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Old 20-03-2019, 10:57 AM   #1951
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Are the gratuity fees charged to each individual guest credit card or it’s being charged as a total sum per room?

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Old 20-03-2019, 05:56 PM   #1952
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Thanks a lot!

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Old 20-03-2019, 06:12 PM   #1953
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Is it possible to buy bottled drinks back to the cruise ship during the day when it's parked at a port for tour?

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Old 21-03-2019, 10:33 AM   #1954
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Is it possible to buy bottled drinks back to the cruise ship during the day when it's parked at a port for tour?

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Not a problem. I bought 2 bottles of coke zero in Penang and brought back my cabin last trip. Basically takeaway cooked food (tar pao) are not allowed, the rest like sealed and packed products shouldn't be any problem. You may refer to the list onboard what you can/cannot bring back to the ship.
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Old 24-03-2019, 02:58 PM   #1955
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Thank you for all the information in the group!

1. I read that Dream Dining Upper and Lower accept reservation? When can I go to make reservation? Go there at lunch and book for dinner?

2. I'm taking the Wed cruise to Port Klang, Will dinner still be served? I read that Lido is opened till 9pm.

3. For Port Klang, if I do not intend to travel far, what is good around the area (within walking distance). I am bringing my parents so do not intend to travel far to town, or is there any good restaurants to recommend within 15 mins car ride?

4. I will need the internet throughout, any difference between Standard and Premium?
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Old 24-03-2019, 10:10 PM   #1956
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Any NN slot packages on board?
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Old 25-03-2019, 10:08 AM   #1957
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Anyone tried the Bali cruise?
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Old 25-03-2019, 11:47 AM   #1958
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Just to share the recently enhanced The Palace Suite features and benefits updated 18th March 2019.

‘THE PALACE’ SUITE OF FEATURES & BENEFITS:

· ‘The Palace’ features a pro-rated 25,000 gross tons of space within the approximately 151,000 gross ton Dream Class ships for a space ratio of over 80 gross tons per passenger, one of the highest space ratios in the cruise industry
· All-suite accommodations highlighted by approximately 150 luxury suites with access to a private restaurant, lounge, bar, gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, children’s area and other facilities
· A 1 to 1 crew to passenger ratio for ‘The Palace’, also one of the highest in the cruise industry
· Flawless personal service and attention to detail, including 24-hour butler concierge service
· All-inclusive luxury fine dining featuring creative Asian and Western menus offering a wide selection of attractively presented herbal soups, seafood including abalone, bird’s-nest desserts and other delicacies all created with highest-quality ingredients
· All-inclusive branded premium teas, coffees, wines, champagnes, whiskey and other beverages
· Finest-quality bed linens, duvets, towels and bathrobes by Frette™
· High-quality toiletries including Etro products
· Free shore excursions, movies, music and other services
· Priority embarkation and disembarkation at homeports and destinations
· Priority access to shows, restaurants, spa and other services
· Complimentary pressing service
· Complimentary welcome on board mini bar beverage and snacks
· Welcome on board surprise and delight amenity
· Fresh Flower arrangement in the room for Palace Villas and Penthouses
· Complimentary Internet access throughout the cruise
· Complimentary city shuttle transfers
· Private shore excursions arrangement
· Palace pre-programed phone to request butler concierge service with the touch of a button

To further enrich the travel experience, new services and benefits in ‘The Palace’ will span food and beverage to activities and entertainment and shore excursions, delivering a holistic suite of privileges to discerning Dream Cruises guests.

NEW SIGNATURE PALACE BENEFITS:

· All-inclusive set meal entitlement at available specialty dining restaurants during meal-times
· Enhanced all-inclusive Seafood Buffet selection in ‘The Palace’ restaurant during all cruises
· Complimentary Premium Beverage package at all bars and inclusive restaurants
· Exclusive Palm Court “Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party” with Officers
· Crystal Life Café – Expanded Healthy Breakfast and Vegetarian Lunch Options
· Dedicated Palace Kids’ Program
· Dedicated “Connoisseurs Circle” Bespoke Enrichment Program of talks, events and activities including complimentary well-being and fitness classes
· Complimentary choice of selected Palace shore excursions or general shore excursions per port
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Old 25-03-2019, 12:12 PM   #1959
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Thank you for all the information in the group!

1. I read that Dream Dining Upper and Lower accept reservation? When can I go to make reservation? Go there at lunch and book for dinner?

2. I'm taking the Wed cruise to Port Klang, Will dinner still be served? I read that Lido is opened till 9pm.

3. For Port Klang, if I do not intend to travel far, what is good around the area (within walking distance). I am bringing my parents so do not intend to travel far to town, or is there any good restaurants to recommend within 15 mins car ride?

4. I will need the internet throughout, any difference between Standard and Premium?
1. Tables are usually first come first serve but will put you on reservation when full. Unless you really in big group requiring big table otherwise don't think they allow advance reservation unless maybe you are in suite where your butler can help to book.

2. Yes Dinner should be served for most Wed cruise departing at 9pm since check-in/boarding would have started from 4.30pm. There are some Wed cruise departing at 2359hrs too and later dinner should be served to. Always check your booking confirmation for exact time of check-in/boarding and departure. Recently Dream Cruises has added 24hrs Snacks Counter too in case you are hungry any other time.

3. The Port Klang Cruise Terminal has really nothing much to explore. You may want to consider to take a cab or grab to nearest Klang Town about 15mins away for their famous Bak Kut Tek with more than 100 different shops around to check out. Nearest big Shopping Mall is at Aeon Bukit Tinngi about 30mins away by cab or grab.

4. Standard vs Premium is about S$10 difference per day at $38 vs $58 for 2 days. Only diff is Premium speed is slightly faster to allow light streaming. Otherwise for basic Email or Chat the Standard should be good. You may want to consider subscribe to some of those telcos data roaming starting from $5 for Malaysia 1GB 30days data or just in case $12 for multi destinations 1GB 30days including Malaysia and Indonesia in case accidentally roam to wrong network. However Mobile signal reception will mostly be out of range when Ship is sailing along Malacca Straits.
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Old 25-03-2019, 12:16 PM   #1960
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I will be staying in a balcony room, will there be toothbrush/toothpaste and room slippers provided?
Yes and you can always call the housekeeping in case you don't find them.
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Old 25-03-2019, 12:27 PM   #1961
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Just to share the recently enhanced The Palace Suite features and benefits updated 18th March 2019.

‘THE PALACE’ SUITE OF FEATURES & BENEFITS:

· ‘The Palace’ features a pro-rated 25,000 gross tons of space within the approximately 151,000 gross ton Dream Class ships for a space ratio of over 80 gross tons per passenger, one of the highest space ratios in the cruise industry
· All-suite accommodations highlighted by approximately 150 luxury suites with access to a private restaurant, lounge, bar, gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, children’s area and other facilities
· A 1 to 1 crew to passenger ratio for ‘The Palace’, also one of the highest in the cruise industry
· Flawless personal service and attention to detail, including 24-hour butler concierge service
· All-inclusive luxury fine dining featuring creative Asian and Western menus offering a wide selection of attractively presented herbal soups, seafood including abalone, bird’s-nest desserts and other delicacies all created with highest-quality ingredients
· All-inclusive branded premium teas, coffees, wines, champagnes, whiskey and other beverages
· Finest-quality bed linens, duvets, towels and bathrobes by Frette™
· High-quality toiletries including Etro products
· Free shore excursions, movies, music and other services
· Priority embarkation and disembarkation at homeports and destinations
· Priority access to shows, restaurants, spa and other services
· Complimentary pressing service
· Complimentary welcome on board mini bar beverage and snacks
· Welcome on board surprise and delight amenity
· Fresh Flower arrangement in the room for Palace Villas and Penthouses
· Complimentary Internet access throughout the cruise
· Complimentary city shuttle transfers
· Private shore excursions arrangement
· Palace pre-programed phone to request butler concierge service with the touch of a button

To further enrich the travel experience, new services and benefits in ‘The Palace’ will span food and beverage to activities and entertainment and shore excursions, delivering a holistic suite of privileges to discerning Dream Cruises guests.

NEW SIGNATURE PALACE BENEFITS:

· All-inclusive set meal entitlement at available specialty dining restaurants during meal-times
· Enhanced all-inclusive Seafood Buffet selection in ‘The Palace’ restaurant during all cruises
· Complimentary Premium Beverage package at all bars and inclusive restaurants
· Exclusive Palm Court “Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party” with Officers
· Crystal Life Café – Expanded Healthy Breakfast and Vegetarian Lunch Options
· Dedicated Palace Kids’ Program
· Dedicated “Connoisseurs Circle” Bespoke Enrichment Program of talks, events and activities including complimentary well-being and fitness classes
· Complimentary choice of selected Palace shore excursions or general shore excursions per port
I have also seen this update recently. Nothing to be too excited about this.
I had all these perks since my first paid Palace upgrade on Jan 20 sailing.
Been on 2 more palace sailing since then. Will be going again on Mar 31.
What is really tremendous is the extremely high value food in the Palace buffet.
Then it is the six star service and ambiance.
Then it is the free flow of wine which cost $230 alone.
The Palace suite is double the size of the balcony cabin.
As for the butler I can do without since I am on the ship so often.
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Old 25-03-2019, 12:40 PM   #1962
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1. Tables are usually first come first serve but will put you on reservation when full. Unless you really in big group requiring big table otherwise don't think they allow advance reservation unless maybe you are in suite where your butler can help to book.

2. Yes Dinner should be served for most Wed cruise departing at 9pm since check-in/boarding would have started from 4.30pm. There are some Wed cruise departing at 2359hrs too and later dinner should be served to. Always check your booking confirmation for exact time of check-in/boarding and departure. Recently Dream Cruises has added 24hrs Snacks Counter too in case you are hungry any other time.

3. The Port Klang Cruise Terminal has really nothing much to explore. You may want to consider to take a cab or grab to nearest Klang Town about 15mins away for their famous Bak Kut Tek with more than 100 different shops around to check out. Nearest big Shopping Mall is at Aeon Bukit Tinngi about 30mins away by cab or grab.

4. Standard vs Premium is about S$10 difference per day at $38 vs $58 for 2 days. Only diff is Premium speed is slightly faster to allow light streaming. Otherwise for basic Email or Chat the Standard should be good. You may want to consider subscribe to some of those telcos data roaming starting from $5 for Malaysia 1GB 30days data or just in case $12 for multi destinations 1GB 30days including Malaysia and Indonesia in case accidentally roam to wrong network. However Mobile signal reception will mostly be out of range when Ship is sailing along Malacca Straits.
No Grab from PKCC. The mafia taxi would want RM 80 to the nearest town and back.
You need premium wifi if you want to surf the internet.
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Old 25-03-2019, 02:46 PM   #1963
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Free upgraded to palace suite last Friday.
A big room accommodated only me.
My slot buddies all remain balcony cabin, 2 people in one room separately, I tried to swap my room to 2 of my elderly but ended too inconvenient because only 1 cabin key.
I didn't make much usage of the privileges, basically just sleep, drank 2 cans of coke, 2 glasses of fruit juice and had 2 meals at the Japanese restaurant. Didn't even visited palace restaurant at deck 17, just joined my slot buddies for meal at Lido.
Look forward to my 3rd time upgrading.... hopefully next month my trip to Vietnam...
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Old 25-03-2019, 03:08 PM   #1964
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Free upgraded to palace suite last Friday.
A big room accommodated only me.
My slot buddies all remain balcony cabin, 2 people in one room separately, I tried to swap my room to 2 of my elderly but ended too inconvenient because only 1 cabin key.
I didn't make much usage of the privileges, basically just sleep, drank 2 cans of coke, 2 glasses of fruit juice and had 2 meals at the Japanese restaurant. Didn't even visited palace restaurant at deck 17, just joined my slot buddies for meal at Lido.
Look forward to my 3rd time upgrading.... hopefully next month my trip to Vietnam...
Did they give you a red or gold colour cabin card.
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Old 25-03-2019, 03:27 PM   #1965
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Did they give you a red or gold colour cabin card.

Gold.
I stayed at room 11290 at the tail of the ship. The room was slightly bigger than the previous one I stayed at level 15. The bedroom and the living room were separated and the balcony was big.
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