Dream Cruises Unveils Lunar New Year Highlights

Singapore residents joining the cruise line’s fun-filled Super Seacation voyages can look forward to a range of special experiences.

Fireworks over the pool deck on World Dream. (Photo: Dream Cruises)

Travel-starved holidaymakers from the Lion City now have even more reason to usher in the Year of the Ox at sea. From January 27 to February 18, guests aboard World Dream will be treated to traditional dragon dances and meet the “God of Fortune,” receive forecasts for the year ahead from a feng shui master, and have the chance to join crafts workshops on Chinese knots and lanterns.

A complimentary banquet will also be served on Lunar New Year’s Eve, complete with an array of auspicious dishes symbolizing prosperity, wealth, abundance, and family togetherness. The feast includes delights such as the all-important yusheng, steamed whole fish, soup with fish and abalone, fa cai (a.k.a. fatchoy) with pork knuckle, and sweet glutinous rice balls. Guests will be able to cap off the experience by enjoying Asia’s only fireworks and laser show at sea.

Singapore-based Chinese opera actress Yimo. (Photo: Dream Cruises)

Another highlight? Chinese opera showcases by locally based stage performer Yimo, who has won praise for her talent in portraying leading female roles. Or one could get a taste of Japanese Lunar New Year through the Daruma Otoshi Challenge, in which participants try to knock out game pieces without toppling the Daruma doll, a symbol of perseverance and good luck.

 

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Those looking to stay in shape can take up Thai boxing or sign up for the signature fitness program Vitamin Sea & Dream. On selected departures in February, Vitamin Sea & Dream will be led by celebrity instructors such as Fight Do and Zumba expert Siti Zhywee (February 7); Vikki Jonied, one of Singapore’s first aqua fitness master trainers (February 12); and Brandon Na, who will help guests build up their strength and cardiovascular endurance through HIIT and coordination training sessions (February 14).

Japanese Daruma dolls. (Photo: Dream Cruises)

“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 Dream Cruises’ President Michael Goh in a statement. “As a special treat in recognition of all the support of Singapore residents, we are offering special discounted fares starting from S$99 to make the New Year even sweeter.”

Through Dream Cruises’ New Year Festive Sale, guests who make bookings for cabins on World Dream before January 31 (for departures until March 28) will receive a complimentary upgrade to a balcony stateroom, with rates beginning from just S$99 per person based on twin-sharing occupancy.

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