DREAM CRUISES KICKS OFF THE 2021 TAIWAN ISLAND-HOPPING ITINERARIES ON EXPLORER DREAM WITH BRAND-NEW IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES AT SEA
Inspirational cruise journeys to explore the worlds of International culture, food, fitness and beauty
The Voice of Chandigarh | Travel Trade Reporter -As travel enthusiasts continue to await for international travels to fully resume, they have now embraced cruising as the best way to enjoy a true sense of traveling at the comfort of home with total peace of mind. This has been well proven by the overwhelming reception of Explorer Dream’s cruise itineraries in Taiwan, where she has debuted as the world’s first cruise ship to resume operations in Asia since July last year. The widely acclaimed island-hopping itineraries to the idyllic destinations of Penghu, Matsu Island, Kinmen and Hualien return this spring and summer, with special Mazu sailings. In time for the annual “Mazu March Mania” pilgrimage to temples that is held in March of every lunar year. Explorer Dream will embark on special Mazu sailings throughout the month of April, where guests will have the chance to visit the Penghu Tianhou Temple, Kinmen Jincheng Tianhou Temple and Magang Mazu Temple in the same cruise voyage.
Another highlight of the island-hopping itinerary is the world-renowned annual Penghu International Fireworks Festival, which will return this year from April 22 to June 28. Guests of Explorer Dream can feast their eyes on the drones and fireworks spectaculars from the exclusive vantage point on the cruise ship, at the comfort of the floating resort at sea.
The island-hopping cruise on Explorer Dream is complete with a special line-up of immersive experiences at sea, including Bohemian and Thailand theme cruises, as well as the Taiwan debut of Dream Cruises’ signature wellness program Vitamin Sea & Dream.
Capture Insta-worthy Moments at Sea – Bohemian Voyage, Bridal Portraits and more
From now until April 29, embrace the free-spirited Bohemian lifestyle on Explorer Dream, where guests can indulge in the world’s first-ever Boho Glamping Experience at Sea, featuring Boho chic decorations that are perfect for photo taking, as well as a special afternoon picnic tea set that fits a relaxing afternoon of lounging on the cruise deck. The Bohemian Voyage is complete with a Boho Bazaar that houses fun-for-all activities such as busking performances, Flower Power arm painting, Bohemian handicrafts workshops and Tarot card games, as well as Bohemian-style delicacies such as Trdelniks, the “old Bohemian pastry” that hails from the Czech Republic.
Having bridal portraits taken overseas has been trending among newlyweds-to-be over the past few years. However, due to the pandemic situation, many couples have had to stall their plans for a pre-wedding photography trip to the destinations of their dreams. Dream Cruises offers the perfect solution with the Bridal Portraits at The Palace Package on Explorer Dream, where guests can make the most out of the wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings on the cruise ship, as well as the breathtaking natural backdrop of the Taiwan Strait. The package includes 2-night accommodation in the Palace Suite, professional photography service and rental of three bridal gowns, with selections from some of the most coveted bridal designer brands such as Pronovias and Vera Wang. The bridal portrait package is also available for bourgeoning group of solo travelers, as well as group travelers of friends and family, through which Dream Cruises invites guests of all ages, relationship status and gender to flaunt their confidence with a professional and liberating photoshoot at sea.
A dream vacation is incomplete without capturing moments of highlights on the phone and on the gram. In the floating resort of a cruise ship, one might get overwhelmed by the vest number of venues to choose from. Dream Cruises has scouted the best indoor and outdoor photo spots on Explorer Dream and has named the Top 10 Insta-worthy venues* that are not to be missed.
Revisit the Best of Thailand on Explorer Dream
Dream Cruises invites guests to satisfy their wanderlust with the “Around the World” theme cruises series on Explorer Dream, where the cruise ship will be transformed into the exotic paradise of Thailand. From 2 May to 30 June 2021, guests can enjoy everything that they have missed the most from the land of smiles – from mouthwatering delights at the Thai night markets and authentic classics such as fiery red curries and sweet Thai milk tea; to summer sports fun such as the pitch burst challenge, water gun tag and the Sepak Takraw challenge; wind down with a relaxing spa treatment of back massage using Thai organic essential oils, then choose from a wide variety of cultural experiences to enjoy, such as traditional Thai dance classes and Thai cooking demonstrations, the Thai Sarong styling and runway workshop, handicrafts making workshops, Thai language class and more.
Rejuvenate with Vitamin Sea & Dream
Guests are encouraged to the most out of the invigorating sea air and sunshine on their cruise holiday at Vitamin Sea & Dream, the signature wellness program of Dream Cruises, combines exercise, nutrition and immunity-boosting workshops into a holistic vision of health and well-being. Lemon Lee, one of the most sought-after Yoga instructors in the region, will debut his famous unisex yoga classes, Electric Flow and Yoga As Therapy, on Explorer Dream while certified personal trainer Ai, a professional bodybuilding champion and mother, will conduct intensive HIIT workouts.
Peeta, the renowned fitness guru and YouTuber also known as Peeta Gege in Taiwan, will make his cruise debut with Eat Well & Get Fit at sea, where he will share his best tips from his personal journey to fitness, and this dramatic transformation of trimming down to only 8% body fat in 2,000 hours.
Don’t let that fresh sea breeze go to waste with improper breath-work – let professional instructor of The Art of Living Foundation Theresa Chang do her magic and learn the secret to rejuvenation through breathing at her Energy Breathing class. Guests can also develop a new healthy eating habit at the Healthy Eating Habits and Common Myths workshops with professional nutritionist Che Chun, as well as immunity-boosting recipe and detox beverage demonstrations by the Dream Cruises culinary team.