Australasia-wide roadshows to present Explorer Dream

SuperStar Virgo will emerge from the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore as Explorer Dream SuperStar Virgo will emerge from the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore as Explorer Dream

Star and Dream Cruises kicked off roadshows to introduce Explorer Dream to cruise specialists around Australia and New Zealand simultaneously in Sydney, Perth and the Gold Coast on Wednesday night.

The roadshows will move across the Tasman to Christchurch (February 19), Wellington (February 20) and Auckland (February 21).

They will also be held simultaneously in Brisbane and Adelaide on February 20 and move on to Melbourne (February 27) and Hobart (February 28).

Sembcorp makeover

SuperStar Virgo, which was popular with local cruisers when she was relocated to Sydney from Singapore in 2003 following an outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), will undergo a $US30m transformation into Explorer Dream at the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore next month.

Joining Genting Dream and World Dream, the 1,870-passenger Explorer Dream will be the first in the Dream Cruises fleet to sail outside of Asian waters when she homeports in Australia and New Zealand.

She leaves Shanghai on October 6 on her repositioning voyage to Sydney via Hong Kong and Singapore.

Round cruises from Sydney and Auckland

After arriving on October 27 she will operate a series of seven-night round cruises before heading for Auckland on December 8. Here she will also operate seven-night round cruises around New Zealand before heading back to Sydney on February 2, 2020.

On March 1 Explorer Dream is due to set sail on the repositioning voyage to Asia.

 

Posted 14 February 2019

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent