HONG KONG, 6 September 2021: Dream Cruises has completed its
first month of operations out of Hong Kong after Genting Dream resumed its
sailings from the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on 30 July.
Since then, Genting Dream has welcomed over 20,000 guests on
board for “Super Seacation” get-aways, introducing a new vacation option for
Hong Kong during the summer holidays.
“Genting Cruise Lines is proud to have achieved this
milestone for Dream Cruises in Hong Kong. Completing one month of cruise
operations without any Covid-19 related incidents has shown our precautionary
measures are effective and has provided more peace of mind for our potential
customers,” said Genting Cruise Lines president Kent Zhu.
“We have invested a lot of time and effort in making
sure our cruises provide the safest possible environment for our guests, and we
have been greatly encouraged by the response we have seen from Hong Kong
residents for Genting Dream.”
Bookings for Genting Dream has been robust since the start
of operations with many of the first cruises completely sold out (based on the
required reduced capacity) and strong demand for upcoming cruises as well.
Feedback painted a picture of travellers, who have been
starved for vacation experiences over the past year and a half, were willing to
spend more on their holidays since Covid-19 severely restricted international
travel. Guests splurged on premium accommodation creating a high utilization
rate for Genting Dream’s suites in The Palace at nearly 80% (based on reducing
capacity). The Palace is the “all-inclusive, all-suite” luxury
concept across the Dream Cruises fleet, featuring the charm of a boutique hotel
with the exclusivity of a private clubhouse.
55% of passengers were family travellers, and around 25% of
guests indicated the intention to book another cruise on board Genting Dream.
Throughout the month of September, guests can enjoy a 360
degree Japanese Festival at Sea combining activities and thematic elements,
including extensive decorations, arts and crafts workshops and cultural
From 3 to 29 October, Germany is the focus destination with
onboard celebrations replicating the iconic Oktoberfest.