The company's Executive Chef Reinhard Mammes curates a gastronomic experience celebrating European cuisine. Passengers are treated to a banquet at sea combining the aromas and tastes of Central France, Italy, England, and the Iberian Peninsula.
The cruise ship's culinary team redefines gourmet cuisine at sea via the best of East and West. The new program makes its Taiwan debut on Explorer Dream this year, where passengers can sail on a unique food and wine-themed cruise through Western Europe.
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) curtailing travel around the world, travellers on Explorer Dream can experience the best of France, Italy and England, for a tasty start to the New Year.
Chef Reinhard Mammes has 30+ years of professional culinary experience both on land and at sea. Before he joined Genting Cruise Lines as the Fleet Executive Western Chef, he worked with 5-star hotels in England, Germany, and the USA, where he excelled with his expertise in menu design for themed banquets and specialty restaurants. Chef Mammes developed a prolific understanding of Asian Cuisine during his tenure in Asia, which he leveraged to create the Taste of Europe degustation menu for “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea”, offering a series of European fusion dishes that cater to palates of Asian gourmands.
Between January 8-20, discerning guests of The Palace on Dream Cruises' Explorer Dream have the privilege to enjoy the “Taste of Europe” menu on a complimentary basis. The Palace is the unique “luxury ship-within-ship” concept of the cruise line, housing 42 spacious suites, among which are 2 Palace Villas equipped with private Jacuzzis.
During the 3-night voyage to Taichung and Kaohsiung, passengers can enjoy scenic destinations like Tianliao Moon World, Lukang Old Street, and the Pier-2 Art Center. The 2-night trip to Hualien with departures on Fridays offers a nice trip to Instagram hot spots like Qixingtan Beach, Mr. Sam’s Cafe, and Asia's first Starbucks Container Cafe in Asia.