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Dream Cruises: Inaugural Cruise of Genting Dream in Hong Kong; First Cruise Ship to Restart Service in the City

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Dream Cruises officially re-started its cruise service in Hong Kong on 30 July with Genting Dream’s maiden voyage of her first “Super Seacation” high seas itinerary.

Genting Dream’s new high seas cruises will provide Hong Kong residents with a new “staycation’ option that will truly evoke the sense of a “vacation away” to enhance their holiday experience.

Over 1,000 enthusiastic guests took part in the historic inaugural voyage on Genting Dream.

In preparation for welcoming its first passengers on board, since her arrival into Hong Kong in early June, the crew of Genting Dream has been implementing new health, hygiene and operating protocols to ensure the ship complies with all Hong Kong shore regulations to provide the safest environment for everyone on board

Exceeding local guidelines for land venues, all crew members have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior to the inaugural cruise and guests will also need to be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to their departure date (unless exempt due to medical or age related reasons) and must pass a COVID-19 PCR test 48 prior to sailing.

Genting Dream’s two and three-night high seas “Super Seacation” itineraries will combine a multitude of leisure and recreation facilities on board the ship with engaging experiences that will keep guests of all ages entertained throughout their journey.

With international travel still restricted, Dream Cruises presents Around the World at Sea, a series of thematic cruises that bring some of the most popular travel destinations onboard the ship. Throughout the month of September, guests of Genting Dream will be treated to a holistic experience that encompasses the best of Japan. A historically popular destination with local Hong Kong residents, Japan will be represented through a 360 degree Japanese Festival at Sea combining a myriad of activities and thematic elements including extensive decorations, arts and crafts workshops and cultural performances.

Savour the many tastes of Japan with a variety gastronomic delights, high to low, with a selection of Japanese festival deli food stalls that offer such delicacies as Okinawa Long Pork Sausage, Okinawa One Snap Pork Chop, Japanese okonomiyaki and Takoyaki from Osaka, and more to exclusive free tastings of non-export Okinawa Wagyu beef. This immersive experience will provide an escape not found in any land based attractions.

The younger demographic and expat market can indulge in the iconic Oktoberfest, the German festival loved the world over. Celebrate with German beers and Bavarian culinary specialties for the whole month of October including Crispy Pork Knuckles, Pretzels and even culinary workshops to learn how to make Apfel Strudel and Bavarian Potato Salad! Bavarian Folk dances and games will be performed with prizes going to the Best Dressed Fraulein, Frau or Herren!

All activities on board will be organized in accordance with permitted group sizes – specific to each activity – in line with Hong Kong SAR guidelines, and measures will be in place to discourage close contact between groups.

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