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Explorer Dream<br>21 Night Discover Asia<br>Shanghai to Sydney

Explorer Dream
21 Night Discover Asia
Shanghai to Sydney

Ship: Explorer Dream
Cruise Line: Dream Cruises
Departures:  06 October 2019
Duration: 21 Night
Ports: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Gladstone, Sydney - Australia
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Shanghai
Airport gateway (Departure) : Sydney

Itinerary

 

Date
Destination
Arrival time
Departure time
6 OCT 19
Shanghai, china
-
17:00
7 OCT 19
At Sea
-
-
8 OCT 19

Hong Kong, China

14:00

23:59

9 OCT 19

At Sea

-
-
10 OCT 19
Nha Trang, Vietnam
10:00
(09:00)
20:00
(19:00)
11 OCT 19
Ho chi Minh City, Vietnam
11:00
(10:00)
23:00
(22:00)
12 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
13 OCT 19 Singapore
09:00
 19:00
14 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
15 OCT 19 Jakarta, Indonesia

08:00

(07:00)

22:00

(21:00)

16 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
17 OCT 19 Bali, Indonesia 07:00 21:00
18 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
19 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
20 OCT 19 Darwin, Australia

05:30

(07:00)

16:30

(18:00)

21 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
22 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
23 OCT 19 Cairns
04:00
15:00
24 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
25 OCT 19 Gladstone, Australia
05:00
(07:00)
14:00
(16:00)
26 OCT 19 At Sea
-
-
27 OCT 19 Sydney, Australia
05:00
(07:00)
 

 () Time denotes local time

 

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Cabin Pricing

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on 06 October 2019. Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

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Ports

Shanghai

For the past 15 years Shanghai has reawakened and regained its former glory as “The Paris of the East” in the 1920s and 30s. Its new skyscrapers seem to go up almost overnight, especially in the Pudong District, Shanghai's commericial center. And the air's electric with a sense of confidence and purpose.

Even the best museum, the Shanghai Museum, is but a decade old and already owns a collection of bronze that may well be the finest in the world. Still, there are a few more ancient sites worth your attention such as the pastoral, 16th century Yu Garden, an extraordinary maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions and bridges, encircled by an udulating dragon wall.

Country - China
Distance from port to City - 5kms
Distance from port to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Places of Interest
The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Gardens, Old Bazaar, Xintiandi, Shanghai Museum

Hong Kong

A city of great contrasts, Hong Kong presents a vivid and vibrant feast for the senses. You will find mirrored skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls and colourful markets vying for your attention. Take a cruise in a Chinese junk for a unique insight into this city’s lifeblood – its bustling harbour. Head to Victoria Peak for unforgettable views of the city. Visit Aberdeen Fishing Village to learn more about one of Hong Kong’s thriving communities, its boat people. Admire elaborate temples and stroll serene Chinese-style gardens. Or simply indulge in some serious retail therapy!

Country - Hong Kong (China)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Hong Kong Dollars (HKD)

Places of Interest
Tsim Sha Tsui, The Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Harbour, Lantau Island, Po Lin Monastery

Nha Trang

Primarily known for its pristine beaches, Nha trang serves as a wonderfully serene prelude to the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. The almost transparent waters are warm year-round. The humidity is the lowest in all of Vietnam. And the lush, mountainous backdrop only adds to this picture of tropical paradise. It's tempting to do nothing more enterprising in Nha Trang than snorkeling and lying about the beach in the shade of a casuarina tree.

Country - Vietnam
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port Airport - 20kms
Currency - Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Places of Interest
Cau da Port and Village, Long Son Pagoda, Ponagar Cham Tower

Ho Chi Minh City

Over a quarter of a century has passed since the Vietnam War ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The port city of Vung Tau is a seaside beach resort located about two hours east of Ho Chi Minh City, with shopping, discos and a range of eateries. As the closest beach in the vicinity, Vung Tau is a daytrip from Ho Chi Minh City offering a retreat from the city heat.
Country - Vietnam
Distance from port to City - 60 kms
Distance from port to Airport - 80kms
Currency - Vietnam Dong (VND)

Places of Interest
Cu Chi Tunnels, City Hall, Renufication Hall, War Remnants Museum

Singapore

This prosperous, ultra-modern city-state stills holds many surprises, sporting diverse cultures, world class hotels, street eateries and duty free. Explore cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. Visit such attractions as the Jurong Bird Park and Sentosa Island. Or Simply head to Orchard Road for world-class shopping.

Country - Singapore
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Places of Interest
Sentosa Island, Little India, Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Orchard Road, Singapore Zoo

Jakarta



Country - Indonesia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 0kms
Currency - Indonesian Rupiah (INR)

Places of Interest

Bali

Bali is so picturesque that you could be fooled into thinking it was a painted backdrop: rice paddies trip down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soar through the clouds, the forests are lush and tropical, and the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Country - Indonesia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 14kms
Currency - Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Places of Interest
Kuta Beach, Bali Zoo

Darwin

Darwin is a modern city (largely because its previous incarnation was blown down by a cyclone) with sparkling buildings and broad streets. Its fortunes are built on the sugar and fruits from the plantations and forests, which enfold the city. Study Aboriginal art and pearl fishing in the city’s museums.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 11kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Crocodylus Park, Museum of Art and Science, Adelaide River

Cairns

The picturesque town of Yorkey's, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns, one of Australia's hottest vacation destinations, which basks in tropical sunshine with balmy breezes that waft in from Trinity Bay.

The city's graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. Cairns boasts three of Australia's great natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef and 16 miles of superb beaches that stretch to the north of the city to the famed Marlin Coast. Inland lies the immense Daintree National Park. Discover the rainbow of sea life, marvel at the rain forest or relax along the long stretch of sunny coastline.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 17kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda

Gladstone

Sydney - Australia

Sydney is Australia's largest city, which is the number one tourist destination in the country. It offers a multitude of sights such as the famous Opera House and distinctive Harbour Bridge of course. You can travel back in time with a visit to Sydney’s oldest centre – The Rocks. Take a city tour to take in Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Bask on Bondi Beach for a dose of sun, sea and sand. Or travel a little further afield for a glimpse of the Aussie wildlife and views of the Blue Mountains.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach

 

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Dream Cruises

Dream Cruises

The first-ever Asian based premium cruise line offering the most spacious ships in Asia Pacific while providing the highest level of service in the region.

Dream Cruises is owed by Genting Hong Kong. This launch completes the company’s mission of having a brand for each of the three major cruise markets – Crystal Cruises for luxury, Dream Cruises for premium and Star Cruises for contemporary. Genting Hong Kong has been the leader in offering cruises in Asia for over 20 years and is a leading provider of cruise and cruise related operations, along with leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.

Its reputation is built on first-rate Asian hospitality servicing an international clientele and travelling to various ports of call throughout Asia.

The first ship Genting Dream is expected to sail in November 2016 while its sister ship, World Dream in November 2017.

 

 

Ship info

Explorer Dream

COMING SOON TO AUSTRALIA - EXPLORER DREAM 

 

Explorer Dream, a 75,338 gross ton, 1,870 passenger cruise ship, will join the Dream Cruises family in spring 2019 in the role of pathfinder for the brand’s global aspirations.

Formerly the SuperStar Virgo of sister brand Star Cruises, Explorer Dream will undergo a USD 30 million-transformation in March 2019 that will incorporate exquisite new facilities including The Palace, Dream Cruises’ signature, luxury private enclave featuring 50 suites and butler service.

 

An integral part of the brand, Dream Cruises was the first cruise line to offer this concept of discerning, high-end travellers in Asia. Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy all new food and beverage options combining the best of “East meets West” and a new Crystal Life Spa for the ultimate in pampering and relaxation.

 

From October 2019, Explorer Dream will homeport in Sydney at White Bay Cruise Terminal, where she will embark upon a series of 7-night itineraries cruising north to Queensland and the Barrier Reef (Newcastle, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane), plus south to Victoria and Tasmania (Eden, Phillip Island, Burnie, Port Arthur, Hobart and Melbourne).

Explorer Dream will cruise from Sydney to Auckland on 8 December 2019 and back again on 2 Feb 2020, with the relocation itineraries visiting ports in Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, Wellington and Gisborne. 7-night New Zealand itineraries departing Auckland will see guests exploring Bay of Islands, Napier, Akaroa and Picton. Explorer Dream will spend Christmas and New Year in New Zealand where there has already been an overwhelming response for these dates.

Dream Cruises has released special rates to kick start the season, on sale now until 31 January 2019. 7-night cruises start from $1105 per person twin share.

 

 

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 75,338 Tonnes
Star Rating 4 Star
Size/Style of Ship Large/Resort
Entered Service Oct 2019
Registry Germany
Former Name Superstar Virgo
Length 268 metres
Width 32 metres
Engine Capacity  
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)  
Passenger Capacity (twin) 1,852
Crew 2,000
Total Cabins 926
Onboard Currency TBA
Decks 18

 

 

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