Dream heads back to Okinawa


Dream Cruises will return to Okinawa, with a new five-night itinerary to the Hawaii of the East on board its latest luxury ship, World Dream starting in April.

“Due to popular demand, the five-night Journey to the island gems of Japan returns this summer,’’ the line said. The cruise will sail from Hong Kong and call at Naha, the capital city of Okinawa and the scenic island of Miyakojima where the colour “Miyako Blue” was coined.

The island is famous for its swimming, snorkelling and Miyako beef.

On the final night of the cruise, passengers will be able to experience “Dream Night” with a laser and fireworks display at sea.

“We are glad to be returning to the cultural attractions and natural beauty of Okinawa,’’ said Mr Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises.

World Dream’s sister ship, Genting Dream, spent last summer cruising Okinawa.

The 18-deck World Dream can accommodate more than 3300 passengers and has 35 restaurants and bars, the biggest reflexology spa at sea and the largest indoor virtual-reality room on the water.

Described as an integrated resort at sea, World Dream caters for multi-generational families with special programs and activities for children.

The Okinawa cruise runs from April 1 to November 30 this year.

Meanwhile, sister ship, Genting Dream will introduce a two new five-night itineraries from Singapore to Redang Island which will call at Koh Samui and Bangkok.

Alternatively, there is also a five-night cruise to Pulau Redang which calls at Sihanoukville and Bangkok. The itineraries start from April 1 to October 28.