Star Cruises Junior Cruisers Program Returns to SuperStar Virgo this Summer

Enjoy “Edutainment at Sea” and become the next STEM expert
Visit four iconic destinations in Japan on an exclusive 7-Night “Golden Sea Route”


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Hong Kong – 14 June 2017 – The countdown to summer holidays officially begins! The ideal family vacation would have three criteria: fun-filled activities suitable for all ages, minimal hassle, and educational for the kids. The well-acclaimed Junior Cruisers Program has this and more as it returns to Star Cruises flagship SuperStar Virgo this summer with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) theme, especially curated to engage young travellers with interactive activities that stimulate their creative and logical senses via cross-contextual learning, while they enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday with the family to take in some of the most picturesque and iconic views in Japan.

Junior Cruisers Training 101: The 20 Signature Classes
The Junior Cruisers Program begins with the complimentary 101 classes, comprising 20 signature classes including everybody’s favourites such as Nautical English, Dining Etiquette, Guided Ship Tour and Ballroom Dancing. (Total value is over HK$2,000!)

Advanced Training of Junior Cruisers: The Next Generation of STEM Experts
In addition to the complimentary classes, junior cruisers may also opt for advanced classes to ramp up their STEM skills, examples include stargazing at sea – where kids will put their scientific and technological knowledge into practice, as well as the “Lego Class - Top Launchers” session, where students learn about the principles of gearing and assemble their very own launchers with Lego blocks.

A Global Village of Junior Cruisers
In line with SuperStar Virgo’s Golden Sea Route itinerary, which will have triple homeports in Shanghai, Tokyo and Osaka, the Junior Cruisers Program will be conducted in three languages this year – Chinese, English and Japanese- uniting young travellers of different nationalities for an enriched experience at sea.

Be Part of the Junior Cruisers Graduation, Collect Stamps to Receive Special Reward
All Junior Cruisers will receive a keepsake passport – not only will it serve the purpose of collecting stamps, which will be given upon completion of classes, it will also be the admission ticket to the Junior Cruisers Graduation Ceremony, where graduates receive the official graduation certificate signed by the Captain of SuperStar Virgo. Upon collection of six stamps (three of which upon completion of advanced classes), the passport holder will be entitled to a special reward.

Golden Sea Route on SuperStar Virgo: the Top-of-Mind Cruising Choice
With a gross tonnage of 75,338grt, the 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is Star Cruises’ flagship, featuring state-of-the-art German craftsmanship and providing an all-encompassing cruise experience with deluxe accommodations and a wide variety of entertainment, shopping and dining options, as well as gourmet cuisine prepared by Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurants. Over 1,300 professional staff on board promise to deliver exceptional service infused with a touch of Star Cruises’ acclaimed Asian hospitality.

Please contact our travel agency offices, Star Cruises representative office, or visit Star Cruises official website at www.starcruises.com for more information.

Itinerary of SuperStar Virgo Shanghai Deployment – 6 July to 30 November 2017
Day Destination Arrival Departure
Thursday Shanghai - 15:00
Friday Cruising Day - -
Saturday Osaka 09:00 (10:00) 19:00 (20:00)
Sunday Tokyo (Yokohama) 14:00 (15:00) 23:00 (23:59)
Monday Mount Fuji (Shimizu) 06:00 (07:00) 13:00 (14:00)
Tuesday Kagoshima 15:00 (16:00) 22:00 (23:00)
Wednesday Cruising Day - -
Thursday Shanghai 06:00 -
( ) local time indicated in brackets

Tokyo
Exciting Tokyo combines the modern with the traditional in Japan. From ancient shrines and street festivals to 24-hr superstores and a thriving pop culture scene, the city offers endless choices of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining for visitors around the clock.
Yokohama
Yokohoma is a modern city of distinctive charm and multicultural flair, featuring the Landmark Tower, the second tallest building in Japan, as well as the world-famous Kirin Beer Factory.
Mount Fuji
Majestic Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and a cultural Site on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The mountain embodies the Japanese essence of perpetual and timeless beauty, and has been worshipped as a sacred mountain for centuries.
Osaka
The second largest city in Japan, Osaka is an important business centre famous for the Osaka Castle, one of the largest and most beautiful in Japan, and for its many shrines and shopping at the Tenjinbashi-Suji arcade. Families can take in Universal Studios or the acclaimed Osaka Aquarium.
Kagoshima
With a scenic harbour dominated by Sakurajima, an active volcano in Kagoshima Bay, passengers can delight in sampling the over 2,000 hot springs in the area and the city’s distinct, rich food culture.

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Junior Cruisers Basics Course

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  Class Introduction
1 Dining Etiquette and Table Setting It’s meal time! Observe proper manners in the table the fun way
2 Lego Class – The Key to Balance Build blocks, make it higher and construct an empire! Get to know more about Lego and enjoy the fun!
3 Mind Game – Thinking Time! Time to have a brain exercise and win exciting prizes!
4 Ship Fun Facts Be a young seafarer and learn basic ship fun facts!
5 Kiddie Line Dancing Session Everybody line up! The dance is about to start! Shake and glide and dance with us!
6 Kiddie Ship Tour Do you want to know about Superstar Virgo the fun way? Join us as we tour you around with ships facilities and amenities.
7-8 Kiddie and Advanced Origami Fun Time Cut, fold, twist and clip! Transform that simple piece of paper into an iconic image!
9-12 Mini Magic Hat, Paper Flower, Mini Turtle, Pop-Up Flower Art Let your imagination run wild and create magical creatures with your hands!
13 Fun Time! Guess Me It’s guessing time - broaden your way of thinking in Fun Time! Guess Me!
14 Colour Fun Time Striking colors, pens and imaginative designs! Show your artistry and mastery!
15 Be a Host Someday! Get that confidence and posture and bring out the best in you! Own the stage as your Kids Coordinator guides you.
16 Pictureka: Draw Out Your Mind! Draw what’s on your mind and let your opponent figure it out! A game that will test your imagination.
17 Be Rich! Monopoly Challenge Buy a property, pay rent and earn more money in monopoly Challenge!
18 Kiddie Charade Game: Act & Guess! Let’s do Charades! Act, guess and win a prize!
19 Morning Stretch Class Aim high and reach the sky as we stretch those sleepy muscles!
20 Graduation Ceremony Congratulations - you made it! Captain Charlie and Charlene are pleased to have you onboard Superstar Virgo! You made it this far, come and let’s enjoy the night away!
Junior Cruisers – Advanced Courses

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  Class Introduction Fee
1 Kiddie Gala Night: Prince and Princess Be glamorous and stunning as kids’ parade with their fantasy themed ball gowns and suits! HK$150
2 Lego Class – Top Launchers Build blocks, make it higher and construct an empire! Get to know more about Lego and enjoy the fun! HK$180
3 Get-together Bash with Captain Charlie and Charlene Are you on for a challenge and group bonding? Well Captain Charlie and Charlene are thrilled to create magical memories with you, wherein you can get unique Superstar Virgo souvenirs. HK$150
4 Kiddie Bridge Tour With Captain Prepare to see the Master of the Vessel where he navigates the ship and say “Aye! Aye! Captain!” HK$100
5 Junior Camper: Under The Star (Weather Permitting) It’s so exciting being able to share your discovery with one another as we camp “Under the Star!” HK$100
6 Kiddie Chef Class: Muffin Decoration Bring out the Chef in you! Creativity and Imagination will be developed as we mould one’s thought in becoming future “Master Chefs!” HK$88
7 Kiddie Chef Class: Pizza Making Bring out the Chef in you! Creativity and Imagination will be developed as we mould one’s thought in becoming future “Master Chefs!” HK$150
8 Anime Cosplay Party Step into a night of dressing up! Customize your own outfit and become an Anime Cosplayer! HK$150
9 Pyjamas Party Bed time?? Yes! There is nothing more fun and exciting than joining in the fun games; milk and cookies sharing in a cute and fluffy animal printed Pyjamas before hitting the bedstead! Experience all in Pyjama Party HK$150
10 Ice-cream Party Hot weather no more! Join a refreshing way of having fun games and activities together with your all-time favourite dessert – ice-cream! HK$120
11 Exciting Balloon Sculpture Twist, bend, tie and Voila! Make your very own exciting masterpiece in Balloon Sculpture! HK$100
12 Kids Manicure / Kids Spa I want to be just like Mom! A female bonding that you can’t surely miss! HK$120

On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

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 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 a ninth year in 2016 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 sixth year in a row in 2017.

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.