Far flung in the middle of the sea, a ship – immensely built and designed to award holiday-seekers with its most luxurious experience – sailed across the Malacca Strait from Singapore to Malaysia. The art piece on the both sides of the vessel is tastefully crafted to leave a strong impression to anyone who lays eyes on it. Genting Dream Cruise, set on its journey to entertain more than 3,000 passengers on board, including myself.
That could be a nice narrative for an intro or trailer of a movie, can you imagine that? haha. I think I’m trying to hard to put a nice words – which I love to try for learning and practicing my writing. So, recently I just had a trip with Genting Dream Cruise (again!) and I’m very excited to share it with you guys. As you might have known, this was my second time on Genting Dream Cruise, as always, it never failed to please me. It was a special trip this time, why? Because I was on board with some cool influencers from different background; Bloggers, Youtubers, TV-Hosts, Models, even Celebrities!
My Genting Dream Experience: Enroute Singapore – Port Klang – Singapore
The route that I had this time was an easy and fun 3D2N, cruising from Singapore to Port Klang and back to Singapore. It’s also the most popular since it’s do-able for weekend trip. Once I arrived at Marina Bay Cruise Centre, the giant ship was waiting calmly before embarking to its destination, Port Klang in Malaysia. I couldn’t stop myself from admiring, even though it’s not my first time – either Genting Dream is too good-looking, or maybe I just missed her. Same procedure, checking-in, clearing the immigration and custom, and lastly getting on board! I won’t really go into details this time, cause I’ve written about it on my last post. It’ll be more about my experience and things that I had not experience before, let’s get started!
Privacy at The Palace
One thing that I noticed being in a large cruise ship was, obviously, in contact with a bee-swarm of other passengers who would likely use the facilities provided. It can be quite overwhelming for those who prefer to enjoy the cruise peacefully. Elevate your cruising experience by staying in The Palace – part boutique hotel, part private clubhouse – meticulously shaped to ensure absolute comfort. Indulge in between these four different types of room or suite in The Palace: Palace Suite, Palace Deluxe Suite, Palace Penthouse, and Palace Villa.
An additional benefit for staying at The Palace is the exclusive facilities, privately accessible only for The Palace’s guests including the swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, even dining area. On the second day on board, we had a chance to explore the swimming pool area, no one was there. It might be too early for people to swim at that time but it’s a good timing for us to hit every corner and get the best angle to capture nice picture. If only I had the whole day just relaxing, putting all the itineraries prepared for us on the side, I probably could spend the rest of the day swimming and sun-bathing here on this deck. There are two jacuzzis just right in the front facing the ocean. The sun, blue sky, ocean, and fancy cruise, couldn’t ask for a better way to enjoy life!
Dine, Spa, and Entertainment
One thing I worried the most, and I knew it would be hard for me to handle while I was with Genting Dream Cruise..Guess what? It’s to hold the temptation to eat all the food served at the restaurants. Every time I stepped into a restaurant, I needed to remind myself to control my eating, or else all the diet and workouts that I had done would be useless. You all know what happened next, don’t you? Screw the diet, I’m on holiday!
The sound of clattering spatula hitting the iron plate table jumbled with the sizzling sound of the ingredients. Occasionally, a gleeful voice shouting in a high pitch jacked up the chaos inside the room, a good chaos. Umi Uma Restaurant was filled with happiness, laughter, and admiration thanks to the Kungfu Chef. Here in Uma Umi Restaurant, the food that you order will be made on spot by the chef. On top of that, with a good sense of humor, the chef entertains everyone as a starter before the food is served and enjoyed. I ordered the Dream Ocean from the menu, the shrimp and scallop are the rock star, served with fried rice, miso soup, and refreshing salad. I finished everything to the last bite.
That was my first sin, the second one was lunch at Bistro by Mark Best – which wasn’t so bad in a way – that the portion was still acceptable for my diet. It’s a fine dining anyway, a small but punching food could take me literally to heaven, cause it’s so yum! First, they brought us a basket of bread and a plate full of salami and prosciutto. Next, for the appetizer, a bowl of thick cauliflower soup with a drop of caviar, all the flavor exploded in my mouth! Then the main came, pan-seared cod with a special creamy puree and to wrap everything up, a delicate green tea cake.
Meanwhile, when we had a bit of free time, exploring the cruise on our own was the only thing to do, better than staying inside the room. Deck 16 and 17 were the area that we hung around the most. It’s the open area and for sure, people would love to enjoy the sun and do outdoor activities. Everything is free to use, from swimming pool, playground, flying fox, basketball court, and outdoor beach club.
I did try a one-hour massage here in Crystal Life Spa. The appearance of the furniture, decoration, and the choice of color was very nice, soft and relaxing. Before entering the room, a form was given to me and I could choose which part of my body would get more attention later on, I chose neck and shoulder, my favorite area. The full body massage began from my back, down to my legs, and ended up with a massage in my head. It was good, the masseuse was attentive and questioned if the strength was good enough. I fell asleep not long before the massage finished.
In my previous trip with Genting Dream Cruise, I didn’t get the chance to watch China Got Talent. That’s why I was very excited to see the show. It felt like we’re the audience and the judges were projected on big screen, giving comments to the performers. Some acts were thrilling, some were creative. It goes without saying, all these performers show their best talent to entertain everyone on board. Go watch them yourself, I don’t wanna be a spoiler!
Sadly, everything has come to an end. Three days were too quick. I definitely wanna check other routes by Genting Dream Cruise, maybe to Japan, or Thailand. Or maybe it’s sister cruise, World Dream Cruise, will see! Thanks Genting Dream Cruise for this awesome trip! And thanks everyone for the memory. Sooner or later we shall catch up again!
Traveled in 25 – 27 July 2018
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