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Genting Cruise Lines forges partnership with Okinawa Agricultural Cooperative Association

Author: Tatiana Rokou / Date: Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:37
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(From left) Ms. Ling Lin, Director of Leospo Inc; Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines and Mr. Tsutomu Oshiro, Representative President of JA Okinawa signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 10 August 2018
(From left) Ms. Ling Lin, Director of Leospo Inc; Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines and Mr. Tsutomu Oshiro, Representative President of JA Okinawa signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 10 August 2018

The exclusive partnership also includes thematic programs aboard World Dream, the newest member of Dream Cruises that currently homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Nansha.

Hong Kong – Genting Cruise Lines has officially become the exclusive cruise partner of Okinawa Agricultural Cooperatives Association (JA Okinawa) and Leospo Incorporated (Leospo Inc.) with the three parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 10 August, through which Okinawa’s finest selection of home-grown and locally produced premium delicacies, such as the world-famous Okinawa Wagyu beef and Okinawa Agu pork will be served on Dream Cruises and Star Cruises voyages to Okinawa, Japan.

From now until December, guests will have the privilege to indulge in seasonal local produce and delicacies from Okinawa throughout their journeys from ship to shore. In addition to the highly-acclaimed Okinawa Wagyu beef, which is primarily reserved for in-land consumption due to its scarce supply, as well as its rich and succulent Okinawa Agu pork, a signature ingredient in the region’s cuisine, guests will also enjoy seasonal farm-to-table fruits and vegetables, such as Goya (bitter gourd) and pineapple, as well as signature Okinawan food such as Sheikwasha (flat lemon) juice and brown sugar.

The exclusive partnership also includes thematic programs aboard World Dream, the newest member of Dream Cruises that currently homeports in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Nansha. Throughout the promotional period, guests will enjoy a whopping variety of 46 different kinds of Awamori, a distilled spirit that is unique to Okinawa. In addition to the Awamori tasting sessions and as part of “Taste the Dream – Wine and Dine at Sea”, epicureans can treat themselves to Awarmori pairing menus, featuring the 4-hands menu created by Chef Wan Tat Kong, world-renowned culinary expert of traditional Chinese and Japanese Kaiseki cuisine, together with the Dream culinary team.

As part of the collaboration with JA Okinawa, Dream Cruises will be hosting a special “Okinawa Wagyu Month” in September aboard World Dream, featuring the highly sought-after Okinawa Wagyu beef that will be available at complimentary BBQ parties, as well as specialty a-la-carte dishes.

Besides that, Dream Cruises will also host two cycling cruises aboard World Dream in October, catering to cyclists of different biking skills with the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate the warm and sunny autumn days in Okinawa. Professional cyclists will enjoy the highly intensive cycling tour of Okinawa from October 14-19, where participants from Hong Kong and Singapore will have the chance to share their love for cycling while visiting scenic destinations in Naha and Miyakojima , clocking in a total of 95 kilometres.

For those who prefer cycling for leisure, a light-hearted cycling tour will also be available on World Dream from October 21-26. Guests can cycle and explore various iconic tourist destinations at their own pace; the first cycling day will end on a relaxing note with spa and dinner in one of the most renowned resorts in Naha, while the second day will take cyclists to local popular attractions in Miyakojima, including the renowned Skipjack Tuna Cutting Show, a spectacular display of traditional craftsmanship and dedication.

Explore Okinawa with Genting Cruise Lines

From August to December, Genting Cruise Lines will embark on a total of 54 cruises to Okinawa with three cruise ships, comprising of Dream Cruises and Star Cruises, taking guests to picturesque Naha, Miyakojima and Ishigaki.

Vessel

Cruising period

Homeport

Destinations

Dream Cruises World Dream

10 August –
30 November

Hong Kong

Guangzhou

Naha & Miyakojima

Star Cruises

SuperStar Virgo

1-5 September

Shanghai

Naha & Miyakojima

27 November –
2 December

Qingdao

Naha

Star Cruises

SuperStar Aquarius

10 August –
31 December

Keelung

Ishigaki, Miyakojima & Nakagusuku

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tatiana Rokou

NEWS EDITOR

Tatiana is the news co-ordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.