Dream Cruises held a special celebration on Sunday [27 October, 2020] with the inaugural arrival of Explorer Dream in Sydney at the White Bay Cruise Terminal. The debut heralds the start of Dream Cruises’ global aspirations to be ‘Asia’s Global Cruise Line’, sailing beyond Asia for very first time. During Explorer Dream’s seasonal homeport deployment in Australia, travellers will have the opportunity to explore a variety of round-trip itineraries across the country, departing from Sydney and Brisbane between now and 1 December 2019, and again from 9 to 23 February 2020.
“Dream Cruises is excited to begin a new chapter as we chart new waters beyond Asia,” said Mr Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises and Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines.
“Explorer Dream will provide an additional unique vacation experience for local Australian travellers and inbound international tourists with the growing Fly-Cruise opportunities, which will pave the way for the return of Explorer Dream to Australia again in Q4 of 2020.”
During Explorer Dream’s deployment Down Under, many Australians and inbound international travellers will be able to conveniently experience Dream Cruises, Asia’s award-winning cruise brand. Travellers can choose to embark on a series of round-trip cruises from Sydney with a variety of seven-night itineraries or, from Brisbane on six-, seven- and eight-night voyages to various destinations including Newcastle, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Melbourne and Burnie. Travellers embarking from Brisbane can also opt for the one-way two-night Sydney sailing or the three-night Sunshine Coast/Sydney cruises on selected departure dates.
In addition, travellers can also experience two sailings aboard Explorer Dream from Sydney that will take guests on a one-way journey Auckland on a seven-night New Zealand Adventure (departing 8 Dec 2019) or enjoy a 21-night Wonders cruise across Australia and Asia (departing 1 Mar 2020 from Sydney) with ports of call in Bali, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu, Puerto Princesa and other exotic destinations.
Explorer Dream made her debut in the premium and luxury Asian market in April 2019 joining her sister ships, Genting Dream and World Dream, as part of the current Dream Cruises fleet. Since her introduction earlier this year and within a short period of time, Explorer Dream has already surged into the top 20 ‘Mid-Sized Ship’ category in the well-renowned Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 guide, at number 17.
Explorer Dream measures 268 meters in length, 32 metres in width, a total gross tonnage of 75,338 tons and features 928 cabins with and lower berth capacity of 1,856 passengers. The signature, luxury ‘ship within a ship’ enclave of Dream Cruises, The Palace, provides an incomparable ‘True Asian Luxury’ experience for discerning travellers across Asia and beyond, boasting an industry leading staff to guest ratio, a majority of suites at over 40 square metres, as well as Proprietary Butler Training endorsed by affiliated company Crystal Cruises – The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.