Cover Bitten by the travel bug? A sailing vacation on Hong Kong waters offered by Dream Cruises’ The Place will satisfy your growing wanderlust.(Photo: Courtesy of Genting Cruise Lines)

There’s no need to grieve over the absence of overseas travel when you have this luxury "seacation" experience to tick off. Featuring top-notch hospitality, world-class dining options and entertainment facilities, Dream Cruises’ The Palace promises holidaymakers a once-in-a-lifetime sailing vacation unlike any other

Find yourself constantly reminiscing about your past trips and itching to embark on a new travel adventure? Well, you’re not alone. International travel is making a comeback amid the continuous global Covid-19 vaccine rollout, with more and more countries reopening their borders to Hongkongers who are fully vaccinated—including Portugal, Iceland, Germany and more. But if you’re one of those travel lovers who are waiting for a fully safe world to return to the air, and looking to treat yourself to a well-deserved vacation, a staycation on a luxury cruise...to nowhere might just be the answer.

While cruise-to-nowhere is nothing new in the industry, it’s one post-pandemic travel trend that has risen to prominence in recent years due to travel bans, becoming a popular staycation alternative in Hong Kong. In our city, there’s no shortage of cruise companies offering tempting packages to pamper guests with gourmet food, impeccable services and luxurious facilities—all the perks you could possibly desire for a five-star cruise experience. But if you’re looking for a truly luxurious stay, Genting Dream Cruises’ The Palace ticks all the boxes.

Read on to find out everything about the lush vessel, including the facilities, accommodations, dining and entertainment options, as well as their new exclusive “Super Seacation” offerings that promise you a holiday to remember. 

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The Ship

Owned by Dream Cruises from Genting Cruise Line, The Palace is the very definition of modern luxury. Offering up to 10,000 square meters of space, the vessel boasts a “luxury ship-within-a-ship" concept, specially designed to offer guests an immersive experience at sea, with elegantly appointed suites, fine dining restaurants and extensive facilities marrying impeccable services.

Once on the cruise ship, guests will experience an unparalleled level of hospitality from their around-the-clock, dedicated butler service. From assisting you to check-in, to arranging reservations and professionally pressing your garments, every your every need will be well served. Unlimited and complimentary Wi-Fi and privileges including priority access to specialty restaurants, spa facilities and entertainment programmes are also offered.  

Accomodations

When it comes to accommodation, The Palace only offers suites. With an average suite size of over 42 square metres, each type of accommodation is a stylish apartment featuring an exceptional level of space, comfort and service.

Whether it’s the Palace Villa, Palace Penthouse, Palace Deluxe Suite or the Palace Suite, all rooms offered here are unbelievably decadent, complete with elegant furnishings and private balconies that allow guests to take in uninterrupted sea views and enjoy some fresh air. The suites also feature coffee machines, complimentary mini-bar assortments and premium bath amenities from Etro.  

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Facilities

The Palace has all the top-notch facilities you’d expect of an extravagant cruise ship. In addition to spacious sundecks and a rooftop swimming pool with six waterslides, it also includes a well-equipped gym, a spa offering a wide selection of rejuvenating treatments, recreational facilities such as zipline, outdoor beach club and bowling alleys, alongside an impressive collection of bars and restaurants.  

Dining Experiences

The dining options at The Palace are plentiful and will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Offering seven specialty dining restaurants serving up a diverse range of cuisines from Chinese delicacies to Japanese food and international feasts, no matter what you choose, quality is guaranteed here. Dishes are always be prepared with premium ingredients and served in upscale surroundings.

Aside from all-inclusive set meal entitlements at these restaurants, guests will also enjoy a complimentary premium beverage package featuring juices, teas, coffee, wines and beers at selected venues.  

New "Super Seacation" Offerings

Interested in booking yourself a holiday at sea with Genting Dream Cruises? Now is your chance to enjoy all those luxurious experiences with special privileges, as they have just launched two new promotions for their “Super Seacation” offer, which comes with plenty of perks to offer guests a memorable stay.

Throughout September, The Palace will be offering guests an exciting array of Japanese experiences, including traditional music and performances, a showcase of street food and cultural activities. And if you’re doing a cruisecation next month, you will enjoy a series of Oktoberbest-themed entertainment and dining offerings. For more details, visit dreamcruiseline.com 

Guest Vaccination Requirements

All of Genting Dream Cruises' crew members are fully vaccinated. The cruise ship is only accepting bookings from guests who have been fully vaccinated (two doses), where guests aged 12 and above must complete two doses of their Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their sailing date, and provide official proof of vaccination during check-in at the cruise terminal. All guests are also required to submit a negative PCR test result with a test specimen collected within 48-hours prior to the departure date. The policy is subject to change, so please refer to their official website for the latest information before booking. 

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