CruiseNew Dream Cruise Voluntourism initiative offers volunteering opportunities on select itineraries.

Dream Cruises empowers passengers to give back

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Genting Cruise Voluntourism passengers pose with students at the Baan Kalim School in Phuket having helped paint schoolrooms.
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Cruisers who spent part of their holiday lending a hand painting school rooms and donating books and supplies in Phuket, and interacting and supporting students at a Handicap Centre in Penang, have reported how the brand’s Cruise Voluntourism options made their trip even more memorable. 

Giving time and hands-on support at orphanages, schools and seniors’ homes, taking part in environmental and cultural initiatives – Genting Cruise Lines has long been committed to giving back, but now it has opened this opportunity to its passengers.

Cruisers who spent part of their holiday lending a hand painting school rooms and donating books and supplies in Phuket, and interacting and supporting students at a Handicap Centre in Penang, have reported how the brand’s Cruise Voluntourism options made their trip even more memorable. 

“For us, we felt it’s a very positive step in helping those in need and it is something different while cruising to various destinations,” said one couple. “We truly enjoyed ourselves interacting with the children and seeing their happy faces.” 

This first regional Cruise Voluntourism campaign is part of Dream Cruises’ 25th anniversary. Opportunities are available aboard selected departure dates and itineraries on Genting Dream, rolling out to additional Dream ships and the Star Cruise fleet in the future. 

The inaugural Cruise Voluntourism sailing departed Singapore for Penang and Phuket on a three-night round trip, February 24-27. 

“The Southeast Asian region is where it all began 25 years ago for our company as a group and it is only fitting that we launch our Cruise Voluntourism campaign here in the region as part of our ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to the communities we serve”, said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. 

The voluntourism opportunities will be complimentary for passengers on board, and guests can choose from a wide range of itineraries that allow them to donate their time. 

“We hope our guests will not miss this valuable chance to be part of something truly meaningful, which is also a wonderful way to intimately know and understand each destination and its community,” said Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines. 

“We also encourage our crew and staff members to be part of this Cruise Voluntourism campaign by donating their time to engage in voluntary work at the different destinations.”


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