THE LUXURY cruise vessel Ocean Dream embarked on its inaugural 4D3N sailing on the Gulf of Thailand last week, departing from Laem Chabang in Thailand’s Chonburi province, calling at Koh Samui, then Sihanoukville in Cambodia, before returning to Laem Chabang on August 6.
A joint venture between Thailand’s Eastime Shipping and Profit Summit Deluxe Cruise, a Chinese cruise ship operator, the programme will run twice weekly, departing from Laem Chabang on Mondays and Fridays at 18.00.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Suraphon Svetasreni said: “TAT is delighted that the Ocean Dream offers a great new option for travellers to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Gulf of Thailand, while offering a different perspective on Koh Samui and an introduction to the joys of Cambodia.”
The 20,000-tonne Ocean Dream offers choice restaurants, clubs featuring a variety of entertainment options, a swimming pool, a casino, a movie theatre, a shopping gallery and Internet connectivity across its nine decks. The ship’s 420 cabins can accommodate up to 1,060 passengers.
The 4D3N Gulf of Thailand cruise package is priced at 11,000 Baht (US$349) per pax.