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Explorer Dream Recognised in Annual Cruise Critic Awards

Dream Cruises has been named as one of Australia’s top cruise lines by Cruise Critic in its 4th annual Editors’ Picks Awards. The newest member of the Dream Cruises fleet – Explorer Dream – was recognised as Best Refurbishment.

Cruise Critic®, the world’s largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of its 4th annual AU Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards are selected by a global panel of impartial cruise experts from Cruise Critic, to highlight the best ocean, river and luxury cruise lines for Australian travellers, across dozens of categories.

In response to the announcement, Brigita Devries, Dream Cruises Vice President Sales – Australia and New Zealand, said “We are thrilled to receive this award in recognition of Dream Cruises’ inaugural arrival to Australia and New Zealand. We have had a great start to our first deployment here & have been welcomed with open arms.  We are very fortunate to have such loyal support from our trade partners along with the Australian Cruise community, who have been extremely enthusiastic & have shown keen interest in our brand.”

“Explorer Dream’s USD 56 million dollar rejuvenation added a broad selection of new and upgraded facilities, featuring exciting entertainment and leisure spaces. Dream Cruises offers little luxuries across all stateroom categories, for example the “Dream Beds” and Italian linens in every cabin. The entertainment on board is world-class. We offer exceptional dining options including those from Chef Mark Best, whose restaurants feature onboard all three Dream Cruises ships, including the outdoor Seafood Grill on Explorer Dream.

“Guests can enjoy exquisite new facilities including The Palace, Dream Cruises’ signature, luxury private “ship-within-a-ship” concept featuring over 40 new suites and butler service. Within The Palace, guests can savour all new dining and beverage privileges along with new exclusive enrichment activities and bespoke shore excursions to enhance every journey.”

These awards combine Cruise Critic editors’ impartial cruise expertise, based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge, to ultimately help travellers select the best cruise choice for them from an increasing number of options.

Louise Goldsbury, Managing Editor, Cruise Critic Australia, said: “Australians and New Zealanders are increasingly choosing a cruise holiday over land-based options, and cruise lines are consequently capitalising on this popularity by investing in fantastic new ships, well-thought out refurbishments and a host of amazing, new onboard innovations and destination itineraries to keep Aussies and Kiwis coming back for more.”

“Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream is new to Australia this year and has been transformed with 42 additional suites, refreshed decor in all cabins, new dining options such as Australian chef Mark Best’s Seafood Grill. The ship’s spectacular centrepiece is The Palace, an exclusive haven of luxurious accommodation, an oceanview pool, private bar and restaurant.”

Source: Genting Cruise Lines

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