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Dream Cruises Suspends Genting Dream’s Operations from Singapore

By ,   February 21, 2020 ,   Accidents

The Asian premium passenger shipping company Dream Cruises announced it would be suspending the Genting Dream ship's homeporting in Singapore due to the spread of Coronavirus. The company already cancelled itineraries on World Dream and Explorer Dream (scheduled to reposition from Australia to Hong Kong in April 2020). The suspended roundtrips are through March 27.

Passengers who are booked on any of the cancelled itineraries will be provided with various compensation options including to defer their voyage to a future sailing or to cancel their trip for a full refund.

Genting Dream cruise ship

According to a statement from Dream Cruises, the cruise line found that a number of countries had imposed disembarking restrictions for passengers. The Singaporean government also imposed boarding restrictions on Genting Dream.

The company also said in the statement they had implemented health and temperature screening for embarking guests and crew before every voyage as well as stringent sanitizing and disinfection protocols. All crew members on duty have to wear masks and other appropriate gear, such as disposable gloves.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.