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: 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: 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.
[Philippines]: Star Cruises is glad to offer a special treat to all Moms out there!
Sail for FREE this coming Mother’s Day & enjoy a relaxing 3-, 2-, or 1-night cruise onboard SuperStar Virgo from Hong Kong.
Click here to know more: http://bit.ly/MomsCruiseforFREE
Category: SuperStar Virgo
[India]: LAST CALL TO BOOK these special cruise deals! Set sail from Singapore onboard SuperStarGemini to discover the luxury of cruising.
Applicable itineraries are the following:
3-Night Singapore – Penang – Langkawi – Singapore (from INR 26,700/ person)
2-Night Singapore – Port Klang – Singapore (from INR 16,600/person)
2-Night Singapore – High Seas – Singapore (from INR 19,100/person)
Booking is until 27 March 2015 only! Book Now!
*Fares shown are in Indian Rupee based on double occupancy & applicable to Indian passport holders, foreign passport holders to share the former, and foreigners with proof of residency in India. Passenger handling fee & fuel surcharge are excluded. Other terms and conditions apply.
Category: SuperStar Gemini
[Philippines:] Avail this exciting 40% off promo & get to experience the luxury of cruising for as low USD 87 per person!
Available itineraries for this promo are as follows:
1-Night Hong Kong Cruise (for as low as USD 87 per person)
2-Night Hong Kong Cruise (for as low as USD 193 per person)
3-Night Hong Kong – Sanya – Halong Bay – Hong Kong (for as low as 282 per person)
3-Night Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Taichung – Hong Kong (for as low as 282 per person)
What are you waiting for? Book now! http://bit.ly/SSVinHongKong
*Fares shown are in US Dollars based on double occupancy and applicable to Philippine passport holders, foreign passport holders to share a cabin with the former, and foreigners with proof of residency in the Philippines. Fares are exclusive of passenger handling fee & fuel surcharge. Accommodations, full-board meals, use of onboard facilities and entertainment are included in the cruise fare. Other terms and conditions apply.
Category: SuperStar Virgo
[MALAYSIA]: This year, we’ve got exciting MATTA Fair promos for all of you! Save as much as 50% off on your cruise fare when you book online! Avail promos such as 2 For the Price of 1, Holiday Season Promo, & 40% Discount for all pax. All these, just for you!
Make sure you won’t miss these amazing promos. Booking is until 24 March 2015. But cabins available are only limited, so better hurry & book now! Click this link to book & learn more info: http://bit.ly/MATTAFair2015
At Star Cruises, every moment can be a moment of discovery where you could take your time & ‘smell’ the roses and simply do whatever you want, whenever you want in our concept of freestyle cruising with each experience infused with a touch of True Asian Hospitality.
Star Cruises Homeports at Kota Kinabalu for the Second Season with SuperStar Aquarius from November 2014 –March 2015
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia) 8 November 2014 – Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia Pacific today celebrates the return of SuperStar Aquarius to the beautiful shores of Sabah (Malaysia), homeporting at the city of Kota Kinabalu for her second season from November 2014 – March 2015. In conjunction with SuperStar Aquarius’ homeport relocation to Kota Kinabalu, Star Cruises is pleased to introduce the all new 3-Night destination cruise to Puerto Princesa of the Palawan Island province in the Philippines, as well as the 2-Night and the regular 1-Night high seas cruise onboard the 13-storey ocean cruise liner.
YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah (right from the left), Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited (ninth from the left) together with distinguished guests commemorated the return of SuperStar Aquarius to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia).
SuperStar Aquarius arrived today to homeport at Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia), bringing both local and international passengers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, Singapore, America, Russia, Japan and many more travellers from across the globe. Disembarking passengers were greeted by a colourful multi-ethnic cultural dance performance and were presented with welcome souvenirs, courtesy of the Sabah Tourism Board. To further commemorate this special occasion, a welcome ceremony was held onboard SuperStar Aquarius and was graced by YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah.
YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah said “We are delighted to have Star Cruises return and homeport at Kota Kinabalu for the second season with Super Aquarius. Sabah is a beautiful state rich with culture, heritage, flora and fauna, offering an ideal holiday destination for travellers of all ages. I would like to thank Star Cruises for their continuous support in promoting Sabah as a cruise destination for the region and the world”.
YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah presented a Proboscis monkey memento to Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited during the SuperStar Aquarius welcome ceremony in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Mr Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited said “Star Cruises is pleased to celebrate the return of SuperStar Aquarius to Kota Kinabalu and remains committed in developing the cruise tourism industry in Sabah. Today’s welcome ceremony is a true testament of Sabah’s hospitality towards its guests, and together with the ongoing support of the local authorities and business partners, we will continue to strive to make Sabah The Best of Borneo, and into a well-known world-class tourist destination”.
With SuperStar Aquarius now homeported in Kota Kinabalu for its second season from November 2014 – March 2015, Star Cruises remains passionate and committed in offering the best cruise experience with exciting new holiday itineraries and destinations. The 3-Night destination cruise to Puerto Princesa will be a popular choice among many travellers, famous for its beautiful sights and natural wonders, especially the Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature. Besides that, the 2-Night and 1-Night high seas cruise will be an ideal choice for travellers looking for a short and relaxing get-away in the open seas. SuperStar Aquarius offers top-notch facilities and amenities for pure rejuvenation with a wide variety of onboard activities, including LIVE performances by internationally acclaimed performers, shopping at luxury stores or at the CDF Duty Free shops, as well as embarking on a gastronomic journey with International and authentic Asian cuisines prepared by our very own award-winning chefs.
For more information on Star Cruises, please visit www.starcruises.com
On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.
Category: SuperStar Aquarius
#Malaysia: Enjoy 60% off your cruise fare (for 1st and 2nd pax) onboard SuperStar Libra! Set sail from Penang and cruise to the beautiful beaches of Phuket & Krabi. Sailing dates are from 26 October to 02 November 2014.
Don’t miss this deal! Booking is only until 24 October only! So, hurry! Book now!
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.
Experience freestyle cruising from the Leading Cruise Line in Asia, #StarCruises! Book online now! www.starcruises.com
#Philippines: Sail aboard SuperStar Aquarius at 50% off with our SSQ Relocation Cruise promo. Available only this November 2014, its special itineraries are relocation cruises, which will sail from one port to another. Ports of call are Hong Kong, Manila, Boracay, Kota Kinabalu, and Kaohsiung. Book by 22 October.
The promo prices are all-in rates for 2 persons. The cruises vary by departure and arrival ports, destination, and length, so you’ll have many options to suit your schedule and fancy. Booking is now open at www.starcruises.com. To see the 50% Off SSQ Relocation Cruises, select ‘Nov 2014’ as your sailing date on the calendar, then indicate SuperStar Aquarius for the ship.
Select relocation cruises will hit cosmopolitan Hong Kong, nature-rich Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and sunny Manila and Boracay in the Philippines — TripAdvisor’s Best Beach in Asia for 2013. Cruises set off from Hong Kong, Manila, Boracay, and the awe-inspiring port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
6D5N Cruise: Hong Kong, Boracay & Kota Kinabalu (03 November 2014)
All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 1,478 (discounted from USD 2,648)
Embarkation at Hong Kong Ocean Terminal; disembarkation at Kota Kinabalu Port (Malaysia)
4D3N Cruise: Manila, Boracay & Kota Kinabalu (05 November 2014)
All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 895 (discounted from USD 1,500)
Embarkation in Manila (Philippines); disembarkation at Kota Kinabalu Port
3D2N Cruise: Boracay & Kota Kinabalu (06 November 2014)
All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 568 (discounted from USD 1,038)
Embarkation in Boracay (Philippines); disembarkation at Kota Kinabalu Port
4D3N Cruise: Kaohsiung, Hong Kong & Manila (01 November 2014)
All-in promo rate for 2 starts at USD 896 (discounted from USD 1,586)
Embarkation in Kaohsiung Port (Taiwan); disembarkation in Manila