Dream Cruises Celebrates the Inaugural Cruise of Genting Dream in Hong Kong; First Cruise Ship to Restart Service in the City
Dream Cruises officially re-started its cruise service in Hong Kong on 30 July with Genting Dream’s maiden voyage of her first “Super Seacation” high seas itinerary.
Genting Dream’s new high seas cruises will provide Hong Kong residents with a new “staycation’ option that will truly evoke the sense of a “vacation away” to enhance their holiday experience. Over 1,000 enthusiastic guests took part in the historic inaugural voyage on Genting Dream.
Before Genting Dream’s departure from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, an official inaugural ceremony was attended by Hon Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hon Mr. Yiu Si-wing, SBS, Legislative Councillor of Tourism Constituency of HKSAR, Legislative Council of the HKSAR, Ms Vivian Sum, JP, Commissioner for Tourism and Dr. Pang Yiu-kai, GBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Tourism Board and Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines to celebrate this momentous occasion.
“I am pleased to see a well-manned and fully replenished cruise ship awaiting to embark on a voyage and meeting the public aspiration for some form of leisure travel,” said Hon Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development. “We are also thankful to have the cruise trade’s commitment to complying with a set of stringent infection control measures specifically designed for cruise travel. I want to emphasize and express my appreciation that in addition to requirements imposed by the health authorities, cruise lines have implemented some additional arrangements out of their own accord to safeguard the well-being of their passengers as well as the hard-earned reopening of cruise travel.”
“We are extremely proud that Genting Dream will be the first cruise ship to restart operations in Hong Kong and we are grateful for the support we have received from the Hong Kong government, authorities and trade partners for their trust in Dream Cruises,” said Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “We have also been very encouraged by the response to our Super Seacation Cruises with sold out and very strong bookings throughout the month of August. With the increase in the rate of vaccinations in the city, we are confident that our Super Seacation cruises will become one of the most popular vacation options for the residents of Hong Kong in the near future.”
In preparation for welcoming its first passengers on board, since her arrival into Hong Kong in early June, the crew of Genting Dream has been implementing new health, hygiene and operating protocols to ensure the ship complies with all Hong Kong shore regulations to provide the safest environment for everyone on board. Exceeding local guidelines for land venues, all crew members have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior to the inaugural cruise and guests will also need to be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to their departure date (unless exempt due to medical or age related reasons) and must pass a COVID-19 PCR test 48 prior to sailing.