SINGAPORE – Dream Cruises is launching a Hari Raya-themed journey on the World Dream cruise liner to rejoice the top of Ramadan.
The three-night cruises to nowhere could have two sailings, departing Singapore on Could 16 and 23.
They’ll function halal cooking demonstrations by superstar cooks, who will whip up halal pastries and mocktails.
A brand new menu can be launched on the vessel’s Crystal Life Spa, providing massages and physique scrubs that use alcohol-free merchandise.
The Straits Occasions understands that the Hari Raya cruises have been “promoting very effectively” because the operator started advertising and marketing them final month.
Whereas the cruises cater to Muslim company, non-Muslims may also purchase tickets. Dream Cruises mentioned tickets for the sailings in Could begin from $179 a individual.
Whereas the Hari Raya-themed cruises will happen after Ramadan, measures are in place for Muslim company who take to the excessive seas on different cruises throughout the fasting month, which falls between April 13 and Could 12.
Visitors will be capable to be a part of communal prayer periods and non secular lectures on journeys from April 11 to Could 14 as a part of a Ramadan non secular expertise, the primary itinerary of its type on board a cruise liner.
Muslim company boarding the World Dream throughout Ramadan may also have meals served earlier than they begin their quick at daybreak.
The cruises introduced on Wednesday (March 17) come after World Dream obtained optimistic suggestions from company for its halal-friendly journeys launched in December 2020.
The World Dream has welcomed about 5,000 Muslim passengers because it was recognised as the primary halal-friendly cruise ship within the Asia-Pacific on Dec 11, mentioned Dream Cruises president Michael Goh.
Greater than 100,000 folks have taken journeys on the World Dream and Royal Caribbean Worldwide’s Quantum of the Seas ship because the pilot programme to reboot the cruise business started in November 2020.
In the meantime, Dream Cruises signed a memorandum of understanding with non-profit Jamiyah Singapore on Wednesday.
A part of the collaboration entails Dream Cruises donating 10 per cent of its proceeds from chosen group gross sales bookings to Jamiyah Singapore. Ten households receiving support from Jamiyah Singapore may also be invited on board the Hari Raya cruise on Could 23.
“Many serving to fingers are wanted to revive confidence and help to folks whose earnings and incomes have been affected by the lack of jobs as a result of Covid-19 pandemic,” mentioned Jamiyah Singapore president Mohd Hasbi Abu Bakar.