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 performances.
From 3 to 29 October, Germany is the focus destination with onboard celebrations replicating the iconic Oktoberfest.