Dream Cruises Starts Covid-19 Vaccination for over 700 crew on Explorer Dream

May 07, 2021

Dream Cruises announced the start of vaccination for all crew members on board the cruise ship Explorer Dream as well as the staff in the company’s office in Taiwan.  Starting from May 7, crew members and the land-based employees will receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Keelung Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. It is expected that the first dose of the vaccine will be completed in three batches.

“Since the successful service resumption of the Explorer Dream and World Dream in Taiwan and Singapore last year, both ships have enjoyed a stellar track record of zero COVID-19 cases, demonstrating the effectiveness of Genting Cruise Line’s preventive measures. With the development and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, we are confident that the cruise tourism industry will receive the much-needed boost on its road to recovery in the post-pandemic era,” said Kent Zhu, president of Dream Cruises’ parent company, Genting Cruise Lines.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Central Epidemic Command Center of Taiwan for the efficient implementation of vaccination programs, through which we are able to accommodate the vaccination of our crew on Explorer Dream and shore staff in our Taiwan office. With the heightened protection afforded to our frontline staff, we look forward to providing our guests with greater peace of mind as they enjoy their cruise holiday with Dream Cruises,” Mr. Zhu added.

Explorer Dream is the first cruise ship to resume voyages in Asia in the post-pandemic era. The ship has been operating in Taiwan since July 2020, with over 80 successful cruises of “Discover Taiwan” and Island-Hopping itineraries completed.