Holidaymakers now have more reasons to sail with Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream, which homeports in Singapore.

Beginning July 6, guests from Malaysia who want a short and exciting weekend getaway can go on Genting Dream’s two-night weekend cruise (Singapore–Bintan Island–Singapore). There is also an option for shore excursions where guests can explore the popular island resort. There are 12 hours of port time so there is plenty of time to enjoy the entire island.

There are also coach transfers to and from Plaza Lagoi Bay in the Bintan Island Resort area.

Less than an hour away from the southern coast of Singapore, Bintan is a tropical island with pristine, white-sand beaches, seaside villages, as well as hotels and resorts offering many activities. Bintan is the largest of 3,200 islands which make up Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago. It has an interesting mix of different cultures and ethnicities, including Malay, Bugis, Chinese and native tribes.

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Ria Bintan Golf Club on Bintan Island. Photos: Dream Cruises

Dream Cruises president Thatcher Brown said: “Dream Cruises provides a convenient and relaxing alternative to standard land vacations, taking away the hassles of holiday travel with no more packing and unpacking, changing hotels, dragging suitcases around, and racing to catch connecting flights.”

Dream Cruises is part of Genting Hong Kong, which has over 23 years of Asian cruise industry experience.

According to Brown, Dream Cruises aims to be a trendsetter in the regional cruise industry. “Our purpose is to meet the needs of emerging generations of confident, independent-minded, upward-mobile Asian travellers, by offering journeys which are Asian at heart, yet international in spirit,” he said.

Genting Dream is the first ship in Dream Cruises fleet, and purpose-built to cater to the needs of the Asia market. Photos: Dream Cruises

Genting Dream, which debuted in November 2016, is the first ship in the Dream Cruises fleet, with its sister ship World Dream joining the fleet in November 2017. According to Brown, the cruise ships are purpose-built for the China and Asia markets, to offer the highest levels of service and spacious comfort for guests in the region.

Accommodations reflect the size and choice of travellers, with over 70% of the staterooms offering private balconies, and over 100 connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups, a common requirement among Asian travellers.

Brown added that production has also started in Germany for two new Global Class ships that will join the Dream Cruises fleet in 2020 and 2021.

For more information about Dream Cruises, visit: dreamcruiseline.com.