Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream made her maiden call in Auckland this week where she will homeport until 26 January next year offering a variety of itineraries across New Zealand.

During her seasonal deployment in Auckland, Explorer Dream will offer 7-night itineraries to popular destinations such as Wellington, Milford Sound, Akaroa, Picton and Napier.

“As Dream Cruises commences its journey beyond Asia with Explorer Dream, we are excited to continue with our global aspirations and have Auckland in New Zealand as one of our homeports for the current seasonal deployment in the Australasia region,” said Mr Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises and Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines.

Explorer Dream will provide an additional unique vacation experience for New Zealanders as well as for the in-bound international tourists with the growing Fly-Cruise opportunities, which will pave the way for the return of Explorer Dream to New Zealand again in the fourth quarter of 2020.”


Explorer Dream debuted in the premium Asian market in April this year when she joined sister ships, Genting Dream and World Dream, part of the Dream Cruises fleet.

With 928 cabins, she can accommodate 1856 passengers. Onboard, there is the signature “ship within the ship” enclave called The Palace which offers a “True Asian Luxury” experience with butler service in suites of more than 40 sq metres each.