Come Jul 26, Dream Cruises will restart cruise operations with two- and three-night island hopping cruises in Taiwan with its vessel, the Explorer Dream. This makes it the first cruise line in the world to resume operations, following the devastating blow dealt to the industry by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cruise operators were crippled by the coronavirus outbreak since February, with the Diamond Princess fiasco in Yokohama, where 700 out of 3,700 passengers tested positive for Covid-19, making it the largest outbreak of Covid-19 outside of China at the time.
And now, with cruises restarting business, there’s one question that’s undoubtedly on everyone’s minds: Is it safe?
For Dream Cruises and its parent company Genting Cruise Lines, resuming operations with its Taiwan island-hopping itineraries has taken months of planning with the local authorities as well as setting new safety and hygiene standard operating procedures.