As Dream Cruises resumes sailing with the deployment of Explorer Dream in Taiwan, the cruise line will also introduce the new Flexi-Feast dining concept to offer guests freedom in mixing and matching different F&B options available on-board, based on their habits and preferences, for a more personalised dining experience at sea.
Guests will receive a set of complimentary dining vouchers upon embarkation, which can be used to redeem set meals at designated restaurants. Alternatively, the vouchers will be honoured as onboard dining credits at specialty restaurants and bars, as well as for room service. Palace guests, meanwhile, will have exclusive premium privileges and meal entitlement.
With the Flexi Feast vouchers, instead of following a rigid schedule of three meals a day, guests now have the option of sleeping in and enjoying a scrumptious brunch at the restaurant of their choice at their leisure or skip dinner to catch the last stage performance of the day, then have a delicious meal by room service.
Michael Goh, president of Dream Cruises, said: “Gastronomy is an integral part of a memorable voyage. The Flexi-Feast concept on Explorer Dream will open doors to a new world of customised dining at sea, curated by the preferences and habits of each individual traveler. We are confident that this innovative concept will cater to the expectations of discerning travellers who look for flexibility and autonomy in their dining experiences.”
“As we enter into a post-Covid-19 new norm of cruising, the Flexi-Feast strategy will also help us provide better social distancing at our dining venues by seating our guests across all our restaurants instead of concentrating on a few inclusive ones,” he added.
To highlight the culinary diversity available in Taiwan, Explorer Dream will collaborate with Taiwanese F&B brands including bubble tea brand Sharetea; craft beer brewer Taihu Brewing; Tien Hsia San Chueh Noodle Cuisine, honouree of the Bib Gourmand designation in 2019 Michelin Guide Taipei; and Formosa Cheng, Taiwan’s largest fast-food chain specialising in braised pork rice, a traditional local delicacy.
As well, all restaurants aboard Explorer Dream will serve specialty dishes created with seasonal local produce sourced in Taiwan.