Luxury cruise Genting Dream: Kid-friendly things to look out for

By Felicia Wong   — November 21, 2017
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    Genting Dream is the biggest mega luxury cruise ship to make Singapore its homeport.

    The ship, from Genting Hong Kong’s Dream Cruises, will be sailing from Singapore to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar.

    It stands at an impressive 335 metres and weighing 150, 695 tonnes, boasting amazing attractions across its 18 decks.

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    It offers a dazzling array of cuisines, with over 35 restaurants and bar concepts.

    Guests can indulge in delectable Asian and international dishes on board.

    Related: Review: Genting Dream cruise Dream Palace

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    The cruise liner also offers incredible entertainment options.

    Like ‘Voyage of a Lover’s Dream’, the signature live production show at the Zodiac theatre.

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    You can even find Zouk on board!

    Guests aboard Genting Dream can party the night away in its indoors and outdoors locations.

    Related: Family travel hacks: Visit Maldives on a budget

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    Young Parents got the chance to go on board the stunning Genting Dream last week.

    And we explored the ship’s plethora of kid-friendly options.

    Here are 10 kid-friendly things you can expect on board Genting Dream.

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  • 1. “Reach for the Stars” Junior Talent Show
    6 / 15 1. “Reach for the Stars” Junior Talent Show

    Could your little one be the next child star? Encourage them to take part in the junior talent show for kids aged five to 16.

    Kids will get the chance to showcase their talents in music, singing, dancing, aerobics and more. They will put up a live performance on the grand stage of the Zodiac theatre.

    All contestants will receive a goodie bag and the winners will receive a trophy and have their photo featured on the cruise’s ‘Hall of Fame’.

    The winner’s performances will also be posted on Genting Dream’s social media platforms.

    When: Dec 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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  • 2. Little Pandas Club
    7 / 15 2. Little Pandas Club

    Little Pandas Club is Genting Dream’s exclusive kids club for children aged two to 12. It offers an exciting range of programmes, such as pizza-making classes with a chef and arts and crafts classes .

    Or they can try their hand at the Cartoon Maker activity, where kids can create their own cartoons and star in their own animations. There are also six Nintendo Wii U gaming stations.

    You can even request for in-cabin babysitting and dinner service for your kids. Little Pandas Club is free but there are additional charges for some classes.

    Where: Deck 16 MID

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  • 3. Rock climbing wall
    8 / 15 3. Rock climbing wall

    The rock climbing wall is perfect for energetic kids. Your little ones will be able to work up a sweat as they scale the 23.46 feet wall.

    There’s a minimum height restriction of 140cm.

    And if you make it to the top, the staff will take your picture!

    Where: Deck 18 AFT

    Related: These Singapore kids have been travelling around the world since they were babies

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  • 4. Waterslide park
    9 / 15 4. Waterslide park

    The ship features a waterslide park with six slides. There are gentler slides for the family and faster ones for those looking for an adrenaline rush.

    Some of the bigger slides might be too much for your little ones, but don’t worry, there’s a special play section and water slide for kids.

    Where: Deck 16 AFT (kids play area), Deck 20 AFT

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  • 5. Sportsplex
    10 / 15 5. Sportsplex

    Have fun getting active and burning some energy at the Sportsplex. It features a state-of-the-art standard size basketball court, which also works as a multi-functional space and venue for outdoor activities.

    Other than basketball, you can also play volleyball and football with your little ones.

    Where: Deck 19 AFT

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  • 6. Mini golf course
    11 / 15 6. Mini golf course

    Genting Dream’s mini golf course offers a fun experience suitable for all ages. The nine-hole outdoor putting course is easy enough for your little ones, and you can enjoy the scenic view as you play.

    Where: Deck 18 AFT

    Related: 11 best travel apps for parents

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  • 7. Ropes course
    12 / 15 7. Ropes course

    Get your adrenaline pumping with Genting Dream’s outdoor ropes course. Thrill-seekers can try the 35-metre zip line that glides over the side of the ship 18 decks above the sea.

    It’s definitely not for the faint hearted! Your older kids will have a fun time testing their balance and coordination as they navigate through the rope course and ‘walk the plank’ feature.

    The ropes course has a minimum height restriction of 140cm.

    Where: Deck 18 AFT

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  • 8. Arcade
    13 / 15 8. Arcade

    The arcade features all the latest video games as well as the classic arcade games. The games in the arcade are chargeable and can be operated by your cabin access card.

    Where: Deck 16 MID

    Related: Singapore families with young kids can now travel with Grab

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  • 9. Submersibles
    14 / 15 9. Submersibles

    Genting Dream offers guests an amazing opportunity to explore the depths of the ocean in luxury.

    The ship carries two state-of-the-art submersibles on board. Each vehicle is designed to carry one pilot and four passengers.

    You’ll be able to see fish and sea creatures up close in the 360-degree acrylic hull. Submersible rides are subject to weather and availability.

    Where: Deck 8 Boardwalk

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  • 10. Connecting rooms
    15 / 15 10. Connecting rooms

    If you’re travelling with a big family, don’t worry about having space for all your loved ones.

    Genting Dream features over 100 connecting staterooms, offering more spacious accommodation.

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