Cruise NewsCruise Line Launches New Flexible Dining Experience on Cruises

Cruise Line Launches New Flexible Dining Experience on Cruises

A cruise line is launching a new flexible dining experience when cruises start back up next week on one of their cruise ships.

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Dream Cruises, the first global cruise line to resume cruises, is offering a new Flexi-Feast dining concept which allows unprecedented flexibility for a completely customized dining experience at sea.  This allows passengers the freedom to choose from a wider choice of venues and to dine at their leisure.

This innovative concept will allow cruisers the flexibility to mix and match different food and beverage options that are available on-board, based on their habits and preferences, for a more comprehensive and personalized dining experience at sea.

Flexi-Feast will provide additional peace of mind for guests by helping to ease bottlenecks at certain venues for a more spacious and more comfortable environment on board.

Dream Cruises’ Flexi-Feast dining concept will be applicable to all sailings of Explorer Dream’s island-hopping itinerary in Taiwan. Guests will receive a set of complimentary dining vouchers upon embarkation, which can be used to redeem set meals at designated restaurants. Alternatively, the vouchers will be honored as onboard dining credits at specialty restaurants and bars, as well as for room service.

Instead of following a rigid schedule of three meals a day, guests now have the option of sleeping in and enjoying a scrumptious brunch at the restaurant of their choice at their leisure or skip dinner to catch the last stage performance of the day, then have a delicious meal by room service, thanks to the flexibility of the Flexi Feast dining vouchers.

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In preparation for the resumption of operations in Taiwan, Explorer Dream has also worked closely with local government and health authorities to ensure all aspects of the ship meets official health and safety guidelines.

Upon Explorer Dream’s arrival in Keelung, the crew immediately began 14 days of quarantine on land, while the cruise ship underwent a thorough deep cleaning in accordance with EU standard. On July 17, the crew had tested negative for COVID-19 based on nucleic acid tests and returned on board to undergo an additional 7-day self-health monitoring period which ended on 24 July.

Prior to the inaugural sailing on July 26, Explorer Dream also participated in an outbreak simulation drill under the guidance of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. Medical experts from the Taiwan Public Health Association consulted on the drill with professional advice to ensure the seamless execution of preventive measures both on board and on shore.

Dream Cruises has also been exploring with local authorities the feasibility of hosting a medical professional aboard the ship to work as a consultant in collaboration with two in-house professional doctors, including the newly-added on-board Infection Control Officer, to ensure the smooth execution of preventive measures onboard.

Explorer Dream’s island-hopping itinerary in Taiwan has been met with an overwhelming market response, with sold out sailings in July and August. The inaugural sailing will depart on July 26 to the scenic islands of Matsu and Penghu, where travelers will have the golden opportunity to enjoy the International Fireworks Festival from the panoramic and unobstructed vantage point at sea.

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