The president of Dream Cruises has announced that from next December its flagship vessel will be based in Singapore. From its new home port, the Genting Dream will embark on a 12-month series of voyages taking in major destinations around the coastlines of Southeast Asian nations.
Explaining the choice of Singapore, Thatcher Brown said it was a hub for transportation in the region and was in a central geographic location for the Southeast Asian market. The president added that Singapore also had all the necessary infrastructure needed to serve a luxury cruise vessel.
Mr Brown finished off by saying Singapore had demonstrated a firm commitment to developing tourism and Dream Cruises was happy to be a part of this. Singapore Tourism Board boss Lionel Yeo was equally as enthusiastic about the forthcoming addition to its cruise choices and said the city-state would continue to promote the cruise industry in the region.
Detailed itineraries of the Genting Dream’s cruises from her new homeport have not so far been released. Destination countries will be Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia with calls at the likes of Penang, Phuket and Bali. Initial options will be either two or five night voyages.
Genting Dream was launched last October and is deployed on cruises from her current homeport of Hong Kong to Vietnam and local South China Sea voyages. The Genting Dream was built with lots of restaurants and bars as well as an oversized duty free zone to serve the Asian market.