SuperStar Virgo’s Maiden “Golden Sea Route” Voyage Garners Gold-Stars from Guests
Hong Kong – 14 July 2017 – Star Cruises has successfully completed SuperStar Virgo’s trendsetting “Golden Sea Route” maiden voyage with delightful feedback from guests of this very popular cruise. From 6 July to 30 November, there are 21 sailings where guests can get a chance to experience this specially-designed itinerary showcasing four amazing destinations in China and Japan. With overwhelming response from the market only limited cabins are left for the summer.
This first-of-a-kind 8-day/7-night “Golden Sea Route” cruise holiday experience outclasses regular air and land travel packages, allowing guests to visit multiple destinations without the hassle of several flights and land transportations, as well as the inconvenience of packing and unpacking from different hotels.
The “Golden Sea Route” offers a variety of flexible shore excursion options, allowing guests to better appreciate the cultural and natural wonders of Osaka, Tokyo, Mount Fuji and Kagoshima, as well as enjoy more time at each destination – whether they prefer to do more shopping, savour more traditional delicacies, explore more exciting entertainment or just enjoy local life.
In addition to the comprehensive itinerary and fun-filled excursions, the “Golden Sea Route” on board experience at SuperStar Virgo incorporates Chinese and Japanese culture in its entertainment and enrichment programs, including the new “Virgo the Yoshimoto @Cruise” show, the first-ever collaboration between Star Cruises and renowned entertainment company Yoshimoto featuring traditional Manzai stand-up comedy. Guests who joined the maiden voyage also enjoyed traditional Japanese arts and crafts including ikebana flower arrangement classes, sushi making demonstrations, origami workshops and sumo suit parties. In line with the Japanese itinerary, traditional Japanese cuisine and wagyu beef delicacies are served on-board; all guests also enjoy complimentary local snacks such as takoyaki or octopus balls.
Many children took part in the popular Junior Cruiser Program, where they enjoyed tailor-made activities and games, including cosplay and prince and princess parties, while teens joined enrichment programs such as DJ mixing and hip-hop classes.
Over 2,000 guests joined the maiden voyage, many of which shared their happy experience on social media channels, highlighting the family-friendly features of SuperStar Virgo and the fun-filled visits to various destinations.
|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)||23:00 (23:59)|
|( ) local time indicated in brackets|
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About Genting Cruise Lines
Genting Cruise Lines is a division of Genting Hong Kong comprising of three distinct cruise brands - Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises - providing a range of products from contemporary cruises to ultra-luxurious vacation experiences spanning the sea to air.
Established in 1993, Star Cruises is the pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry currently with a fleet of six ships catering to the contemporary market segment. As "The Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia", Star Cruises will further expand its footprint in the region with the delivery of two new "Global Class" ships, each measuring 201,000 gross tons, in 2020 and 2021.
"Asia's Luxury Cruise Line", Dream Cruises delivers the highest level of guest service and spacious comfort in the region via newly launched Genting Dream (November 2016) and the upcoming World Dream (late 2017). Developed for the high-end consumers in China and Asia, Dream Cruises will provide passengers with more choice, comfort and value to create a perfect dream voyage.
Crystal Cruises is "The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line", having earned more "World's Best" awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Recently, Crystal has embarked on a significant brand expansion introducing two new classes of cruising - Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal River Cruises - and reaching new heights with Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises.
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 the 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.