Dream Cruises’ World Dream cruise ship ushers in the year of ‘Ox’ with a treasure trove of Lunar New Year delights for the whole family. The range of activities include fireworks at sea and laser show, spring-themed festive activities and culinary creations all in one place. With international travel for Singaporeans still restricted, this seacation is a real escape for all, allowing for rich entertainment and exceptional family bonding time during the upcoming holiday season.
“Dream Cruises is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a host of fun and exciting activities on board World Dream to provide Singapore residents with myriad entertaining options before, during and after the holidays for the ultimate Super Seacation experience. With the COVID-19 situation curtailing international travel plans, we are bringing the world on board World Dream with elements of Chinese, Japanese and Thai culture to bring good fortune for the Year of the Ox,” said Mr Michael Goh, President, Dream Cruises.
“As a special treat in recognition of all the support of the Singapore residents, we are offering special discounted fares starting from SGD$99 to make the New Year even sweeter. Don’t miss your chance to spend some festive time with your families and loved ones as cruises are selling quickly.”
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Chinese New Year Celebrations on World Dream, Singapore
From January 27 to February 18, voyage on board World Dream will enjoy a bountiful Lunar New Year with family and friends. The traditional dragon dance and the God of Fortune’s appearance will be live during 10-16 February 2021. For the February 17 departure, guests can indulge in Feng Shui forecasts by an esteemed Feng Shui master. Guests can also learn to create the age-old handicrafts such as Chinese knots and lanterns in dedicated workshops.
Being at sea does not mean one misses out on mouthwatering delicacies during the festive period. A complimentary banquet will be served aboard World Dream on Lunar New Year’s Eve with a symbolically auspicious menu of Yusheng for prosperity, soup with fish and abalone for double happiness, Fa Cai with pork knuckle for wealth, steamed whole fish for abundance, and sweet glutinous balls that symbolize family reunion.
The art of traditional Chinese Opera is brought to life by Yimo, a renowned stage performer who excels in the mastery of Dan, the portrayal of leading female roles. Guests can also experience the fun of the Japanese Lunar New Year and try their luck with the Daruma Otoshi Challenge to knock out game pieces without toppling the Daruma doll, a symbol of perseverance and good luck. Guests can also paint their very own miniature Daruma dolls as keepsakes.
Bookings before January 31 (for departures until March 28) will enjoy the exclusive offer of a complimentary upgrade to a balcony stateroom, starting from SGD$99 per person based on twin-sharing occupancy with applicable terms and conditions. Do check out Dream Cruises website directly for the latest promotions and information on cruise dates. ◼
© This article was first published online in Jan 2021 – World Travel Magazine.