With 1,860 passengers, SuperStar Virgo completes its first inaugural cruise

Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2016

SuperStar VirgoSuperStar Virgo, the first cruise ship designed and built for the Asian market, began her year-round homeport in Guangzhou Nansha Port on Sunday 3 January and completed her first inaugural 6 day/5 night weekday cruise to Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya and her first inaugural 3 day/2 night weekend cruise to Hong Kong last week.

With 1,860 passengers, SuperStar Virgo’s first inaugural 6 day/5 night weekday cruise from the new cruise terminal in Guangzhou (Nansha port) called at Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Tuesday, Danang in central Vietnam on Wednesday and Sanya, Hainan on Thursday before returning to Guangzhou (Nansha port) on Friday. Priced from RMB 3,499 per person, this all-inclusive cruise (excluding shore excursions) is the best value for a holiday to Vietnam and Hainan Island with the convenience of not needing to pack and unpack and check in and check out of airports, hotels, etc.

Accounting for over 1,300 passengers during the inaugural sailing, Mr. Zhu Shaodong, President of GZL International Travel Service Ltd. said: “SuperStar Virgo’s homeport deployment in Guangzhou (Nansha port) is beneficial for the cruise industry in the Pearl River Delta region, providing our passengers a convenient holiday option departing right from their doorsteps. Our guests have really been enjoying the many new F&B and entertainment enhancements that Star Cruises has developed for these new itineraries and the market response has been very favourable.”

SuperStar Virgo will continue this 6 day/5 night cruise every week until November 2016 when she will be replaced by the new and ultra-luxurious 150,000 ton, 3,400-passenger Genting Dream, the first “Dream Cruises” vessel. Both Star Cruises and the Premium “Dream Cruises” are owned by Genting Hong Kong.

For a shorter itinerary, the first inaugural 3 day/2 night weekend cruise departed from Guangzhou on Friday 8 January calling at Hong Kong. As a special bonus, passengers on board these sailings will be treated to world-class entertainment as part of their fare; guest artists appearing every Saturday for the first three months include Richie Ren, Andy Hui, Michael Wong, Tiger Huang, Michael Tse, William So, Edwin Siu, Johnny Yip and Bo Luk.

Every SuperStar Virgo voyage provides a convenient and inclusive holiday package in the Pearl River Delta as it includes accommodations, up to six meals a day in three free restaurants with balcony class passengers enjoying exclusive complimentary set menus at additional specialty themed restaurants; non-stop entertainment with international production shows, five bands, free movies, private karaoke rooms, Beatship by Zouk, yoga and other onboard activities – all conveniently housed in a world-class cruise ship.

To allow guests to stay connected with social media, complimentary one hour satellite internet connection will also offered free starting 17 January.

And with 1,500 international crew, SuperStar Virgo has among the highest crew/passenger ratio in the market with the largest number of Putonghua speaking front line staff with all announcements in Putonghua, Cantonese and English.


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