We get it: you’ve gone on a cruise before and found the experience to be okay, but the queues for the buffet are long and why are there so many people in the swimming pool? But what if we tell you that you don’t actually have to experience any of these? And that you’ll have a butler at your beck and call, gain access to the most exclusive parts of the ship, away from the crowds, and be privy to a series of bespoke enrichment programmes? That’s right, it’s high life on the high seas, Dream Cruise-style. In a ship that can accommodate thousands of guests, only a select few can experience such luxury – by booking themselves into a Palace Suite. It’s also perfect for a Christmas getaway!
A ship within a ship
Take the exclusivity of a private clubhouse and sprinkle in the intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel and you’ve got an “all-inclusive, all-suite” space conjured up by Dream Cruise’s World Dream for their most discerning guests.
Thanks to the stunning one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, guests get to indulge in an unprecedented level of service and comfort. Your vacation starts the moment you arrive: instead of waiting to board like the rest, you’ll be whisked to the VIP lounge where a butler will assist you with the hassle of checking in.
Bigger than an average stateroom, each Palace suite serve up plenty of frills, such as a Nespresso machine, bath amenities from Etro and exquisite Frette bathrobes and bed linens, which are also used in several top hotels as well as private yachts and aircrafts. (The two-bedroom Palace Villas even come with a dining room and whirlpool on the balcony!) You’ll have complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the cruise, and be waited on by a butler around the clock.
It’s almost like a real palace, except that you’ll be surrounded by miles of ocean.
Food, glorious food
Of course, a cruise really isn’t a cruise unless you disembark several kilograms heavier.
The Palace has its own restaurant, where you can dine on the finest food the ship has to offer, without shelling out a single cent. Meanwhile, guests of the Palace Villas who feel like staying in can request for their meals to be served in the comfort of their rooms.
In addition to these exclusive dining experiences, you’ll be able to enjoy set meals in the seven specialty restaurants aboard the World Dream, and wash these down with a free-flow of juices, teas and coffee.
Meanwhile, at the Bar City, guests can enjoy vintage and premium booze from Johnnie Walker House, Penfolds Wine Vault, Bubbles Champagne Bar and Mixt Cocktail Bar in a stunning three-storey, 360-degree lounge. If you’re still able to fit into your made-to-measure Armani suit after all that, there’s Happy Hour with complimentary wines, beers and spirits to look forward to.
All-day entertainment aboard the Dream Cruise
Those who’re able to find the willpower to tear themselves away from their Palace suites or restaurant will find plenty of ways to occupy their time. World Dream has a waterpark, a VR Experience Lab and even an obstacle course with its own zipline, so daredevils can have a go at whizzing across the open waters.
Your tots won’t be left out of the fun either. When they’re not getting soaked at the water playground, kids between two and 12 years can participate in several age-appropriate programs and workshops at the Little Dreamers Academy at Sea.
A Nordic Christmas Getaway
Always wondered what Christmas in Nordic countries is like? Well, now you can experience it for yourself by booking yourself – minus the chattering teeth and threat of flu!
Until 1 January 2022, Dream Cruise’s World Dream will be decked out in hundreds of fairy lights for the festivities. And just when you think it can’t get any more magical, there’s also a Scandinavian-themed Christmas market onboard, where you can feast on Christmas pastries, purchase souvenirs and even snap a photo with Santa.
There will even be a special production called Jolly Holly (headlining acts include acrobats and one very gifted contortionist) as well as a number of family-friendly activities onboard, including Build a Swedish Tomte Workshop and ornament making.
And when you’re done with those, you can stuff your face with Swedish saffron buns (lussekatter), Norwegian almond cake (kransekake), Swedish ginger cookies (pepparkakor) and other traditional Christmas foods.
So, if you think you’ve cruised before, think again!
For more information or to book your Dream Christmas getaway, visit dreamcruiseline.com.
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