Genting Cruise Lines announced that as part of its ongoing commitment to providing safe travel for its passengers and crew all MS World Dream voyages with effect from November 21, 2021, onwards would require guests to be fully vaccinated for COVID, excluding kids aged 12 years and below.
Vaccinated passengers must receive the full regimen of COVID vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty / Moderna / Sinovac-CoronaVac / WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) vaccines at least 14 days prior the cruise departure and also tested negative for the mandatory pre-boarding ART-Antigen Rapid Test at the cruise terminal.
World Dream ship's crew are fully vaccinated in accordance with national guidelines.
The latest safety initiative and mandate for Dream Cruises’ passengers to be fully vaccinated provides an additional layer of measures, which further complements the mandatory pre-boarding ART for all guests. The enhanced safety and preventive measures of the cruise line are essential to adapt to the evolving situation in Singapore.
Michael Goh (company's President) said that with Singapore having one of the world's highest vaccination rates, they had observed that since October 2021, ~99% of their guests on World Dream had already been fully vaccinated. As such, the implementation of mandatory vaccination was timely and in line with their continuous effort to provide a safer experience onboard their ship.
“With World Dream being the first in Singapore to be certified under the CruiseSafe program by the Singapore Tourism Board and also the CIP-M program by leading international healthcare expert DNV, Dream Cruises will continue to monitor closely the local situation and explore the additional potential safety measures to be applied in the near future.”
The Genting Hong Kong-owned cruise line is updating its passengers on the latest requirements. Affected guests may contact the original booking source for available options (the choice to transfer to another date or opt for an FCC-future cruise credit).