Genting Cruise Lines announced the restart of operations for Dream Cruises with Explorer Dream sailing 2- and 3-night “Taiwan Island-Hopping” itineraries beginning July 26, 2020, departing from Keelung (Taipei) and visiting Taiwan's islands Kinmen, Penghu and Matzu.
Taiwan’s low numbers of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in comparison with global figures have been lauded by experts as one of the world's most effective response scenarios.
Dream Cruise is expected to offer special island-hopping voyages calling into the popular islands and ports where Taiwanese passengers will be able to enjoy refreshing getaways on carefree ocean cruising.
During the past months, Genting Cruise Lines has re-examined and enhanced its health, hygiene, and operating protocols in order to ensure the safest environment for crew and passengers onboard including social distancing in all dining, entertainment, and public areas, as well as 100% fresh air ventilation throughout the ship.
Genting has worked with the world's largest classification society, DNV GL, to adapt their hospital “Certification in Infection Prevention (CIP) for the Marine industry (CIP-M). The Explorer Dream ship will be the first in the world to receive CIP-M certification, which further verifies the procedures and systems in place to protect crew and passengers.
In accordance with Taiwan’s regulations before resuming sailing, the liner has undergone a thorough deep cleaning along with observation of strict quarantine procedures for her crew members.
Stringent health screening processes and guidelines before embarkation, disembarkation, and social distancing onboard, as well as enhanced hygiene practices, thorough sanitization, and disinfection for guest cabins and crew quarters, public areas and recreational facilities, along with safe food & beverage handling procedures, are due to be in place.