On October 26, Dream Cruises will take delivery of the World Dream in Bremerhaven. The ship will then head for a November launch in Guangzhou (Nansha), China, also interporting for her inaugural season in Hong Kong, offering tropical itineraries to the Philippines and Vietnam.
The Genting Dream will then be redeployed to Marina Bay, offering two-night weekend sailings, as well as five-night cruises, all of which can be combined into a 12-night voyage.
According to Thatcher Brown, president, there is also a special five-night departure on Nov. 26 with calls in Penang, Phuket and MacLeod Island.
The move to Sinagpore opens up tremendous sourcing opportunities for the Genting-owned company.
“With the homeport deployment of the Genting Dream in Singapore, we hope to encourage more vacationers from Singapore and internationally, including neighboring countries, to explore and expand their holiday experience,” Brown said, in an interview with Cruise Industry News. “Also, Singapore, as an aviation hub, creates huge opportunities to further grow and develop interesting fly-cruise travel options for the high-end Asian segments. We are optimistic of the continued growth of the Singapore and the ASEAN region, as both a key source market and a highly popular cruise destination in Asia.”
Read the full interview with Dream Cruises' Thatcher Brown in the Cruise Industry News Fall 2017 Quarterly Magazine.
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