Tokyo, 29 June 2018 – Genting Cruise Lines was honoured by the Japan Federation of Pilot’s Associations during a special ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, 22 June where Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream was awarded “Best Quality Ship 2017”. This recognition is given to ships displaying superior accomplishments in terms of operations, navigation facilities and boarding facilities and is selected by pilots guiding vessels every year in Japan.

“We are extremely proud to be the recipient of this special award by the Japan Federation of Pilot’s Associations as the Best Quality Ship 2017 and to be the only cruise ship to hold this honour this year,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and tireless work of our Captain, crew and staff to maintain effective and efficient systems and procedures on board our vessels to ensure the comfort and safety of everyone travelling on Genting Dream and Dream Cruises.”

The award is given to vessels that fulfil the Japan Federation of Pilot’s Associations’ stringent qualifying criteria including comprehensive safety measures for boarding and disembarkation from the ship, a full array of up-to-date navigation instruments and main equipment used for pilot work and the performance and training of the ship's captain and crew in terms of safe navigation operations.

Purpose-built for the China and Asia market, Genting Dream, the first ship of the Dream Cruises fleet, debuted in November 2016, offering guests the highest levels of service and spacious comfort in the region. Currently homeported in Singapore, Genting Dream offers itineraries to enchanting destinations encompassing Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui, Surabaya, Pulau Redang, Sihanoukville and Bintan Island. Her sister ship, World Dream’s dual-homeport deployment from Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Nansha) takes guests on weekly 5-night itineraries to Naha and Miyakojima in Japan, as well as 2-night weekend itineraries around the South China Seas.

Accommodations aboard Dream Cruises’ fleet reflect both size and choice for travellers with over 70 per cent of staterooms featuring private balconies and over 100 connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups. Two floors of lavish suites in The Palace enclave features exclusive European butler service and special guest privileges.

With the finest Asian and international dining, exceptional service, enthralling entertainment and inspirational experiences, Dream Cruises aims to redefine vacation travel with transformational journeys at sea.

Captain Havard Ramsoy, Vice President of Marine Operations of Genting Cruise Lines accepts the Japan Federation of Pilot’s Associations’ “Best Quality Ship 2017” award on behalf of Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream.

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