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.