Genting Hong Kong Official Blog

Category: SuperStar Aquarius

Star Cruises Homeports at Kota Kinabalu for the Second Season with SuperStar Aquarius from November 2014 –March 2015

• November 12, 2014

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia) 8 November 2014 – Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia Pacific today celebrates the return of SuperStar Aquarius to the beautiful shores of Sabah (Malaysia), homeporting at the city of Kota Kinabalu for her second season from November 2014 – March 2015. In conjunction with SuperStar Aquarius’ homeport relocation to Kota Kinabalu, Star Cruises is pleased to introduce the all new 3-Night destination cruise to Puerto Princesa of the Palawan Island province in the Philippines, as well as the 2-Night and the regular 1-Night high seas cruise onboard the 13-storey ocean cruise liner.

ssq in kk

YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah (right from the left), Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited (ninth from the left) together with distinguished guests commemorated the return of SuperStar Aquarius to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia). 

SuperStar Aquarius arrived today to homeport at Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia), bringing both local and international passengers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, Singapore, America, Russia, Japan and many more travellers from across the globe. Disembarking passengers were greeted by a colourful multi-ethnic cultural dance performance and were presented with welcome souvenirs, courtesy of the Sabah Tourism Board. To further commemorate this special occasion, a welcome ceremony was held onboard SuperStar Aquarius and was graced by YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah.

YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah said “We are delighted to have Star Cruises return and homeport at Kota Kinabalu for the second season with Super Aquarius. Sabah is a beautiful state rich with culture, heritage, flora and fauna, offering an ideal holiday destination for travellers of all ages. I would like to thank Star Cruises for their continuous support in promoting Sabah as a cruise destination for the region and the world”.

ML with KK VIP

YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah presented a Proboscis monkey memento to Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited during the SuperStar Aquarius welcome ceremony in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited said “Star Cruises is pleased to celebrate the return of SuperStar Aquarius to Kota Kinabalu and remains committed in developing the cruise tourism industry in Sabah. Today’s welcome ceremony is a true testament of Sabah’s hospitality towards its guests, and together with the ongoing support of the local authorities and business partners, we will continue to strive to make Sabah The Best of Borneo, and into a well-known world-class tourist destination”.

With SuperStar Aquarius now homeported in Kota Kinabalu for its second season from November 2014 – March 2015, Star Cruises remains passionate and committed in offering the best cruise experience with exciting new holiday itineraries and destinations. The 3-Night destination cruise to Puerto Princesa will be a popular choice among many travellers, famous for its beautiful sights and natural wonders, especially the Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature. Besides that, the 2-Night and 1-Night high seas cruise will be an ideal choice for travellers looking for a short and relaxing get-away in the open seas. SuperStar Aquarius offers top-notch facilities and amenities for pure rejuvenation with a wide variety of onboard activities, including LIVE performances by internationally acclaimed performers, shopping at luxury stores or at the CDF Duty Free shops, as well as embarking on a gastronomic journey with International and authentic Asian cuisines prepared by our very own award-winning chefs.

For more information on Star Cruises, please visit www.starcruises.com

On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

Related posts:

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: SuperStar Aquarius

Star Cruises awarded as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year

• October 22, 2014

New Delhi / Hong Kong, 13 October, 2014 - Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, has once again been voted by travel and tourism professionals around the globe as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards 2014. This year marks Star Cruises’ third consecutive year being voted as Asia’s Leading Cruise Line.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Praised as “the Oscars of the travel industry”, the awards were voted by travel professionals worldwide. The World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014 was held at The Oberoi, New Delhi in India on 10 October.

“On behalf of Star Cruises, we are honoured to receive this award for the third consecutive year. This award recognizes our contribution in promoting the development of cruise tourism in Asia-Pacific and our commitment to providing world-class cruise services and products,” said Mr Michael Goh, Senior Vice President, Sales, Star Cruises. “As the leading cruise line Ain Asia-Pacific, Star Cruises best understands Asian cruisers and their diverse cultures, providing freestyle cruising with unrivalled Asian hospitality for our international guests. We will continue to make every journey a voyage of discovery and surprise for our passengers.”

As the pioneer of cruising in Asia, Star Cruises continues to innovate and create exciting cruise holidays with exotic itineraries in Asia, spectacular onboard entertainment, authentic Asian and international cuisines, memorable shore excursions, as well as providing top-notch facilities and amenities for pure relaxation and rejuvenation.

From 8th November 2014 until 1st March 2015, SuperStar Aquarius will homeport in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia) for her second season and offer a new 4D/3N destination cruise itinerary to Puerto Princesa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Homeported in Singapore, SuperStar Gemini offers a variety of destination cruises that include the 2-Night, 3-Night and 5-Night cruise to various exotic locations in Malaysia such as Penang, Malacca, Kuantan, Port Klang, Langkawi, Tioman and Redang island. SuperStar Libra, which is homeported in Penang (Malaysia) will continue to offer the 3-Night cruise to the beautiful islands of Phuket and Krabi in Thailand, the 1-Night high seas cruise, as well as the 6-Night Yangon/Phuket special cruise departing on 23 November 2014. During the year-end holiday season, Star Cruises is also pleased to launch the highly-acclaimed Korean hit, NANTA (Cooking), which will premiere at sea on both SuperStar Gemini (14 November 2014 – 2 January 2015) and SuperStar Libra (23 November 2014 – 2 January 2015).

With the deployment of SuperStar Virgo to Hong Kong, both SuperStar Virgo and Star Pisces will continue to offer the regular 1-Night high seas cruise to cater to the growing demands of the cruise travel in North Asia. This October 2014, SuperStar Virgo unveiled its new fine-dining restaurant, The Genting Palace Restaurant, introducing an all new culinary experience with the launch of “Simply the Best: Seafood, Chops and Steaks”.

World Travel Awards’ Asia & Australasia Ceremony 2014 in New Delhi was the seventh leg of the awards’ Grand Tour. The annual event is a global search for the world’s leading travel brands. Norwegian Cruise Line, an associate of Genting Hong Kong, was voted “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for seven consecutive years as well as “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for two consecutive years.

Travel Awards

Star Cruises has been voted by travel and tourism professionals around the globe as the “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards 2014 for the third consecutive year. Mr. Naresh Rawal, Vice President, Sales, Star Cruises (middle) accepted the award trophy from Ms. Seema Rahmani, the host of the World Travel Awards (left) on 10 October 2014 in New Delhi.

Experience freestyle cruising from the Leading Cruise Line in Asia, #StarCruises! Book online now! www.starcruises.com

Related posts:

Tags:

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, Star Pisces, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Virgo

Half Off on Relocation Cruises to HK, Manila, Boracay, Kota Kinabalu

• October 22, 2014

#Philippines: Sail aboard SuperStar Aquarius at 50% off with our SSQ Relocation Cruise promo. Available only this November 2014, its special itineraries are relocation cruises, which will sail from one port to another. Ports of call are Hong Kong, Manila, Boracay, Kota Kinabalu, and Kaohsiung. Book by 22 October.

The promo prices are all-in rates for 2 persons. The cruises vary by departure and arrival ports, destination, and length, so you’ll have many options to suit your schedule and fancy. Booking is now open at www.starcruises.com. To see the 50% Off SSQ Relocation Cruises, select ‘Nov 2014’ as your sailing date on the calendar, then indicate SuperStar Aquarius for the ship.

social-media (3)

Select relocation cruises will hit cosmopolitan Hong Kong, nature-rich Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and sunny Manila and Boracay in the Philippines — TripAdvisor’s Best Beach in Asia for 2013. Cruises set off from Hong Kong, Manila, Boracay, and the awe-inspiring port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan.

6D5N Cruise: Hong Kong, Boracay & Kota Kinabalu (03 November 2014)

  • All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 1,478 (discounted from USD 2,648)

  • Embarkation at Hong Kong Ocean Terminal; disembarkation at Kota Kinabalu Port (Malaysia)

4D3N Cruise: Manila, Boracay & Kota Kinabalu (05 November 2014)

  • All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 895 (discounted from USD 1,500)

  • Embarkation in Manila (Philippines); disembarkation at Kota Kinabalu Port

3D2N Cruise: Boracay & Kota Kinabalu (06 November 2014)

  • All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 568 (discounted from USD 1,038)

  • Embarkation in Boracay (Philippines); disembarkation at Kota Kinabalu Port

4D3N Cruise: Kaohsiung, Hong Kong & Manila (01 November 2014)

  • All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 896 (discounted from USD 1,586)

  • Embarkation in Kaohsiung Port (Taiwan); disembarkation in Manila

Often also called repositioning cruises, relocation cruises are offered as a ship relocates to a new homeport. We usher the ships to its new region with more affordable rates for cruisers and special multiple destinations over a lengthier schedule than usual. Check out all our upcoming relocation cruises at www.starcruises.com.

Related posts:

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Genting Hong Kong, SuperStar Aquarius

SPECIAL RELOCATION CRUISE FOR SUPERSTAR AQUARIUS

• September 18, 2014

#Philippines: Discover the luxury of cruising aboard SuperStar Aquarius (SSQ) as she sails to Manila, & Boracay this coming November 2014. SuperStar Aquarius offers a multitude of gourmet cuisine, world-class entertainment and great relaxing options that appeal to a whole range of holidaymakers – be it families, honeymooners, senior citizens and even business groups.

SSQ_new2 (2)

Here are the itineraries for this special relocation cruise:

1 Night Hong Kong – Manila Cruise

Sailing Date: November 3, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 280

2 Nights Boracay – High Seas – Kota Kinabalu

Sailing Date: November 6, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 509

3 Nights Manila – Boracay – High Seas – Kota Kinabalu

Sailing Date: November 5, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 785

3 Nights Kaohsiung – Hong Kong (overnight) – Manila

Sailing Date: November 1, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 793

3 Nights Hong Kong – Manila (overnight) – Boracay

Sailing Date: November 3, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 796

5 Nights Kaohsiung – Hong Kong (overnight) – Manila (overnight) – Boracay

Sailing Date: November 1, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 1,303

5 Nights Hong Kong (overnight) – Manila (overnight) – Boracay – High Seas – Kota Kinabalu

Sailing Date: November 3, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 1,299

7 Nights Kaohsiung – Hong Kong (overnight) – Manila (overnight) – Boracay – High Seas – Kota Kinabalu

Sailing Date: November 1, 2014

All-in rate per pax: USD 1,812

So what are you waiting for? Book now  and get instant confirmation! http://bit.ly/specialMNLcruise  

Related posts:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Category: STAR CRUISES, SuperStar Aquarius

60% Off Boracay, Manila & Kaohsiung Cruises (Philippines)

• February 24, 2014

ssq_Kaohsiung

PHILIPPINES: Do you love to travel? Yes? Then we’re inviting you to experience luxury cruising with us that departs directly from Boracay and Manila. This Apr 2014, sail aboard the SuperStar Aquarius to Taiwan’s second largest city – Kaohsiung.

• 3-Night Cruise on Apr 1 (Boracay – Manila – High Seas – Kaohsiung)
• 2-Night Cruise on Apr 2 (Manila – High Seas – Kaohsiung)

Book online & get 60% OFF your cruise fare today!

Related posts:

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, SuperStar Aquarius

Sea, Sand, Sun and Scenic Spectaculars SuperStar Virgo sails to Sanya and Halong Bay

• February 11, 2014

Hong Kong, 5 February, 2014 – Explore the tropical rainforest of Sanya and sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay with Super Star Virgo. Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, offers a dozen spectacular shore excursions to China’s southernmost paradise and Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Site to passengers cruising out from Hong Kong this summer.

Between 7 April and 26 October, SuperStar Virgo, Star Cruises’ flagship in Asia, will be setting sail for Sanya and Halong Bay weekly from Hong Kong on a 4D3N itinerary. The trips will showcase the natural wonders of these sunny and gorgeous destinations and the authentic favors of local cuisines.

Sanya: the Hawaii of China

pressrelease_yalongbaypark
The 1,506-hectare Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Rainforest Park,
set in the hillsides looking over the resort district, is the first national forest park in Hainan.

Sanya’s powdery-white, squeaky-clean beaches and azure waters were extensively featured in Chinese blockbuster “If You Are the One 2”. The Tropic Tour will take you to Yalong Bay, the number one bay in China where the Chinese romantic comedy was filmed. Stretching 7,500 kilometers in length, the half-moon bay in the southern end of Hainan is a heaven for sunbathers looking for the perfect white velvet sand to rest on. Do not miss the trip to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Rainforest Park, which is set in the hillsides looking over the resort district. The 1,506-hectare national forest park is the first of its kind in Hainan. The park is ideal for tourist activities like mountain climbing, outdoor exploration, sightseeing, science education and folk customs experience. The tour is inclusive of a Hainan style lunch featuring four famous dishes of the province for you to see, feel and taste the best of Hainan in one go.

On the End of the Earth Tour, travellers will visit this must see spot of Hainan, once believed to be most remote spot on Earth, for its glorious ocean view and rich history. Since ancient times, many historical figures, officials and scholars have left their footprints there and carved poems on those rocks standing on the seashore. To get a bird’s eye view of downtown Sanya, go up the LuhuitouPark located in LuhuitouPeninsula. It covers five hills with a total area of 82.88 hectares and a highest elevation reaching 181 meters.  The hilltop is noted for being an excellent place to catch the sunrise and sunset. The tour also includes a scrumptious seafood lunch at a local hotel.

Other splendid selection includes the Li and Miao Ecological Cultural Tour (with coconut lunch), the Nanshan Temple Tour (with vegetarian lunch), the Golf Tour, and the transfer service to Summer Mall.

Halong Bay: one of the new seven wonders of the world

pressrelease_halongbay
Thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes will leave you in awe when
SuperStar Virgo cruises into Halong Bay, which was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011.

Thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes will leave you in awe when SuperStar Virgo cruises into Halong Bay, which was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011. Many of our tours will take travellers to the UNESCO World Heritage Site on sightseeing boats so that they can get up close to the gorgeous limestone mountains and cliffs jutting from the calm waters. To capture more picturesque scenic beauty, choose our Cave Tour to explore the Heavenly Cave located in the southwest of Halong Bay. Acclaimed as the most beautiful primitive cave of the stunning bay, Heavenly cave has a unique system of stalactites and stalagmites in different forms and shapes.

For an alternative cultural experience, join the Ha Nam Village Tour. At Ha Nam Village, you can admire the peaceful landscape and immerse in the simplistic local life by learning how to make bamboo boats and fish net handicrafts. You may also join the Land & Cruise Tour to visit the Royal Amusement Park, where you can enjoy a blend of modern and ancient performing arts through watching the Water Puppet Show and the traditional music and dance performances.

Other Halong Bay “Irresistible Excursions” include the Cruise & Land Tour, the Titop Island Tour, and the Close up of Halong Bay Tour.

From 7 April to 26 October, SuperStar Virgo will be offering a 4D3N cruise to Sanya and Halong Bay, a 4D3N cruise to Kaohsiung and Taichung, and a 1-night high seas cruise every week from Hong Kong. Holidaymakers wishing to extend the trip and prolong the fun can go on a monthly 7D6N cruise to Keelung (Taipei), Kaohsiung, and Taichung.

On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

NOCRUISEBOOKINGYET_allships

Related posts:

Tags: , ,

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, Star Pisces, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Virgo

Happy HoliDEALS from Star Cruises!

• December 3, 2013

Enjoy 30% OFF your cruise onboard SuperStar Aquarius (Kota Kinabalu departure) and SuperStar Libra (Penang departure) and get a complimentary bottle of wine and cake to be delivered to your cabin!

Booking Period: 01- 30 December 2013
Departure Period: 05 January – 23 March 2014

Head on to http://gentingtravel.starcruises.com/and book now!

Related posts:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Libra

Indulge in the world of discovery and surprise Star Cruises’ first onboard magazine launches this December

• November 28, 2013

Hong Kong, 28 November, 2013 – Indulge magazine will add another dimension of discovery and surprise to a Star Cruises holiday, perfecting the entertaining, memorable, and informational experience. The onboard quarterly publication will be available across the Asian fleet of Star Cruises, the leading cruise line of Asia-Pacific, and Resorts World Manila. 

Ms Vivian Sim, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & PR, Genting Hong Kong, said, “We’re excited to launch Indulge this December as part of Genting Hong Kong’s 20th anniversary celebration. With engaging writing and compelling images, the bilingual magazine promises to further enhance the freestyle cruising experience Star Cruises is renowned for. We’re particularly fortunate to be partnering with Bauer Media Group and its experienced editorial team. Each issue will surprise readers with up-to-date information about attractions at different ports of call and a mix of news, travel, people, sport, business, leisure and arts.”

Mr. William Fraser, Editor in Chief, Bauer Media Hong Kong and Indulge, said, “All the stories for Indulge have been commissioned specifically for the passengers on Star Cruises. The stories about the ports that the ships visit are entertaining and informative with lots of suggestions for things to do and see. We trust that the magazine is an extension of the care, service and culture that passengers experience onboard and that Indulge reflects the values of Star Cruises.” 

Apart from the regular departments “What’s on”, “Dining”, “Wine and spirits”, “Technology” and “Style”, the feature section contains vivid travelogues and intriguing interviews with those who share deep connections with Star Cruises. There is a lot for readers to discover in the inaugural Q1 2014 issue, including the success story of Genting Group from the interview with Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, as well as the orang-utans in Kota Kinabalu, the glamorous cruise fashion, and the sought after luxury and consumer items available on board.

Besides flipping through Indulge in print form on the sundeck, passengers and fans of Star Cruises will soon be able to download the magazine app onto their iPads or Android tablets to keep up with the latest travel and lifestyle trends.

On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

About Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting Hong Kong”)

Genting Hong Kong Limited is a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A primary business activity of the company is cruise and cruise related operations under the brands of Star Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Star Cruises, together with Norwegian Cruise Line, is the third largest cruise operator in the world that owns a combined fleet of 19 ships visiting over 200 destinations in the world, offering approximately 39,000 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 and the Philippines’ first one-stop, nonstop vacation spot for topnotch entertainment and world-class leisure alternatives, 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.

For more information, please visit Genting Hong Kong website http://www.gentinghk.com. 

About Bauer Media

Bauer Media Hong Kong is part of the Bauer Media Group and publishes bilingual magazines and digital media for some ofAsia’s leading brands including Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Star Cruises and TurboJET. The Bauer Media Group currently publishes more than 600 magazines in 37 countries.

Related posts:

Tags: , ,

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, Star Pisces, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Virgo

Star Cruises: Winner of the 4D/3N cruise in Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) and Brunei

• November 27, 2013

Congratulations NAJEE CHUA! You are the winner of the 4D/3N cruise in Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) and Brunei good for two persons!

Star Cruises will send your cruise voucher tomorrow, November 28 so you can start planning your trip and experience cruising in SUPERSTAR AQUARIUS this time! 

Thank you for those who joined, voted and supported this contest. Please stay tuned for more exciting prizes and giveaways!

For online bookings and promos please visit gentingtravel.starcruises.com

Related posts:

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, SuperStar Aquarius

Top 10 finalists of My Heart Will Go Onboard Photo Contest

• November 25, 2013

Congratulations to the Top 10 finalists of My Heart Will Go Onboard photo contest! We are currently screening the entries and will announce the winner on November 27!

Can you guess who will be the lucky winner of the 4D/3N cruise in Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) and Brunei onboard SuperStar Aquarius for two pax?

Stay tuned!

Related posts:

Category: Genting Hong Kong, STAR CRUISES, Star Pisces, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Virgo