Singapore launches “cruise to nowhere”, providing residents a rare chance to sail the seas after the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the cruise industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the cruise industry, while Cruise Lines International Association members announced that they will maintain the voluntary suspension of cruise ship operations in the U.S. through the end of the year.
Now, Reuters reports that before starting their short “seacation” on the 335-metre (1,100 ft) World Dream, passengers underwent coronavirus swab tests before boarding the vessel, which was -+
The cruises classed as “round trips”, are open only to its residents and sail for a few days in waters just off the city-state. It is reported that the guests onboard are required to carry an electronic contact tracing device and to social distance at all times.
A passenger commented to Reuters that “The idea of just getting out of Singapore, even just for a little bit, a few days, it’s really an attractive thing.“