Dream Cruises, the luxury cruise brand of Genting Cruise Line in Asia, has partnered with Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, to launch the full suite of mobile payment options at sea, giving guests greater convenience by allowing them the options of spot payment, self-checkout and auto-debit with Alipay or AlipayHK, the newly launched Hong Kong version of Alipay which supports transactions in HKD for Hong Kong users.
The partnership builds on Dream Cruises’ commitment to innovation and Genting Cruise Lines’ long-term partnership with Alipay which dates back from 2015 when Star Cruises became the first cruise line to accept Alipay spot payment onboard its fleet.
From 24 September, guests on board Genting Dream can use their Alipay and AlipayHK to settle cabin charges at any time during their trip or automatically self-checkout by pre-authorizing the amount chargeable to their Alipay wallets. Guests can also use their Alipay wallets when they shop and dine on board. The mobile check-out solution will also be introduced on World Dream, Asia’s newest luxury cruise ship from Dream Cruises, in November.
“Access to funds and a frictionless payment experience is paramount for our traveling guests, especially in today’s technology-driven, mobile-first environment,” said Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.