Cruise Lines Resuming Service
Dream Cruises and TUI Cruises resumed limited cruises following the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dream Cruises has celebrated the restart of its cruise service and return to Taiwan during a special inaugural ceremony to commemorate Explorer Dream’s new “Island Hopping” itineraries created specially for the Taiwan market.
Dream Cruises is sailing and offering new cruises calling into the popular ports and islands of Peng Hu, Matsu Island and Kinmen as well as Hualien, where Taiwanese guests will again be able to enjoy refreshing short getaways on carefree ocean voyages.
In preparation for welcoming its first passengers onboard, Genting (Dream Cruises owner) has completely re-examined and enhanced all of its health, hygiene and operating protocols to ensure the safest environment for everyone onboard including thorough sanitization and disinfection and enhanced hygiene practices for guest cabins and crew member quarters, public areas and recreational facilities; social distancing in dining, entertainment and public areas; safe food and beverage handling procedures; and, 100 percent fresh air ventilation in staterooms and public areas.
The first large cruise ship is back in service as TUI's Mein Schiff 2 left on its first "Blue Cruise" from Hamburg with 1,200 guests aboard
The TUI Cruises ship will not visit any ports but will sail near Norway for scenic cruising for three nights before returning to Germany.
Capacity on the ship has been aggressively trimmed, with the vessel able to hold some 2,900 guests it will operate now with just 1,200 aboard following numerous new health and safety protocols.
TUI will add a second ship, the Mein Schiff 1, into service in August.
View vacancies on-board Mein Schiff 2 advertised by sea chefs on All Cruise Jobs.