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Old 15-12-2017, 04:52 PM   #61
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For shore excursion, seems like free and easy is FOC but you disembark after everyone

For Bali a lot of people opted for transfer to Celukan Bawang at $32 for shopping and maybe sight seeing

Ended up send us by bus to a huge sourvenir shop with reataurant and a tiny theme park

Then the free n easy people joined us. They took their own transport to and from from same place cost only $12

But then got people going on nearby Singaraja city tour who paid $60 also ended up in same place for shopping

So for Bali excursion unless you choose those expensive ones that take you further away it maybe more worthwhile to try your luck with your own taxi on shore

They said last tender boat back to ship is at 3.30 pm but the ship only left Bali around 6pm and still seeing tender boats arriving after 4.30pm
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Old 15-12-2017, 04:56 PM   #62
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As for Surabaya we opted for the tour of the Majapahit ruins

Don't think one can go for such a tour on your own as it's quite far

Last call to reach back ship was 5 pm and our group arrived after that but got 2 bus loads of us

Again ship only left at 7 instead of the scheduled 6pm

But it was the maiden call at the port so maybe they don't get the timing right.

Think the main problem is ship is using SG time while local guide using Indonesia time

Again got people who went free and easy and can see lots of taxi, buses waiting at the port

Heard some uncle talking the next day that got 3 people didn't make it on time to return to ship and have to take a flight to Bali to rejoin the cruise. Not sure now true was that.
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Old 15-12-2017, 04:59 PM   #63
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Btw anyone familiar with the casino chips on board genting dream ?

I see see look look only never dare to gamble

The commonest chip at the blackjack table seems to be the green one

Seems like 1 black one change 4 green ones

So black one is $100 and green one is $ 25 ?

Some people seem playing quite big

One hand put 2 green on the pair and another black to bet for the hand
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Old 15-12-2017, 05:05 PM   #64
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I saw a blur croupier who wanted to pay a player in blackjack when who had 19

Straight away he was stopped by an alert pit supervisor

Quite cool of him though to act like nothing happen and continue dealing
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Old 15-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #65
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For shore excursion, seems like free and easy is FOC but you disembark after everyone

For Bali a lot of people opted for transfer to Celukan Bawang at $32 for shopping and maybe sight seeing

Ended up send us by bus to a huge sourvenir shop with reataurant and a tiny theme park

Then the free n easy people joined us. They took their own transport to and from from same place cost only $12

But then got people going on nearby Singaraja city tour who paid $60 also ended up in same place for shopping

So for Bali excursion unless you choose those expensive ones that take you further away it maybe more worthwhile to try your luck with your own taxi on shore

They said last tender boat back to ship is at 3.30 pm but the ship only left Bali around 6pm and still seeing tender boats arriving after 4.30pm
What is the shopping place call? It is big or or only sell souvenir?
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Old 15-12-2017, 05:53 PM   #66
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Water slides, rope course and zip line was fun

Shows are good, esp the Voyage of a lover's dream signature show. The China got talent show was good as well. The other rhythm dance shop can skip , quite boring

We didn't go for the adult show. Anyway at $78 per pax quite ex

One band from England that performs at the pool deck on a few nights and the closing party is quite good. Thought the performance at the 360 at the casino was boring though

Don't miss the closing party and fireworks for 5 night cruise but it's dependent on the weather though

For 5 nights cruise they got a talent show for kids on the last day afternoon. The performance can be quite good though.
The zip line has to go through obstacle course before u can reach izzit? Is it scary? It was windy the day I wanna try so dare not go for it (scared I get blown off lol I know got safety rope but still scared)

I wanna just try zip line but obstacle course look scary
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Old 15-12-2017, 05:56 PM   #67
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Just came back fro 6D5N cruise to Surabaya/North Bali on Genting Dream

Will say the experience is better than expected

We only booked balcony class, no suit

Did city check in the day b4. Arrived at MB Crusie terminal around 12.30pm, boarding suppose to start at 1

Everything was a breeze

By 1.30pm we were already having lunch onboard

Only complaint was the luggage only reached our cabin after 6pm but no major issue

Food wise it's more asian oriented. Don't have the fine dining amg moh food like RC.

The western complimentary restaurant only got one choice of fish/meat/asian/vegitarian main course for each meal. plus buffet of salad, soup and desert

Chinese restaurant food is better but can get a bit boring after a while. Always one appetizer, one soup, 5 main dishes, rice and desert. The desert at the Chinese restuarant is lousy. Every meal will have one prawn , one fish dish, one meat, one vege, one tofu/mis. At least 2 nights got abalone soup plus oysters etc

The buffer restaurant is a surprise. Food quality is better than RC
The last night of our cruise got lobster on ice, sashimi, baked oysters plus other seafood dishes. They even used real abalone in the stir fry brocolli. The night b4 got crayfish and crabs. Other nights also the selection was not bad. Ended up we ate 3 nights at the buffet restaurant

Usual trick is to check the menu at all 3 places then decide where you want to eat.

One thing to note is the Chinese restaurant lots of time they put party of 4 in table meant for 6 but the kitchen will serve food portion for 6. So really there is a lot of food if you get portions for 6. Unlikely to get hungry unless you stay till 2 or 3 am

But then the blue lagoon serves hawker style food at $5 only after 11pm

So no problem if you get hungry.

Btw there is absolutely no dress code for the complimentary restuarants at all.

Not sure about the speciality ones.
How do u check the menu? I can only see on the big screen outside the restaurant, does the app improvise and allow menu to be seen? So u have to run to 3 places to look at the menu? Wah I wanna go the night with oyster Sia, sounds so good
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The zip line has to go through obstacle course before u can reach izzit? Is it scary? It was windy the day I wanna try so dare not go for it (scared I get blown off lol I know got safety rope but still scared)

I wanna just try zip line but obstacle course look scary
Need to go thru obstacle course

When strong wind think they don't allow zip line
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How do u check the menu? I can only see on the big screen outside the restaurant, does the app improvise and allow menu to be seen? So u have to run to 3 places to look at the menu? Wah I wanna go the night with oyster Sia, sounds so good
Go check the big screen lah

Buffet place can usually see at the portion they put outside

Or tell them you just want to check they food and they will alow you in
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What is the shopping place call? It is big or or only sell souvenir?
It's called Krishna Ole Ole

Think they got many branches all over Bali and got one at North Bali and that's the one the shore excursion bring you

Got sell sourvenirs, clothings, t shirts, and the famous Bali snacks, especially the Bali peanuts
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It's called Krishna Ole Ole

Think they got many branches all over Bali and got one at North Bali and that's the one the shore excursion bring you

Got sell sourvenirs, clothings, t shirts, and the famous Bali snacks, especially the Bali peanuts
Yah this shop everywhere in Bali have. Btw dream cruise change the itinerary



They split some of the 5 nights sailing to 3 and 2 night, I think they can't fight RC in term of price and promo.
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Old 16-12-2017, 12:04 AM   #72
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Yah this shop everywhere in Bali have. Btw dream cruise change the itinerary



They split some of the 5 nights sailing to 3 and 2 night, I think they can't fight RC in term of price and promo.
They make a lot from the casinos

RC nobody in casino one

Not sure if they make money from bingo or not but response to their bingo game is like 3 times of RC
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Old 16-12-2017, 12:25 AM   #73
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They make a lot from the casinos

RC nobody in casino one

Not sure if they make money from bingo or not but response to their bingo game is like 3 times of RC
RC casino no feel to play one, but GD casino I also got impulse to go play, it has the gambling mood. But no use gamble on GD I heard they hire Feng shui master u 10 gamble 9 lose one.
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RC casino no feel to play one, but GD casino I also got impulse to go play, it has the gambling mood. But no use gamble on GD I heard they hire Feng shui master u 10 gamble 9 lose one.
I was watching the black jack tables

Most of the time the players lose
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Old 17-12-2017, 02:35 PM   #75
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I just got off a 2-nite cruise on a suites room. The best part was that we get to avoid the hassle of having to queue for boarding or meals, and priority best seats for shows.

Although we are supposed to only eat at one place per meal time, my group was never checked whenever we walked into Lido or the buffet space outside Lido. On all 3 occasions that I tried this (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and over different days, no one scanned our cards even though there was staff manning the entrances. They merely just watched as guests walked in and out so we could actually eat twice per meal if we wanted to. Am not sure if this is only specific to Lido/outside Lido but I did see queues outside the Dream dining rooms and function 8, probably the cards are scanned there.

The queue for the events desk was very long on day 1, but that might be a normal thing since everyone would want to get their reservations done. For suites guest, your butler would make the reservations for you. Ours came to knock on our door to introduce himself, he said he saw that he had missed our call and came over personally, and he settled all the reservations for us.

Other than Lido (which ppl could just walk in freely somehow), i only dined at Palace Dining restaurant and the teppanyaki and steak speciality restaurant. I must say the food at the specialty restaurants are very good. I enjoyed my beef steak and also my beef teppanyaki, highly recommend! The food at the palace dining room is ok, not super fantastic but I have nothing to complain. Other than the occasional slow service, it was a welcome respite from the other places with long queues. Tea and supper is also available there daily, and suites guests also seem to be able to drink non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages freely at the many restaurants and lounges. Good if you like to drink a bit.

For balcony and below, there is no complimentary food options after 9pm or so. Heard people asking the restaurant staff if there was complimentary supper options and the answer was no. So I guess that would be thumbs down for dining since most of the guests would be balcony and below, and you have to either eat till bursting at dinner or buy your supper.
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