Singapore changes COVID-19 rules

2021-05-28T23:42:04+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Safety|

In light of the latest development of community COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore and in accordance with the prevailing guidelines of the local authorities, Dream Cruises sailings on board the ‘World Dream’ to 13th June, 2021, will have heightened safety and precautionary measures.

These measures include:

  • On board guest capacity will be further reduced to 25% during this period.
  • Groups limited to two guests per cabin.
  • Temporary suspension of dine-in service at on board restaurants with take-away and room service options available instead.
  • Temporary suspension of outdoor sports and exercise activities or any activities without face-masks in accordance with government guidelines.
  • Permitted on board activities will continue to operate at reduced capacity and with enhanced social safe distancing measures.

Dream Cruises said that it will continue to operate its scheduled cruises. However, in view of this temporary change of operations and the lowering of guest capacity as stipulated by the Singapore government, there may be the possibility that some guests’ original bookings may be affected, the cruise line announced.

Royal Caribbean has also recently announced similar tighter restrictions for cruises from Singapore.

The changes made to the on board experience on ‘Quantum of the Seas’ include less passengers, as well as expanded social distancing and changes to dining routines.

The Singapore Cruise Society boarded ‘Quantum of the Seas’ last week to share a sense of what things are like, RCL said.

RCL said:

  • ‘Quantum of the Seas’ will sail at 25% occupancy capacity.
  • Group sizes limited to two guests per cabin.
  • Guest occupancy in public venues will be reduced accordingly, allowing for at least 16 sq m per guest, while theatres will be limited to 50 attendees for each show.
  • Heightened limits will apply to all pools and hot tubs and also at SeaPlex.
  • New takeaway options at dining establishments, and guests will also enjoy a wide range of choices for room service.

There were about 500 pax on the sailing visited by the organisation to reflect the lower capacity.