Star Cruises has confirmed the return of SuperStar Libra to Penang, Malaysia as her new homeport. From September 23rd until the end of the year, the one-night High Seas Cruise and three-night Penang-Phuket-Krabi Cruise will return. A liberated resort experience at sea awaits on SuperStar Libra, with the sophisticated setup in over 700 staterooms, to state-of-the-art amenities, such as karaoke lounge and outdoor swimming pool, everything is on offer.
Genting Hong Kong has signed an order for ten ships with the Lloyd Werft Group, comprising of two mega cruise ships for Star Cruises and eight vessels for Crystal Cruises. Star Cruises has designed the Global Class of ships for worldwide cruising, each measuring 201,000 gross tons with 5,000 lower berths. Delivery of the series of ships will commence between 2019 and 2020 starting with one ship a year and eventually increasing to two ships a year.
SuperStar Virgo, the first cruise ship designed and built for the Asian market, has begun her year-round homeport in Guangzhou Nansha Port. With 1,860 passengers, SuperStar Virgo’s first inaugural six day cruise from the new cruise terminal in Guangzhou (Nansha port) called at Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Tuesday, Danang in central Vietnam on Wednesday and Sanya, Hainan on Thursday before returning to Guangzhou (Nansha port) on Friday.
Star Cruises has joined with Xiamen Port Holding Group to hold a festive celebration marking the beginning of SuperStar Libra’s homeport in Xiamen, China until November 1st. The longest homeport of any industry cruise ship ever in Xiamen, SuperStar Libra will operate three-day/two-night cruises to Penghu, Taiwan and six-day/five-night cruises to Miyakojima and Naha, Okinawa in Japan throughout the summer and autumn.
Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, has officially launched the start of the production of its next generation of mega cruise ships with its first steel cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft, one of the world’s largest and most modern shipyards headquartered in Papenburg, Germany.
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.
Star Cruises has announced it has earmarked US$25 million to refurbish SuperStar Virgo, further strengthening its cruise holiday products for regional and international passengers. During the three-week dry-dock renovation in January, the 76,800-tonnage, 1,870-passenger SuperStar Virgo will have a facelift with new hull design as well as a makeover in its cabin, restaurants, entertainment, bodycare, shopping, sports and recreation venues.
Star Cruises and Wireless Maritime Services today jointly announce the launch of wireless services onboard Star Cruises’ ships in Asia. This follows the signing of a multi-year agreement between the two companies to provide cellular wireless services to guests and crew members on SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius and Star Pisces.