Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Dream Cruises has decided to resume its services in Taiwan with a ceremony. The brand will offer new cruises calling into the popular ports and islands of Peng Hu, Matsu Island and Kinmen as well as Hualien allowing Taiwanese guests to enjoy short getaways once again. Dream Cruises’ island-hopping cruises on board Explorer Dream will highlight the physical and geographic beauty of Taiwan.
Alongside preparation to welcomes the first passengers on board, Genting Cruise Lines has also completely re-examined and enhanced all of its health, hygiene and operating protocols over the past few months. Explorer Dream has also observed strict quarantine procedures with the crew has completing a total of 21 days of isolation and passing all COVID-19 testing in accordance with Taiwan’s regulations prior to resuming sailings.
The ship also underwent a thorough deep cleaning in accordance with EU standard for its inaugural sailing. Kent Zhu, President, Genting Cruise Lines said in a statement that it is a great honour for Genting Cruise Lines to continue its long and fruitful partnership with Taiwan which began over 20 years ago and said that they will embark on the journey towards the coronavirus road to recovery together ultimately bringing hope to the global cruise industry as well.
He also mentioned that restarting of the cruise industry is a remarkable achievement which was made possible by the Taiwan authorities’ swift and effective handling of the COVID-19 crisis and their foresight in resuming the tourism industry to benefit all the ports, the economy and the lifestyle of the people of Taiwan. He added that the company believes that development of cruise bubbles between Taiwan and neighbouring regions that also have their pandemic situation under control, such as the outlying islands of Japan, can further initiate the next phase in the re-establishment of international tourism and spur the economic recovery for a post-pandemic world.