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Taiwan 2020 Taiwan 1st in world to resume cruise travel

2020-07-08 10:52
Taiwan 1st in world to resume cruise travel

Taiwan has become the 1st country in the world to resume the cruise travel at the port of Keelung in July 2020. The service is part of the Dream Cruises brand, which is owned by the Hong Kong-based Genting Cruise Lines. The ship is set to depart from Keelung and will stop at Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu, the outlying islands of Taiwan.

The “island-hopping” itinerary marks the revival of the global cruise industry, which has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic with multiple reports of outbreaks on cruise liners and a complete suspension of services worldwide.

The company expressed gratitude to the Taiwanese authorities for supporting the resumption of cruises and reinvigorating tourism. While lauding the island country’s status as a travel destination with a plethora of scenic splendors, it also recognized its effective management of the novel virus.

The 588 crew members on the Explorer Dream will undergo a 14-day quarantine and must each receive a negative nucleic acid test result before they carry out operations next month. Rigorous hygiene, disinfection, and disease control practices will be implemented onboard to ensure the safety of passengers and the crew.

Explorer Dream weighs 75,338 gt and can host up to 3,630 passengers, but it is expected to serve no more than 1,800 passengers at the early stages of the resumed operations.