Luxury Cruise Ship Route Featuring MV “Ocean Dream” Launched on Gulf of Thailand, Reinforcing Thailand’s Position as the Travel Hub of the ASEAN Region

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Bangkok, August 6, 2012 – The luxury cruise ship MV “Ocean Dream” recently kicked off its inaugural 4-day, 3-night cruise on the Gulf of Thailand. The 420-cabin luxury liner departed from the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand’s Chonburi province, stopping at Ko Samui, and then calling in at Sihanoukville, Cambodia before returning to Laem Chabang on Monday, 6 August 2012.

Thai company Eastime Shipping Limited has teamed up with Profit Summit Deluxe Cruise Limited, a Chinese cruise ship operator, to run the service twice weekly, departing from Laem Chabang on Mondays and Fridays at 6:00 p.m.

TAT Governor Mr Suraphon Svetasreni said, “The TAT is delighted that the MV Ocean Dream offers a great new option for travellers to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Gulf of Thailand while offering a different perspective on Ko Samui and an introduction to the joys of Cambodia. It also highlights Thailand’s convenient location and marine transportation facilities in the heart of the ASEAN region. Thailand’s readiness in terms of transportation links and facilities, when combined with creative ideas in tourism, certainly will benefits all countries in the region.”

The 20,000 ton MV “Ocean Dream” offers passengers a full selection of luxury cruise ship amenities on its nine decks, including choice restaurants, clubs featuring a variety of entertainment, a swimming pool, a casino, a movie theatre, a shopping gallery and Internet access. The ship’s 420 cabins accommodate 1,060 passengers. The cost for the 4-day, 3-night Gulf of Thailand cruise is 11,000 Baht per person.

For more information please contact:

“Ocean Dream” Pattaya Office

Eastime Shipping Limited

75/60-61 Moo 10 Sukhumvit Road, Tugsukla, Sriracha, Chonburi, 10900 Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 3849 1099, (0) 3849 1100

Fax: +66 (0) 3849 2616

For further information, please contact International Public Relations Division,