Truly a Dream on Seas! Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream debuts in Singapore…

Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, celebrated the arrival of its inaugural ship, GentingDream to the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) on 4 November 2016, in the presence of more than 900 guests including government dignitaries, business and trade partners and media.

It was truly an event to remember! We got an opportunity to be on board of this beautiful vessel and spent a few awesome hours inside touring and admiring this palace on waters.

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This occassion was graced by Notable attendees included Guest of Honour Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry); Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board; Captain Charles Alexandar De Souza, Deputy Port Master, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore; and Mr Nam Liang Chia, Domain Commander (SEA), Integrated Checkpoints Command, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore.

We were all so excited to meet Genting Dream as we entered the MBCCS reception area that day and the excitement got doubled up when we saw veteran actress Zoe Tay and heart throb Elvin Ng – specially engaged by Dream Cruises to help host the event. Zoe looks like a delicate flower and Elvin so handsome!

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Now our turn to take photos…Me alongwith a few other Mom bloggers ♥ Don’t we all look like celebs too? Lol…

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We boarded Genting Dream and she welcomed us with open arms – truly modern and luxurious she is! Can you imagine an extravagant Zodiac Theatre is 999-seater?!

The launch ceremony started with inspiring speeches by Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises, followed by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO of Genting Hong Kong and Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry).

Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises said: “Being the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, we have an intimate understanding of the needs of affluent, independently-minded and confident Asian travellers. Dream Cruises caters to multigenerational families with all‑inclusive activities, the finest Asian and international dining and unforgettable entertainment – all delivered with service that is Asian at heart and international in spirit. Genting Dream, our inaugural ship, will take our guests on a transformational journey at sea and redefine the meaning of inspired travel.”

Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board said: “We are thrilled to welcome Genting Dream to Singapore, which is poised to be a game changer in Asia’s cruise scene. Genting has been a key partner in shaping Singapore and the Southeast Asian cruising landscape to what it is today, with Star Cruises being the first cruise line to homeport out of Singapore in 1993”

Here comes the most spectacular and exclusive preview of Dream Cruises’ thrilling signature production show inspired by the hull art of Genting Dream, conceived by pop-art artist Jacky Tsai, entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream” – a tale of love, hope and the overcoming of seemingly impossible boundaries between a mermaid and an astronaut. The concept itself is so fascinating. Performances and production value – superlative ♥ Do check my video below to get an idea…

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Launch ceremony increased the level of expectations in multitude!!! We could hardly wait for a guided tour to explore the ship’s array of amazing facilities and amenities, including the Balcony Stateroom, Zouk Beach Club, Waterslide Park, Crystal Life Fitness and Spa, ”Bistro” by Mark Best, JOHNNIE WALKER HOUSE and Little Pandas Club. As a mom blogger, I wanted to check how kids will enjoy the stay on Genting Dream in particular.

Oh my my, Genting Dream is so so huge – packed with everything you desire and more…The interiors are simply royale and flawless!

Jawdropping Lounge. ♥

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Spacious restaurants, bars and cafes that present the most exotic cuisines that bring the world to your platter…

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There is Zouk first time on the cruise…

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Eat and then burn some calories…Loads of sporty fun guaranteed 0n board of Genting Dream! For kids and adults…

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Kids-special places…Games and all…

There are special zones for young kids and slightly older ones too. So kids can have their own activities and enjoy their own exclusive time…

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Parents, please note that there is 24-hrs clinic too. As a mom, I find this very reassuring! ♥

Now time to explore the cabins. Though I feel most of the time would go in enjoying and getting amused with the facilities that Genting Dream offers, room is an important place to relax. Rooms didn’t disappoint too! They are clean, neat, bathrooms are well-stocked with quality toiletaries and yes, 70% of the cabins have sea-view. Wow ♥

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Look at the suspended bed to accomodate additional adult or older kid.

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One photo was a must – trying to act stylo…

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The Ship tour of Genting Dream was over now and we were feeling hungrryyy!

Time for a sumptuous lunch at Silk Road with a luncheon press conference with a panel of Dream Cruises key executives, including Mr. Thatcher Brown, to answer queries about Genting Dream.

I would exclusively mention and thank the staff here who doled out vegetarian meal for me even when I told them last minute. Delicious, healthy! ♥

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Dessert was Avocado-Mango smoothie. Slurp…

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Later in the evening, a spectacular light show featuring “I ♥ Singapore” spelled out across the hull of Genting Dream enthralled spectators withbreathtaking visual special effects, as the ship departed from MBCCS. New to the cruise industry, this state‑of‑the‑art LED balcony-lighting system is capable of creating a kaleidoscope of vibrant colour illuminations and effects that will certainly delight and mesmerise guests and onlookers alike. This beauty looks even better in the night.

My Instagram photo summarizes my experience on board of Genting Dream…Looking forward to go on board again. Once is just not enough ♥♥♥

More Info:

GENTING DREAM CRUISE & FLYCRUISE ITINERARIES

Departing from Hong Kong

Departures: 20 Nov 2016 – 26 Mar 2017

  • 3 Days 2 Nights Hong Kong – Cruising Day – Hong Kong FlyCruise from SGD 638 Per Person
    • Return Air Ticket on Cathay Pacific Airways
  • 7 Days 6 Nights Hong Kong – Guangzhou – Cruising Day – Da Nang – Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) – Cruising Day – Guangzhou – Hong Kong FlyCruise from SGD 1,289 Per Person
    • Return Air Ticket on Cathay Pacific Airways, 1 Night Post Stay at Hotel Pravo or Similar Class

Departing from Guangzhou, China

Departures: 20 Nov 2016 – 26 Mar 2017

  • 6 Days 5 Nights Guangzhou – Cruising Day – Da Nang – Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) – Cruising Day – Guangzhou FlyCruise from SGD 1,369 Per Person
    • Return Air Ticket on Singapore Airlines, Round Trip Transfer (Airport – Port – Airport)

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37 comments on “Truly a Dream on Seas! Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream debuts in Singapore…”

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  2. Aliza Sara Reply

    OMG SO CLSSY. All you need to enjoy your vacay would be sunglasses and a cup of champaigne. hehe

  3. Jacqualine Reply

    Wow, it doesn’t even look like it is on a ship! It feels like a gigantic hotel of some sort. Shame that it doesnt depart in Singapore, otherwise we would loveee to spend a couple of days in there!

  4. Mummy C Reply

    It’s been many yrs since I last went for a cruise trip..I like the r&r feel whenever i’m on one..will definitely KIV this..thks for sharing!!

  5. Winnie Reply

    It’s been a very long time since I last went on a cruise. Looks like it’s time to start planning one again. This one looks so amazing!

  6. Dave Reply

    We might just consider a cruise in the distant future…thanks for sharing. Seems like quite an ‘action-packed’ cruise that has something for everyone.

  7. Betty Liew Reply

    I have try on cruise vacation because I sea sick. But on cruise vacation seem nice and fun. Maybe I should give a try on it.

  8. Zwitsy Reply

    Wow, 900 guests!!! That’s a lot. But you guys sure did enjoy the event. Also, the cruise itself, upon seeing the images you have featured it, I wonder what it feels like to stay there for a day! Just by seeing it, I am so excited to see more of the place. How much more if I am actually there?! Anyhow, nothing beats life on cruise, I guess.

  9. Young Smarties Reply

    Wow! This baby looks fantastic and the staffs are really amazing to whip up vegetarian dishes for you last minute and decorated so nicely too! Kudos to their service!

  10. TheGracefulMist Reply

    I`ve often thought about going on cruise because of Titanic. It seems quite an experience to live in a ship for a few days. Genting Dream looks like it has great facilities.

    ✿ Grace ✿

  11. Elizabeth O Reply

    Wow, what a lovely trip. I want to bring my family in an adventure like this, hopefully we can do it next year!

  12. Fred Reply

    I have never been on a cruise ship before because I am not too comfortable about the idea of being confined in a boat in the open sea with nothing to do. I see here that probably you will never feel like you are on a boat because of the fun activities.

  13. Tiffany Yong Reply

    So sad that I didn’t get an invitation for this. The cruise looks really gorgeous and fun. I can spend days on it without getting bored. Glad you’ve enjoyed yourself!

  14. Bhushavali Reply

    Oh Wow!!! Most definitely you gals look like celebs. The last pic of yours, oh my, you look dashing. Btw, that’s all vegetarian? I’m impressed. Being a veggie, I relate to you, the items in our menu gets so less!!!

  15. Emily Reply

    I have always dreamt of taking a cruise. I don’t know when this dream will be realised but I hope it will be in due time. Seeing your photos and reading about your experiences have only made me determined to work harder, for the money to cruise. LOL

  16. Puisan Reply

    omgg! I hope I can go for a cruise too! Look so fun and enjoy! Saw many people share about their experience with Genting cruise as well! 😀

  17. Blair Villanueva Reply

    Oh my, cruising is also one of my dream travel! And Genting is one of the cruise ship I would like to try. Glad that you have a fantastic time 😀

  18. Eddy Rush Reply

    Wow , new Genting Dream CRUISE have what I wan , the trip sounds awesome . surely will try the CRUISE experience soon .

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