Category: Star Pisces
Star Cruises awarded as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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.
Indulge in the world of discovery and surprise Star Cruises’ first onboard magazine launches this December
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.