Genting Cruise Line’s Dream Cruises returned to service on July 26th with a four-day cruise aboard the Explorer Dream (IMO 9141077), sailing from Keelung, Taiwan. The cruise will remain entirely in local waters, offering what Genting described as “Island Hopping Voyages” that will visit the Taiwanese islands of Peng Hu, Matsu Island, and Kinmen, as well as the port of Hualien, which is located on the northeast coast of Taiwan.
Genting said it would limit capacity to between 1,200 and 1,800 passengers on the Explorer Dream, which normally carries up to 3,630 passengers – a roughly similar ratio to that employed by the Mein Schiff 2, which has just launched a similar “mini-cruise” from Germany.
Dream Cruises reported that the initial cruise sold out two days after it began accepting bookings.
1999-built, Bahamas-flagged, 75,338 gt Explorer Dream is owned by Explorer Dream Ltd care of manager Genting Cruise Lines Ship Management Sdn Bhd of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is entered with Swedish Club (Asia Team) on behalf of Explorer Dream Ltd.