(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.