UK cruise passengers looking to explore the wonder of the east can now do it in style following the redeployment of Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo to Hong Kong.
The vessel - renowned as the most luxurious in Star Cruises’ Asian fleet - arrived in Hong Kong on 2nd April 2008, following a repositioning cruise from Singapore. The ship will now run a series of sailings out of Hong Kong until 19th October 2008.
In this inaugural season, SuperStar Virgo will operate a series of destination cruises to Xiamen and Sanya in China and Halong Bay in Vietnam. There will also be four special cruises to Keelung, Taiwan in April, June, July and September.
Mick Dupont, director of sales and marketing Europe says “Moving SuperStar Virgo to Hong Kong has opened up a whole world of opportunity for agents in the UK. As well as offering new destinations to seasoned cruisers, we also hope to attract first-timers keen on exploring this exciting region.
“Holidays in Southeast Asia are traditionally shorter than in the west, so many of the cruise itineraries reflect this. This means agents and Far East operators can combine cruising with city breaks and longer stays in China.”
Star Cruises is redeploying SuperStar Virgo to Hong Kong in April, in line with the cruise line’s commitment to providing interesting Far East cruise options for international markets such as the UK, and development in the Greater China market.
The buzzing former British colony of Hong Kong - long known as the gateway between east and west - is being widely tipped as cruising latest hot spot. Previously a stop on the majority of Asian cruise itineraries, Hong Kong is perfect for holidaymakers looking to combine a land-based break with a wider tour of Southeast Asia.
SuperStar Aquarius which joined the Star Cruises fleet in June 2007 will be sailing from Hong Kong to Singapore on 24th March 2008 and will commence her cruise season in Singapore on 28th March 2008 offering a combination of 4-night exciting destination cruises to Penang, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand and one-night as well as two-night cruises. She will depart Singapore on 24th October 2008 and will arrive back in Hong Kong on 28th October 2008.