Passengers can now book two- or three-night roundtrip voyages into international waters.
No stranger to running “cruises to nowhere” for travel-starved city-dwellers, Dream Cruises was the first cruise line to resume service in Asia following the international travel shutdown; it has so far welcomed nearly 180,000 guests on board its Covid-19 incident-free voyages. Now, following nearly 11 months of operations in Taiwan aboard Explorer Dream and almost seven months in Singapore with World Dream, the cruise line is deploying its flagship vessel Genting Dream to Hong Kong in time for the summer holidays.
Sailings from Hong Kong are due to restart at the end of July with multiday Super Summer Seacations on the high seas; two-night itineraries will begin on Wednesdays and Fridays, while three-night voyages will depart on Sundays. Bookings have just opened, and the early bird promotion offers rates from HK$1,188 per person, based on twin occupancy in a Balcony Stateroom.
Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines, said in a statement: “Like all Hong Kong residents, we have been eagerly looking forward to more vacation alternatives during this period when overseas travel is not permitted. These new Super Summer Seacations will provide Hong Kong residents the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of cruising again and will bring much-needed benefits to the tourism industry.”
On board Genting Dream, passengers of all ages can watch shows at Zodiac Theater, enjoy live music performances at various venues, go glow-in-the-dark bowling, and challenge each other on arcade games. Outdoor recreational facilities include a rope course, a rock-climbing wall, and waterslides. Educational workshops and fun contests will also be part of the itinerary, with Spot the Ship encouraging guests to look out for different types of vessels plying the waters during their journey. Those who can find the largest number will receive special autographed memorabilia from the captain.
As international travel remains severely restricted, themed events aboard Genting Dream will include a Japanese Festival held in August and September and a Nordic Christmas in November and December, with festivities such as Oktoberfest and Halloween scheduled in between. All activities will be organized in accordance with permitted group sizes, specific to each activity, in line with prevailing Hong Kong regulations.
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