[Dream Cruise Line] Everything Genting Dream PART II

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#41
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Hoping for some brighter hull art!
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Some old, some new
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You noted that the ship is being built for the Asia market. How does that effect the cruise experience as far as language usage go? In what languages will the programs/announcements/tours be offered?

I sailed on one of Princess's ships based in Japan. Programs were offered in both Japanese and English. However at one point I was told that one of the senior staff members said they were trying to "discourage" western passengers from booking as the dual language/program thing was becoming too trying.
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#46
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Originally posted by comcox
You noted that the ship is being built for the Asia market. How does that effect the cruise experience as far as language usage go? In what languages will the programs/announcements/tours be offered?

I sailed on one of Princess's ships based in Japan. Programs were offered in both Japanese and English. However at one point I was told that one of the senior staff members said they were trying to "discourage" western passengers from booking as the dual language/program thing was becoming too trying.
It could be that English is the second language used on board but the general experience will be solely for the Asian market and therefore not a leisurely experience for Westerns I guess.

The pax demographic is quite different, more rowdier, less manners, lots of shops and smoking and of course Asian menus/food in every venue.

I personally only want do a taster cruise on Dream and her NCL sister Joy for some sightseeing.
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Adding some color..
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#48
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Originally posted by FreestyleNovice
FB rumor/post: float out on the 11th or 20th of August
May I know is there any update now about the float out date? I understand it can be changed until very last minute, but at least they should have already decided that which week the float out will happen?
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Did not see any new postings on the exact date, sorry.
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#51
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Here's the star of the painting process a few days/weeks ago;

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Some details on the mini submarine model for Dream, 2 in total;

http://www.uboatworx.com/C-Explorer_5.dhtml?lan=ENG
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#54
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Hoping barnacle is still around;

This pic shows the Dream's ducktail and the same block piece for I suppose NCL Joy. Different in design, do you think Joy won't get a ducktail and that the ducktail is future BA class design only?
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And a better look on the ropes course (and temporary funnel) in this pic;

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Hull art:

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#59
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I notice there are a couple of Singapore residents here.
The week-end cruise here in Singapore is so cheap. Inside S$561, Window $659 and Balcony $771. Cheaper then SS Gemini.
I am a regular on the Gemini and have been given 3 free nights on the Genting Dream. Working to get up for the 7 night cruise from HK next year.
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