Dream Cruises


Death of a Dream: how the pandemic’s biggest cruise casualty could cost passengers millions

When Genting Hong Kong commissioned  Global Dream and Global Dream II six years ago, they were expected to be among the world’s biggest liners with room for up to 9,000 passengers and 2,200 crew. The […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Jun 24 2022

Got a spare $258 million? You could buy the luxurious expedition ship, the Crystal Endeavour

Genting Hong Kong’s fleet of ships will soon be heading for the auction. And if you had a cool few hundred million dollars in the bank, you could be the owner of the 200 berth […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 1 2022

What’s next for cruising in Singapore after Dream Cruises’ departure?

It’s the end of an era as Genting Cruise Lines finally calls it a day, leaving a gap in Singapore’s cruise market. Now that Genting has gone under, what becomes of Singapore’s cruise industry? The […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Mar 10 2022

End of the dream as Dream Cruises ceases operations

Dream Cruises and parent company Genting Cruise Lines look set to end the sort-lived era of a luxury Asian line, with the line set to cease all operations after entering administration. Despite positive hopes, Genting […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 1 2022

Dream Cruises pledges to sail on from Singapore as owner files for liquidation and Crystal is halted

Dream Cruises, part of the Genting Hong Kong group which owns luxury line Crystal and Star Cruises, has announced that sailings in Singapore will continue despite the liquidation filing by its parent. As Cruise Passenger […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Jan 21 2022

Luxury line Crystal stops sailings as its owner reveals it’s running out of cash

Genting Hong Kong, the Asian company that owns Crystal Cruises, Star Cruises and Dream Cruises, has filed a Wind Up petition  in the Supreme Court of Bermuda asking the court to appoint provisional liquidators saying […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 20 2022

Exclusive: Singapore welcomes Australians to cruise aboard its ships

Cruise-hungry Aussies can now look forward to booking itineraries in Singapore, after the government changed its rules to capture the fly-cruise market. Previously, cruises in Singapore were only open to residents. The restrictions have now […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Nov 25 2021

As overseas travel starts in November, experts say we’ll cruise abroad before locally

Australian cruisers face the prospect of cruising internationally before setting foot onboard a ship in local waters. As Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed Australians are expected to travel internationally in November and cruise lines cancelling […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 30 2021

More than 33,000 Aussies call for cruise comeback as Europe, America and Asia start sailing

Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Dream Cruises were among a list of lines announcing plans to restart sailing in an exciting week of positive news for cruise fans. The flurry of positive statements has […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . May 27 2021

Passengers sail on from Singapore with takeaways as ships ride out COVID’s new wave

Asia is suffering a third wave – yet, amazingly, Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean continue cruising out of Singapore under new cruising restrictions. The tough restrictions, imposed until June 13,  are in line with local […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . May 20 2021

Guess which tiny state now has 1/3rd of the world’s cruisers

Singapore is leading the way in cruise, now accounting for one-third of all global cruise travellers, as their extremely efficient management of coronavirus reaps its rewards.  Cruise operators Royal Caribbean and Dream Cruises are offering […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Apr 15 2021