SuperStar Gemini, the newly refurbished 50,764-tonnage passenger cruise vessel from Star Cruises, has set sail on a maiden voyage from Singapore Cruise Centre HarbourFront Terminal.
Formerly known as Norwegian Dream, the refurbished SuperStar Gemini features upgraded navigational and safety systems; restyled cabins, restaurants, entertainment & recreational facilities and a new hull artwork, depicting the constellation twins in vibrant colours.
This transformation enables the vessel to deliver an all-inclusive cruise experience, offering a variety of entertainment and recreational choices to delight its 1,532 passengers.
The vessel houses 766 luxury guest cabins as well as over 6,000 sq feet of shops selling up-market duty-free luxury retail products, a spa and health club, a broad range of Asian and international cuisine, among others.
As one of Star Cruises’ most ambitious ship renovation projects to date, SuperStar Gemini will homeport in Shanghai from April to October and offer idyllic sailings to popular destinations in North Asia.
The maiden call marks yet another milestone in a long-standing relationship between SCC and Star Cruises since the latter became SCC’s first cruise line customer in 1993.
David Chua, president, Genting Hong Kong, said: “This is an important day for us.
“We are launching a newly refurbished SuperStar Gemini in Singapore with a long-term partner that shares our vision to further develop cruise holiday in Asia. Star Cruises’ partnership with SCC, which stretches close to 20 years, will continue to give a boost to the already booming tourism sector in Singapore.”
He added: “We also like to take this opportunity to thank all our travel industry partners and media for their ongoing support. SuperStar Gemini is the latest example of how Star Cruises creates indelible holidays for our valued passengers.
“Earlier this year, we completed a refurbishment of SuperStar Virgo and next year, we will refurbish SuperStar Libra.
“Such ongoing effort reflects our commitment to deliver a unique brand of Asian hospitality to a growing market of discerning global travellers.”
SuperStar Gemini will expand Star Cruises’ footprint in the region beyond its key markets in Hong Kong, Penang, Sanya, Singapore and Taiwan.
From April to October 2013, Superstar Gemini will be homeported in Shanghai, catering to a growing appetite for cruising among vacationers in North Asia.