Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017
Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific, announced the debut homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo to Shanghai from July to October 2017. From her new home in the northern Chinese cruise centre of Shanghai, guests will be able to enjoy 6D5N Japan itineraries to the dynamic metropolis of Osaka, with easy access to both Kyoto and Kobe during her 13 hour port time, and picturesque “Naples of the Eastern World”, Kagoshima, punctuated by the imposing Mount Sakurajima in the middle of Kagoshima Bay.
“We are delighted to deploy our flagship SuperStar Virgo to Shanghai for the summer season, further demonstrating our commitment and support to continue to grow the Chinese cruise industry,” said Mr Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. “With the fastest cruise ship in Asia, Star Cruises is excited to offer an innovative new Japan itinerary that will allow our guests to experience the many facets of the country, from the vibrant urban triangle of Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe to the idyllic scenery of Kagoshima in Kyushu Island.”
This new homeport and itinerary builds up Genting Hong Kong’s presence in Shanghai to also sell Dream Cruises out of Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Singapore and to prepare the groundwork of the arrival of Star Cruises’ 200,000 gross ton “Global Class” ship to be delivered in 2020.