Dream Cruises celebrated the restart of its cruise service and return to Taiwan during a special inaugural ceremony to launch Explorer Dream’s new Island Hopping itineraries tailored for the Taiwan market.
Departing from Keelung, the new cruises will call into the popular ports and islands of Peng Hu, Matsu Island and Kinmen as well as Hualien.
The event was attended by a number of important guests from Taiwan, including the minister of transportation and communications, Lin Chia-lung; the minister of health & welfare, Chen Shih-chung; the mayor, Keelung government, Lin Yuchang; the director general of Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC, Kuo Tien Kuei; the deputy director deneral of Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Chuang Jen-Hsiang; business partners, the media and representatives of Genting Cruise Lines.
Dream Cruises’ island-hopping cruises on board Explorer Dream will showcase Taiwan’s culinary and cultural heritage. For a taste of Taiwan, collaborations have been forged with the Council of Agriculture to provide local produce on board Explorer Dream and a new order-to-home service for their 2020 Top 100 Premium Agricultural Products on the ship.
Additionally, guests can sample local brands including Sharetea, Taihu Beer, Tien Hsia San Chueh Noodle Cuisine, Formosa Chang, SunnyHills and Mark’s Teppanyaki from Marriott Taipei for everything from bubble tea to local craft beer and popular Taiwanese cuisine.
Making its debut is the new Flexi-Feast dining concept which allows passengers to choose from a wider range of venues and to dine at their leisure, helping to provide peace of mind for guests by easing bottlenecks at certain venues for a more spacious, comfortable environment on board.
Local travel experts have also been recruited as Dream Ambassadors to offer assistance and guidance to guests in their native languages.