Singapore :( Press Release) United World Halal Development (UNWHD) a Singapore-based Halal Consultation & Certification Authority was the first to certify Halal Friendly Cruise Ship. On Dec 2020. UNWHD certified World Dream, Genting Line Cruise as Asia Pacific’s First Halal Friendly Cruise Ship.
Ever since Genting Cruise announced, there was a positive feedback from the guests for Halal friendly cruise ship. The World Dream has welcomed about 5,000 Muslim passengers since it was recognized as the first halal-friendly cruise ship in the Asia-Pacific on Dec 11, said Dream Cruises president Mr Michael Goh.
Said that, on 17 March 2021 World Dream and UNWHD has joined hands and launched World’s 1st Ramadhan Spiritual Journey Cruise, which shall be an awe-inspiring lifetime experience for every Muslim traveller. The Hari Raya-themed cruises will take place during Ramadan, from 11 April to 13 May 2021.
The services during this spiritual journey includes communal prayer sessions and spiritual lectures, the first itinerary of its kind on board a cruise liner. Muslim guests boarding the World Dream during Ramadan can also have meals served before they start their fast at dawn (Suhur). The three-night cruises to nowhere will have two sailings, departing Singapore on May 16 and 23 which will feature halal cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, who will whip up halal pastries and mocktails. Muslim travelers while they travel with family enjoy the enchanting experience with spiritual essence.
This grand event was launched officially by the Dream Cruises President Michael Goh and Jamiyah Singapore President Dr Hasbih Abu Bakar on 17 March 2021.
Dream Cruises has also signed a memorandum of understanding with non-profit Jamiyah Singapore on Wednesday.
Part of the collaboration involves Dream Cruises donating 10 per cent of its proceeds from selected group sales bookings to Jamiyah Singapore. Ten families receiving aid from Jamiyah Singapore will also be invited on board the Hari Raya cruise on May 23.