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Find out all the essentials about the affordable luxury line Dream Cruises

Find out all the essentials about the affordable luxury line Dream Cruises

Dream Cruises, a newcomer to the world of Down Under cruising, is bringing a dose of fresh thinking to the region with luxurious ships that rewrite all the rules. This is a line that constantly strives to surprise and delight its guests with experiences which you wouldn’t normally find on other cruise ships and offers a luxury cruising experience without the premium price tag that most people have come to expect. 

A multi-generational and diverse range of guests choose to cruise with Dream - if you love meeting people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe this is the cruise line for you. 

Best of all, Dream Cruises’ brand new ship, the Explorer Dream which launches in October 2019, is heading into Australasian waters for a bunch of itineraries departing from both Sydney and Auckland.

The Mermaid And The Astronaut 

Dream Cruises latest campaign features a bold and memorable love story about a seemingly impossible romance between a mermaid (the brand's logo) and an astronaut. You'll see this magical story come to life on the hull artwork by Chinese pop artist Jacky Tasi, as well as being weaved throughout the activities and storytelling onboard.

The Dream Cruises Fleet

Dream Cruises vessels are instantly recognisable by their colourful hull designs.

The ships of Dream Cruises aren’t exactly small, but thanks to a smaller than usual guest capacity these vessels have a much more cosy, intimate feel to them than you’d expect from most cruise ships. Along with the reduced passenger count, Dream Cruises also feature larger than usual cabins, adding a touch of luxury for every guest right off the bat.


Onboard Experience

A Water Park is just one of the exciting entertainment features on Dream Cruises vessels.

Despite the fact that Dream Cruises doesn’t charge luxury line prices, guests are treated to a whole array of experiences which can only be described as luxurious - but this line’s differences don’t stop there. Unique experiences and opportunities are everywhere you look on a Dream Cruises voyage.

Explorer Dream will have three inclusive restaurants onboard, as well as additional specialty restaurants. Dream Cruises have a unique mixture of Eastern meets Western cuisine onboard. 


Ever wondered what’s going on beneath the surface of the waves you’re cruising on? Hop into a state-of-the-art submersible, dive beneath the surface and embark on a mini-voyage of undersea discovery. Keen for an adrenaline buzz? Dream Cruises has features which you might be familiar with from other lines like a Waterslide Park, rock climbing and a ropes course, but it also features a heart-racing overwater zipline.

Dream Cruises upcoming Global Class ship set to be delivered by the end of 2020 is even set to feature an onboard rollercoaster. If you really want to try an outside the box experience, you could even join the Mermaid Academy at Sea, where one of the world’s most acclaimed professional mermaids will be giving lessons on how to move and breathe like a mermaid, so you can cut through the water as gracefully as these mythical creatures. Plus, every cruise wraps up with a fireworks display!

Affordable Luxury

Relax in style on the exclusive Palace pool deck.

With Dream Cruises, luxury isn’t just reserved for suite guests. To start with, there’s the smaller guest capacity and larger cabins mentioned above, which instantly gives any cruise holiday a more indulgent feel. But it doesn’t stop there. The line’s Dream Beds treat each passenger to the perfect night’s rest thanks to high-quality mattresses and sumptuous bedding - you can even order the type of pillow and duvet that you want from a menu!

Did we mention that all cabins for each cabin type are the same price regardless of where they are located on the ship, you won’t have to pay more for a balcony in a better part of the ship. For those with limited mobility, you'll be pleased to know that every cabin type is suitable for wheelchair access. 


For those who want to splash out a little on their Dream Cruises experience, the luxury really gets kicked up a notch. The Palace is its own special onboard enclave, featuring more than 140 spacious suites and two lavish Palace Villas. The perks of The Palace don’t stop at amazing accommodation though.

Guests who choose a Palace Villa or suite will also have access to:

  • Bespoke 24-hour butler service
  • Premium beverage package
  • WiFi across the whole ship
  • An exclusive outdoor pool deck
  • Priority check-in and embarkation
  • Inclusive dining entitlements at The Palace and specialty restaurants


Money Matters

No matter where on the ship they’re located, all balcony-class cabins are the same price on Dream Cruises.

When it comes to the money side of things, Dream Cruises has a number of features which make life a whole lot easier for their guests. The onboard currency tends to reflect the country which the ship is currently homeported from, which means that when the Dream Explorer heads Down Under it will likely be operating in Australian dollars.

Another money-related matter which the line has simplified for everyone is the fact that cabins of the same class in different spots around the ship all cost the same. For example, balcony class staterooms are all priced the same regardless of whether they’re in a desirable midships position, or in a less in-demand place like at the front or rear of the ship. While it does encourage booking early to get the best spots, it means that you don’t have to worry about a sliding range of prices and can just concentrate on finding the cabin you really want.

This spotlight covers just a small portion of the exciting new features which Dream Cruises will be bringing to Down Under cruise enthusiasts.

To get the full experience, take a look at these upcoming sailings and start planning your very own Dream cruise.

From party cruises in the Baltic to a classy Cunard voyage, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the full spectrum of cruise life. Onboard you’ll probably find me by the pool with a doorstop sized book in one hand and a mojito in the other, or sampling an array of delicious foods.

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