Preview Ship Tour of Star Cruises’ Superstar Virgo Relaunched

(L to R) Bloggers, William, Smith, Mint, Rachell and Silver
(L to R) Bloggers, William, Smith, Mint, Rachell and Silver

Together with a group of omy blog club bloggers, I was invited to a preview tour of  Star Cruises’ revamped SuperStar VirgoSuperStar Virgo. SuperStar Virgo, at 76,800-grt, is the largest cruise ship in Star Cruises Asian fleet. It has just undergone a S$32 million transformation.

Together with me were Mint, Silver, William, Rachell and Smith.

Upon boarding the ship, we were hosted to a Chinese New Year Lo Hei, followed by some singing performances and a bingo game before embarking on the ship tour.

This Dragon mascot greeted us when we arrived
This Dragon mascot greeted us when we arrived
Ballroom where the luncheon was hosted
Ballroom where the luncheon was hosted
Two Star Cruises senior staff, Michael and Sandy unrolling a Chun Lian scroll
Two Star Cruises senior staff, Michael and Sandy unrolling a Chun Lian scroll
Seated together with the other omy bloggers
Seated together with the other omy bloggers
Yu Sheng
Yu Sheng
Getting busy with our chopsticks
Getting busy with our chopsticks
Lo Hei!
Lo Hei!
Lunch was served buffet style
Lunch was served buffet style
Finger food
Finger food
Small little dessert items
Small little dessert items
More dessert items
More dessert items
My lunch :)
My lunch 🙂
Bingo cards inside Star Cruises Ang Pow packets
Bingo cards inside Star Cruises Ang Pow packets
Chinese dragon and three golden horses
Chinese dragon and three golden horses
The magnificent gold horses
The magnificent gold horses
Reception area
Reception area
Passengers hanging around
Passengers hanging around
Restaurant stretch
Restaurant stretch
Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant
Checking out the rooms on board Superstar Virgo
Checking out the rooms on board Superstar Virgo
One of the standard rooms
One of the standard rooms
Interior of a standard room with window view
Interior of a standard room with window view
Another standard room
Another standard room
Double single room
Double single room
The Langkawi suite
The Langkawi suite
The suite bedroom
The suite bedroom
Lounge area in the suite
Lounge area in the suite
The bathroom
The bathroom
Ibiza suite
Ibiza suite
Bedroom
Bedroom
Lounge area and a small bar
Lounge area and a small bar
Bathroom
Bathroom
Area for Chinese tea appreciation classes
Area for Chinese tea appreciation classes
Close-up on the tea set
Close-up on the tea set
Atas Chinese tea
Atas Chinese tea 
Theatre interior
Theatre interior
The second floor of the theatre
The second floor of the theatre
Lounge seats on the second floor
Lounge seats on the second floor
Smith the chee koh peh was very excited when he found out there were adult shows like this available
Smith the chee koh peh was very excited when he found out there were adult shows like this available
Alcohol bar
Alcohol bar
Entering the children zone
Entering the children zone
Children's arcade room
Children’s arcade room
Puzzle Bubble 4! Nostalgic
Puzzle Bubble 4! Nostalgic
Swimming pool and water slide
Swimming pool and water slide
Jacuzzi pool
Jacuzzi pool
Golf area
Golf area
Miniature golf course
Miniature golf course
View of the slide from below; Mint pointed out to me that some portions of the slide are transparent
View of the slide from below; Mint pointed out to me that some portions of the slide are transparent
Jacuzzi and spa area
Jacuzzi and spa area
Top deck bar
Top deck bar
Snack bar
Snack bar
Activity Centre
Activity Centre
Silver and Mint, posing with the giant chess set
Silver and Mint, posing with the giant chess set
Children's themed pool
Children’s themed pool
Helipad
Helipad
Sun chairs on the top deck
Sun chairs on the top deck
Deck view
Deck view
Buffet restaurant
Buffet restaurant
The buffet spread is almost ready
The buffet spread is almost ready
Buffet line
Buffet line
Kids dining area
Kids dining area
One last group shot before disembarking
One last group shot before disembarking
These two sexy cats bade us farewell
These two sexy cats bade us farewell

Can’t wait to book a cruise with Star Cruises after reading?

Good news!

Star Cruises is offering cruise deals aboard four of the cruise ships in its Asian fleet – SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius and Star Pisces. Check out their cruise offers to popular Asian hotspots during the 3-day NATAS Holidays Fair.

In celebration of the SuperStar Virgo’s S$32 million transformation, she will kick off a refreshing new voyage to the idyllic Redang (Terengganu, Malaysia) for the summer cruise season from 1 Apr 2012 onwards. Guests can experience her grandeur and splendour as they sail set for an exciting 5-Night Redang/Ko Samui/Bangkok Special Cruise (Sun) on 10 Jun 2012.

An exceptional “50% Off All Persons” promotion will be accorded for regular cruises departing between 1 Jul and 29 Sep 2012 from S$128 per person. A maximum of 4 persons per cabin can take advantage of this 50% off great savings when they share a same stateroom. Another highlight is “40% Off All Persons” promotion for selected 16 Mar and 23 May 2012 cruises from S$135 per person. The alternating 3-Night Penang/Phuket or Phuket/Langkawi Cruise (Sun) or 2-Night Weekend or Redang Cruises (Fri) are all-time favourite not to be missed as well.

For a hassle free family vacation, the “StarKids Cruise Free Special” offers the best savings for the whole family. The offer is valid for 25 May – 23 Jun 2012 cruises on the kids-friendly luxury flagship SuperStar Virgo. The 3rd and 4th Child below 12 years old cruise free, when sharing a stateroom with two full paying guests. To sweeten the deal even further, the two full2 paying guests will enjoy an additional 15% off for this May & Jun 2012 school holidays from S$622 (Family of 4).

For more information and reservations, contact Star Cruises’ appointed travel agents or call Star Cruises Hotline at 6223 0002 between 9am and 6pm daily, or visitstarcruises.comStar Cruises Sales Office is located at No. 9, Penang Road, #11-08 Park Mall. Business Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 7pm. Sat, 10am – 5pm. Closed on Sun & P.H.

Star Cruises is located at Booth No. 5H40 in Hall 5 of the Singapore Expo at the NATAS Holidays Fair 2012 from 24 – 26 February 2012 (Friday – Sunday).

About Superstar Virgo

SuperStar Virgo offers so much more than first class dining and entertainment – it takes you to places where the sun, sea, people and culture blend colourfully well.Every deck onboard SuperStar Virgo teems with endless fun, entertainment and activities. As you cruise to the most exotic parts of Asia on this floating five-star resort, its more than 25 outlets of food and beverage, entertainment and recreation outlets will impress you.In fact, it is the only cruise ship in the world that has an authentic Indian restaurant on board that is certified ‘halal’!

About Star Cruises

Star Cruises, together with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), is the third largest cruise operator in the world that owns a combined fleet of 17 ships visiting over 200 destinations in the world, offering approximately 30,000 lower berths while NCL is presently building a new third generation Freestyle Cruise ship –Norwegian Epic, for delivery in 2010.

Star Cruises is represented in more than 20 locations worldwide with offices and representatives in Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

About Genting Hong Kong Limited

Genting Hong Kong, formerly known as Star Cruises Limited, is the leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A primary business activity of the company is cruise and cruise related operations under the brand of Star Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). Star Cruises, together with NCL, is the third largest cruise operator in the world that owns a combined fleet of 18 ships visiting over 200 destinations in the world, offering approximately 35,000 lower berths.

Genting Hong Kong’s first foray in a land-based attraction, Resorts World Manila opened its doors to the public in August 2009. Resorts World Manila is one of the premier leisure brands under the Genting Group, a flagship integrated leisure and entertainment complex featuring 3 hotels including a six star all-suite Maxims Hotel, an iconic shopping mall, 4 high-end cinemas and a multi-purpose performing arts theatre.

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