CruiseGenting Cruises sails back to business as usual with SG SafeEvent Certification by SACEOS.

MICE returns to Singapore's high seas

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World Dream's alfresco Zouk Beach Club could be turned into an event under the stars, from movie nights to mystery-themed parties.
World Dream's alfresco Zouk Beach Club could be turned into an event under the stars, from movie nights to mystery-themed parties. Photo Credit: Dream Cruises

Planners and groups can now begin hosting events back on Singapore's high seas, following Dream Cruises' announcement that the World Dream has received the SG SafeEvent Certification by SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers).

Launched since June 2021, the SACEOS certification ensures hygiene benchmarks and best safe-distancing practices are upheld at business events in Singapore.

This is on top of adherence to Singapore Tourism Board's prevailing CruiseSafe guidelines, which enabled World Dream to restart sailings since November 2020.

Dream Cruises ensures stringent safe distancing measures, capacity controls, and event cohort groups’ safety assurance. Pictured: Vintage Room
Dream Cruises ensures stringent safe distancing measures, capacity controls, and event cohort groups’ safety assurance. Pictured: Vintage Room

These protocols include:

— Full vaccination for all passengers and ship crew
— Same day Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Testing for guests
— Staggered cruise embarkation / disembarkation times
— Deployment of safe distancing and crowd control Cruise Ambassadors and dedicated Event team
— Contactless contact tracing technology such as TraceTogether Token / App, Tracey Tokens, Cabin Key Cards and CCTV surveillance records
— 100% fresh air ventilation in each cabin and public areas with no re-circulation of air
— A well-equipped 24-hour Medical Centre with COVID-19 testing capability, two doctors including an Infection Control Officer, Isolation wards & Quarantine cabins
— Increased frequency of sanitation at high-touch points using hospital grade disinfectants

Meeting venues include two conventional executive boardrooms, indoor Tributes which hosts up to maximum 61 pax; sea-facing Function 8 hosting up to maximum 75 pax; or the cosy Vintage room taking up to maximum 10 pax. Larger groups can opt for the Zodiac Theatre hosting up to 250, or do a dinner gala for up to 301 guests at the lower Dream Dining Room.

World Dream's outdoor court at sea, the SportsPlex.
World Dream's outdoor court at sea, the SportsPlex.

Venues are equipped for today's hybrid demands, such as high-definition screens, live streaming facilities, and simultaneous translation services.

For something different, the 680sqm alfresco Zouk Beach Club could be turned into an event under the stars, from movie nights to mystery-themed parties.

Accommodations, Asian & international cuisines, entertainment shows and a host of activities great for teambuilding exercises are all included in the price of the cruise fare.

In the media release, Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises also highlighted the October 2021 SME Learning Cruise organised by Shin Min Daily News, Bosses Network and Dream Cruises, which was the largest event at sea since the cruise's resumption.

Said Goh, "This milestone event was a good example of how effective our guidelines are for safeguarding our passengers.

"As we pivot, adapt and transform due to Covid-19, the SG SafeEvent Certification will offer an extra element of reassurance for our guests, providing the confidence that our cruises uphold the highest standards of hygiene and safe management measures, emergency management and best practices for worry-free event planning."

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