Samui port of call for new cruise liner

13 Aug 2012

The main port on Koh Samui is a stopover on a new luxury cruise voyage in the Gulf of Thailand. The MV Ocean Dream will be calling at Samui Port en route from Laem Chabang near Pattaya to the seaside town of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia.

The 20,000 ton vessel called at Samui on the inaugural trip on 4 August and an agent for the ship’s operators announced that henceforth there would be a stopover twice a week. The Ocean Dream now sails from Laem Chabang every Monday and Friday and arrives in Samui a day later.

If departing from the Pattaya port, passengers spend three nights on the vessel. The new service is a joint venture between a Thai shipping line and Chinese travel operator Profit Summit Cruise Limited.  

The Ocean Dream has 420 cabins which provide a maximum passenger capacity of 1,060. Onboard facilities for passengers include a casino and a shopping arcade. There are several dining outlets that serve international and Thai specialities and a swimming pool and a sundeck.

Last week, Tourism Authority of Thailand boss Suraphon Svetasreni said the cruises would provide voyagers with a taste of three delightful locations as well as the chance of relaxing on the serene seas of the Gulf of Thailand. Travellers can book their passages on the Ocean Dream at +66 3849 1099.

The activity pages on the 1Stop Samui guide give more information about tours and excursions for holidaymakers.  

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