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Genting Dream marks 100 days of safe sailings and 800th cruise call at Kai Tak

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Captain Christian Aalbers of Genting Dream receives a commemorative plaque from Jeff Bent, Managing Director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Dream Cruises’ marked two milestones this week in Hong Kong this week: 100 days of safe sailings with Genting Dream last weekend, and the landmark 800th cruise call at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal today.

Since Kai Tak Cruise Terminal opened in 2013, Genting Cruise Lines has accounted for 50% of all cruise calls to the terminal.

Since resuming cruising from Hong Kong in July, Genting Dream has welcomed over 65,000 guests.

According to a recent survey conducted by Genting Cruise Lines in September this year,  respondents who indicated that they would be likely to take a cruise within the next 12 months increased nearly 30% year-on-year for people who had cruised previously and nearly tripled for non-cruisers.

Bookings strong

The cruise line reports bookings for Genting Dream have continued to be strong since the start of operations with an average capacity of over 90% (based on the required 50% reduced capacity) and high demand for upcoming cruises as well. Repeat guests also increased 28% from the same period in 2019, the last time that a similar comparison could be drawn.

Milestone in Singapore

‘Following on the recent announcement of World Dream completing one year of operations in Singapore since COVID-19, Genting Cruise Lines is doubly proud to have achieved this second milestone for Dream Cruises in Hong Kong,’ said Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines.

As a result of international travel restrictions curtailing destination itineraries, a change in consumer behaviour can be seen as activities that were previously popular before COVID-19, such as sightseeing and shopping, are now replaced with on board pastimes with over two-thirds of survey respondents citing entertainment options a top priority, nearly two-thirds interested in spa & wellness and over half looking to participate in enrichment talks and workshops, noted the company.

 

 

 

 

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