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Yangon Cruise: The Sooner The Bigger!Up to 50% off!

• June 20, 2014

Yangon Cruise

Visit Yangon (also known as the ‘Garden City of the East’) for less with this amazing promo! The sooner you book, the bigger the discount! Book online starting today until 31 August 2014 to get 50% off. If you miss these dates, don’t worry because you’ll still have your chance from 01 – 30 September to avail 40% discount.  And lastly, book from 01 – 31 October 2014 to get 30% off.  What a great offer, right?

Embark on SuperStar Libra’s second call to Yangon, the largest city of Myanmar, on 23 November 2014. This 6-night special cruise will start from Penang, then sail through the beautiful waters of Phuket, experience the high seas the following day, visit the lovely Yangon, relax while sailing the high seas, and then back to Penang.

Experience the multicultural facets of Yangon through a wide range of shore excursion selections that include a visit to the gold-plated Shwedagon Pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San Museum, Myanmar-style dining at House of Memories, and shopping for precious Burmese gems.

So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your cabin now at http://gentingtravel.starcruises.com/.

For inquiries, please feel free to email us at onlinepromo@starcruises.com. We’ll be glad to assist you!

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Phi Phi Island Tour for 4 plus add ons!

• June 19, 2014

To all SuperStar Libra cruisers, this amazing shore excursion package is for you!

Enjoy not only the exciting PhiPhi Island Tour but also get 2 free 24-Hour Onboard Wifi, 2 tickets to watch our adult show and a complimentary access to our Spa Facilities! Shop now! http://bit.ly/1l6ZKKX

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Cruise & Dine: Celebrity chef gives SuperStar Virgo Michelin flavors 星級名廚陳國強師傅為「處女星號」帶來米芝蓮滋味

• May 6, 2014

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From May 11 to June 10, Michelin Chef Kenny Chan, winner of TVB cooking contest “Apprentice Chef” will be the first to kick start Cruise & Dine with Celebrity Chef on SuperStar Virgo, which will be homeported in Hong Kong from now to October 26. (From left to right) Genting Hong Kong Senior Vice President of Sales Mr. Michael Goh, Genting Hong Kong Chief Financial Officer Ms. Joyce Tan, SuperStar Virgo Executive Sous Chefs Chuah Choong Hooi and Alan Chan, SuperStar Virgo Executive Chef Reinhard Mammes, Celebrity Chef Kenny Chan, Genting Hong Kong Chief Operating Officer Mr. William Ng, Vice President of Sales Mr. Braydon Holland at the kickoff dinner for the promotion.

Hong Kong, 24 April, 2014 – Drawing upon Hong Kong’s reputation as a gourmet heaven, SuperStar Virgo will team up with celebrity chef Kenny Chan Kwok Keung to delight foodies from around the world with an authentic epicurean journey.

From 11 May to 10 June, Michelin Chef Kenny Chan, winner of TVB cooking contest “Apprentice Chef”, will be the first to kick start a series of Cruise & Dine with Celebrity Chef themed cruises on SuperStar Virgo, which is homeported in Hong Kong from now to October 26.

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Hong Kong celebrity chef Kenny Chan teams up with SuperStar Virgo’s award-winning chef team to design more than 20 dishes for the ship’s Tuesday gala dinner and four restaurants—Noble House, Pavilion, Bella Vista and Mediterranean.

Chef Chan has tailored more than 20 dishes for the acclaimed restaurants on board. At premium restaurant Noble House, guests can try his award-winning masterpieces Stir-fried Prawn with Wild Mushroom (TVB “Apprentice Chef”: 1st Round Champion) and Wok-fried Crabmeat and Rock Lobster with Salted Egg Yolk on Rice Crackers (Hong Kong Tourism Board The Best of the Best Culinary Awards Stir Fried Category: Gold with Distinction Award). The master chef has also crafted items for the Tuesday gala dinner and the three inclusive restaurants on board—Pavilion, Bella Vista and Mediterranean. Guests will have an exclusive chance to taste all his signature dishes such as the original Barbecue Beef in Honey Sauce, Steamed Pork Balls with Crabmeat in Soup, and local favourite Fried Mantis Shrimp with Chilli & Spiced Salt in one go.

“It’s my aspiration as a Hong Kong homegrown chef to promote our cuisine to overseas travellers because it is a part of the local culture that I’m so proud of,” Chef Chan said. “When people think of Hong Kong, they often think of a melting pot of food where you can find authentic Cantonese food as well as East meets West fusion items. The menu I’ve created for SuperStar Virgo has elements of both so that passengers can get a slice of the best of Hong Kong.”

Genting Hong Kong Chief Operating Officer Mr. Blondel So said the Cruise & Dine with Celebrity Chef promotion is one of the ongoing initiatives to better the Star Cruises holiday experience. “The fantastic F&B offerings of Star Cruises are celebrated by Asian and international guests. With his creativity and masterful skills, Chef Chan will give our menu a spin and further raise our already high standards. Star Cruises has always been keen on promoting the local cultures of places we go to, and food culture is something that intrigues everyone. We’ll continue to invite well known celebrity chefs to come on board to help promote the cuisines they represent to guests from around the world.”

Other than the special menu, Chef Chan will conduct live cooking demonstrations on the two 4D3N Taichung/Kaohsiung cruises departing from Hong Kong on 14 and 21 May. Passengers can get up close and personal with the celebrity chef and pick up some of his cooking secrets. Lucky passengers can even win the chance to go on stage and be the apprentices of Chef Chan. Reproducing dishes such as Sautéed Abalone with Spring Onion and Ginger, and Glutinous Rice Ball Stuffed with Red Bean Paste at home will soon be a breeze.

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Wok-fried Crabmeat and Rock Lobster with Salted Egg Yolk on Rice Crackers is the Gold with Distinction Award-winning dish of Hong Kong Tourism Board The Best of the Best Culinary Awards (Stir Fried Category) 2006.

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Stir-fried Prawn with Wild Mushroom is the award-winning dish of TVB “Apprentice Chef”: 1st Round Champion.

As a culinary expert adorned with international accolades, Chef Chan enjoys sampling authentic local food wherever he goes. He will take cruisers to some of the best restaurants and food stalls in Taiwan to try delectable authentic farmer home dishes in Taichung and street snacks in Kaohsiung. Don’t miss the chance to join the special shore excursions led by Chef Chan during the cruises departing on 14 and 21 May.

The 75,338-tonne 13-deck SuperStar Virgo carries up to 2,500 passengers in its 935 cabins and 1,870 lower berths. During the six-month deployment, it will be offering weekly 4D3N cruises from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung and Taichung, 4D3N cruises to Sanya and Halong Bay and 1-night highseas cruises to South China Sea. Once a month, passengers can visit Taiwan’s three biggest cities—Taipei (Keelung), Kaohsiung and Taichung—on a 7D6N cruise.

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

香港,20144 24 以美食天堂──香港為母港的「處女星號」,與米芝蓮星級名廚陳國強師傅合作,以頂級美食享受帶領來自世界各地的旅客展開一個舌尖上的賞味之旅。

麗星郵輪的旗艦郵輪「處女星號」由現在至10月26日期間以香港為母港,並推出「香港名廚星光饗宴」系列,而香港無線電視TVB廚藝大賽《大廚出馬》總冠軍陳國強師傅,將會是首位合作的星級名廚。由5月11日至6月10日期間, 陳師傅將專門為「處女星號」設計超過20款具有香港特色的美食饌宴,讓旅客於郵輪上品嚐最地道的香港佳餚。

登上「處女星號」的旅客可以在皇府中國大酒樓品嚐陳師傅的得獎菜式,如為他贏得香港無線電視TVB廚藝大賽《大廚出馬》總冠軍的菌皇海蝦球及香港旅遊發展局美食之最大賞至高榮譽金獎的鶴湖蟹影(蟹粉窩粑)。其他陳師傅精心設計的菜式如業界首創的安格斯牛肉叉燒、清燉蟹粉獅子頭及香港特色避風塘瀨尿蝦亦會登陸船長晚宴和船上免費餐廳──滿漢軒、碧浪雅閣餐廳及地中海自助餐廳,讓旅客大飽口福。

陳國強師傅表示:「身為一個土生土長的香港廚師,一直都希望能夠將我引以為傲的香港美食文化推廣給來自世界各地的旅客。香港給人的印象是一個中西薈萃的大融爐,正如我為『處女星號』設計的菜式一樣──中西合璧,旅客可以一次過品嚐到最頂級的香港滋味。」

 

雲頂香港營運總監蘇敬德先生表示麗星郵輪一直致力提升旅客郵輪旅遊體驗,「香港名廚星光饗宴」系列便是其中一個活動。蘇先生說:「麗星郵輪的環球美食一向獲得亞洲以至國際旅客好評,這次加入陳師傅的創意及高超的技藝,又將麗星郵輪的高水準美食體驗提升到新的境界。麗星郵輪亦致力推廣我們運營所在地區的本土文化,而飲食文化是無論男女老幼都感興趣的題材,我們將繼續邀請更多星級廚師登上我們的船隊,向來自世界各地的旅客推廣他們的拿手菜式。」

此外,陳師傅亦會現身於5月14日及21日出發的4日3夜台中-高雄航次,於船上親自作廚藝示範。陳師傅更會邀請幸運旅客一起烹調薑蔥爆鮑魚仔、驢打滾等菜式,從此在家中做出米芝蓮星級美味就再不是難事。

陳師傅還將擔任岸上美食旅遊團的星級領隊,特別設計的岸上美食旅遊團將帶領遊客發掘台中及高雄的風味美食,包括台中的正宗農家菜及高雄的街頭小食。各位老饕切勿錯過5月14日及21日出發的航次中陳師傅領隊的岸上美食旅遊團。

剛翻新過的「處女星號」樓高13層,總排水量達75,338噸,擁有935間客房,標準載客量為1,870人,最多可容納2,500名旅客。在以香港為母港的六個月期間,「處女星號」每週提供由香港出發至高雄和台中以及由香港出發至三亞和下龍灣的兩個四天三晚航次,一個週末南中國海一晚航次。「處女星號」每月亦提供一個七天六晚的旅程,除了到訪高雄和台中外,旅客還可暢遊台灣最大的城市台北(基隆)。

麗星郵輪,完美邂逅,由心領航!

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Baby, Let’s Cruise! Kids below 12 Cruise FREE (Hong Kong)

• May 6, 2014

Baby Let's Cruise - Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The perfect cruise vacation the whole family will enjoy! Kids below 12 years old cruise for FREE when each is accompanied by a full-paying adult. Kids will also have an opportunity to meet the Captain of the ship.

Cruise aboard the SuperStar Gemini (ex-Singapore), SuperStar Virgo (ex-Hong Kong), and SuperStar Libra (ex-Penang) with the whole family this year!

Know more about this promo and book online now!

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APRIL FULL DEAL (Philippines)

• March 13, 2014

April Full Deal - Philippines

PHILIPPINES: Jumpstart your summer by sailing away with us this APRIL aboard the SuperStar Gemini from Singapore and look forward to a vacation FULL of fun and special offers!

APRIL FULL DEAL: 30% off your cruise fare + Free WiFi + 10% discount on onboard Food & Beverage and Tour Packages. 

Booking Period: 11-31 Mar 2014
Departure Period: 02-30 Apr 2014

Click here to see more information and book online now!

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Cabin Get It

• March 6, 2014

Cabin Get It!

Plan a longer vacation and sail to top Asian destinations!

Don’t miss out on these special Buy 1 Get 1 deals on relocation cruises. Aside from the huge discount, you will also get an unlimited WiFi access for your cruise, complimentary wine, and deluxe fruit platter.

Booking Period: 19 Feb – 07 Mar 2014
Departure Period: 26 Mar, 30 Mar, and 02 Apr 2014

This is a limited-offer exclusive online deal so book now & CABIN GET IT!



*Terms & Conditions

Fares are based on double occupancy and inclusive of Passenger Handling Fee and Fuel Surcharge. Other terms and conditions apply.

Offer includes complimentary WiFi access for your cruise, Johnny Q 30 Miles Cabernet Sauvignon, and Deluxe Fruit Platter.

Cabin Get It: Buy 1 Get 1 + Wifi Access and Wine & Deluxe Fruit Platter promotion is applicable to a minimum of 2 pax per cabin. 2nd pax cruise for FREE when accompanied by one full paying pax sharing in the same cabin. 3rd and 4th pax will be charged at normal rate. Infant pays 25% of the normal rate. Dining credit and balcony class privileges are applicable under this promotion. Booking can be made through Star Cruises website only.

Offer is applicable to the following cabin categories:

  • SuperStar Gemini: DD-BA

  • SuperStar Aquarius: DE-BA

  • SuperStar Virgo: DD-BA

Offer is exclusive of visa charges (where applicable), shorex fee and any other incidental charges. Booking is subject to cabin availability and capacity controlled. Promotion cannot be backdated to a previous date and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers, partial/full redemption of points, gifts, vouchers, etc. Applicable to new bookings and FIT booking only. It is required to provide passport details of each passenger upon making your reservation. Passport should be at least 6 months valid from the day of cruise departure. It is recommended that passenger(s) should be at the port at least 4 hours before the scheduled departure time. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that he or she has the required travel documents including valid passports to countries where we call and a valid Visa to enter those countries that require one. Visa and immigration regulations vary depending on the travel destinations and the nationalities of the passengers. Passengers are advised to consult their local travel agents and/or diplomatic representations on the immigration formalities for their proposed itineraries. Star Cruises reserves the right to refuse permission to allow passengers who do not possess the required valid travel documents / visa requirements to board. The company reserves the right to cancel and/or substitute any port of call/itinerary/price/programme at any time and for any reason without prior notice. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Other terms and conditions apply. In case of any disputes, the decision of Star Cruises shall be final.

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“Korean Wave at Sea” coming to Star Cruises

• March 6, 2014

Urban luxury on SuperStar Virgo Star Cruises upgrades cabins and shopping experience  for its Asian flagship

Hong Kong, 25 February, 2014 – Are you craving Korean cuisine, K-pop, K-culture and all things Korean? Join us onboard and let Star Cruises bring Korea to you on the high seas. The leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific will host “Korean Wave at Sea” themed cruises across its fleet from 7 March to 30 March. Regardless of your preferred destinations, everyone can revel in the best of Korea.

SuperStar Virgo, currently homeported in Singapore and sailing to Malacca, Phuket, Penang, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur, will spearhead the Korean festival by launching a host of tantalising F&B promotions. Korean food will be served at Mediterranean Terrace, specially decorated for this occasion, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Many authentic and fusion Korean items such as Bul-go-gi and Kimchi Fried Rice, specially prepared by Korean guest chefs, will be added to the appealing menus of Noble House Chinese Restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant and the 24/7 Blue Lagoon. To unwind with your friends, grab a Korea-inspired drink, Korean beer, rice wine or soju for a relaxing nightcap.

You may also take home a slice of Korea by picking up a cooking tip or two from our Korean guest chefs. At the al fresco poolside Taverna Bar on the open deck, the chefs will showcase authentic Korean cooking and share their techniques with passengers after the sail away party of each cruise. Throughout your journey, multiple decks will be transformed into a Dongdaemum-inspired Korean bazaar where delightful and enticing Korean food and snacks will be sold for your ultimate enjoyment.

To delight passengers with an all-round experience, SuperStar Virgo has prepared a strong lineup of themed onboard entertainment and activities. K-pop fans should not miss the captivating performance of Korean Sopranos singers and the “K-Pop Bingo”, where they can meet and greet the lookalikes of superstars such as PSY, Wonder Girls, and Super Junior. Our cruise staff will also teach the line dancing steps of hit K-pop songs. In addition, Korean movies will be screened at The Lido Theatre for those drawn to the unique, mesmerising and artistic performance of Korean actors and divas.

To gain more insights into Korean traditions, watch the “Korean Wave Fashion Runway” where models will showcase their flawless beauty in Korean costumes in a catwalk. They will also demonstrate the proper way of donning the elegant, layered “Hanbok” costumes. Other Korean-themed programme highlights include basic conversational Korean classes, paper fan, mask and lantern making sessions, and fun-filled board game challenges, etc.

Other than SuperStar Virgo, mouthwatering Korean delicacies will be served fleet wide throughout the Korean festival. From 7 April to 26 October, SuperStar Virgo will embark on its Hong Kong homeport deployment, offering the 4D3N cruise to Kaohsiung and Taichung, the 4D3N cruise to Sanya and HalongBay, and the 1-night high seas getaway every week.

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

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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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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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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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