Hong Kong, 22 May 2015 – Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia Pacific, has upped the ante for destination cruising with its newly announced mega 48-day adventure crossing the equator to explore the Southern Hemisphere. From 13 November 2015 to 31 December 2015, passengers can explore a variety of exotic ports of call during this once in a life time journey evoking the spirit of the classic film, “Around the World in 80 Days”.
“We are excited to announce this first-ever, long-haul itinerary across the Southern Hemisphere for Star Cruises that will allow our guests to truly experience the diversity of lands and cultures of our corner of the world,” said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Hotels. “As Asia Pacific’s leading cruise operator in the region, we take pride in knowing our clientele and the local market trends and have developed this itinerary to give our guests, who are already very familiar with shorter cruises, the option to embark on a longer destination voyage.”
Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – SuperStar Virgo brings the greatest hits of Asia and the Southern Hemisphere right to passenger’s doorstep, stopping at over 20 ports of call including Bali, Bangkok, Krakatoa, Melbourne, Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney and more during its full 48-day tour.
Short on vacation time? Then passengers could pick and choose the Southern Hemisphere experience with a variety of stops in colourful Southeast Asian ports such as Bali to Singapore. Another option is to encircle Australia and visit Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmania.
During the journey, passengers are encouraged to savour the flavours, sights and sounds of the region through exciting shore excursions and soak in the cultures of fascinating new lands: go up-up-and-away in a hot air balloon, come face to face with the infamous Krakatoa volcano, climb the towering Sydney Harbour Bridge or dip and dive in a helicopter ride.
A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises also has the experience in delivering the best “home away from home” environment for its passengers.
“Since 1993, Star Cruises has been catering to the unique tastes and needs of our Asian cruisers and are constantly refining our offerings to ensure the comfort of our guests,” added Mr. Ang. “For example, because we understand our guests’ desire to still experience a sense of “home cooking” even on vacation, we make sure we have a selection of their local cuisines available, expertly created to meet their discerning standards – especially for such a long trip.”
Not to be overshadowed by the dazzling assortment of destinations, the experience on board SuperStar Virgo will be every bit as memorable. Passengers can indulge in extensive selection of dining, retail and lifestyle facilities, all newly upgraded. They can also feast at over 13 restaurants and bars serving Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Western and International cuisines and beverages; shop-till-drop in the over 600 square metres of retail space, and indulge in an endless variety of entertainment, leisure and recreation options to while away passengers’ time at sea.
For the foodie, tummy-pleasing culinary highlights will also include special, local signature dishes, skillfully prepared by the ship’s chefs, to reflect the international bounty of the various countries dotting the itinerary.
After whirlwind days of sightseeing, wining and dining, and dancing the night away, passengers may retire to their own secret haven and let the ocean lull them into blissful slumber. Accommodation options on board SuperStar Virgo range from a selection of opulent premium suites to staterooms with balconies and ocean views, and budget friendly inside cabin options – all spaciously laid out and furnished to offer total comfort with a touch of elegance and luxury.
Don’t miss this chance to experience the Southern Hemisphere like never before, please visit Star Cruises or contact the nearest travel agent.