Professional mermaid onboard the Genting Dream
It may not be everyone’s idea of enrichment, but Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream hosted Mermaid Kat on board recently. She’s a real life professional mermaid who was formerly Miss Germany. She is also a free diving instructor, scuba instructor and underwater stunt woman. She swims with dolphins, turtles, rays, wales and even sharks. But she also travels the globe educating people about the importance of the ocean. On board the Genting Dream, she invited some guests in the Main Pool to learn how to swim like a mermaid. Check out the pictures in the photo gallery.
Aqua Expeditions to host Michelin-starred chef and CEO onboard
A number of voyages have been added to Aqua Expeditions’ Mekong and Amazon Rivers in 2017, The founder and CEO of the company Francesco Galli Zugarao will be on the Aqua Mekong’s May 26 and August 25 departures. On the Aria Amazon, consulting chef and owner of Malabar and AmAz restuarants in Lima, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will be on board on the October 9 and November 20 cruises. There is also a women’s only cruise.
Windstar Cruises heads to Alaska
For the first time in 20 years, Windstar Cruises will be chartering voyages to Alaska. The Star Legend will operate cruises of 11 to 14 days with departures from Seward and Vancouver. President John Delany said the cruises will allow passengers to sail closer to shorelines and deeper into fjords. There will be customised bucket-list experiences like a hike atop the Mendenhall Glacier, zip-line over bear country and even a deck-side dinner near Petroglyph Beach, famous for its whale sightings. Naturalists and expedition leaders will accompany cruises and Native American speakers will also be on board.
Oceania Cruises offers amazing offers
Premium cruise line Oceania Cruises is offering a number of deals on all 2017-19 sailings. If you book an Oceania Cruise you can receive free airfares and unlimited internet but you can also choose from a number of options:
- Up to free eight shore excursions
- Free house beverage package
- Up to $800 in shipboard credit
- Sale runs until March 31, 2017
The offer is available on a number of itineraries onboard the Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena as well as the Marina and Riviera.
Dream Cruises to homeport ship in Singapore
Speaking of Dream Cruises, Asia’s first luxury line announced it would be homeporting the Genting Dream in Singapore from November this year. The ship will be sailing to a number of destinations in the Malacca Straits. The ship has the famous Zouk nightclub, 35 restaurants, bars and eateries. The ship also has a the exclusive Dream Palace onboard for VIP guests including the luxurious Dream Villa which has its own terrace, Jacuzzi and butlers.
Australia Day on P&O with Luke Mangan and Jimmy Barnes
Guests aboard the Pacific Eden were given a very special Australia Day surprise – rock legend Jimmy Barnes, who was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. The Pacific Eden, Pacific Pearl and Pacific Dawn were in Sydney Harbour yesterday for the Australia Day festivities. Barnsey started the celebrations with an acoustic performance of Flame Trees. Popular Australian chef Luke Mangan – who has restaurants across P&O’s fleet – was also onboard Pacific Eden during the day, creating a deconstructed “lamb-ington” treat for guests.
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.