The coronavirus pandemic has struck the travel industry hard and has left people hungry for a getaway around the globe.
Some businesses are coming up with creative ways to offer customers a glimpse of going on holiday, including flights to nowhere without landing in other countries to fake plane trips complete with boarding.
“Cruises to nowhere” is the newest venture of this sort. There are cruise ship trips that start and finish at the same location, with no intermediary stops.
Hundreds of passengers set out on one such voyage on November 6, called the “Super Seacation” on a World Dream ship. It was part of a test scheme for a ‘secure cruise,’ which indicate that cruise should only set sail at half capacity and are available to citizens of Singapore only.
Moving forward, according to a press release by Dream Cruises, three and four-day cruises to nowhere on the Planet Dream will be delivered daily.
Dream Cruises officials did not respond to the Insider’s request for more trip details and any updated protection procedures.
Early November, 1,400 passengers boarded the Singapore first “cruise to nowhere” with no stops for a two-night journey, the first since March’s cruise prohibition. The Singapore Tourism Board approved the trips last month with new safety guidelines and half-capacity, and they are available only to Singapore citizens.
Aboard the World Dream ship, the ‘Mega Seacation’ departed from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Until boarding, both passengers took a quick coronavirus examination.
The Dream Cruises’ ship includes a Christmas exhibition, a pool, six waterslides, a roller coaster for augmented reality and an intensive care facility for future patients with coronavirus.
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