HONG KONG, 4 June 2021: Dream Cruises’ upcoming restart of cruises onboard Genting Dream from the ship’s homeport Hong Kong is gaining an enthusiastic response from the territory’s residents, desperate to take a short break from lockdowns and restrictions.
Just one week after sales opened on 27 May, Genting Dream’s first two high seas “Super Summer Seacation” cruises departing 30 July and 1 August are now close to 90% booked while Friday night departures throughout August have reached 50%.
“The interest in Genting Dream has even extended to
inquiries from corporate groups, charity organisations and wedding parties who
are looking at chartering the ship later in the year,” said Genting Cruise
Lines president Kent Zhu. “Also contributing to the success of our cruises has
been the backing we have received from travel and business partners who have
been a great support to Dream Cruises throughout the years.”
One of the business partners Wing On Travel’s CEO Lanny Leung said the cruises “received a
positive response from the market.”
Another Miramar Travel’s general manager Alex Lee said:
“Since the announcement of Dream Cruises’ our corporate and business clients
have been very interested in booking MICE itineraries onboard Genting Dream. As
well, our loyal long-haul and overseas cruise passengers who have been yearning
to cruise again now have a product that will fulfil their desire to vacation on
the open seas. Our hope is that this will help stimulate the hard-hit tourism
economy and bring much-needed bookings back to travel agents who have been
affected by Covid-19.”
Set to begin sailing from 30 July, Genting Dream will embark
on two and three-night “Super Summer Seacations” on the high seas in
time for the summer holidays in Hong Kong. The two-night cruises will depart
Fridays and Wednesday, and the three-night cruise on Sunday.