DREAM CRUISES CELEBRATES THE INAUGURAL ARRIVAL OF
EXPLORER DREAM IN BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA
Bringing international cruise passengers to support the Indonesian and Asian cruise tourism
industry, as part of a special relocation cruise voyage to homeport in Australia.
Bali (Benoa), 17 October 2019 – Dream Cruises today celebrated the maiden arrival of Explorer
Dream in Bali (Benoa) as part of a special relocation 21-Night ‘Odyssey from Asia to Australia’
cruise, which departed from Shanghai on 6 October 2019. As the fastest cruise ship in Asia, Dream
Cruises’ pathfinder ship, Explorer Dream, is taking its first step to evolve Dream Cruises into “Asia’s
Global Cruise Line” by sailing and homeporting beyond Asia for the very first time, creating new
milestones for Dream Cruises.
Explorer Dream will homeport in Sydney (Australia) and Auckland
(New Zealand) starting 27 October and 15 December 2019 respectively, where she will embark on
a variety of seven-night weekly itineraries to “Down Under” destinations and around New Zealand,
offering a great variety of itineraries and flexibility.
As part of this special relocation cruise from Asia to Australia, Explorer Dream is excited to
celebrate her inaugural arrival in two of Indonesia’s popular destinations, which include Tanjung
Priok in Jakarta (15 Oct) and Benoa in Bali (17 Oct).
Explorer Dream’s maiden voyage to these two
Indonesian ports saw the arrival of international cruise passengers from across the region, including
from places like China, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and the
Philippines. Explorer Dream’s special visit to Indonesia further complements Dream Cruises’
ongoing efforts to support the local cruise tourism industry with her sister ship, Genting Dream,
which is currently homeported in Singapore, calling regularly to Bintan, Surabaya and Bali in
Indonesia throughout the year.
Besides that, the upcoming deployment of Explorer Dream in Australia and New Zealand, as well as
Genting Dream in Singapore will also provide more vacation options for Indonesian travellers with
Fly-Cruise opportunities, complemented by exciting itineraries.
These three countries are world-
renowned cruise hubs with excellent flight connectivity from Indonesia and already a popular
destination among many Indonesians, which may wish to extend their holiday with a pre or post
cruise with Dream Cruises.
Explorer Dream made her debut to the premium and luxury Asian market in April 2019, joining both
her sister ships, Genting Dream and World Dream as part of the current Dream Cruises fleet.
Built with German craftsmanship, Explorer Dream measures 268 meters in length and 32 meters in
width. She has a total gross tonnage of 75,338 tons, 928 cabins and lower berth capacity of 1,856
The signature, luxury “ship within a ship” enclave of Dream Cruises – The Palace,
provides an unprecedented “True Asian Luxury” experience to discerning travellers across Asia and
beyond, boasting an industry leading staff to guest ratio, a majority of its suites at over 40 square
meters, as well as Proprietary Butler Training endorsed by affiliated company Crystal Cruises – The
World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.
A generous variety of culinary options will also be available to cater for every taste – from inspired
Asian flavours to exquisite Western delicacies. Acclaimed Australian Chef Mark Best will extend his
influence on to Explorer Dream with his Seafood Grill by Mark Best serving up the ocean’s bounty in
a spectacular al fresco setting.
Signature Dream dining favorites will also take pride of place on the
new ship including Umi Uma for Japanese delights, Silk Road for traditional Chinese fare, Blue
Lagoon for Southeast Asian comfort food and Palm Court for informal refreshments and breath-
For adventurous foodies, the all new Mozzarella Ristorante e Pizzeria will tantalize
with a modern fusion of classic Italian dishes and pizzas with a Japanese twist.
Guests of Explorer Dream can also enjoy thematic programs on their journeys at sea including “The
Connoisseurs Circle” bespoke enrichment program, featuring inspirational talks and events that are
especially curated for guests of The Palace.bali inspirasi (team)