Genting Cruise Lines (GCL) has revealed that Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream is the world’s first cruise ship to receive the Certification in Infection Prevention for the Maritime industry (CIP-M) by global healthcare and classification body DNV GL.
The CIP-M certification of Explorer Dream comes ahead of the cruise ship’s resumption of sailings in Taiwan from July 26, 2020.
Explorer Dream will homeport in Keelung to operate a series of round-trip cruises, including a two-, three- and four-night itinerary to Penghu, Matsu and Kinmen islands, as well as Hualien in Taiwan.
Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in the world to begin sailing after the global cruise industry was shut down due to the pandemic.
The CIP-M certification programme, which utilises DNV GL’s expertise in infection risk management, is paving the way in introducing new safety and preventive measures tailored for the maritime industry.
GCL said in a press statement that CIP-M “is based on proven hospital standards and measures against infection risk and further tailored for cruise ships by experts from various fields including the maritime industry”.
The cruise company said that it is working with DNV GL to get CIP-M certification for all its other cruise ships “in the near future”.