Genting Cruise Lines (parent company of Dream Cruises China) announced that the luxury liner Explorer Dream is the industry's first ship to receive the CIP-M (Certification in Infection Prevention for the Maritime industry) from DNV GL (maritime classification society).
Explorer Dream's CIP-M certification is in conjunction with Genting's recent announcement that the vessel starts cruises in Taiwan (from July 26, 2020) offering “Taiwan Island-Hopping” itineraries. Dream Cruises is expected to be the world's first cruise line to begin sailing after the industry's global shut down due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
With the CIP-M certification program, Genting Cruise Lines together with DNV GL are introducing new cruise shipping safety standards, including enhanced infection prevention control procedures and systems for onboard safety (passengers and crew). The CIP-M is based on the stringent healthcare foundation and expertise of DNV GL in infection risk management, used in the accreditation and certification of over 630 hospitals worldwide.