On this cruise on board the World Dream, I had the privilege to visit the main galley where most of the ship’s food gets cooked up for various inclusive restaurants. The galley consists of many sections, depending on cuisine or type of food, which I’ll write about below.
Dream Dining Room Lower
The Executive Sous Chef met up with my group at Dream Dining Room Lower before heading to the galley.
The galley is on Deck 6, one deck below Dream Dining Room Lower. To access it, there is a pair of escalators – the only set of escalators on board the World Dream – for the convenience of staff traversing between the galley and restaurant.
Here’s a waiter bringing up food for Dream Dining Room Lower from the galley.
Before entering the galley, the chef demonstrates the 8 steps to wash hands with.
The galley is arguably the most dangerous part of the ship for fires to occur with heat generated during cooking. Fire closets around the galley are aplenty with chefs doubling up as certified fire fighters in case of emergencies.
The Chief Steward comes by to explain how the stewarding cleans up the dishes after passengers have had their meals, and how food waste is processed on board the ship.
The metal funnel leads to a chute for uneaten food which gets cut up into smaller pieces later on, and gets discharged slowly into the sea a minimum distance from shore to feed the fishes.
If cutlery accidentally gets fed down the chute, there are strong magnets at the sides before the blade to prevent them from being sent to the blades, damaging the blades as a result.
Different types of trays are for separating different types of dishes, fed through the dishwasher.
Next, it’s on to the cooking part of the tour.
The Garde Manger or cold galley are where fruits, salads, and sandwiches are assembled.
The Asian Galley is where meals for Dream Dining Room Upper are whipped up.
There are no open flames on board the ship, with electrical induction cooking used throughout.
With the high wattage, water comes to a boil instantly in the wok.
Once the hot wok is taken off the induction stove, the stove surface is already cool enough to put your whole hand on it, preventing fires from happening.
The Western Galley is where meals for Dream Dining Room Lower are whipped up.
There are huge ovens here, which the Asian Galley also uses for steaming rice.
The bakery is where the ship’s breads are baked fresh throughout the day. Even with my mask on, this section smells amazing.
Just beside the bakery, the pastry chefs create desserts in the Pastry Galley.
The Halal Galley is where Halal meals are cooked up.
The World Dream is Asia Pacific’s first Halal-friendly cruise ship certified by the United World Halal Development (UNWHD). There is a dedicated Halal buffet line at The Lido serving up Halal-certified food throughout meal times.
Equipment in the Halal Galley is clearly labeled and marked to prevent contamination with other galleys.
Food from the galley is transported around the ship using the clean lift.
Waste is transported around the ship using the dirty lift. No food is allowed inside the dirty lift.
For Halal food, there is a dedicated Halal Lift to transport it around the ship.
To further ensure that the Halal Lift is used for Halal food only, CCTVs are looking out when in use.
Thank you Dream Cruises Singapore for this insightful visit to the galley!
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!]