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March 20, 2021 Cruise News, Headline News No Comments Email Email

While the Australian government is still trying to work out how to allow domestic cruises to happen in Australia, despite the valiant work of CLIA and cruise operators, Singapore, once again shows us how things cruising should be done, with Dream Cruises and Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore [MBCCS] having welcomed Singapore’s 100,000thYES I SAID 100,000th cruise passenger, since the commencement of safe pilot cruises in the city.

Starting with World Dream’s first sailing from back in 6 November 2020, YES I SAID NOVEMBER 2020 nearly 6 months ago, Singaporeans have been cruising with Dream Cruises, described as a worry-free journey for guests aboard, with their health and safety being the number one priority for Dream Cruises, with the lucky 100,000 guest, Mr Amin Abdul Rahim and his family presented with a collection of prizes and goodies including an upgrade to The Palace suite accommodations for their upcoming voyage.

Mr Rahim said, “My family and I were surprised and are extremely honoured to be the 100,000thcruise passenger as this is our first time on board World Dream, adding, “We had heard many good things about the cruise and we are especially looking forward to the Halal-certified cuisine which is so important to us”, and “We are also excited about experiencing The Palace and we can’t wait to share our experience with our family and friends.”

The Palace is described as an “all-inclusive, all-suite” luxury concept across the Dream Cruises fleet, features the charm of a boutique hotel with the exclusivity of a private clubhouse, where guests can indulge in an unprecedented level of service and comfort, with lavish dining experiences, a rich collection of enrichment activities, and all-inclusive privileges, with The Palace described as elevating the luxury cruising experience into an art form.

With international travel currently restricted, Dream Cruises says it has been bringing the world on board World Dream with special themed Super Seacations that bring some of the most loved experiences from popular travel destinations to the ship, where guests can indulge in the best of cultural and gastronomic delights with the Rhythm of Korea until 31 March and Amazing Thailand from 31 March to 28 May.

Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises “Having pioneered the safe pilot cruises in Singapore, we are excited to be part of this important milestone to celebrate Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore’s 100,000th cruise passenger since the program started and who sailed on World Dream on 12 March 2021, adding, “We hope to continue to welcome more Singapore residents aboard World Dream throughout the year,” and  “As a testament to our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our guests and crew, we are also proud to announce that World Dream recently became the first cruise ship in the world to receive a 3-year Certification in Infection Prevention – Maritime (CIP-M) from DNV, complementing the CruiseSafe Certification by the Singapore Tourism Board and DNV.”

Lionel Wong, CEO of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services which operates Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, said, “SATS-Creuers is proud to welcome the 100,000th cruise passenger in this cruise pilot, marking a significant milestone in the resumption of cruising at MBCCS.”, adding, “Reaching this milestone is a testimony to the commitment of our colleagues and industry partners in cruise and healthcare to provide a safe cruising experience for all”, and “We look forward to welcoming many more passengers at MBCCS in the future”.

Annie Chang, Director, Cruise, Singapore Tourism Board said, “This momentous occasion underscores the progress that Dream Cruises has made in charting a new course for safe cruising and regaining the confidence of passengers”, adding, “We are pleased with the efforts made by the cruise lines to ensure continual vigilance and adherence to health measures onboard, so that cruising is as safe as the experiences on land. We will continue to work with the industry to advance the cause for cruise tourism in Singapore and the region.”

A report by John Alwyn-Jones

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