Resorts World Cruises’ Genting Dream Kicks and Beats

With the March holidays over, the whiplash from being yanked back to reality is all too real. Having to swap the beaches of Bali with your suffocating office cubicle is jarring to say the least, but there is a way to ease into this transition: quick getaways on cruises.

Overseas vibes are literal aboard a cruise, plus you’ve got all you’d need to live the maritime high life, as everything from accommodation to restaurants is right at your fingertips. Moreover, if you happen to be a sneakerhead or are simply engrossed in all things street fashion, then look no further than Resorts World Cruises’ Kicks and Beats thematic cruise.

Sneaker-themed exhibits & rare kicks for sale

Giant Sneaker Before Painting - Resorts World Cruises Kicks And Beats
What the giant sneaker looked like before getting a complete makeover.

From now till 10th May 2024, you’ll find various accented nooks within the Genting Dream that feature funky murals and sneaker-related installations as part of the Kicks and Beats festivities. Swing by Deck 6 of the ship to marvel at an oversized sneaker, stationed amongst a few barrels.

Giant Sneaker After Painting - Resorts World Cruises Kicks And BeatsHead down to Deck 6 to sneak a peek at the finished showpiece.
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It’s getting a new paint job as 2 local creatives, Yen (@HTFUGOODS) and Jeranne (@absnc) will be working their magic on the shoe. The 8ft-long sneaker is now dressed with a stylish coat of colours in line with a nautical theme, meticulously hand-painted by the 2 artists.

Kit Kat Customs - Resorts World Cruises Kicks And Beats

Surrounding the duo’s masterpiece are a few encased kicks sitting atop barrels. Some of these are also their creations, such as this deliciously playful pair of Kit Kat Customs designed by Yen. Jeranne’s “Atmos Elephant”-inspired AF1 bearing hand-painted camo motifs is even up for sale; they’re in a size US10 and are going for $680.

Deck 8 Display Area - Resorts World Cruises Kicks And Beats

Up on Deck 8, you’ll be able to ogle at a curated collection of 10 sneakers that are considered holy grails within the sneaker community. Highlights include 3 versions of the coveted Off White x Air Jordan 1, as well as older releases like 2015’s BAPE x Adidas NMD R1 “Black Camo”.

Off-White AJ1 Chicago - Resorts World Cruises Kicks And Beats
The Off White x Nike sneakers are difficult to find in mint condition and are highly sought-after.

All of these are available for purchase, but they’re going to set you back a pretty penny; for instance, the pair of Off White x Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” has a hefty price tag of $12,669. Should you decide to pull the trigger, simply proceed to the SneakersClinic shop on Deck 6 for assistance.

SneakersClinic Retail Space
The neon-lit retail space provides a good backdrop for your IG stories.

Speaking of which, back down on Deck 6, there’s a pop-up store set up by SneakersClinic, a Singapore-based retailer that dabbles in premium sneakers and streetwear apparel.

Adidas Samba

There are even more shoes up for grabs at the pop-up, from trendy Adidas Sambas ($209) to the cult classic Adidas Yeezy 350 ($469). We spotted an entire rack of Jordans, and they’ve even got a few accessories to snag too, such as Supreme backpacks (from $279).

Try your hand at sneaker-painting workshops & graffiti art

Sneaker Painting & Lacing WorkshopsYou’ll also be taught alternative ways to lace up your sneakers for an added flair.
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If you’re in the mood to tap into your creative side, then hop into the sneaker painting workshops conducted at SneakerClinic’s retail space. Here, Louis Ong (@sneaker_durian), another renowned sneaker artist, will be giving masterclasses on customising your kicks with a splash of colour.

Main Pool Deck

Do swing by Deck 16, which is the ship’s main pool deck. Aside from whizzing down the snaking slides and splashing about in the water, the pool will turn into a bustling hub to host Kicks and Beats-related affairs.

Live GrafittiImage credit: Resorts World Cruises

There’ll be live mural and graffiti paintings happening right here, done by a crew consisting of Singaporean and Malaysian artists NEWBA (@newba) and DPLMT (@dplmt_). You’re also invited to pick up a spray can yourself at the different graffiti workshops being conducted.

Hip-Hop Dance PerformancesImage credit: Resorts World Cruises

Keep your cameras poised for the various street dance performances popping up on board too. Remember to put on your best pair of dancing shoes, as hip-hop dance classes will be available for you to pick up a new move or two.

Book a stay on the Genting Dream for the Kicks and Beats experience

Genting Dream ShipImage credit: Resorts World Cruises

Resorts World Cruises are no strangers to hosting immersive themed cruises, just take a look at their spooky Halloween At Sea shindig last year. As such, you can leave it to them to go all out yet again for their Kicks and Beats edition of cruises. To immerse yourself in the sneaker-fueled happenings on board, you can choose from a multitude of different cruise itineraries.

Balcony RoomEnjoy discounts of up to $300 when you make bookings with your UOB card. Terms and conditions apply.
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The 2 Night Weekend Getaway Cruise (from $279/pax) is ideal for those looking for a lil’ pick-me-up for the week ahead. Alternatively, if you’ve got the ALs to burn, then go for the slightly longer itineraries, which include the 3 Night Phuket Cruise (from $429/pax) and 3 Nights Penang – Port Klang Cruise (from $429/pax).

Regardless of your choice of stay, a short yet restful sojourn aboard a cruise can really work wonders to quell your wanderlust. You’ll bounce back in a jiffy with renewed vigour, and perhaps a new, swanky pair of sneakers to boot.

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