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Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, is pleased to announce the return of SuperStar Libra to Penang after a month-long refurbishment that restyled her various facilities. Adding to the new excitement is the launch of two special 7D6N cruises departing from Penang to Krabi / Yangon / Phuket on 26 May and 11 August.
The special cruises mark the return of Star Cruises to Yangon after SuperStar Virgo’s first call to the port in 2003. It will be SuperStar Libra’s first Yangon call since homeporting in Penang in 2010.
“We are delighted to return SuperStar Libra to Penang, where passengers have grown very fond of the vessel that showcases our free-style cruising and warm hospitality,” said Mr. Michael Goh, Senior Vice President of Sales, Star Cruises. “We are excited to bring SuperStar Libra guests to Yangon for the first time and explore its top tourist sites, such as the reputed gold-plated Shwedagon Pagoda, the National Races Village and Thanlyin morning market, to name just a few.”
Guests can experience Yangon, known as “the Garden City of the East”, through a wide range of shore excursion selections that include Myanmar-style dining at House of Memories, visits to Bogyoke Aung San Museum – dedicated to the founder of modern Myanmar General Aung San – and shopping for precious Burmese gems.
SuperStar Libra will continue offering well-received 4D3N itineraries from Penang to idyllic Phuket and Krabi departing every Sunday. From Wednesday to Saturday, passengers can immerse in another dimension of cruise fun on SuperStar Libra’s daily 1-Night high sea experience.
Welcoming passengers after the refurbishment, the 10-deck SuperStar Libra houses 677 passenger cabins. The refurbishment also included upgrade of restaurants, entertainment & recreational venues and especially noteworthy is the swanky duty-free shopping space.
Guests can now enjoy a new shopping-at-sea experience in the 1,200-square-foot newly-designed retail area that features retailers such as China Duty Free (to be opened in March), upmarket wristwatch and jewellery boutique Canopus and gold specialty shop Eternal Elements. Duty-free merchandise includes designer handbags, perfumes, accessories and an array of fashion items.
The refurbishment has also given SuperStar Libra a facelift with a new hull artwork that depicts the zodiac scale lifted by a soaring dove amidst a sea of four-leaf clovers – an imagery that emanates peace, prosperity and luck.
Source: Star Cruises.