Dream Cruises is extending its partnership with mobile payment provider Alipay (Image: Dream Cruises)
Dream Cruises is extending its partnership with mobile payment provider Alipay to provide guests with multiple mobile payment options across its fleet, including spot payments, self-checkout and auto-debit.
“Access to funds and a frictionless payment experience is paramount for our travelling guests, especially in today’s technology-driven, mobile-first environment,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. “We are delighted to progress our long-standing partnership with Alipay by launching the full range of Alipay mobile payment options on Genting Dream; where our guests from the dual homeports of Hong Kong and Guangzhou will enjoy the unparalleled convenience of instant checkout with Alipay wallets.”
From September 24, guests onboard Genting Dream can use Alipay and AlipayHK to pay for their cabins at any point during their trip or automatically self-checkout by pre-authorising the amount chargeable to their Alipay wallets. Alipay can also be used when paying for shopping and dining onboard the ship.
“As the first cruise line company to support Alipay, Genting Cruise Lines has been an important partner for Alipay in the continued pursuit of customer experience excellence,” said Carl Su, vice president of Ant Financial. “We are excited to provide a seamless and comprehensive payment experience for guests onboard Genting Dream. Starting from 24 September, Alipay and AlipayHK users have the freedom to choose from a full range of convenient payment options best-suited to their needs. Guests can travel worry-free and have an even more memorable cruise vacation.”