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Cruise Control: Western Australian adventures await onboard dream cruises

From the world famous Margaret River wine region to the spectacular Pinnacles desert, the tastes, sights and sounds of Western Australia come alive onboard Dream Cruises In the first of its kind collaboration with a cruise company from 19th September till 6th November.

Tourism Western Australia has curated a gamut of fun-filled adventures ranging from Swan Valley gourmet produce sampling to Amazing Race games. Passengers can also choose to book a Western Australian thematic cabin package which includes a plush toy, dry bag, mobile ring grid and a wine pairing menu for two at the Prime Steakhouse & Seafood Grill Restaurant by Mark Best. 10 cabins have been set aside specially for this partnership and the interior will feature decorations and imagery showcasing the iconic features of each Western Australian region. These familiar landmarks include the Blue Boat House, Busselton Jetty, Roebuck Bay, Pinnacles and Wildflowers at Canna Reserve.

Ava Ang, Country Head for Tourism Western Australia, Singapore & Malaysia, commented “With the anticipation of borders re-opening in the next few months, this partnership is our way of stimulating visitor interest to Western Australia. By bringing a sampling of the experiences onboard, we seek to inspire travellers to fly to Perth and enjoy all that the State has to offer.”

“In the pre-Covid era, Singapore forms the second-largest inbound sources to Western Australia (107,100 visitors). Due to its close proximity and time zone similarity, the State has always held a strong appeal for this market which revel in the food, wildlife/nature, aquatic/marine experiences and open spaces.”

While Singapore visitors may not fly to Western Australia just yet, they get to savour the culinary taste of the Swan Valley produce in the Markets of the World, an array of food stalls representing international delights. Just half hour away from Perth, Swan Valley is known for its wines and local gourmet produce. Sampling of House of Honey products, Moorish nuts, Whistler chocolates and Mondo nougat is available. Passengers will be able to place an order for these products as well as wine from, Upper Reach, Riverbank Estate, Sittella, Oakover, Faber Vineyard, Sandalford, Pinelli Estate and Mandoon Estate onboard the cruise, and dine on the popular Western Australia rock lobster at specialty restaurants on the ship. The produce, worth $20,000, is flown in specially by Destination Perth and the City of Swan.

Making an appearance onboard is Quinton the Quokka from the world’s cutest marsupial family, found only in Western Australia. #QuokkaSelfie! There are plenty of other selfie moments at various recognizable backdrops of Western Australia spread around the cruise ship. An all-expense paid trip for two to Western Australia worth $9,999 awaits the winner of the best selfie mentioning @dreamcruiseline and hashtag #WorldDreamWesternAustralia, #WorldDream, #AdventureAwaits, #thisisWA & #WesternAustraliaSG for social posts.

Quokka soft toys and other prizes including a Western Australian hamper are in store for winners of the Western Australia Amazing Race stops and the Trivial Wall. Western Australia is a favourite destination for Singapore residents with nearly 90% accounting for repeat visitation.

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