Genting Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the return of Star Cruises to Manila from 4 December 2018 until 8 January 2019, celebrating SuperStar Virgo’s second homeport deployment within this year in the capital city of the Philippines. For the upcoming deployment, Star Cruises will introduce a series of round-trip winter itineraries from Manila aboard SuperStar Virgo, perfect for holiday celebrations in December.
Vacationers can soon choose to embark from Manila once again to explore amazing tropical destinations with SuperStar Virgo, including the 5-Night Ha Long Bay / Sanya cruises, 5-Night Ho Chi Minh City / Nha Trang cruises, as well as a special 5-Night Coron / Puerto Princesa / Kota Kinabalu grand finale cruise with a single departure on 3 January 2019 to commemorate the completion of her seasonal deployment in the Philippines early next year.
“Star Cruises is excited to be back again this year in time for the Christmas and holiday season with the upcoming homeport deployment of SuperStar Virgo in Manila, reinforcing Genting Cruise Lines’ ongoing commitment to the growing local and regional cruise tourism industry,” said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. “The response from both the domestic and Fly-Cruise market has been very encouraging since SuperStar Virgo first started her seasonal homeport deployment in Manila in 2017 and continuing this year. This December, we will continue to introduce specially-curated quality itineraries to exotic destinations with more choices for families and friends to get together and enjoy a special and memorable vacation on the high seas to popular destinations,” Mr. Ang added.
In addition to enticing new destinations, guests on board SuperStar Virgo can look forward to a memorable all-encompassing cruise voyage with a variety of accommodation selections, inclusive daily meals with a wide array of Asian and international cuisines, spectacular entertainment, a range of recreational facilities and much more – all part of Star Cruises’ promise to deliver exceptional cruise experiences highlighted by its signature, heartfelt Asian hospitality.
5-Night Ha Long Bay / Sanya cruise (Departure Dates: 4 & 9 December 2018)
Take a relaxing and scenic cruise vacation to Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam, as towering limestone islands and islets topped with lush greenery rise from emerald waters to greet and welcome guests aboard SuperStar Virgo – arguably the best way to visit and explore this magical location. This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is popular among many tourists with its beautiful and natural wonders and wide ranging biodiversity.
Sunny adventures further await guests as they sail to Sanya, the southernmost city of Hainan Island in China. Sanya, also known as the Hawaii of the East, is a top choice for many travellers featuring some of China’s most popular beaches. Filipinos opting to join SuperStar Virgo’s group shore excursions can obtain visa free passes to Sanya, China.
5-Night Ho Chi Minh City / Nha Trang cruise (Departure Dates: 14, 19, 24 & 29 December2018)
Vietnam is a destination rich in natural beauty, unique cultural heritage and a delicious mix of cuisines inspired by its colonial era visitors and native heritage. Upon arriving at the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, vacationers can soak up the many charming local attractions that feature a combination of old and new with well-preserved colonial structures and loads of shopping. Vacationers can continue to discover the coastal city of Nha Trang, which is famous for its white-sandy beaches, clear waters, as well as verdant mountains – perfect for relaxing.
5-Night Coron / Puerto Princesa / Kota Kinabalu cruise (Departure date: 3 January 2019)
To celebrate the completion of SuperStar Virgo’s seasonal homeport deployment in Manila in early January 2019, Star Cruises will introduce a special cruise departure to kick start the New Year by visiting some of the Philippines’ most popular destinations, including the picturesque islands of Coron and Puerto Princesa in Palawan. Hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world and in the Philippines, Puerto Princesa in Palawan is indeed a popular choice among many travellers. Famous for its beautiful sights and natural wonders, breath taking attractions include the Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature. Vacationers can also enjoy the temperate waters of Coron’s world-famous lakes and lagoons, as well as the many famous and historical landmarks located at its heart. SuperStar Virgo will also make a special visit to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, one of Malaysia’s truly exceptional tourist destinations – rich with culture, heritage, flora and fauna, offering an ideal holiday destination for travellers of all ages.
About Star Cruises
Star Cruises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination with a fleet of five vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.
Star Cruises’ commitment in offering best-in-class services and facilities is reflected in a host of recognitions and accolades received over the years. These include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette’s “Travel Hall of Fame” for the tenth consecutive year in 2017 in recognition of winning “Best Cruise Operator in the Asia-Pacific” for 10 consecutive years. Star Cruises was also recently voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards for the sixth year in a row in 2017.
Official website: http://www.starcruises.com
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About Superstar Virgo
The 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is equipped with 935 cabins, including sea-view cabins and balcony suites. Offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment choices, her facilities embrace Chinese, international and Japanese restaurants, an alfresco bar, foot reflexology salon and spa, gym, steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two-level theatre, duty-free shops, a 100-metre mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, karaoke room, children’s activity centre and more. A calendar of themed entertainment constantly refreshes the onboard fun and excitement, ensuring every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.
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