Genting Cruise Lines Makes Homeport Debut in Tianjin with SuperStar Virgo
Genting Cruise Lines celebrated SuperStar Virgo’s inaugural homeport sailing from Tianjin on September 30, from where she will offer seven cruises to multiple destinations in Japan, including Kagoshima, Fukuoka, Beppu and Nagasaki.
The occasion also marked Star Cruises’ second inaugural homeport in Northern China this year, preceded by SuperStar Virgo’s five-week homeport season in Dalian and to be followed by her debut homeport in the coastal city of Qingdao later this year.
As one of the top-ranking cruise ports in China, Tianjin boasts excellent port infrastructure and accessibility to key markets in the Northern region, which are both crucial to the strategic deployment of Genting Cruise Lines in the country.
“The inaugural homeport deployment of SuperStar Virgo in Tianjin is instrumental in building the profile of Genting Cruise Lines as a key industry leader in Asia, as well as to lay a solid foundation for the market development of both Star Cruises and Dream Cruises in China and across the region,” said Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines.
Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises said, “As the pioneer of cruising in Asia with 25 years of experience in the region, Star Cruises is committed to engage Asian travellers with thematic cruises that best cater to their needs. SuperStar Virgo’s homeport deployment in Tianjin is timed perfectly with the peak season of family travels in China – the Golden Week holiday and autumn trips in October. In addition to a great variety of itineraries of different durations and destinations, we have tailor-made entertainment and enrichment activities for all family members to enjoy such as our Senior Cruiser Program, “Treasure Hunt at Sea with Doraemon” and more.”
At 13 storeys and 75,000 tons, the spacious SuperStar Virgo features 935 cabins, including sea-view cabins and balcony suites. As well, SuperStar Virgo offers a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment choices – all part of Star Cruises’ promise to deliver exceptional cruise holidays highlighted by its signature, heartfelt Asian hospitality.
SuperStar Virgo houses over 10 bars and restaurants, including Chinese, Japanese and international restaurants along with an alfresco bar. On-board amenities include a foot reflexology salon and spa, gym with steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two-level theatre, duty-free shops, a 100-metre mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, karaoke room, children’s activity centre and more. A calendar of themed entertainment constantly refreshes the on board fun and excitement, ensuring every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.
As a testament to Star Cruises commitment in quality cruise products for the Chinese market, in 2017, SuperStar Virgo was honoured with the Best Itinerary Award for the 7-night “Golden Sea Route” from Shanghai.