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Surreal Excitement as Star Cruises Launches First-Ever Star Illusions @ Sea

• March 26, 2015

Hong Kong, 25 March, 2015 – Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, is proud to introduce another ‘first’ onboard its fleet with the launch of the Star Illusions @ Sea. The first of its kind on a cruise ship, the Star Illusions @ Sea is based on the popular optical illusion concept of creating three-dimensional (3D) visuals from two-dimensional (2D) paintings using creative art techniques, making these painting illusions highly interactive and enjoyable for the entire family. Star Cruises invites travellers to be among the first in the world to experience the newly constructed Star Illusions @ Sea onboard the Star Cruises fleet, while cruising to exotic destinations in the region.

With the fleet homeported across Asia, Star Cruises promises an out of this world experience with the all new exciting Star Illusions @ Sea, the latest onboard attraction that is bound to add a whole new dimension of fun for travellers of all ages. Homeporting in Keelung (Taiwan), SuperStar Aquarius will be the first to kick-start the launch of the Star Illusions @ Sea on 25 March 2015. Travelling guests cruising from Hong Kong and Singapore can soon enjoy the excitement and wackiness of the Star Illusions @ Sea onboard SuperStar Virgo, Star Pisces and SuperStar Gemini respectively, from 1 April 2015 onwards. SuperStar Libra that is homeported in Penang (Malaysia) will also introduce the onboard attraction to its guests commencing 17 April 2015. The Star Illusions @ Sea onboard the Star Cruises ships will offer a unique experience unlike any other. Instead of housing all the artworks in one designated location, the masterpieces will be sprawled out at different locations throughout each of the ships, creating a sense of adventure, as travellers explore and have fun on the ships in search of the Star Illusions @ Sea’s artworks.

The Scoop on Star Cruises

The Scoop on Star Cruises: Have fun pretending to be a news crew and ‘meet’ the ship’s captain.

“At Star Cruises, we are proud to be the first to introduce and showcase the Star Illusions @ Sea across our fleet, offering our guests a new and refreshing onboard experience all together. We are confident that this latest onboard attraction will be a big hit among travellers and we will continue to innovate, as well as offer new experiences that will make cruising with Star Cruises the ultimate choice of holiday destination” said Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited.

The Star Illusions @ Sea offers a non-conventional approach to artwork, providing pure fun for everyone to interact with many eye-popping artworks. The Star Illusions @ Sea is a surreal experience with great activities that will keep travellers both young and old entertained, and perhaps even help them appreciate these painting illusions, which is a form of arts, enhancing their overall journey and holiday experience with Star Cruises.

Before travellers begin their Star Illusions @ Sea adventure, be sure to keep your mobile phones and cameras fully-charged and on standby. Once all is set, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of fun-tastic arts, clicking-away your favourite shots or selfies with many popular Star Illusions @ Sea masterpieces onboard the Star Cruises’ ships. Step into these paintings, strike a creative post and watch these painting illusions come alive with your pictures taken in it. Be part of the illusion and have loads of fun, creating unforgettable pictures and memories with various quirky artworks such as posing with the giant scary octopus that seems to be lost and in need of directions, or simply snap-a-shot of you fishing in the cold and freezing Arctic with your new “cool” buddies, or even act out a fighting scene and show-off your toughness or wimpiness against the macho Kick-boxer.

I get A Kick Out of You

I Get a Kick Out of You: Act out a fighting scene against the macho Kick-boxer.

That’s not all! Explore many more thrilling painting illusions with your families and friends while onboard Star Cruises, including walking up the red carpet as a SuperStar celebrity with surrounding paparazzis, or pretend to be part of an amazing Lion Dance Troupe showcasing your stunning acrobatic skills. Alternatively, engage yourself in the illusion paintings of the deep blue sea in search of treasure with marine creatures swimming by, or role play as a famous chef, displaying your awesome noodle-making skills. Be sure to check out many more mind-blowing illusion paintings that will keep you and everyone amused for hours. Travellers will definitely have a blast and enjoy many laughing moments with these paintings and illusions onboard the Star Cruises fleet.

So be the first and be part of this exciting journey as Star Cruises welcomes its guest to the first-ever Star Illusions @ Sea onboard its fleet homeported across Asia. Don’t miss this new holiday experience exclusively on Star Cruises.

For more information, please log on to www.starcruises.com

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

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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

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IMPORTANT NOTICE for SuperStar Virgo & Star Pisces Cruisers

• October 3, 2014


Important Notice

Due to the special traffic arrangements being implemented on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST), Star Cruises would like to remind our passengers that access to Ocean Terminal may be affected.

Currently, Canton Road and several ancillary streets are affected by road closures and traffic diversions, resulting in special traffic arrangements for various bus routes. According to the map shared by Harbour City, all vehicles can enter Gateway Boulevard and Ocean Terminal via Kowloon Park Drive.

Star Cruises will continue its operations at Ocean Terminal with both SuperStar Virgo and Star Pisces cruise itineraries remaining as per scheduled. Passengers are advised to plan journeys well in advance when commuting to Ocean Terminal and to refer to the latest transport information from Transport Department.

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由於尖沙咀廣東道實施特別交通措施,麗星郵輪在此提醒旅客前往尖沙咀海運碼頭的交通可能會受到影響。

目前,廣東道及附近路面交通受到道路封閉及交通改道的影響,引致數條行經尖沙咀廣東道的巴士線路改道。根據海港城所提供的路線圖,駕車人士亦可經由九龍公園徑進入港威大道前往海運碼頭(如下圖)。

麗星郵輪旗下停泊於海運碼頭的雙魚星號和處女星號將如常運作,航程時間不變。麗星郵輪建議登船旅客預早計劃行程,並密切留意運輸署發放之最新訊息。

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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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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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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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Star Cruises: Shop & Cruise Turns 1

• November 5, 2013

Celebrate with us as Shop & Cruise turns 1 year old! Enjoy an EXTRA 20% OFF on selected items for a minimum order of USD 50. Shop online before your cruise from now until 25 November 2013: https://shop.starcruises.com/

Terms & conditions apply. View details here:https://shop.starcruises.com/annivtnc

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