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Dream Cruises sails beyond Asia, celebrating the maiden arrival of Explorer Dream in Auckland

Dream Cruises yesterday held a special celebration with the inaugural arrival of Explorer Dream at the Queens Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand, as Dream Cruises continues to homeport and sail beyond Asia as part of its global aspirations as ‘Asia’s Global Cruise Line’.

During Explorer Dream’s seasonal homeport deployment in New Zealand, travellers can explore a variety of round-trip cruise itineraries across New Zealand departing from Auckland between 15 Dec 2019 and 26 January 2020.

“As Dream Cruises commences its journey beyond Asia with Explorer Dream, we are excited to continue with our global aspirations and have Auckland in New Zealand as one of our homeports for the current seasonal deployment in the Australasia region,” 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 New Zealanders, as well as for the in-bound international tourists with the growing Fly-Cruise opportunities, which will pave the way for the return of Explorer Dream to New Zealand again in Q4 of 2020.”

During Explorer Dream’s seasonal homeport deployment in New Zealand, many New Zealanders and in-bound international travellers will be able to conveniently experience Dream Cruises, Asia’s home grown and award-winning cruise brand. Travellers can choose to embark on a series of round-trip cruises from Auckland with a variety of 7-Night cruise itineraries to various popular destinations across New Zealand such as to Wellington, Dunedin, Milford Sound, Akaroa, Picton, Napier and so much more. In addition, travellers can also experience a very special 7-Night cruise aboard Explorer Dream from Auckland, departing on 2 February 2020, which will take guests on a magnificent one-way journey across New Zealand before arriving in Sydney, Australia as the final destination.

Built with German craftsmanship, Explorer Dream measures 268 meters in length, 32 meters 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 meters, as well as Proprietary Butler Training endorsed by affiliated company Crystal Cruises – The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.

A generous variety of culinary options will also be available to cater for every taste – from inspired Asian flavours to exquisite Western delicacies. Acclaimed international Chef Mark Best will extend his influence onto Explorer Dream with his Seafood Grill by Mark Best serving up the ocean’s bounty in a spectacular al fresco setting. Signature Dream dining favourites will also take pride of place on the new ship including Umi Uma for Japanese delights, Silk Road for traditional Chinese fare, Blue Lagoon for Southeast Asian comfort food and Palm Court for informal refreshments and breath-taking views. For adventurous foodies, the all new Mozzarella Ristorante e Pizzeria will tantalise with a modern fusion of classic Italian dishes and pizzas with a Japanese twist.

Guests of Explorer Dream can also enjoy thematic programs on their journeys at sea including “The Connoisseurs Circle” bespoke enrichment program, featuring inspirational talks and events that are especially curated for guests of The Palace.

SOURCE: Dream Cruises