Let there be Light
Dream Cruises will transform its flagship vessels into winter wonderlands at sea. Kick-start “A Nordic Christmas Adventure” with a spectacular lighting ceremony that will bring to life the exclusive Dream Advent Calendar and start the magical miniature Santa Express train that will wend its way through a delightful Gingerbread Town.
Follow the lights to the Zouk Beach Club where you can explore a charming Nordic village illuminated with thousands of twinkle lights, highlighted by a festive Swedish yule goat in the village square, and where Santa will make an appearance all the way from Finland! At the Nordic Market, enjoy a selection of Christmas pastries, festive hampers, Scandinavian souvenirs and fun crafts and remember to snap photos with your favourite Christmas characters to preserve the memory. For the ultimate souvenir, pick up a set of limited edition Dream Cruises Christmas Cards and explore the ships to collect 10 different embossing stamps to personalize each card to keep as a souvenir or to share with friends and family.
Sumptuous Holiday Feast
Christmas would not be the same without a sumptuous feast of seasonal food and drinks to share with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. At the inclusive restaurants, The Lido and Dream Dining Room, complimentary traditional holiday fare will include roast turkey, slipper lobster, Gammon ham, roasted beef tenderloin, honey glazed Norwegian salmon, ginger-spiced chocolate cake, Christmas cookies, Swedish St. Lucia saffron buns and much, much more. Gastronomes can upgrade their dining experience at specialty restaurants such as Prime Steakhouse & Seafood Grill or Umi Uma with Wagyu beef, foie gras, tiger prawns, oysters and other delicacies.
Live Christmas Performances
Capturing the spirit of the season, delightful, family-friendly performances will take place in the state-of-the-art Zodiac Theatre that will bring back memories of nostalgic childhood Christmas shows. “Verry Christmas,” on board Genting Dream, is a Christmas spectacular replete with Santa Claus, elves, an evil Snow Queen and even a Polar Bear while World Dream’s “Jolly Holly” show highlights a stunning array of talented performers in spellbinding routines.
As well, from 17 November to 18 December on board Genting Dream, the renowned musical theatre performer Eli Zaelo, from the cast of “The Lion King Musical” and “Titanic The Musical”, will be performing at the Nordic Village square to share her talent and spread joy to passengers.
Nordic Art Lab
Finally, Nordic traditions and cultures come to life through a variety of handicraft workshops for kids and kids-at-heart of all ages. Visit the “elf-service” Tomte Bar to pick favourite accessories to create a personalized tomte in the “Build A Swedish Tomte Workshop” or join in on “Norway Northern Lights Scratch Art” or “Nordic Christmas Ornament Making”, “Danish Weave Knitted Cup Cozy DIY” or the “Julehjerter” Danish Heart Weaving” workshop. Tiny tots can also enjoy various fun and adventurous activities in the Little Dreamers Academy at Sea with special holiday programs during the festive season.