$3923total per person
Interior StateroomUnwind in the peace and quiet of the Interior Stateroom, positioned for ultimate calm and serenity. You’ll be at...
Interior Stateroom - Category ISSISS
$3,923total per person
$4513total per person
Oceanview StateroomWith the sunlight glistening off the ocean and filtering through the finely appointed windows, the Oceanview...
Oceanview Stateroom - Category OSSOSS
$4,513total per person
Unwind in the peace and quiet of the Interior Stateroom, positioned for ultimate calm and serenity. You’ll be at ease in these quarters; well designed for space, with every comfort and convenience of home, plus a touch of Dream Cruise grandeur.
Size (SQM): over 13 Capacity: 2-4
- Beds and sofabed with fine bedding
- Celling Pullman bed (optional) available for up to third berth
- One flat-panel television available.
- Inter-connecting rooms available.
With the sunlight glistening off the ocean and filtering through the finely appointed windows, the Oceanview Stateroom is warm and comforting. Relax and enjoy the view in this cosy abode. Or close the curtain and enjoy a nap on the sumptuous bedding.
Size (SQM): over 16 Capacity: 2-4
- Two single beds with sumptuous bedding together with sleeper single / double sofa bed (optional)
- Ceiling Pullman bed (optional)
- One flat-panel television in 32" available
Interior Stateroom - Category ISS
Oceanview Stateroom - Category OSS
Please note: All prices featured are per person (unless otherwise stated), and include non commission fares (taxes, fees and port expenses). Prices and availability are subject to change due to changes made by the Cruise Companies. Prices quoted are based on payments made via BPAY or bank transfer. Visa and Mastercard payments incur a 1.5% transaction fee.
Day 1Flight from Sydney to Shanghai (times on request) Depart: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 @ 09:30
Day 1Hotel Accommodation in Shanghai
Arrive: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 @ 19:30
Day 2Hotel Accommodation in Shanghai
Arrive: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 @ 12:00
Day 3Hotel Accommodation in Shanghai
Arrive: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 @ 12:00
Day 4Embark Ship in Shanghai
Depart: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 @ 17:00
Day 5At Sea
Mon, Oct 7, 2019
Day 6Hong Kong
Arrive: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 @ 14:00
Depart: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 @ 23:59
Day 7At Sea
Wed, Oct 9, 2019
Day 8Nha Trang
Arrive: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:00
Depart: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 19:00
Day 9Ho Chin Minh City (Phu My)
Arrive: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 @ 10:00
Depart: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 @ 22:00
Day 10At Sea
Sat, Oct 12, 2019
Arrive: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 @ 09:00
Depart: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 @ 19:00
Day 12At Sea
Mon, Oct 14, 2019
Day 13Jakarta (Tanjung Priok)
Arrive: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 @ 07:00
Depart: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 @ 21:00
Day 14At Sea
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Day 15Bali (Benoa)
Arrive: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 @ 07:00
Depart: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 @ 21:00
Day 16At Sea
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Day 17At Sea
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Arrive: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 @ 07:00
Depart: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 @ 18:00
Day 19At Sea
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
Day 20At Sea
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
Arrive: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 06:00
Depart: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 17:00
Day 22At Sea
Thu, Oct 24, 2019
Arrive: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 07:00
Depart: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 16:00
Day 24At Sea
Sat, Oct 26, 2019
Day 25Disembark Ship in Sydney Arrive: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 @ 07:00
EAST Dining Room
WEST Dining Room
Silk Road Chinese Restaurant - The specialty Chinese fine dining restaurant. The ambiance is distinctly old world glamour, set in a comfortable yet classic lounge. Original dishes with creative twists are created by our team of talented executive chefs. An extensive list of wine and Baiju is available.
Hot Pot - Enjoy your favorite Hot Pot dining as you take in breathtaking views of the ocean. Guests may choose from a large selection of meats, seafood, or vegetarian options. An extensive list of beverages is available to complement your dinner.
Blue Lagoon - This popular Asian and international food court is the perfect place for guests to enjoy a quick meal. Guests are entertained by chefs in front of live cooking stations. Enjoy your favourite beverage or a selection of desserts in between games of mahjong.
Lobby Café - This popular café is a favourite meeting place for all, and offers a tantalizing selection of Southeast Asian favourites. Guests can select their favourite dishes.
Umi Uma - Umi Uma is the signature Japanese specialty restaurant. Relax in an elegantly modern setting, and savor traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist inspired by the land of the rising sun.
Gelateria - This popular ice-cream bar is open daily and provides a wide variety of ice creams, sherbets and non-fat frozen yogurts, with tempting toppings, such as fresh strawberries and delicious home-baked cookies.
Bars and Lounges
* Fees apply
Pool Deck Bar
Welcome to the most comprehensive Beauty and Wellness centre at sea—over 4,000 sq.m encompassing our Western Spa, Asian Spa and Medical Spa.
* Fees apply
Zodiac Theatre - Experience the latest 3D blockbuster movies with Dolby hi-fidelity surround sound, 3D glasses and a phenomenal screen.
Designed for total cinematic immersion.
Lobby - Showtime takes centre stage at the Lobby where high definition (HD) blockbuster movies are screened during port stay days and late nights on the Dream Screen.
Zouk Beach Club - An amazing alfresco experience awaits at the Zouk Beach where you can watch top rated films from every genre in high definition (HD). Ideal for late afternoon cocktails, sunset movies and an unforgettable cinematic indulgence of being under the stars while sailing in the middle of the sea.
All kids aged 2-12 years old are welcome to join the new Little Dreamers programme. The programme includes various fun filled educational workshops, which kids can learn from the arts to cooking and sports to adventures to experience a unique sea voyage. Participants can get a set of limited edition Dream Cruises gift and jointly autographed commemorative certificate by Captain and Cruise Director.
The shopping spaces have a range of leading luxury brands and designer products. High-end goods including watches, jewellery beauty products and fine leather goods, creating remarkable value with tax and duty free savings. Our expert shop staff will help guests find the perfect gift and there is a price guarantee.
- Best Product: We offer the world’s finest brands and guarantee authenticity
- Best Price: Shopping at sea offers tax and duty free value you can’t get at home. We stand behind our low prices with our Price Match Guarantee*.
- Best Service: we’ll treat you like royalty on board Dream Cruises and our Reservation Centre is here if you need us when you return home.
*Price Match Guarantee requires written proof from an authorized dealer; excludes internet pricing.
Sports & Recreation
An endless assortment of fun activities – including waterslides, bowling alley, rope course, rock climbing wall and many more. You’ll never be stuck for options here.
Awarded as “The Best Cruise Line – Entertainment, Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards 2017”
Dreams come to life in the most captivating live production shows that are exclusively created to complement your grand vacation on the high seas
Explorer Dream, the latest addition to the Dream Cruises fleet, will launch in March 2019, taking the brand to new horizons!
Join us to explore the most exciting destinations in Asia with incredible itineraries to Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam, and voyages even further beyond, sailing outside Asian waters to discover the exotic cultures and attractions of 'Down Under' with Australia and New Zealand itineraries departing from Sydney and Auckland.
- Vessel: Explorer Dream
- Year: 1998
- Beam: 106
- Cruising speed: 24
- Gross Tonnage: 75,338
- Onboard Currency: Singapore Dollar
- Passenger Capacity: 1,852
- Kids Club
Explorer Dream - Deck Plans
Cruise code: FLY-EDR21191006
3 Nights Hotel in Shanghai and 21 Nights Cruise
Fly Cruise Holiday Shanghai to Sydney Cruise
- Departing from Sydney
- Explorer Dream
- 03rd Oct 2019: Flight from Sydney to Shanghai
- Flight from Brisbane / Melbourne available at additional cost
- Transfer From Shanghai Airport to hotel included
- 03rd, 04th, 05th Oct 2019: 3 Nights Pre-Cruise 4-Star hotel in Shanghai (Breakfast included)
- 06th Oct 2019: Starting of 21 Nights Cruise on Explorer Dream
- Your choice deluxe accommodation
- Sumptuous meals at inclusive restaurants
- World-class entertainment
- Access to beautifully designed leisure facilities
- Port & handling taxes
Frequently asked questions
Cruising is such a great value holiday as your fare includes accommodations, all main meals onboard ship, onboard daytime activities, and night-time entertainment including live stage shows. One reason cruising is good value is because you'll know what most of your holiday will cost before you go. Generally your only extra onboard expenses could be your beverages (though these are sometimes included on luxury ships), optional shore excursions, personal services such as spa treatments, and any purchases at the gift and duty free shops.
All your main meals are included on a cruise. Typically for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is an a la carte option (order from a menu) or a buffet option. There is so much choice available, and the food is excellent. However, your cruise doesn't always just include these 3 main meals. You can in fact eat non-stop for 24 hours a day if you like.
Most cruise lines also offer specialty dining as an alternative option to the main restaurants. There is typically a small cover charge for this. However, the food is well worth it, and the specialty restaurants are normally smaller and more intimate than the main restaurants so they make for a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
The entertainment on board comes in many different styles and formats but is always included in the cruise fare. In the evening there are shows in the main show lounge (except small ship cruising). Typically there are two sessions a night so, depending on your dinner time, you can always catch the show. The style of these shows changes daily. Some nights it will include all of the ship’s entertainment crew with a Las Vegas style production. Other nights there may be a guest entertainer or comedian. There is something for everyone.
The entertainment doesn't stop with the nightly performances. Each night the ship provides a newsletter detailing all the activities that will take place the following day. These activities may include dance classes, arts and crafts, table tennis, live music, tournaments, trivia quizzes, recent release movies, and other deck games and deck parties. The great thing about a cruise is that you can do as much or as little as you like. If your idea of a holiday is sitting back with a good book, you can do that. If you like to be entertained there is no shortage of entertainment.
One of the main reasons for a cruise making such a great family holiday is the “kids club” facilities offered on board, and they are all included in your cruise fare. Typically the kids clubs are broken into 3 different age groups - 3 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years, and 13 – 17 years. In these dedicated children’s facilities they are looked after by trained staff and the facilities are open from 9am – 10pm. Parents can check their children into the “kids club” whenever it suits them. Children love these facilities as it is “their space” aboard the ship.
NB Each cruise line has limited space on board the ship for children as the kids club facilities can cater for a limited number of children, and any child booked onto a cruise has access to the kids club. If you are planning on taking a cruise during the school holidays then you need to book early as the children's space will sell out. Also, while most cruise lines have kids club facilities there are some exceptions (not common) so you should check this at time of booking.
The chances are you will not get seasick. On a cruise most people do not suffer from motion sickness. However, if you are going to get seasick then it is likely to happen in the first 24 hours. If you limit the amount of alcohol you consume and activities you do in the first 24 hours you can reduce the chance of this happening. Another thing you can do is select a midship cabin on a lower deck. A cabin in the middle of the ship (midship) will experience the least amount of movement.
There are a number of other precautions/medications you can take, and these can be purchased before you travel at a pharmacy or health shop. Otherwise you can buy them on board.
The best thing you can do if you feel seasick is visit the ship’s doctor. They can give you an injection that will give you relief from your seasickness within 30 minutes. You have planned and saved for your holiday, don't ruin it by feeling sick. Visit the doctor for the injection and get it treated straight away. If you have travel insurance then you can claim this back.
IMPORTANT: A visit to the doctor on board will cost you money so we strongly recommend you get travel insurance before you depart on your holiday.
Terms and conditions for this cruise
Frequently Asked Questions
Shore excursions are pre-organised tours & sightseeing options that you purchase on board for when your ship is in a port of call. Every ship has a “Shore Ex” desk with qualified staff who can advise you of different excursions available, what’s best to do and generally help you with information on the particular region your ship is visiting.
Shore excursions can be booked on board your ship however some cruise lines allow you to pre-book and pay for excursions online. If there is a tour you really want to do then we recommend you pre-book it as popular tours do sell out.
Shore excursions are not compulsory, you are free to go ashore and return to the ship as many times as you like.
When you go ashore it is important to note:
You must take your cruise I.D. card (ticket) as proof for re-embarking.
The city or town you are visiting may not be close to the port where the ship is docked, cruise lines normally organise shuttle buses (at a minimal charge) throughout the day to and from the city centre.
You must return to the ship at the stipulated time as the ship WILL NOT wait for late passengers.
Tour costs vary depending on the activity, itinerary and inclusions. There is always a wide variety on offer for all age groups and abilities that can start from as little as $25.
Sometimes you can book your tour, when you arrive at your port, direct from the operator at a much cheaper price. However, this comes with a buyer beware warning. The operators used by the cruise line are trusted professionals so you will not be ripped off. Also, if something goes wrong on your tour, the cruise line knows where you are and will take the necessary steps to pick you up if your vehicle has broken down. In extreme cases they will even hold the ship's departure for you if you are late returning from a tour booked through the ship. They will not wait if you go direct through the operator, as they will not know where you are.
Unlike airlines, there are no luggage restrictions on a cruise. However you need to consider that you need to store it in your cabin for your holiday. There is plenty of storage space in your cabin but if you are travelling in a quad cabin you may want to impose your own restrictions.
NB It is important to remember that airlines have different luggage restrictions, so if you are flying either pre or post cruise then you may want to keep within their allowances.
Cruise lines around the world do not all operate using the same onboard currency. The currency varies from cruise line to cruise line with the most common currency being US dollars. P&O Cruises Australia, Carnival Spirit and the Sun and Dawn Princess all use Australian dollars as their onboard currency.
Cruising is a cashless society which means when you purchase anything on board you do not pay for it in cash. When you board the ship it is like checking into a hotel, you can either give a credit card imprint or the cruise line will take a cash deposit of approximately $300. You are then given a “cruise card”. Your cruise card is your door key (on most ships), has your dinner table number on it (for traditional dining), and it is used for making any purchases aboard.
When you make a purchase with your cruise card, it is swiped and a receipt is printed that you will need to sign. The cost of the purchase is then added to your onboard account which you settle at the end of your cruise.
Many cruises on our websites come with onboard credits. This could be from a special promotion that is being run by the cruise line or because of the relationship we have with the cruise lines that allows us to select certain cruises to receive onboard credit. The amount of onboard credit does normally depend on the length of the cruise.
If your reservation receives onboard credit we will confirm this with you in writing and then your onboard account will automatically be in credit for the amount we have confirmed to you. This credit can be used towards any onboard expenditure that is charged back to your cabin. It is important to note that if you do not spend all of your onboard credit it will not be refunded to you in cash so it is best you spend it all while on board.
Tipping/gratuities are a big issue for a lot of Australasian cruise passengers as it is not our custom to reward good service in this way. What cruise passengers need to consider is that outside of Australasia, the remuneration for personnel in the service industry is quite low. Hence, to keep up a high standard, employees have the incentive of earning additional income via the tips they receive. At the end of the day, how much you tip is up to you.
The most common way cruise lines suggest tipping, is that they add a suggested amount to your daily onboard account. You can choose to keep that on your account or you can ask the purser to remove it. This suggested amount is divided out amongst your cabin steward, your dinner waiter, your assistant waiter, your wine steward, and maitre d’.
Some cruise lines ask passengers to wait until the end of the cruise and they discreetly leave an envelope in your cabin in which to place the appropriate amount. Some cruise lines state that the fare you have paid includes gratuities. Some cruise lines ask that you pre-pay the gratuities with your cruise fare prior to your holiday departure.
Again, the amount you tip is up to you (unless it is prepaid) and it isn't intended to have a negative impact on your holiday. Do what feels most comfortable to you.
The rules surrounding where you can smoke on board a cruise ship vary from cruise line to cruise line. However, none have taken steps to ban smoking completely. Most only allow smoking in designated areas on the open decks. Many have banned smoking on cabin balconies as this poses a fire risk.
Many cruise lines have rules restricting you from taking your own alcohol on board your cruise ship. If you have pre purchased duty free alcohol the ship will take it off you when you board and store it away for you. This alcohol will be delivered to your cabin the night before you disembark. The same applies if you purchase it when you are in port. Any purchases made on board will also be delivered the night before you disembark.
However, Princess Cruises will allow you to bring a bottle of wine aboard which you can drink at dinner or in your cabin.
These restrictions were put in place to create a safer environment on board your cruise ship, where people drink within a controlled drinking environment.
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