The tourism industry may have been the worst affected industry by the COVID-19 crisis. But with strict health and safety protocols in place, the sector is ready to rise up and bounce back.
Genting Cruise Lines recently announced that Dream Cruises will be the first cruise brand to restart service in Singapore with World Dream, which will have its homeport debut on November 6. World Dream will also be the newest built cruise ship to homeport in Singapore, offering a series of brand-new two- and three-night Super Seacation experience for Singapore residents during the school and year-end holidays.
It has started to resume operations in Taiwan in July 2020. Working very closely with the Singapore government, Dream Cruises was granted approval by the local authorities to start a pilot based on the company’s stringent and enhanced health and safety protocols, complemented by its exemplary safety track record during its first two months of operations in Taiwan.
With the safety and well-being of its guests and crew being the highest priority, Dream Cruises has completely re-examined and enhanced 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 stringent health screening processes prior to embarkation, disembarkation and safe distancing measures on board; thorough sanitization, disinfection and enhanced hygiene practices for guest cabins, crew member quarters, public areas and recreational facilities; safe food and beverage handling procedures; and, 100-percent fresh air ventilation in guest and crew cabins, as well as public spaces.
“Due to the invaluable support and confidence of the Singapore authorities in Genting Cruise Lines, the inaugural homeport deployment of World Dream in Singapore marks another important milestone in the recovery process post COVID-19 for the local cruise tourism industry,” said Michael Goh, president of Dream Cruises.
“Genting Cruise Lines is proud to continue its long and productive relationship with Singapore since 1993. We are confident that the resumption of operations in Singapore will further contribute and benefit the various local supply and related network chain of the cruise tourism sector.”
World Dream is currently ranked ninth in the Large Resort Ship category by the world-renowned Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 Guide, commonly referred to as the “bible” of the cruise industry. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the finest Asian and international dining, spacious comfort, exceptional service, enthralling entertainment and inspirational experiences that will bring favourite tourist destinations on board World Dream.
To further ensure the health and safety of its guests, a mandatory COVID-19 test will be conducted on all guests aged 13 and above before embarking on World Dream and all guests aged seven or above are also required to present their personal TraceTogether Token or registered TraceTogether App at the time of check-in.