The Covid-19 pandemic has virtually shut down the tourism industry in pretty much all countries in the world. With social distancing being the norm and travel restrictions in place, some tourism companies found creative ways to stay afloat and this particular initiative by World Dream Liner in Singapore has got to be one of the most unique ones.
Famous for their world-class cruises, the company on Friday launched its very first ‘cruise to nowhere’ with safety features in place to prevent Covid-19 infections. In fact, it has its very own intensive care unit should anyone contact the virus, regular disinfection of rooms and public areas and all passengers must take a mandatory Covid-19 test before boarding.
According to reports by Reuters, the cruise ship sailed from Singapore, the liner will travel into the Malacca Strait and head into international waters before returning to the country.
Of course, this does make sense because travelling on a cruise ship is more about the journey than the destination in the first place. Of course, this Genting Group owned ‘cruise to nowhere’ is equipped with plenty of entertainment such as a casino, movies, water slides and even a Christmas show, although it is quite early for the latter.
The cruise industry were immensely effected by the Coronavirus pandemic whereby a worldwide travel restrictions after several vessels were hit by major outbreaks. However, it has since resumed in certain countries with Singapore being the latest one.
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