Genting Cruise Line is all set to restart services in Singapore with Dream Cruises’ World Dream, well equipped with all the required COVID-19 safety measures, and with a special offer for guests. Read on to know all about it here. By Tanvi Jain
Genting Cruise Lines has recently announced that Dream Cruises will be the first cruise brand to restart services in Singapore with World Dream, which is all set to make its homeport debut on November 6, 2020. This will be Dream Cruises’ second Asian homeport, after a successful deployment in Taiwan in July this year.
“We are delighted to be the first cruise ship to restart operations here in Singapore and to give a much-needed boost to the local tourism industry. We are able to provide Singapore residents with more vacation options beyond land-based resorts and we hope to bring back the joy of cruising with safety being paramount,” said Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises.
Dream Cruises has also been granted approval by the local authorities of Singapore to start a pilot, based on the company’s enhanced health and safety protocols. It has completely re-examined all of its health, hygiene and operating protocols to ensure the safest environment for everyone across its fleet and in accordance with the local authorities’ strict guidelines including, health screening processes prior to embarkation and disembarkation, safe distancing measures on board, thorough sanitisation and disinfection, enhanced hygiene practices for guest cabins, crew quarters, public areas and recreational facilities, safe food and beverage handling procedures, and fresh air ventilation in guest, crew cabins and common areas.
“Public health and safety is our utmost priority as we reopen various sectors of the economy in a gradual and safe manner. We are glad to work with Genting Cruise Lines on the cruise pilot with a focus on the necessary safe management measures to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. Genting has sailed from Singapore for the past two decades, and our longstanding partnership puts us in good stead for the cruise pilot starting from November,” said Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board.
Moreover, Dream Cruises has also launched two and three–nights of ‘Super Seacation’ packages, during which it will offer its guests a chance to explore all that World Dream has to offer, such as the finest Asian and international dining, space, comfort, exceptional service, enthralling entertainment and inspirational experiences onboard.
To further ensure the health and safety of guests, a mandatory COVID-19 test will be conducted on all those aged 13 and above before embarking on World Dream, whereas those seven or above will be required to present their personal TraceTogether Token or register on TraceTogether App at the time of check-in.