Genting Cruise Lines announced that Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream is the first cruise ship in the industry to receive the Certification in Infection Prevention for the Maritime industry (CIP-M) from the world’s leading classification society, DNV GL. This certification is timely and in conjunction with Dream Cruises’ recent announcement that Explorer Dream will recommence operations in Taiwan from 26 July 2020 onwards, offering ‘Taiwan Island-Hopping’ itineraries.
With the CIP-M certification programme for Explorer Dream, Genting Cruise Lines together with DNV GL are paving the way in introducing new safety standards, customised specifically for the maritime industry, that include enhanced infection prevention control procedures and systems for the safety and well-being of guests and crew members.
The CIP-M certified Explorer Dream will soon resume sailing and home port in Keelung to operate a series of round-trip cruises, including a two, three and four-night itinerary to Penghu, Matsu and Kinmen islands, as well as Hualien in Taiwan.
The CIP-M certification program utilizes DNVGL’s expertise on infection risk management, which has been integrated and customized based on a maritime specific standard, including the SCDC Vessel Sanitation Program and incorporating national and industry guidelines. CIP-M is unique as it is based on proven hospital standards and measures against infection risk and further tailored for cruise ships by experts from various fields including the maritime industry. As part of the CIP M certification, DNVGL has assessed the Company Safety Management System with the scope of infectious disease management and annual surveys are conducted to verify continued compliance with the DNVGL CIP-M requirements.