Genting Dream DiningIn celebration of the International Women’s Day, Dream Cruises said it will ring in the month of March with a series of events inspired by the “Golden Shanghai era in the 1920s, including the first-ever Cheongsam Catwalk at Sea, professional hair and makeup workshops, skincare talks as well as dancing parties to set the mood for everything Shanghai.”

In collaboration with Linva Tailor, one of Hong Kong’s top bespoke tailors, the first-ever Cheongsam fashion show at sea will be hosted onboard Genting Dream, featuring 21 handcrafted cheongsams as a tribute to this art form in Chinese fashion, to be modeled by the crew of the Genting Dream. Every cruise in March will declare one lucky passenger a winner; whoever can fit into the ideal measurements as envisioned by the Master Tailor Leung Ching Wah, will win a specially crafted cheongsam from Linva Tailor.

There is also a chance for guests to meet Ocean Jiang Tao, a make-up artist from Beijing and his team to learn the techniques and tips of classic Chinese make-up inspired by the Shanghai vintage look.

There will also be Shanghai Broadway music aboard as “the dazzling Golden Shanghai era comes to life onboard Genting Dream,” said the company in a prepared statement.

On the food and beverage side, the Silk Road and Dream Dining restaurants will showcase a signature Shanghai menu. This project will be spearheaded by Alvin Chan, Assistant Vice President – Cuisine for Dream Cruises who has been a Chinese Chef for restaurants and hotels in Shanghai from Banyan Tree, Hakkasan Shanghai on the Bund and The Westin Shanghai. Shanghai nights at Silk Road feature the classics from Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, Four Happiness Kao Fu and Shanghainese Smoked Fish serving as a prelude to Sauteed Rives Shrimps, Braised Bean Curd and Sweet and Sour Baby Ribs. Dream Dining showcases a dinner menu highlighting Shanghai specialties such as the Braised Lion Meatballs to the Sweetened Fermented Rice Wine Mini Balls.