April 2017

16 APAC / April 2017 , world’s first JOHNNIE WALKER HOUSE at Sea which serves as an exclusive embassy for luxury Scotch whisky and is a place for consumers to discover the rich heritage of Scotch whisky. Internationally-acclaimed Australian chef Mark Best, who is among a distinguished few to achieve 19/20 in the Good Food Guide published by the Sydney Morning Herald, brings culinary artistry to the table for discerning diners of Genting Dream with his very first restaurant at sea – ‘Bistro by Mark Best.’ Wine connoisseurs on board Genting Dream are able to appreciate an array of rare wines and fine vintages from one of the Australia’s, and the world’s, leading wineries at the Penfolds Wine Vault. In terms of entertainment, guests on board Genting Dream are entertained and enthralled by ‘China’s Got Talent -- The Dream Experience’, a theatrical representation of the global TV phenomenon ‘China’s Got Talent’. It is the first ‘China’s Got Talent’ show at sea. To cater to the preference of Asian cruisers, more than 1,000 square metres of floor area is designated for retail pursuits with luxury products from all over the world available in what is essentially a shopping centre on the sea. The ship has specialised Asian and Western Spas as well. Also, the majority of front line staff is able to speak both English and Mandarin. These are just some of the many highlights that Dream Cruises has initiated to cater to the Asian market. Summer Itinerary As from April 2017, Genting Dream sets sail from her dual homeports of Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou on 5-night voyages to the idyllic destinations of Naha and Miyakojima in Okinawa, Japan. Continuing through summer 2017, guests who are looking for a quick escape can also enjoy a two- night weekend cruise sailing from the cosmopolitan metropolis of Hong Kong. Part of the Genting Dream ‘Dreamscapes’ Enrichment Programme is the Kimono Fashion Show and Exhibition by Japanese designer Naoko Tsuruta, who was chosen as one of the Top 5 Haute Couture Designers in Asia by Fashion Asia Awards 2016. Born in Tokyo, Japan and having lived in New York, Germany, Austria and Hong Kong, as well as having travelled to more than 40 countries, her designs are dynamic, unique and express inspiration from her multicultural experiences. Naoko Tsuruta will be sailing on Genting Dream to host her fashion insider talks and present her Kimono designs in a bespoke fashion show on the during the April cruise dates to Okinawa, Japan. Guests will also be able to discover a whole new underwater world in two state-of-the-art submersibles on board Genting Dream. Designed to carry one pilot and four guests, passengers can explore the spectacular sights under the Okinawan waters and marvel at the dazzling array of marine life and seascapes for an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience. To educate, stimulate and inspire, Dream Cruises has designed and curated a remarkable range of events on board Genting Dream with a diverse programme featuring lectures on the historical ties between Okinawa and China along with award winning, world class photographers, motivational thought leaders, and iconic explorers of land, sea and space. Families can enjoy time together at innovative Space Camps for Kids and a Mermaid Academy at Sea while the gastronomically inclined can please their palates with comprehensive wine tastings and immersive workshops. The Future Dream Cruises aims to be the pacesetter in the Asian luxury cruise market. The main goal of Dream Cruises is to consistently provide luxury vacation experiences that exceed its guests’ expectations by delivering unique and enjoyable destinations insights, exemplary service and outstanding value. Dream Cruises wants to ensure that it is creating a transformational journey at sea for each and every passenger who sets foot on board a Dream Cruises ship. In 2017, Dream Cruises will introduce its second ship, World Dream. In five years, the cruise line will offer more prolific international itineraries to a growing base of loyal guests. Earlier in the year, Dream Cruises has announced Genting Dream will be deployed to Singapore on 3 December 2017. World Dream, which is currently being built at Meyer Wert shipyard, is scheduled for its inaugural sailing in November 2017.