Dream Cruises will be extending World Dream's Singapore run to 27 June, welcoming guests with new Korean- and Thai-themed experiences on board the ship for the upcoming holiday seasons.
The decision comes on the back of "overwhelming response from Singapore residents for our Super Seacation cruises" since its inaugural 6 November 2020 sailing, said Dream Cruises president, Michael Goh.
The cruise line is joining hands with The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore, Korea Tourism Organization and Tourism Authority of Thailand in Singapore to bring some of the most loved experiences from these Singaporean's destination favourites to World Dream.
Highlights include a Hanbok fashion runway show featuring the Korean traditional costume, traditional outdoor games such as Jegichagi and Tuho and Arrows, plus screening of some of South Korea's iconic blockbuster movies at World Dream’s Cinema at Sea.
The traditional Korean game of Tuho and Arrows, taking aim into a pitch pot vase. Photo Credit: Dream Cruises
K-fans can sign up for the various beauty talks and hairstyling workshops, as well as Hallyu K-Pop dance classes. There are even basic conversational classes for those who wish to pick up the language while at sea. Chefs will also cook up a variety of Korean classic dishes, the likes of kimchi, kimbap, and various street food staples like fried chicken, tteokbokki rice cake, japchae, seafood pancakes and snacks.
World Dream will then switch to 'sawasdee' for its Amazing Thailand itineraries spanning 31 March to 28 May 2021. To replicate the feel of Songkran, the Thai New Year in mid April, passengers will be able to experience themed activities ranging from traditional to pop Thai music, local movie marathons, and basic Muay Thai training. The cruise crew has also created a milder version of the customary throwing-of-water celebrations — a water gun tag challenge.
Synonymous with Thailand are massages, which can be booked at the Crystal Life Spa. For meals, there will be a Thai street market, and Instagram-worthy displays such as pop-up tuk tuk and big bowl noodle stands, and iconic Thai umbrellas and lanterns adorning the ship interior. There will also be a handicraft workshop, teaching guests the traditional arts of soap carving, tie dying and paper umbrella painting.