Dream Cruises Coming to Australia
20 May 2019
Dream Cruises aims to redefine cruising with inspirational luxury and transformational journeys at sea. Soon Australian and New Zealand cruisers can experience their own “dream cruise”, when Explorer Dream arrives in local waters from October 2019.
Prior to deployment, Explorer Dream will make her way from Shanghai to Sydney. The 21-night relocation voyage will commence on 6 October 2019, cruising via nine ports – Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Cairns and Gladstone.
Guests onboard will be among the first to experience the newest member of the Dream Cruises fleet following a US$50 million investment by Genting Cruise Lines to transform the much-loved Superstar Virgo into Explorer Dream.
The 75,338-tonne luxury ship will have capacity to carry 1,852 passengers in a total of 926 staterooms. There will be 7 cabin categories ranging from affordable Interior Staterooms through to the decadent Palace Villas. For those seeking something in between, Balcony Staterooms will appeal, as will the fifty luxurious Palace Suites which come with exclusive benefits such as wi-fi, premium beverage package, specialty dining and bespoke 24-hour butler service.
The former Superstar Virgo will retain her luxe charm, paired with newly enhanced opulent interiors and a grand piazza-style lobby. Staterooms will be rejuvenated with sophisticated contemporary décor and eye-catching artwork.
Guests will embark on a journey featuring some of the finest and unexpected experiences from around the world. Dance under the stars, enjoy Broadway-style production shows, or indulge in some exclusive pampering at Crystal Life spa.
Foodies will be well-catered to with Dream Cruises’ range of bar and dining concepts on board, including Umi Uma sushi and teppanyaki restaurant, Palm Court, Mozzarella Ristorante & Pizzeria plus a gelateria and “cake corner” for those with a sweet tooth.
Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars at Seafood Grill, the signature restaurant of internationally-acclaimed Australian chef, Mark Best.
Catering to families and multi-generational cruisers, there will be a kids’ club for “Little Dreamers”.
You’ll also find plenty of space for some much-needed relaxation. The range of staterooms offer a haven of calm; balancing modern convenience with total tranquillity. Drift off to sleep wrapped in the comfort and luxury of the ‘dream beds’, thanks to a unique combination of high-quality mattresses, silky smooth sheets, bouncy duvets & a mountain of pillows.
For guests looking for a little more exclusivity, The Palace is an area composed of two Palace Villas and 44 spacious and elegantly furnished Suites. Unwind with private facilities, exclusive privileges and the finest hospitality.
Explorer Dream will embark on a series of 7-night cruises with the option to sail north from Sydney along the stunning coast of Queensland, or journey south to Tasmania’s unique rugged landscapes. Alternatively, guests can set sail from Auckland and navigate the scenic shores of New Zealand.
Dream Cruises is perfectly-suited for the tranquil Australian lifestyle, combining authentic Asian heritage with world-class offerings to those who enjoy a relaxed ambience and an appreciation for the finer things in life.