GENTING CRUISE LINES FORGES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH OKINAWA AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
Thematic cruises to Okinawa featuring Awamori pairing menus, cycling excursions and more
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Hong Kong – 13 August 2018 – Genting Cruise Lines has officially become the exclusive cruise partner of Okinawa Agricultural Cooperatives Association (JA Okinawa) and Leospo Incorporated (Leospo Inc.) with the three parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 10 August, through which Okinawa’s finest selection of home-grown and locally produced premium delicacies, such as the world-famous Okinawa Wagyu beef and Okinawa Agu pork will be served on Dream Cruises and Star Cruises voyages to Okinawa, Japan.
From now until December, guests will have the privilege to indulge in seasonal local produce and delicacies from Okinawa throughout their journeys from ship to shore. In addition to the highly-acclaimed Okinawa Wagyu beef, which is primarily reserved for in-land consumption due to its scarce supply, as well as its rich and succulent Okinawa Agu pork, a signature ingredient in the region’s cuisine, guests will also enjoy seasonal farm-to-table fruits and vegetables, such as Goya (bitter gourd) and pineapple, as well as signature Okinawan food such as Sheikwasha (flat lemon) juice and brown sugar.
The exclusive partnership also includes thematic programs aboard World Dream, the newest member of Dream Cruises that currently homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Nansha. Throughout the promotional period, guests will enjoy a whopping variety of 46 different kinds of Awamori, a distilled spirit that is unique to Okinawa. In addition to the Awamori tasting sessions and as part of “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea”, epicureans can treat themselves to Awarmori pairing menus, featuring the 4-hands menu created by Chef Wan Tat Kong, world-renowned culinary expert of traditional Chinese and Japanese Kaiseki cuisine, together with the Dream culinary team.
As part of the collaboration with JA Okinawa, Dream Cruises will be hosting a special “Okinawa Wagyu Month” in September aboard World Dream, featuring the highly sought-after Okinawa Wagyu beef that will be available at complimentary BBQ parties, as well as specialty a-la-carte dishes.
Besides that, Dream Cruises will also host two cycling cruises aboard World Dream in October, catering to cyclists of different biking skills with the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate the warm and sunny autumn days in Okinawa. Professional cyclists will enjoy the highly intensive cycling tour of Okinawa from October 14-19, where participants from Hong Kong and Singapore will have the chance to share their love for cycling while visiting scenic destinations in Naha and Miyakojima , clocking in a total of 95 kilometres.
For those who prefer cycling for leisure, a light-hearted cycling tour will also be available on World Dream from October 21-26. Guests can cycle and explore various iconic tourist destinations at their own pace; the first cycling day will end on a relaxing note with spa and dinner in one of the most renowned resorts in Naha, while the second day will take cyclists to local popular attractions in Miyakojima, including the renowned Skipjack Tuna Cutting Show, a spectacular display of traditional craftsmanship and dedication.
Explore Okinawa with Genting Cruise Lines
From August to December, Genting Cruise Lines will embark on a total of 54 cruises to Okinawa with three cruise ships, comprising of Dream Cruises and Star Cruises, taking guests to picturesque Naha, Miyakojima and Ishigaki.
|10 August – 30 November||Hong Kong
|Naha & Miyakojima|
|1 – 5 Sept||Shanghai||Naha & Miyakojima|
|27 November – 2 December||Qingdao||Naha|
|10 August – 31 December||Kaohsiung||Ishigaki, Miyakojima & Nakagusuku|
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Genting Cruise Lines is a division of Genting Hong Kong comprising of three distinct cruise brands – Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises – providing a range of products from contemporary cruises to ultra-luxurious vacation experiences spanning the sea to air.
Founded in 1993, Star Cruises established the Asia-Pacific as a popular, world-wide cruise destination and, with its current fleet of six vessels (SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, Star Pisces and The Taipan), continues to pioneer the contemporary cruise market in the region.
Launched in 2015, Dream Cruises has delivered the highest level of guest service and spacious comfort in the region via it fleet of two ships: Genting Dream which debuted in November 2016 and World Dream, in November 2017. Developed specifically for the China and Asia market, Dream Cruises provides passengers with inspirational journeys at sea that are Asian at heart and international in spirit.
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