The Philippines officially welcomed Star Cruises earlier when SuperStar Virgo arrived in Manila to begin her inaugural homeport deployment in the country.
The occasion was commemorated with a special ceremony at Manila South Harbour.
“It is our honour to call Manila SuperStar Virgo’s new homeport for the next few months.
“As an important market for Star Cruises and the cruise line brands under Genting Cruise Lines, it is our goal to continue to support the country’s tourism industry here in the Philippines and across the region,” said Hui Lim, executive director, Genting Group.
“We are proud of our long history with the Philippines as Star Cruises was the first major cruise line to recruit Filipinos for our vessels 24 years ago and we developed Resorts World Manila in partnership with Alliance Global Group.”
As the first international cruise line to homeport in the Philippines with the deployment of SuperStar Virgo in Manila, Genting Cruise Lines continue to strive to create new milestones with a series of firsts.
These include the signing of the memorandum of understanding with local stakeholders to pioneer and advance the cruise terminals and the overall cruise experience in the Philippines.