Review of Genting Dream deck 16 (Lido-Pools-Kids-Suites)
Genting Club (60 indoor seats) is an exclusive (Dream Mansion passengers-only) bar lounge and restaurant with a premium wine list. Genting Club is open for breakfast (7-10 am), lunch (12-noon - 2 pm) and dinner (5-8 pm). Reservations are required.
Little Pandas Club is a children's club with supervised and complementary programming.
Arcade (coin-operated gaming machines)
Main Pool Deck consists of 1x swimming pool, 4x Jacuzzies (whirlpool hot tubs), Sundeck (sunbathing area with deckchairs and padded lounges), Pool Bar, Kids' Water Park.
Pool Deck Bar is open between 7 am - 6 pm and serves with drinks the swimming pool area. The bar sells cocktails and mocktails and serves a total of 380 outdoor seats plus 330 sunbeds.
Kids Aqua Zone. The Waterslide Park has a total of 6 slides, of which 5 are for adults only (tubed) and 1 water slide is for kids only. The adults-only waterslides' entrances are on deck 20 (aft). All slides are free of charge.
World Grill (258 outdoor seats) is an outdoor complimentary dining venue open for breakfast (7-10 am), lunch (12-noon - 2 pm) and dinner (5-8 pm). Throughout the day, World Grill serves the pool deck with fast food / snacks. In addition to the grilled food, during breakfast and lunchtime is offered Lido's menu.
The Lido (629 indoor seats, 194 outdoor seats) is a complimentary buffet (self-serve) restaurant open for breakfast (7-10 am), lunch (12-noon - 2 pm) and dinner (5-8 pm). Breakfast options include made-to-order dishes (omelets, pancakes, waffles). Lunch and dinner options also include made-to-order dishes (pastas, salads), fresh-baked pizzas, soups, carving stations (roasts), Asian entrees, vegetarian dishes, separate salad bar, fresh fish (catch of the day), desserts (incl sugar-free items).
"Penfolds Wine Vault" (partnership with the Australian winemaker Penfolds) is a specialty restaurant / premium wine bar (at surcharge PP). The wine list features the rare vintages "Penfolds Bin 170", "Penfolds Grange 2010" and also "Penfolds Yattarna" (a special Chardonnay). Food pairing opportunities are provided by expert chefs and professional sommeliers. The Wine Vault stores a wide range of Penfolds finest labels of both red and white wines. The restaurant is manned by a resident sommelier during certain hours. Here can also be seen the ultra-rare (one of all 5 in the world) "Penfolds Aevum Imperial Service Ritual" - a distinctive vessel (hand-blown crystal masterpiece objet d'art) specially handcrafted by the legendary European glass- and crystal house Saint-Louis. At the Vault's entrance there is a beautiful wine dispenser (fashioned out of hardwood, glass and stainless steel). It serves wine by the glass at the perfect temperature from a choice of 8 red and 8 white wines. Additional two dispensers are placed outside The Lido (buffet restaurant). The Wine Vault also hosts reservation-only wine tasting events as part of the onboard enrichment programming.
The fore-located Genting Club Private Rooms are exclusive facilities for the ship's highest-grades suites. Lido Deck (deck 16) also houses cruise cabins in the categories Palace Penthouse Suite (rooms 16008 and 16138) and Palace Suite (rooms 16018, 16028, 16038, 16168, 16188, 16228).
Note: In November 2018, the GHK-owned company Dream Cruises introduced Halal cuisine options on MS Genting Dream. This made the cruise liner currently the only one in Asia with JAKIM Halal food certification (granted by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia). Halal food (permissible by the traditional Islamic law) is offered at a dedicated buffet section in the Lido Restaurant. Among the popular dishes are Ayam Madu (honey chicken), Pari Asam Pedas (stingray), Opor Ayam (chicken in coconut milk), Tandoori Kambing (mutton), Gulai Daging Kawah (beef), Tempe Goreng Pedas (fried soya bean cake).