Relish summer sensations

in Asia's tropical paradise hotspots with Dream Cruises

By Travel Weekly Asia

Planning your next tropical vacation? 

Whether you are looking for some fun in the sun, breathtaking tropical landscapes or a multitude of activities that cater to the whole family, Dream Cruises is the perfect base for opening your senses to a world of diverse experiences.

1. ISLAND HOP

to Southeast Asia’s

postcard beaches

The best way to take in the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia’s idyllic beach destinations is onboard Genting Dream, the biggest and newest ship setting sail from Singapore. From April to November as part of its latest “Summer Island Idyll” itinerary, Genting Dream will be making maiden calls to several new ports.

Guests can experience the pristine natural beauty of Pulau Redang in Malaysia, home to a diverse wildlife including monkeys, monitor lizards and mouse deer; sink their feet into the white beaches of Cambodian peninsula Sihanoukville; or get their adrenaline pumping with water sports and fiery Thai cuisine on the popular Koh Samui, when they book any of the two alternating five-night “Summer Island Idyll” Cruise.

2. Soak in the pristine waters and glistening sights of Japan

Did you know that in Miyakojima, one of Japan’s most beautiful islands, the waters dazzle with so many shades of blue that it has been dubbed “Miyako Blue”? From April 1 to November 30, 2018, Dream Cruises’ newest ship, World Dream, will set sail for this tropical paradise where several pristine beaches dot the coastline.

Shuri-jo Castle in Naha was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Shuri-jo Castle in Naha was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Shuri-jo Castle in Naha was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Also included in this popular five-night  “Journey to the Island Gems of Japan”is a visit to Naha. Formerly a thriving port city, the Okinawan capital is now known for its rich, diverse cultures, and treasured attractions such as Shuri-Jo, a  restored castle from the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom in 1429 that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Take part in multi-generational family fun onboard

The fun doesn’t stop once you have explored these exotic locales. Once onboard, guests can look forward to myriad activities that cater to multi-generational families. Junior will enjoy the Little Dreamers Program, Dream Cruises’ signature children’s programme with year-round activities such as arts and crafts, cooking and music for those aged two to 12, while silver travellers can keep fit during a class of Tai Chi or pick up deft floral arrangement skills as part of the Ageless Dreamers Program.

For those who yearn to expand their horizons, Dream Cruises offers several  ‘Dreamscapes’ enrichment programmes: on Genting Dream, hear from expedition diver and videographer Aron Arngrimmson whose team set the record for deepest wreck diving in Iceland at 95m in depth; learn how to move gracefully underwater from professional Mermaid Kat; or take part in an ‘Astronaut Camp at Sea’ helmed by former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao.

Onboard World Dream, learn about the beauty benefits of Japanese Onsen from hot springs expert Hiroko-san as you sail to Miyaokojima; or channel your inner martial artist and pick up a move or two from Shaolin Master Zou, who was admitted to Shaolin Culture Professional School in 2003 by the Provincial Capital Zhengzhou.

4. Cool down with
delectable summer grub

The integrated floating resort is home to a vibrant culinary scene, with over 35 concepts ranging from Prime Steakhouse (only available at World Dream), celebrity chef-led restaurant Bistro by Mark Best (only available at Genting Dream) to Chinese fine dining. For a refreshing treat, head to the Gelateria for sherbets and non-fat frozen yogurts. For something heartier, cool down with authentic cold noodles and fresh sashimi at Japanese specialty restaurant Umi Uma.

If you have the luxury of time, The Vintage Room offers an elevated dining experience, featuring a fine selection of Penfolds and global wines, expertly chosen by head sommeliers and paired with gourmet dishes.

5. Enjoy unique experiences out at sea

Even when you are away from land, Dream Cruises continues to offer unique holiday experiences with its suite of world-class entertainment and facilities. Enjoy an ethereal performance of its signature production at Genting Dream, “The Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”, a visually stunning performance of graceful movements, striking colours and daring feats of acrobatics.

An equally breathtaking production awaits at World Dream, which is home to “Sonio- A Tale of Two Dreams”, a multi-act theatrical show that combines acrobatics, music, dance and singing supported by a creative storyline and the latest visual technology.

Let your hair down and party at the first ever Zouk at sea.

Let your hair down and party at the first ever Zouk at sea.

Let your hair down and party at the first ever Zouk at sea.

If you are craving for a more energetic to-do, let your hair down at the first ever Zouk Beach club at sea over pulsating beats and signature cocktail drinks.

Finally, to ensure that your three-night and five-night cruise ends on a high note, Dream Cruises offers a dazzling Fireworks@Sea display that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the trip.

To continually cater to the needs of its Asia clientele, Dream Cruises has recently began construction on its newest Global Class cruise ships, which will offer a combination of exciting itineraries to Australia, New Zealand and the West coast of the United States as well as innovative features such as a Cineplex and theme park, Asian spa and wide variety of shopping options.

This article is brought to you by  Dream Cruises.