In accordance with the guidelines by the Singapore authorities, the Asian company Dream Cruises opened bookings for World Dream ship to non-residents in Singapore and international tourists, including the ones entering the country via the VTLs (Vaccinated Travel Lanes).
This marked a new milestone for the GHK-owned company that will help to fuel the recovery of the industry in Singapore.
International tourists and non-Singaporean residents can now look forward to more options beyond local land-based resorts, with opportunities to cruise aboard the World Dream ship from Singapore.
International tourists entering the country will have to fulfill the mandatory Border & Health Control Measures in Response to COVID as implemented by ICA (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority) to be eligible to sail.
All embarking guests will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID and continue to undergo a compulsory pre-boarding ART (Antigen Rapid Test) at the terminal and present a negative test result for COVID.
Michael Goh (Dream Cruises' President) said that the ship World Dream had carried 200,000+ passengers since cruising restarted in Singapore on November 6, 2020, and celebrated her first anniversary earlier this month.
"With cruise bookings now open to non-residents in Singapore and international travelers, it is indeed fantastic news, as we have been working hard towards this goal with the demonstration of safe cruises over the past year.
“Our progression to the next phase of cruising is timely and we are highly optimistic that demand will continue to rise with the contribution of the Fly-Cruise segment. With the support of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and local authorities, as well as from our local and international travel partners, we are excited to now welcome international travelers on World Dream under prevailing national guidelines and we look forward to exploring future possibilities, including destination cruises.”