On my third cruise to nowhere on board World Dream, I found myself back in a Balcony Stateroom. Here’s a more comprehensive review of the Balcony Stateroom now that I’m in here for an actual full cruise instead of just having a quick look before upgrading to The Palace like last time.
Under STB’s CruiseSafe certification, the World Dream Super Seacation emphasizes on 100% fresh air throughout the ship. This doesn’t mean that World Dream does not operate without air-conditioning, but it’s more on fresh air used throughout the ship rather than recycled air.
Nevertheless, what better way to get 100% fresh air than to get a balcony in my room under this free upgrade?
World Dream Balcony Stateroom
World Dream’s Balcony Staterooms are at least 20 square meters big laid out elongated from the corridor to the balcony. These are located from Deck 8 through Deck 15 and are everywhere from forward to aft of the ship.
The Balcony Stateroom comes with a Queen-size bed together with a sleeper single or double sofa bed. This is convertible to a Hollywood Twin upon pre-request.
I had a towel elephant on my bed to welcome me to my room.
There is a working table across from the sofa bed where the amenities are.
Coffee and tea making facilities are available on the working table.
Two bottles of mineral water are provided at the start of the cruise, with additional bottles chargeable at S$2 each. However, purchasing new bottles of water really isn’t necessary as the tap water is drinkable so you can just fill up from there.
Masks and menus are provided on the working table.
The room service menu is more comprehensive now with a Halal section, although you should really proceed to restaurants around the ship for a better dining experience, even at the free ones.
Balcony Stateroom Balcony
The balcony consists of two seats with a side table. Smoking is permitted on the balcony, but remember to close the doors.
Fun fact: The cabin air-conditioning automatically switches off when you open the balcony door. You have to switch the aircon back on again after you return to the cabin from the balcony.
HDMI Cable to TV
Taking a tip from The Milelion, I decided to bring my own HDMI cable on board to test if my laptop would connect to the TV.
The stateroom’s TV has 2 HDMI ports, and HDMI 2 is the most easily accessible from the side.
After a bit of fumbling around the controls, I’m happy to report that the mirroring works from my laptop to the TV using a 3 meter HDMI cable.
A short 1.5 meter HDMI cable would require you to move stuff around the table in order to place your laptop nearer to the TV.
Here’s how you connect your laptop to the stateroom’s TV:
Like a regular TV at home, change the input to HDMI 2 first. After that, head to “Live TV” and then “Safety Video”.
The mirroring will disconnect if you go to another channel. If the mirroring disconnects, change the input to HDMI 2 while on the selection to “Safety Video” under “Live TV”.
To make the mirroring full screen, simply click on “Safety Video” as your channel selection.
Balcony Stateroom Toilet and Bathroom
While the toilet isn’t as spacious as the Balcony Deluxe Stateroom, everything is very reachable.
The standing shower is rather spacious to be in. There is also a clothesline (not in picture) at the top of the standing shower to hang your clothes at, right below the exhaust fan, so it’s quite useful for poor man’s steaming and drying your clothes after a shower.
Toiletries are placed on small shelves by the sink counter and toilet bowl. This is in addition to the 3-in-1 soap readily available in the standing shower.
Toothbrush sets are placed in a shelf beside the sink.
I had the additional amenities readily placed in my toilet which was nice.
Charging Power Sockets
By the bed side, there are both USB and 3-pin power sockets available.
Pro-tip: The 3-pin socket charges up your phone and devices faster than the USB socket, so use that if you need a faster day charge. If you are charging your devices overnight, both sockets are fine.
Overall, the Balcony Stateroom, is a great place to be in when retiring from the day on board the World Dream, though I can see that it might get squeezy if you are in a group of 3 or 4 persons. But then again, there’s so many activities to do on board the World Dream that I don’t think you’ll be spending most of the cruise in the room anyway.
World Dream Super Seacation Cruise To Nowhere
- SBS Transit Bus Service 400 from Marina South Pier MRT Station to Marina Bay Cruise Centre by Bus
- SBS Transit Bus Service 400 from Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore to Marina South Pier, Downtown & Tanjong Pagar MRT Stations
- Dream Cruises Free Shuttle Bus Service from Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore to HarbourFront Centre / Singapore Cruise Centre
- COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test & Boarding Procedures at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
- Interior Stateroom with Single Bed
- Balcony Stateroom with Queen-Sized Bed
- Balcony Stateroom with Twin Beds
- Aft Balcony Stateroom with Twin Beds
- Balcony Deluxe Stateroom (with bathtub)
- The Palace (Tour)
- All-Inclusive Free Dining & Additional Specialty Restaurants
- WiFi, Facilities, Activities & Entertainment
- DreamElite Member Free Drinks and Discounted Drinks Packages
- Disembarkation & COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
- The Palace: Priority COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, Check-In & Boarding Lounge at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
- The Palace: On-Board Upgrade from Balcony Stateroom to Palace Suite
- The Palace: Palace Suite with Queen-Sized Bed
- The Palace: Palace Suite with with Twin Beds
- The Palace: All-Inclusive Free Premium Specialty Restaurants
- The Palace: Exclusive Palace Facilities including 24 Hour Dedicated Butler
- The Palace: Priority Disembarkation at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
- World Dream Halal-Friendly Cruise To Nowhere: Asia Pacific’s First Halal-Friendly Cruise Ship
- Rhythm of Korea Themed Cruise (21 February to 30 March 2021)
- Amazing Thailand Themed Cruise (31 March to 16 June 2021)
- World Dream: Cruising during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) at 25% Capacity
- Wonders of Japan Themed Cruise (20 June to 18 September 2021)
- World Dream: Bridge Tour [Exclusive!]
- World Dream: Galley Tour [Exclusive!]
- World Dream: Medical Centre Tour with COVID-19 Response Plan [Exclusive!]