Dream Cruises' megaship World Dream restarts service from Lion City
Ahead of its November debut, Dream Cruises' 150,695 gross ton megaship World Dream arrived in Singapore on Sunday morning as the first cruise ship to resume operation from Lion City.
Until arriving in Singapore, the skeleton crew of 187 on board completed their 14-day quarantine on the cruise ship and will undergo a further set of mandatory COVID-19 tests as stipulated by the local authorities and are expected to test negative until signing up for active service.
The remainder of the crew of the ship will follow the ship as it undergoes extensive cleaning and sanitization prior to its inaugural November 6 "Super Seacation" sailing.
World Dream can only sell short two- and three-day trips for Singaporeans, sailing in compliance with government guidelines at no more than 50 percent passenger capacity with no port calls.
Following Taiwan and Japan, Singapore will be the third Asian country to resume cruise operations. Royal Caribbean has said that in December it will resume voyages from Singapore.
Prior to her arrival in Singapore, after being suspended from service in early February, World Dream was on hiatus in Rotterdam.
Maritime Business World