Dream cruise April 2021 Top 10 tips to know before you board - Being Kiasu
holy cow alibaba how's everyone today this is the second time to experience dream cruise we just went in december 2020 last year but because of the promotion deal we went again in april this year this time we wanted to have more time to relax so we get the four days 3 night package which only cost us sgd 189 per pax can you believe it? that's an amazing price, don't you think so our december booking last year cost us more than sgd400+per person and it was only for 3 days 2 nights just like the first time we went in december last year this time too we have to pass the swab test before boarding well this time the swab test for covid 19 took longer than expected it took almost 2 hours to complete the test the lines are just long but everything is still in order our swab test in december last year only took 20 minutes in total to get the result this time there are more people to board on the ship the actual swab test took less than 5 minutes this time the cotton bud used is slightly thicker than the last so it can't go deeper hence you don't feel it at all more comfortable than the thinner cotton bud this time there is no covid test upon the arrival back in singapore you can immediately leave the terminal and go home in this youtube i'm going to talk about the hidden gems and some tips that were not covered in my previous youtube now number one things to do is please make sure to have your trace together apps downloaded on your phone or go get a trace together token now the next thing to note is download the dream cruise app before your boarding the app allows you to check on the information pages on daily timetable and booking shows through the apps if you wanted to connect your friends and family outside the cruise checking on facebook and instagram then you may want to pay for the wi-fi package for standard package 3 nights it's sgd 27 per device or family buddle package up to 4 devices and cost sgd81 for 3 nights if you are bringing your kids along i would suggest you not to subscribe the wi-fi and let them focus and play on the cruise you can still connect with them by using the dream cruise app on board and it is free however the dream cruise apps on board cannot connect the people from outside the cruise ship my next tip is carry your own luggage to board the cruise ship once you have gotten the test result you can go drop your luggage at the front desk but i would suggest you to carry your own luggage with you if possible this is because once you're on board you can immediately go change and play in the water park if you drop the luggage at the front desk you won't be getting your luggage that soon and can be as late as 7 pm in the evening by 7 pm the water park is closed about the parking fees, well if you are coming by car the parking cost is 4 days 3 nights for sgd 45 and five days four nights for sgd 55 six days five nights for sgd65 and when the car park is full you will have to go other place to park your car so my tips will be come early if you intend to drive to the terminal and park here if you come late they might not be having any parking lot for you the need for safe distancing means there will be capacity limitations for all activities and amenities this could mean that only a certain number of people will be allowed at say the pool with similar restrictions at restaurants and lounges the boarding time is around 2pm so once you board the cruise ship the first thing you should do is go to the water park at deck 16 and book the facilities for the pool and jaguzzi you cannot do the booking through the dream cruise apps for the pool and jacuzzi so you have to go in person and book with the crew on duty they will check on the availability manually and write you the time slot on the paper only two people are allowed in the jacuzzi and there is a certain number for the pool too now remember remember remember do not go to lido for your lunch first the line will be too long after your lunch you'll be regretted if you go lunch first once you have booked the facilities for the pool then go have your lunch at the lido buffet take your time also don't forget to book all the shows you wanted to watch through the dream cruise app now you can do that when you're having your late lunch at lido if you are a gym junkies like me go book for your time slot for the gym well you can have your meal first at the lido the line for the gym is not very long at all because there aren't many people that are very eager to work out on the cruise but there are a lot of people wanted to use the pool and play with the water when they do cruise so remember the first thing to do when you board on a cruise is to go to deck 16 where the pool is do your booking first for the pool and jacuzzi then go have your lunch at lido it's also located at deck 16. when you're having lunch open the dream cruise app and do the show booking after your lunch you can slowly walk to deck 15 where the gym is do your booking there with the staff the spa is also located at deck 15 next to the gym the gym starts as early as 7 00 am and each time slot is about one and a half hour there is only one smith machine some cable machines treadmills and free weights no olympic bar and no squat rack it is amazing to work out on a cruise ship because the window is just next to you and you can look at the sea and work out it is a total different feelings and experience well this time the theme is amazing thailand well last december it was a christmas theme so thai music was air in the background movies muay thai training massages and street food can be all experienced in the cruise ship what to wear in the cruise ship for some inclusive restaurants slippers are not allowed to enter so bring along shoes slippers for the pool swimsuit gym clothing and workout shoes sun hat sunscreen and sunglasses try not to bring expensive jewelry because you are not allowed to wear necklaces earrings bangles bracelets and rings when you play the water slides and outdoor activities such as rope course zip line and rock climbing a jacket is necessary especially for the elderly it gets quite cold in the restaurant and theater a good pair of sport shoes is recommended especially when you are doing the rope course you have to have your own socks when you do the rock climbing but rock climbing shoes will be provided ladies you may want to bring some stretchable long pants for rock climbing shorts would be a bit risky because people may be able to see through from the bottom also long pants can protect scratches from the rocks if any now let me tell you where to shoot the best picture for the zipline rope course if you want to take a good video of your rope course journey ask your photographer to go one level higher than when you start your rope course journey then your photographer can capture clearly when you do the final part of the zip line over to the other end during my visit every day there is a certain time having special promotions for vr games please find out from the daily timetable to check for the promotion before you try out the vr game we paid for $18 for two games for a person and each game lasted only 5 minutes the $18 is after the promotion checking out the room in the cruise now last time we booked balcony deluxe stateroom and this time we booked balcony stateroom what is the difference the difference is not that big to be honest both have one queen size bed one double sofa bed the obvious difference is in the bathroom toilet for the balcony deluxe stateroom there are two basins and a bathtub and a shower but for balcony stateroom only shower and a single basin i don't usually use bathtub so i would suggest just go for the balcony stateroom it's good enough and the difference in size is 22 square meter vs 20 square meter so there is only two square meter different and you can't spot it at all and for deluxe we paid an extra $40 for two nights per person the zouk beach club is where you could watch outdoor movies on a giant led screen the experience is wonderful because the backdrop is not the wall but it's the big wide ocean on the last day of my visit the dazzle trio performed the songs from theresa teng in zouk beach club well i can tell you the sound system is really wonderful there the world dream bingo is where you should try your luck buy the bingo at only $20 each and win big prize please check the timetable for the bingo time now let's talk about dining in dream cruise there are four inclusive restaurants in dream cruise for lido located at deck 16 near the pool it is a buffet style serving international cuisine you will find chinese malay indian and western in this restaurant the other two restaurants serve western and chinese cuisine the daily menu is fixed and food will bring to your table for chinese it usually has about four dishes a soup three dishes and end with the chinese dessert such as ching teng or red bean soup as for the western it has salad and soup for starter main course either fish meat or pasta or pizza and end with a well-decorated dessert for chinese and western restaurants if you don't want to wait then please go early you can actually just walk in a bit earlier before the restaurant starts that way you will have your seat once it is full you will have to wait for other timing they will give you a later timing such as 1 30 pm for lunch or 8pm for dinner then you will have to come back for the reserve time and yes there is a 24 hour snacks corner located outside lido in case you are hungry when all the restaurants are closed some other non-inclusive restaurants are umi uma the japanese and the hot pot okay let's talk about the hidden gem number one the secret pathway around the ship well this is the second time we joined dream cruise the first time was only two nights and it was very rushed to check out everything on the cruise ship plus there are so many activities to join a few shows to watch and restaurant to dine in so we don't have enough time to see the whole ship this time we have three nights plus it was the second time with dream cruise so i have more time to explore places that i have never seen yet amazingly i found a hidden gem at deck 7 or 8. you can enter from the hot pot restaurant follow the path and it will lead you to the outdoor open air pathway i walk the entire pathway it is wheelchair friendly and there are no stairs the pathway makes one big round of the ship so we are walking one big round of the whole ship from deck 7 8 and 9.
the best thing is it looks like not many people know about this secret pathway because we didn't meet anyone at all it was an amazing walk and very relaxing too trust me if you happen to board on dream cruise go find this hidden gem if you happen to dine at hot pot restaurants they offer outdoor seating overlooking the sea you can walk on the pathway and it leads you to the next destination the ship captain control room this is the main control center of the ship lucky enough we saw the head of the captain using binocular looking at the sea only authorized personnel are allowed to enter this area and the highest ranking officer of the watch is generally placed in charge in this control room the next hidden gem is the captain room on deck 15 where the gym and spa are located walk past the gym and there is a door leading you to get a closer look at the captain room there are about six captains maneuvering the ship and coordinating with the engine room the control room houses the radar systems and other complicated equipment for navigation purposes the room also located with a clear view both ahead and abeam it does have good visibility i have a look at the captain's background and found they are from singapore china finland and sweden now there are few shows on the cruise ship during my visit we watch "faith" skilled acrobatic performances from ukraine you cannot miss this show another good show is the magic show the magician is from france he's tall handsome and having a cute french accent it is both interactive and engaging because the audience will get to experience the magic right before their eyes your favorite number it can be absolutely any number you want any number you are thinking of six six are you sure yes yes do you want to change no have we met before no perfect thank you very much and now all the others please thank the prediction inside Sydney Black Number 6 please make the booking through the dream cruise app once you're on board the light and sound show happen in deck 16 near the pool area it only lasts for 5 minutes and you should not miss this no booking is needed because it was conducted in the open air now you can purchase beverage package which includes all types of alcoholic drinks cocktail wines good coffee mocha cappuccino hot chocolates tea mocktail soft drinks and juices at a very good deal during my visit in april the premium package costs 235 dollars which include alcohol and the hard liquor the classic package costs 138 dollars it has alcoholic drinks but does not include the hard liquor and finally the refresh package costs 90 well if you enjoy beers wine and cocktail you have to get the classic package because it is so worth it and cheap on the checkout day the last drinks stops at 9 am the ship usually arrives in singapore at around 9 to 10 a.m the 24 x 7 medical center can only be visited via phone appointment there are doctors onboard each sailing and seven states room have been converted into isolation cabins to house suspected and positive cases of covid 19. if the guest has positive for covid19 all activities will cease and all guests ask to return to their cabins while the ship will return to singapore immediately the cruise ship usually arrives back to singapore shore at around 8-9 am in the morning on the day of this embarkation please have your breakfast early as it ends at 9 00 am the last drinks from the beverage package also stops at 9 a.m
after your breakfast please go to the lobby at deck 6 to pay for your gratuity and other consumption that you have spent for three night cruise the gratitude tax costs about 60 dollars plus per person then you can go back to your room and wait for the staff to knock on your door for disembarkation disembarkation was conducted in sequential order by deck each assigned to different time slots ours at deck 11 and was out at around 10 am going through the custom only takes less than 10 minutes and there is no covid swab test on the arrival in singapore we can go straight to the car park to get our car and go home now come my final thoughts this time with more guests on board the lido buffet was fully open so the guests can still go get their food from the bar easily the queue is still not that bad at all and everything is still in order with many cruise ambassadors on board and crew staff working to make sure everything is being taken care of and in order and yes don't forget to visit the captain's room and check out all the handsome captains on board lastly please also go find the secret pathway the entrance is near the hot pot restaurant the pathway walk is simply amazing you get to see the sea view from a different perspective and with lots of privacy lastly for those who wanted to enjoy a gateway on the high seas now it is probably the best time to make that booking enjoy your holiday tata if you enjoy my travel stories please subscribe to my channel thank you bye