5 reasons why Dream Cruises is an excellent holiday option for families
The Hubby never fancied a cruise as a holiday and used to scoff at people who spend their hard-earned money on cruising to “nowhere”. After all, his idea of a holiday is to “get away from the crowds”, have a change in scenery and enjoy new experiences. It didn’t help too that his past two ‘cruise’ experiences, which are more like ferries in Europe didn’t quite turn out well.
The prolonged pandemic has made him game to try THIS new experience – going on a cruise to nowhere. So off we went during the height of Phase 2 (HA – Heightened Alert) where cruise capacity is capped to 25% and dining restricted to only in-room among other tightened safe distancing restrictions.
Surprisingly, after experiencing Dream Cruises’ World Dream, he came back waxing lyrical about our “Cruise to Nowhere”. This newly minted cruise convert now goes around actually encouraging families to go on Cruises as a good alternative for a family holiday.
Here are 5 reasons:
- Crowd? What Crowd?
Cruise capacity during this the Phase 2 and 3 period is capped at 50% of normal capacity (and further reduced to 25% during Phase 2HA). Imagine that! Even though the capacity is halved (or quartered) of what it should be normally, the level of experience in comfort and luxury still remains at its optimum. That alone is already a good motivation for families to book the cruise.
During our recent trip on board Dream Cruises, there were moments where there was even hardly anyone else on the large liner. With some careful planning, we avoided the so called ‘peak’ period of mid-morning and late afternoon. Social distancing on board was taken very seriously. We enjoyed all the facilities in very safe settings. What a bonus!
With a cruise, virtually everything is conveniently included. From meals to entertainment to family activities. There is no need to worry about how to engage the kids, what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Almost everything is inclusive, all located nearby and all worry-free. Truly, a one-stop fuss-free vacation!
We love the option to dine inside the room, far from any crowd (not that there was any) but in the comfort and peace of our own suite. Here’s the sampling of dishes we had! Top notch!
3. Choices, Choices, Choices:
Hot on the heels of convenience are choices. When families go on holidays, we don’t want to make too many complicated decisions. With the Dream Cruises’ World Dream, it’s just a matter of planning your itinerary to maximize the enjoyment. These range from working out at the high elements adventure course, lounging in the jacuzzi for some ‘couple time’, bonding with the kids over the gigantic water slides or just relaxing in the comfort of the well-appointed state rooms.
In fact, one of the main highlights was watching the two world-class LIVE performances onboard. We didn’t realize how much we missed the energy of a LIVE performance so much till we were seated in the Dream Theatre!
Please refer to the listing of the many recreational choices onboard:
- Live Show and Entertainment Options:
- Sports and Recreational Options:
- Onboard Enrichment Activities:
- Dining Options:
4. Change in Scenery:
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Singapore, we have been cooped-up for close to 2 years now. This cruise, we were so pleased to be able to admire the wide expanse where the sea meets the sky during the day, and ogle at the countless stars in the sky at night.
All rooms onboard the Dream Cruises World Dream comes with a balcony. To say we enjoyed the ‘change if scenery’ was really an understatement. In fact, we felt it was a much-needed therapy after these 2 years of ‘stuck’ in Singapore.
5. Comfort. Luxury. Value:
Since international travel is still curtailed, the hubby upgraded our trip to the Palace Suite that comes with a personal butler service. Butler? Yes the best decision we ever made. With the upgrade, we enjoyed:
- Service of the personalized butler round the clock 24/7
- The butler helped to plan and book our schedules (including show times, meal orders, swimming pool slots etc.)
- Early check-in to board the cruise earlier at 11am
- Personalized check-in and use of exclusive lounges while waiting
- All-inclusive dining at their specialty restaurants
- One-time top-up of in-room bar fridge inclusive of alcoholic drinks
- In-room set-up for dining at your own time and convenience complete with fine crockery and plating
- Exclusive use of Palace Suite deck (with Swimming Pool, Sunbeds and Jacuzzis)
- Assistance with disembarkation
Perhaps the greatest value from our World Dream cruise with Dream Cruises was that we had a worry-free and fun-filled experience where we enjoyed 3 days 2 nights of family bonding time, away from the rest of Singapore. The hubby is now a cruise convert and we are already planning our next cruise trip!
Where to book your Dream Cruise ‘Seacation’?
We booked ours through Singapore’s trusted holiday provider KLOOK. Check out their social media pages for promotions and discounts! Follow our IG account @lifestinymiracles and view more snippets of our Dream Cruise Seacation in the highlights album.