Dream Cruises has debuted Discover Taiwan cruises on board Explorer Dream, on the back of “overwhelming” response to its island-hopping itineraries over the past two months.
As the first cruise ship to resume operations after the pandemic shut down the global cruise industry, Explorer Dream kickstarted sailings in Taiwan on July 26 with island-hopping itineraries out of Keelung to Penghu, Matsu, Kinmen and Hualien. Since then, the cruise line has completed twenty two sailings, serving more than 25,000 guests.
Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines, the parent company of Dream Cruises, said that the liner has been operating in Taiwan “without any incident and has garnered high scores in terms of passenger satisfaction”.
Explorer Dream’s Discover Taiwan cruises include a five-night itinerary from Keelung to the four scenic destinations of Anping in Tainan, Penghu, Kaohsiung and Hualien.
For those who prefer shorter trips, three- and four-night cruises to Penghu, Kaohsiung and Hualien, as well as two-night getaways to Anping in Tainan are available, where the cruise terminal will be transformed into a traditional market featuring local delicacies and specialty souvenirs.
Other highlights of the Discover Taiwan itineraries include a one-night cruise around the Keelung Islet and Guishan Island in Yilan, known for its Milk Sea, a natural phenomenon caused by the combination of seawater and a saltwater hot spring; as well as a two-night sightseeing cruise to the turquoise waters surrounding Ishigaki Island.