Asian luxury line Dream Cruises has introduced Halal cuisine options on Genting Dream, which is currently the only cruise ship in Asia which has been granted Halal certification by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM).
The Lido, one of Genting Dream’s most popular restaurants onboard now offers a dedicated Halal buffet section for Muslim guests. The restaurant provides guests with an indoor and outdoor dining experience on the open seas, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“As an Asian homegrown brand, it gives us great pleasure to launch Dream Cruises’ first Halal certified cuisine offerings onboard Genting Dream to meet the growing demand,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.
“Our award-winning Dream Cruises chefs have created a wide array of Halal cuisines for our guests, which are available at the dedicated Halal buffet section at The Lido. Our Halal certification will also support our meetings and incentive business partners who have requested this important offering.”
Genting Dream will be homeported in Singapore year-round and Muslim guests can look forward to sailing to destinations across the ASEAN region while being assured of a variety of halal-friendly cuisine options onboard.
Itineraries include two, three and five-night sailings to Penang, Phuket, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Surabaya, North Bali and Macleod Island.
The menu is also available to conference guests and Halal cuisine can also further maximize their events on board Genting Dream with Halal cuisines now available for catering at dedicated function rooms.
Genting Dream replaces Costa Victoria by Costa Cruises as the resident Halal certified ship sailing in Asia.
Costa Victoria’s Halal certification from 2016 during her inaugural homeport season out of Penang, Malaysia, has since expired and has not been renewed. No other ships in Costa Cruises’ fleet is currently Halal certified.