Dream Cruises has launched the "Discover Taiwan" cruises, following its successful island-hopping itineraries out of Taiwan on Explorer Dream with 22 sailings attracting over 25,000 travellers.
Cruises on board Explorer Dream now include a five-night itinerary from Keelung to the four scenic destinations of Anping in Tainan, Penghu, Kaohsiung and Hualien.
Those who prefer shorter trips can choose from three- and four-night cruises to Penghu, Kaohsiung and Hualien, or two-night getaways to Anping in Tainan. There is also a one-night cruise around the Keelung Islet and Guishan Island in Yilan, known for its “Milk Sea”, as well as a two-night sightseeing cruise near Ishigaki Island.
Among the highlights is a chance to join the Penghu Bay International Light Festival (until 7 November) from a panoramic and unobstructed vantage point at sea. Travellers can also look forward to revelries in October such as Chuseok Korean harvest festival, the Double Ten Day, Oktoberfest, Spanish National Day and Halloween.
Theatres are sanitised before and after each show.
Genting Cruise Lines president, Kent Zhu, said, “We are proud that Explorer Dream, the first cruise ship to resume operations after the global industry shutdown, has been operating in Taiwan for nearly two months without any incident and has garnered high scores in terms of passenger satisfaction. As global travel continues to be put on a hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing a pent up demand among travel enthusiasts to satisfy their wanderlust.
"We are confident that our 'Discover Taiwan' cruises on Explorer Dream will bring about a new trend of the 'vacation away' style travel experience without having to leave home, through which they can explore the beauty of Taiwan by sea, and with total peace of mind.”
Measures tackling the pandemic will be adopted on board and these include social distancing in theatres and recreational facilities operating at reduced capacity, sanitisation of the theatre before and after each show, cleaning and disinfection of all toys, games and Little Dreamers Club facilities at least twice daily and after every use, as well as disinfection of recreational equipment once every two hours and before guest's usage.