[Dream Cruise Line] Everything Genting Dream PART II

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Singapore
360 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
I have boarded at Kai Tak though its with the Voyager Of The Seas. It was smooth and quick, systematic though there is a long walk to your ship from the beginning when you enter the terminal. Maybe it's because RCL ?

Dream departs Mcleod Island at 9.30pm and then probably sails at full speed all the way to Singapore with a sea day arriving back at Singapore at 1pm.

This is why one of the reason was due to the low loads in Hong Kong, they have moved the Ship to Singapore. The know Singapore is in a regional hub where it's easy to fly in. And because IT's The Ship chartered Dream Cruises, Genting Dream has no choice but to arrive in Singapore early in November.

Btw Dream Cruises will be doing Fireworks at Sea on Thursday night for all 5-night cruises leaving from Singapore
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My Travels :

2015 March 14: Independence Of The Seas (8 NIght Carribean)
2015 Dec 7: Mariner Of The Seas (5 Night Spice of SEA)
2016 October 11: Voyager Of The Seas (7 Night Re-position HK-SIN)
2017 March 24: Ovation Of The Seas (5 Night Penang & Phuket)
2017 November 23: Ovation Of The Seas (14 Night Re-Positioning to Sydney)
2017 December 12: Sapphire Princess (3 Night Penang, & Port Klang)
2018 April 6: Mariner Of The Seas( 3 Night KL Cruise, Last Cruise in Asia)
Hong Kong
23 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Just spoken to reservations, the World Dream is departing from HK for weekend high seas on Nov 17. It's not open for booking yet but that's the planned schedule. For the 6D/5N cruises, understand it will be rotating between Vietnam and Philippines... maybe Japan is cold that time of the year so no point cruising there if you can't enjoy the pool and water slides.

If World Dream is in Singapore on Nov 14, it will have to cruise non-stop to get to HK in time for the Nov 17 HK cruise.
Singapore
360 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
World Dream is already open for reservation. check out their Dream Cruises Website. The Philippines cruise is a bit Ex though.

Yes the Phillipines cruise goes to Manila and Borocay Island. Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh and Na Thrang
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"Cruising can be peaceful, or it can be stressful, it depends on which one you choose."

My Travels :

2015 March 14: Independence Of The Seas (8 NIght Carribean)
2015 Dec 7: Mariner Of The Seas (5 Night Spice of SEA)
2016 October 11: Voyager Of The Seas (7 Night Re-position HK-SIN)
2017 March 24: Ovation Of The Seas (5 Night Penang & Phuket)
2017 November 23: Ovation Of The Seas (14 Night Re-Positioning to Sydney)
2017 December 12: Sapphire Princess (3 Night Penang, & Port Klang)
2018 April 6: Mariner Of The Seas( 3 Night KL Cruise, Last Cruise in Asia)
Hong Kong
23 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Just checked and World Dream is not showing up in the booking options... maybe they had took it off. I am keen to try out World Dream... wonder any difference to the facilities and interior.... its identical in size to the Dream.

I have always wanted to visit Boracay island but was wondering whether it's safe from pirates.... what are chances of pirates boarding a large cruise ship like World Dream?
Singapore
360 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by wychoo

I have always wanted to visit Boracay island but was wondering whether it's safe from pirates.... what are chances of pirates boarding a large cruise ship like World Dream?
lol you are probably the first who is worried about pirates boarding World Dream in the Philippines, though i can understand that.

The chances are low to non-existant. Besides World Dream will be there in the day so not likely the pirates will attack as they usually attack in the cover of darkness, and everyone will have seen them coming and the possibility of facing with over 3500 people to deal with. Also, World Dream has very little space for the pirates to come onboard as well.

If World Dream is at sea, she will speed up to full speed which the pirates will then not be able to catch her, let alone board her.

Cast away your worries and book! I believe you will enjoy the cruise and the Philippines
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"Cruising can be peaceful, or it can be stressful, it depends on which one you choose."

My Travels :

2015 March 14: Independence Of The Seas (8 NIght Carribean)
2015 Dec 7: Mariner Of The Seas (5 Night Spice of SEA)
2016 October 11: Voyager Of The Seas (7 Night Re-position HK-SIN)
2017 March 24: Ovation Of The Seas (5 Night Penang & Phuket)
2017 November 23: Ovation Of The Seas (14 Night Re-Positioning to Sydney)
2017 December 12: Sapphire Princess (3 Night Penang, & Port Klang)
2018 April 6: Mariner Of The Seas( 3 Night KL Cruise, Last Cruise in Asia)
Hong Kong
23 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Just booked the 6D/5N China national holiday week cruise to Naha and Miyakojima. Fingers crossed we don't bump into any typhoons... been holding back my reservation until now because of the typhoon season.

Will try out the high seas cruise for World Dream first before the 6D cruises... new ship will have teething problems.

Btw, anyone compared the internet speed of VOOM of RC to Genting Dream? Just curious if they they are the same. I believe VOOM is also powered by Harris Caprock satellite solution.


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Joined Jan 2016
Hi Guys
Came across a cruise leaving singapore on 3 Dec.
Just wondered what the demographics are for Genting dream?
We are a couple with a 15 yr old daughter from WA.
We've cruised with RCCL before so wondering how the passenger mix would compare.
TIA.
Hong Kong
23 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by MsBehaveAgain
Hi Guys
Came across a cruise leaving singapore on 3 Dec.
Just wondered what the demographics are for Genting dream?
We are a couple with a 15 yr old daughter from WA.
We've cruised with RCCL before so wondering how the passenger mix would compare.
TIA.
The Dec 3 GD cruise is a 6D/5N cruise to Penang/Phuket... IMHO, the longer duration cruises typically have more holiday cruisers than the shorter weekend 2N cruises where you will see more casino cruisers.

I don't think they publish the demographics but in Asia, you probably see more families with young kids than retired OA cruisers.... it also depends on when you cruise.... during school holidays, there will be more families with kids. Have fun.... GD is a different experience from RC... it depends on what you like... for me I just like to be on a ship and not having to do anything except eat and sleep.
Singapore
325 Posts
Joined Jun 2016
I heard SG is the unofficial capital of WA due to the closer proximity than Sydney. (joking)
It will be packed with local families and children this being the year end school holidays.
On another matter Genting HK just posted a 1/2 year loss of USD203M.
I reckon Genting would not have survived if not for the very generous donations from Choo in their ships casino.
Hong Kong
23 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by SG007
I heard SG is the unofficial capital of WA due to the closer proximity than Sydney. (joking)
It will be packed with local families and children this being the year end school holidays.
On another matter Genting HK just posted a 1/2 year loss of USD203M.
I reckon Genting would not have survived if not for the very generous donations from Choo in their ships casino.
LOL... thats a funny one... they would have gone bust a lot sooner if they had depended on my contributions at the casino. I don't really spend a lot of time at the casino.. with my wife and kid around.. daytime is strictly family time and I only get to play 3-4 hours after my kid goes to bed. I do however spend a little at the spa, massage and paying restaurants.
3 Posts
Joined Jan 2016
Originally posted by wychoo
The Dec 3 GD cruise is a 6D/5N cruise to Penang/Phuket... IMHO, the longer duration cruises typically have more holiday cruisers than the shorter weekend 2N cruises where you will see more casino cruisers.

I don't think they publish the demographics but in Asia, you probably see more families with young kids than retired OA cruisers.... it also depends on when you cruise.... during school holidays, there will be more families with kids. Have fun.... GD is a different experience from RC... it depends on what you like... for me I just like to be on a ship and not having to do anything except eat and sleep.
Thanks Wychoo - Will do a little more reading up on it before I decide. I thought of tagging a cruise on to a land based holiday in Langkawi. Best of both worlds then.
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Joined Jan 2016
Originally posted by SG007
I heard SG is the unofficial capital of WA due to the closer proximity than Sydney. (joking)
It will be packed with local families and children this being the year end school holidays.
Uhmmm... Perth would be the capital of WA But hey, I wouldn't mind a visit to Singapore every now and then either if that were the 2nd capital