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

• February 24, 2014

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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Grand 20th Anniversary Promo [PHILIPPINES]

• November 20, 2013

BUY 1 TAKE 1 Promo starts tonight at 12MN! Choose sailing dates from Nov-Dec 2013 onboard the following:

Star Pisces (Hong Kong departure), SuperStar Gemini (Sanya, China departure), SuperStar Virgo (Singapore departure), SuperStar Aquarius (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia departure), and SuperStar Libra (Penang, Malaysia departure)

http://bit.ly/grand20thanniversary - Get ready to book online! ONE DAY SALE only on Nov 20, 2013!

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Grand 20th Anniversary Promo [PHILIPPINES]

• November 18, 2013

Mark your calendars! On November 20, we will be having a one day Buy 1 Take 1 promo on cruises for all ships in celebration of Star Cruises’ 20th Anniversary.

See more info here and sign up by email to receive updates.

Promotion is applicable to Philippine passport holders, foreign passport holders to share a cabin with the former, and foreigners with proof of residency in the Philippines.

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My Heart Will Go Onboard Photo Contest – VOTE NOW!

• November 13, 2013

And it started!  Voting is now open at www.starcruises.com/contest/entries/. Choose the best photo now!

To those who joined the photo contest, now is your time to rally and ask for votes by sending the link of your photo entry to your friends and family members! Top 10 finalists with most number of votes will be judged by Star Cruises on November 25 to 26.

Winner will experience a 4D/3N cruise onboard SuperStar Aquarius sailing from Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) to Muara (Brunei) to Bintulu, Sarawak (Malaysia) and back to Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) good for two persons.

Good luck everyone!

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SuperStar Aquarius makes maiden voyage to Bintulu Calling every Tuesday from November to March

• November 12, 2013

Hong Kong/ Bintulu, 12 November, 2013 – SuperStar Aquarius celebrated her first call to Sarawak’s Bintulu today after her successful maiden call to Brunei’s Muara yesterday (11 November). Her homeport relocation to Kota Kinabalu also makes Star Cruises the first international cruise line to home port a ship in the capital of the state of Sabah.

Nearly 800 international passengers from Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia onboard the 51,309-tonne SuperStar Aquarius received souvenirs and a warm welcome in a ceremony featuring local performances.

Mr. Edward Johann Leong, Vice President, East Malaysia Operations of Star Cruises said, “Today, SuperStar Aquarius celebrates her maiden call to Bintulu. It is a proud moment for us, and I am sure our international cruise passengers are more than excited to explore the extraordinary natural wonders and cultural treasures this amazing destination are so well known for. Our new 4D3N cruise departing every Sunday from Kota Kinabalu to Muara and Bintulu will give passengers holiday experience they will never forget.”

“We would also like to take this opportunity to express our utmost appreciation to each and everyone of you for making this call successful. We will continue to work closely with tourism and local authorities to bring even more international passengers to Bintulu and promote its tourism appeal to the world,” he added.

The ceremony was graced by Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip, Assistant Minister of Tourism Sarawak and other representatives from the government, ministries and authorities. Members of the media and travel agents from Malaysia, China and Taiwan also joined the celebration.

The special guests were thrilled by the world-class performance arranged by Star Cruises. After a memento exchange ceremony held at Stardust Lounge, they were invited for a sumptuous lunch featuring Star Cruises’ celebrated international and Asian cuisines at Spices Restaurant, followed by a tour around the 13-deck luxury liner.

SuperStar Aquarius offers a 4D3N cruise from Kota Kinabalu to Muara and Bintulu every Sunday with a number of exclusive shore excursions for guests to explore. The vessel will be calling at Bintulu every Tuesday on a weekly basis, from now until 30 March 2014.

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

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At the inaugural cruise ceremony, Mr. Edward Johann Leong, Vice President, East Malaysia Operations of Star Cruises (left), Captain Carl J Nilermark of SuperStar Aquarius (second from right) and Mr. Michael Seet, Hotel Manager of SuperStar Aquarius (right) received a memento from Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip, Assistant Minister of Tourism Sarawak (second from left).

Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip, Assistant Minister of Tourism Sarawak (ninth from left) and other distinguished guests commemorated SuperStar Aquarius’s Kota Kinabalu homeport deployment with Mr. Edward Johann Leong, Vice President, East Malaysia Operations, Star Cruises (ninth from right), Captain Carl J Nilermark of SuperStar Aquarius (seventh from left) and Mr. Michael Seet, Hotel Manager of SuperStar Aquarius (first from right).

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.

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