From 21 February to 30 March 2021, the World Dream features Korean-themed sailings as part of a series of Around the world on World Dream cruises. During my cruise at the end of February, I headed around the ship for some Korean-themed activities and shows to see what these themed additions are like to the already many activities and facilities available on board.
World Dream Rhythm of Korea Themed Cruise
A Rhythm of Korea activity brochure was placed inside my original Balcony Stateroom. listing the various activities available. For the exact times of these activities, refer back to the Dream Daily or Dream Weekender.
K-Snacks On The Go
At the Souvenir Mart on Deck 7 MID, there are Korean snacks available for purchase. These include fresh kimchi, rice wine, Jeju chocolates, Korean abalones, and more.
Some information about Jeju mandarins and abalones placed above the product shelf.
There are also push carts around the ship advertising these Korean products.
Korean Buffet Line at The Lido (No Pork No Lard)
While I had my luxurious meals under my Palace upgrade, I headed to The Lido anyway just to see what Korean specials are on offer.
The Korean buffet line is in the regular No Pork No Lard part of the buffet. First at the counter is Mee Rebus which I shall ignore it lest I go on and on about having Korean Mee Rebus.
Main courses include Dakkochi Ssamjang (Grilled Chicken Skewers), Honghap Jjim (Spicy Mussel Stew), and Beef Bulgogi.
Like most Korean restaurants, there’s also sides of Kimchi Cabbage and Kimchi Cucumber.
While I didn’t have any food in The Lido, the same sides I had in Umi Uma tasted pretty good.
“Imagine Your Korea” Colourful Hanbok Costume Fashion Runway
Before the start of the Dream Variety show, the “Imagine Your Korea” Colourful Hanbok Costume Fashion Runway show was held to entertain guests while waiting for the show to start. The Korean costumes look great, and having them worn by mostly Ukrainian performers was somewhat entertaining.
The Rhythm of Korea activities were further promoted in the Zodiac Theatre.
“Hair-ppiness” Styling Workshop
Heading out of the Zodiac Theatre after the Dream Variety show, the “Hair-ppiness” Styling Workshop was on-going at the Lobby on Deck 6.
If you are aiming to get a free Korean oppa makeover courtesy of Dream Cruises, unfortunately, due to safe management measures, the hairstylist will only be styling other crew members, and there is no physical interaction with the public.
“Dae Jang Geum” K-Food Cooking Demonstration
On the second day of my cruise, there was a “Dae Jang Geum” K-Food Cooking Demonstration featuring how to make Kimchi Cabbage, Kimchi Fried Rice, and Kimchi Pancake. This is held in the Zodiac Theatre with live cooking.
Even with my mask on, the smells from the food being cooked can still travel up the theatre from the stage. I wonder how it tastes, since, unfortunately, due to safe management measures, there is no physical interaction with the public, hence no tasting too.
Rhythm of Korea Cocktails
Around the ship, there are also Korean cocktails of Cucumber Lemonade and Seoul Mojito, both of which are mixed with Soju (I think). I didn’t give these a try though, since I have other drinks in my Palace menu.
Overall, it’s impressive to see that despite travel being restricted around the world, there’s still an “overseas” experience here in Singapore with actual immigration being cleared, to sail out of Singapore waters, and to experience another country’s culture and activities on board the World Dream.
This is great for attracting repeat cruisers who are really bored in Singapore and wanting some form of overseas holiday, and now they can over seas.
To illustrate my point into action, I’m sufficiently impressed by this Korean-themed cruise that I’ve booked my next Thai-themed cruise on Klook for end-April after disembarking from this cruise, bringing it to my third cruise on board World Dream in such a short period.
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!]