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2014 Travel Resolution: #CruiseOnMyBirthday

• February 17, 2014

2014 Travel Resolution: Cruise On My Birthday

Make this your 2014 travel resolution: to cruise on your birthday.

Use hashtag #CruiseOnMyBirthday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your much-awaited cruise this year!


Complimentary birthday package includes cabin decoration, a 500g chocolate cake, a bottle of Johnny Q 30 Miles Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Star Cruises birthday card. Guests per cabin are also entitled to a free 1-hour use of a private karaoke room in SuperStar Virgo, and a free cocktail or mocktail for two redeemable at the Karaoke Lounge of SuperStar Libra and SuperStar Gemini. To avail this promotion, one of the passengers’ birthday must fall in the same month as sailing.

2014 RESOLUTION: CRUISE ON MY BIRTHDAY promotion is applicable to all pax, and to the following cabin categories only:

  • SuperStar Virgo: DD-BA

  • SuperStar Gemini: DD-BA

  • SuperStar Libra: DC-BA

Single occupancy pays 150% of promotional rate and infant pays 25% of normal twin share rates upon 2 paying pax. Booking can be made through Star Cruises website only.

Promo is applicable to a minimum of two persons sharing one cabin. Fare is inclusive of passenger handling fee & fuel surcharge. Other terms and conditions apply.

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SSV: Love Month Sale – 40% Off + Free Romance Package

• February 14, 2014

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Here’s a Valentines surprise from us!

Rekindle your love onboard SuperStar Virgo at 40% off plus a FREE romance package! Enjoy a 3N or 6N cruise getaway filled with love and sweet memories. Book now at http://bit.ly/lovemonthsale

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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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Cruise Sanya, Halong Bay and Danang onboard SuperStar Gemini at HALF the price!

• December 4, 2013

Sanya Super Sale is an exclusive online deal so log on to http://gentingtravel.starcruises.com/ to book your cruise and start planning your most memorable trip to China & Vietnam!

Booking Period: 01-30 Dec 2013
Departure Period: 04 Dec 2013 – 14 Mar 2014

Be sure to invite your friends or family by sharing this post!

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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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Genting Hong Kong sponsors Youth Outreach Crisis Centre for Boys renovations

• November 28, 2013

Hong Kong, 27 November, 2013 – Genting Hong Kong has made a HKD300,000 donation to Youth Outreach to sponsor the renovation project for its Crisis Centre for Boys.

To celebrate the completion of the project and to thank the generosity of Genting Hong Kong, Youth Outreach hosted a reopening ceremony yesterday (26 November) at Youth Outreach Jockey Club Building in Sai Wan Ho. The reopening was officiated by Mr Blondel So, Chief Operating Officer, Genting Hong Kong, Ms Vivian Sim, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & PR, Genting Hong Kong, Mr Andrew Chan, Publicity Committee Member, Youth Outreach and Ms Florence Lin, Assistant Executive Director, Crisis Services, Youth Outreach. Youngsters currently residing at the centre were invited to the event to share their life stories and learning experience with the guests.

Mr Blondel So, Chief Operating Officer, Genting Hong Kong, said, “The Year 2013 is a special year for us. It coincides with our 20th anniversary. We’re honoured to be able to sponsor Outreach to refurbish its Crisis Centre for Boys. A better equipped centre with new facilities like computers and sofas can provide better accommodation for the youth. Genting Hong Kong operates sea and land-based hospitality business. Many of our employees are young people from around the world. We’ve chosen to partner with Outreach because we appreciate the very meaningful work they’re doing for these youngsters. We hope to help more young people in need to rebuild their lives and prepare them for the challenges they may face in the future.”

Youth Outreach was founded in 1991 to provide crisis intervention services to marginal adolescents inHong Kong, including an all-night outreaching service with emergency accommodation and counseling to teenagers who have either run away from home or are in danger of doing so. It has been 10 years since the Crisis Centre for Boys relocated from Shatin to Sai Wan Ho, and more than 3,000 cases have been served. Due to the high frequency of use, many facilities suffered tear and wear, such as peeled and cracked paint, moldy flooring as well as poor plumbing. Youth Outreach is thankful for the generous donation made by Genting Hong Kong, so it can serve as a more comfortable temporary home to street wandering boys.

As a Caring Company, Genting Hong Kong continues to give back to society through cooperating with different charitable organizations globally.

Genting Hong Kong extends a helping hand to street wandering boys through a HKD300,000 donation and sponsorships to Youth Outreach. (From Left) Ms Vivian Sim, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & PR, Genting Hong Kong, Mr Blondel So, Chief Operating Officer, Genting Hong Kong, Ms Florence Lin, Assistant Executive Director, Crisis Services, Youth Outreach and Mr Andrew Chan, Publicity Committee Member, Youth Outreach, officiated the reopening of Youth Outreach’s Crisis Centre for Boys.

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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 Youth Outreach

Youth Outreach was founded in 1991 to provide crisis intervention services to marginal adolescents in Hong Kong. We provide 24-hour services, including an all-night outreaching service with emergency accommodation and counseling to teenagers who have either already run away from home or are in danger of doing so. We also offer the first employment opportunity and training in basic skills required in the work place for unemployed teenagers. Enquires and referrals are welcome. www.yo.org.hk

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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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Celebrate Christmas and Star Cruises 20th Anniversary onboard SuperStar Virgo!

• November 27, 2013

Celebrate Christmas and Star Cruises 20th Anniversary onboard SuperStar Virgo!

Get to know more about Star Cruises at  www.starcruises.com and book your cruise online!

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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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