Star Cruises Collaborates with International Toy Brand NICI on Gifts and Toys Collection

Captain Charlie and Charlene Arrive at NICI Hong Kong Flagship to Promote the Joy of Cruising
2016-07-28 09:00 3326

HONG KONG, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Charlie and Charlene, the official penguin mascots of Star Cruises, are cute  ambassadors with warm personalities that touch the hearts of parents and kids. Captain Charlie is honest, intelligent and brave, with a heartfelt mission to teach children about professional marine knowledge; Charlene is known for her approachable personality and passion for food, which are both in line with the warm Asian hospitality that is a proud signature of Star Cruises. As summer vacation begins, Captain Charlie and Charlene bring along their new collection of gifts and toys as they land at the NICI HK Store. From July 29 onwards, friends of all ages are welcomed to learn more about marine knowledge and the joy of cruising through this dynamic duo!

First Collaboration of Star Cruises and NICI on Gifts and Toys Collection

As official mascots of Star Cruises, Captain Charlie and Charlene had donned a new look in April this year, which has been well loved by cruisers of all ages. To further promote Captain Charlie and Charlene to friends onshore, Star Cruises and NICI engage in the first-ever collaboration that takes the duo from sea to land. The Star Cruises x NICI collection, including 7cm mini-plush toy key chains that offer great companionship with Captain Charlie and Charlene on the go, as well as 22cm plush toys featuring Captain Charlie in uniform and Charlene in her favorite polka-dot dress, will be available at the NICI Flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui from July 29 onwards.

Limited-edition Premiums Exclusively Available Onboard

The Captain Charlie and Charlene collection has also been launched on SuperStar Virgo, the flagship of Star Cruises, including limited-edition items that are exclusively available onboard, such as the 22cm plush toy box set, the capsule toys collection with six different varieties stationary, key chain and badge; Captain Charlie handmade rock candies that come in glass jars, as well as part of the Captain Charlie Mini-Plush Capsule Set that consists of a mini plush key chain, handmade rock candies in passion fruit flavor and a mini-pack of Yukisio Salt, the local specialty of Miyakojima, Okinawa in Japan.  Have a tasting of rock candies with Yukisio salt for an unforgettable blast of flavors!

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NICI Hong Kong Shop Details
Address: Shop ETS#7, East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station (Exit J, near Hong Kong Space Museum)
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:30 - 21:30

About Captain Charlie and Charlene

"Captain Charlie and Charlene" are our adorable penguin mascots aboard Star Cruises. Captain Charlie is honest, intelligent and brave. His mission is to teach children about our professional marine knowledge. Charlene is friendly and lively. Her approachable personality and passion for food symbolise the warm Asian hospitality that is a proud signature of Star Cruises. Captain Charlie partners with Charlene to delight and impress children and adults alike onboard through our variety of parties, onboard activities and junior cruiser events, etc.

Our "Captain Charlie and Charlene" are cute buddies for your children adding fun to their cruise. The collection combines fun and variety. Produced by renowned German toy manufacturer NICI, our signature plush toys are all in high quality assured with European Standard on Safety.

About NICI

NICI is the German renowned plush toy brand established in 1986. As a gift & premium expert, NICI retail network covers all over the world across more than 50 countries and regions including Germany, Italy, UK, United States, Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, etc.


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 six vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, 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 an eighth year in 2015 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 a fourth year in a row in 2015.


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, its facilities embrace Chinese, international buffet 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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Source: Star Cruises (HK) LTD