First images of Dream Cruises’ next heavenly cruise ship, Explorer Dream, are here and as the cruise line put it, ‘she’s sure to appeal to the Australia and New Zealand market’.

The former SuperStar Virgo will undergo a $30 million transformation in March 2019 to become Explorer Dream, a luxurious 1,852 passenger ship that’ll be the first in the Dream Cruises fleet to sail outside of Asia.

Ahead of her big makeover, the cruise line has released new details of her expected changes, as well as renderings of what the final 5-star ship will look like.


From SuperStar Virgo to Explorer Dream.

Among the biggest changes onboard will be the introduction of seven cabin categories ranging from affordable Interior Staterooms to decadent Palace Villas, Balcony Staterooms and Palace Suites.


Rooms vary from Interior Staterooms to Palace Villas/Suites and Balcony Staterooms (pictured).

Inside each room, guests will still see elements of SuperStar Virgo’s charm while also appreciate the opulent interiors in line with the Dream Cruises brand. Exclusive to the Palace Suites are extras including wi-fi, premium beverage packages, specialty dining and 24-hour butler service.


The Palace Suite comes with wi-fi, specialty dining & butler service.

The ship will retain its grand piazza-style lobby, however, dining venues will get a tasty makeover to include Umi Uma sushi and teppanyaki restaurant, Palm Court, Mozzarella Ristorante & Pizzeria plus a gelateria and “cake corner” for those with a sweet tooth.


Sweet toothed cruisers won’t be able to resist the Cake Corner.

Another significant change will include the introduction of the ‘Little Dreamers’ kids’ club designed to accommodate families and multi-gen cruisers.


Explorer Dream will have the Little Dreamers kids’ club.

When she makes her debut, Explorer Dream will add Australia and New Zealand to her log during seven-night cruises from Sydney and Auckland. The itinerary is now on sale with special rates from $972 per person twin share.


Are you keen to cruise on Explorer Dream?