Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo Begins Brand-New Shenzhen Tai Zi Bay Homeport Deployment in November 2016

Embark with Convenience at Your Doorstep to Enjoy Scenic Vietnam and Sanya
Indulge with Oceanview Stateroom Balcony Benefits and Gastronomic Delights from 17 April Onwards
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GUANGZHOU, China, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From 12 November 2016, Star Cruises Flagship SuperStar Virgo will commence a brand new, 3-month Vietnam and Sanya itinerary with Shenzhen Tai Zi Bay as the homeport. Starting with one of the seven Wonders of Nature - Halong Bay, the cruise will travel to Hoi An Ancient Town, the UNESCO World Heritage site in Da Nang; then to Nha Trang - The "Oriental Maldives", followed by Ho Chi Minh City, the "Little Paris", and finally to picturesque Sanya, Hainan, offering five iconic sceneries from a convenient location.

Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises says, "Our flagship, SuperStar Virgo, will be deployed to its brand-new homeport at Tai Zi Bay, Shekou, Shenzhen in November. Tai Zi Bay is located in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Big Bay, which enjoys excellent geographical advantages and allows travellers from the Pearl River Delta and the Southwest area to cruise from a convenient location, while travellers from other regions can also enjoy cruise traveling at ease with accessible and comprehensive transportation services."

Guest experience will be taken up to a new level from April 17 onwards: On the Okinawa cruise departing from the double-homeport at Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou, those who stay in Oceanview Stateroom Balconies and above will be entitled to a whole new upgraded experience, including room dining service, free show tickets and more.

Delicacies are obviously one of the most important elements of a cruise voyage. Apart from having menus with Michelin-Stared Restaurants Kam's Kitchen, Sun Tung Lok Chinese Cuisine and Ye Shanghai, Star Cruises has successfully invited Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, a 7-year consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmand, to provide hero dishes such as Steamed Pork Dumplings "Shanghai" Style and "La Mian" Noodles with Dried Shrimp & Peanut in Spicy Sauce onboard.

Star Cruises has the honour to invite Mr. Johnson Wong, a famous food critic, to recommend the 10 best dishes on SuperStar Virgo. In line with the Okinawa itinerary from April to September, Star Cruises will collaborate with the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) and Mr. Wong to host gourmet tours at Naha and Miyakojima, where guests can enjoy the best dishes all the way from the cruise ship to land. In addition, Japanese-themed decorations and programs will be offered onboard, including the Sakura photo zone with Kimono rental and professional photography service, Japanese Tea Art Classes conducted by Japanese professionals, Wagashi classes, Oriental art & craft workshops, Japanese-themed High Tea and more.


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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SuperStar Virgo - Itinerary for Shenzhen Tai Zi Bay Homeport Deployment

From 12 November 2016 onwards

8 Days 7 Nights: Iconic Vietnamese Destinations (departs every Saturday)
Shekou - Highseas - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City - Highseas - Shekou

6 Days 5 Nights: Nha Trang "Little Paris" / World Heritage at Da Nang (departs every Thursday and Saturday)
Shekou - Highseas - Nha Trang - Da Nang - Sanya, Hainan - Shekou

5 Days 4 Nights: Picturesque Halong Bay (departs every Tuesday)
Shekou - Highseas - Halong Bay - Sanya, Hainan - Shekou

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Source: Star Cruises (HK) LTD