restaurants will indulge your taste buds.

 


Langkawi, Malaysia
Surrounded by emerald sea, Langkawi has paddy fields, jungle and waterfalls. Learn about local legends, such as the battling giants that created Kuah Town by overturning a pot of curry, and the ancient curse of Mahsuri.

 


Phuket (Deep Sea Port), Thailand
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand - and also in close proximity to 32 neighbouring small islands, making it the perfect spot for sea, sun and sand, as well as water sports such as yachting, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing and deep sea fishing. Culture enthusiasts can enjoy exploring the 100-year-old Phuket Old Town which is packed with well-preserved shop-houses, charming cafes and colonial mansions belonging to tin barons of yesteryear.

 


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