All the buzz about Sydney and Melbourne opening up 1 November 2021 today, there is a glimmer of hope for visitors to travel again or get reunited with their families. Tourism Western Australia has partnered with Dream Cruises in Singapore to allow guests to enjoy activities and adventures on the Genting Dream cruise from 19 September to 6 November 2021. The sailings are three times weekly. This is a first-of-its-kind collaboration with a cruise company.
Passengers can also choose to book a Western Australian thematic cabin package which includes a plush toy, dry bag, mobile ring grid and a wine pairing menu for two at the Prime Steakhouse & Seafood Grill Restaurant by Mark Best. 10 cabins have been set aside specially for this partnership and the interior will feature decorations and imagery showcasing the iconic features of each Western Australian region. These familiar landmarks include the Blue Boat House, Busselton Jetty, Roebuck Bay, Pinnacles and Wildflowers at Canna Reserve.
Get to taste produce from Swan Valley in the Markets of the World, an array of stalls representing international delights. Passengers will be able to place an order for these products as well as wine from Upper Reach, Riverbank Estate, Sittella, Oakover, Faber Vineyard, Sandalford, Pinelli Estate, and Mandoon Estate onboard the cruise. Specialty restaurants on the ship also offer Western Australia rock lobster. S$20,000 worth of produce has been flown in specially by Destination Perth and the City of Swan.
Quinton the Quokka makes an appearance onboard. The world’s cutest marsupial family is found only in Western Australia. Take a selfie with the Quokka as well as other recognisable backdrops of Western Australia during your cruise. The best selfie wins an all expense paid trip for two to Western Australia worth S$9,999. Mention @DreamCruiseLine with hashtags #WorldDreamWesternAustralia #WorldDream #AdventureAwaits #thisisWA & #WesternAustraliaSG for your social posts.
Take part in the Western Australia Amazing Race stops and the Trivial Wall. You could win quokka soft toys and other prizes including a Western Australia hamper.
“With the anticipation of borders re-opening in the next few months, this partnership is our way of stimulating visitor interest to Western Australia. By bringing a sampling of the experiences onboard, we seek to inspire travellers to fly to Perth and enjoy all that the State has to offer. In the pre-Covid era, Singapore forms the second-largest inbound sources to Western Australia (107,100 visitors). Due to its close proximity and time zone similarity, the State has always held a strong appeal for this market which revel in the food, wildlife/nature, aquatic/marine experiences and open spaces.”Ava Ang, Country Head for Tourism Western Australia, Singapore & Malaysia