I’ve done the Star Cruises before, but was too young to remember, so when the opportunity to take a work trip to Singapore came up, I decided to club it with a 3 night – 4 day cruise on one of Asia's finest luxury cruise liners – the Genting Dream. Since I’ve anyway visited Singapore multiple times, this presented itself as a great option to do something offbeat and unusual. I opted for the Isles of Malaysia tour which clubbed two of Malaysia’s most beloved destinations – Penang and Langkawi! Thanks to an ongoing offer, I was able to grab a fabulous deal that worked out to about Rs. 26,200 for the Ocean View Stateroom.
Once you make your booking, here’s what you are in for! The cruise fare includes complimentary access to international cuisines (with Indian vegetarian and Jain meal options) for up to 5 meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper)in a day at any of the inclusive restaurants, along with the pool on deck 16, a host of other outdoor activities coupled with world class entertainment. It however does not include your airfare, visa and shore excursions (in case you do plan to get off the ship to explore).