Posts Tagged ‘Star Cruises’

Star Cruises Honoured with Best Itinerary Award for SuperStar Virgo’s “Golden Sea Route”

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Star Cruises was honoured with the Best Itinerary Award during the Shanghai Cruise Tourism Festival organized by the Shanghai Baoshan Government on 23 September 2017. (more…)

Cruise lines bear extra costs and anger in turbulent Hong Kong typhoon season

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo at Hong Kong (Click to enlarge)Cruise line president Kent Zhu Fuming can hardly be blamed for not wanting to talk about typhoons.He was still reeling from an usually powerful typhoon season in Hong Kong that cost his industry millions of dollars of loss. “Don’t ask me about typhoons. I haven’t rested for the past four weeks,” Zhu said. (

Star Cruises Announces Superstar Libra’s New Triple Homeports In Kuala Lumpur, Penang And Phuket From September

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Star Cruises today announced SuperStar Libra’s latest deployment from 3 September onwards with triple homeports in Kuala Lumpur via Port Klang and Penang in Malaysia, as well as in Phuket, Thailand, with two cruises per week, including the 3-nights Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang)/Phuket/Penang cruise or the 4-nights Kuala Lumpur (via Port Klang)/Langkawi/Phuket/Penang cruise. (more…)

SuperStar Virgo’s Maiden “Golden Sea Route” Voyage Garners Gold-Stars from Guests

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Star Cruises has successfully completed SuperStar Virgo’s trendsetting “Golden Sea Route” maiden voyage with delightful feedback from guests of this very popular cruise. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong dealt a bad hand

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

To say that Genting Hong Kong Ltd (Genting HK), in which the Lim family has a controlling 68.87% stake, has seen better days would not be an exaggeration, at least at the moment. Indeed, the company seems to have been dealt a bad hand. (

Genting Cruise Lines and China Southern Airlines Sign Strategic Fly-Cruise Partnership

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Genting Cruise Lines, a division of Genting Hong Kong, and China Southern Airlines, which has the largest air fleet in Asia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a strategic fly-cruise partnership in China. (more…)

Star Cruises Voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017”

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. (more…)

Star Cruises Announces Inaugural Homeport of SuperStar Gemini In Laem Chabang

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Superstar Gemini in Singapore, October 2013 (Credit - Gerolf Drebes)Star Cruises announced the new homeport deployment of SuperStar Gemini to Laem Chabang at a launch event on 28 March at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center. SuperStar Gemini will be based in Laem Chabang International Terminal beginning 17 December 2017 through to 27 April 2018. (more…)

Star Cruises, The First Cruise Line to Homeport in Manila, To Develop World-Class Cruise Infrastructure in the Philippines

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Philippines officially welcomed Star Cruises on 19 March when SuperStar Virgo arrived in Manila to begin her inaugural homeport deployment in the country. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Announces Appointment of Colin Au as Group President of the Company and Kent Zhu as President of Genting Cruise Lines

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Colin Au as the Group President of the Company with immediate effect and Mr. Kent Zhu as President of Genting Cruise Lines, effective May this year. (more…)

SuperStar Virgo Presents a Fragrant Journey for Ladies in the Month of March

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

With International Women’s Day and Chinese Girls’ Day around the corner, the month of March is indeed a time to celebrate femininity. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Invites Japan on a Scenic Journey to the Extraordinary with Star Cruises and Dream Cruises

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Genting Hong Kong invited guests in Japan to experience the ease and convenience of a cruise vacation during a special “Scenic Journey to the Extraordinary” event on 21 February in Tokyo, to launch new homeport deployments, ports of call and fly/cruise opportunities for Star Cruises and Dream Cruises. (more…)

SuperStar Virgo Increases Length of Shanghai Homeport Cruises to International Standard of 8D/7N

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Shangai (Photo courtesy Star Cruises)Due to popular demand, Star Cruises has enhanced its itineraries from Shanghai to meet International standards of 8-Day/7-Night voyages, now taking in the capital city of Tokyo and the iconic Mt. Fuji, two “must see” destinations in Japan, in addition to Osaka and Kagoshima. (more…)

SuperStar Virgo Debuts in Shanghai Homeporting from July to October 2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongStar Cruises announced the debut homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo to Shanghai from July to October 2017. (more…)

Manila now a cruise home port

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

For the first time ever, families in Manila no longer have to fly to Hong Kong or Singapore to hop on a cruise. Major shipping line Star Cruises announced in a press conference in Manila this week that one of its premier cruise ships for families, Superstar Virgo, has made Manila one of its home ports. (

Star Cruises Announces Debut Triple Homeport Deployment of SuperStar Virgo in Hong Kong, Manila and Kaohsiung

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongStar Cruises announced the debut triple homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo in Hong Kong, Manila and Kaohsiung with the launch of the “Golden Triangle Journey”, an unprecedented itinerary that marks a milestone in the cruise travel industry. (more…)

Star Cruises Announces flagship SuperStar Virgo’s Homeport in Kaohsiung with Brand-new “Golden Triangle Journey” in 2017

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongStar Cruises has announced the launch of a new 3-month Kaohsiung homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo and a 6 Day/5 Night “Golden Triangle Journey”, featuring ports of call in Hong Kong, Manila and Laoag, allowing Taiwanese cruisers the flexibility to embark or disembark in Kaohsiung, Hong Kong or Manila. (more…)

Star Cruises Announces the First Cruise Ship to Homeport in Manila for Filipinos to Cruise to Taiwan and Hong Kong

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongStar Cruises has announced the first-ever homeport deployment of SuperStar Virgo to Manila, providing another tantalizing option for the booming Philippines outbound tourism industry. (more…)

Genting Goes with Adonis for Star and Dream Cruises

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

SuperStar Virgo at Hong KongAdonis today announced that Genting Hong Kong will implement the complete Adonis Human Resource Management System for Star Cruises, providing centralized management of HR, payroll and crewing processes to coordinate their offices, agent network and eight ships in their fleet, while maintaining MLC compliance. (

The “Junior Cruiser Program” returns this winter on Star Cruises’ flagship SuperStar Virgo

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The signature event of Star Cruises’ flagship SuperStar Virgo is back! After a successful run this summer, the much-loved “Junior Cruiser Program” returns this winter, in which Captain Charlie and Charlene will lead the way to a fun-filled and all-round training camp for the little ones! (more…)

Star Cruises Continues To Amass Accolades From International Events Across Asia

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, was recently honoured with four awards from a series of renowned international events. (more…)

Star Cruises introduces “Total Freedom” which allows passengers the flexibility to customize their holiday at sea

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Star Cruises introduces “Total Freedom” – an innovative cruise concept which allows passengers the flexibility to customize their ideal holiday at sea. (more…)

Star Cruises Celebrates SuperStar Libra’s Return to the city of Penang

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

SuperStar LibraStar Cruises today (22 Sep.) celebrates the return of SuperStar Libra to the beautiful shores of Penang (Malaysia), homeporting at Penang from September 2016 to December 2017. (more…)

Star Cruises Savours Success at the Battle of the Chefs 2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia-Pacific celebrated another year of success at the Battle of the Chefs 2016 biennial competition. (more…)

SuperStar Libra Returns to Penang, Malaysia

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

SuperStar LibraStar Cruises announces the return of SuperStar Libra to Penang, Malaysia as her new homeport. From 23 September 2016 to 31 December 2017, 1-Night High Seas Cruise and 3-Nights Penang – Phuket – Krabi Cruise will return by popular demand. (more…)

Development Contracts Signed for New Star Ships

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Star Cruises' new class ship (Artist impression courtesy Star Cruises)MV Werften has signed contracts for the basic design work on a pair of 201,000-ton Global-class newbuilds for Star Cruises with engineering partners Elomatic and Deltamarin. The ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2020, respectively. (

Olympic Volleyball Gold Medalists Make Cruise Debut on Star Cruises Flagship

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

In collaboration with Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, Star Cruises will host the First Volleyball Promotion on the Sea with Olympic volleyball champions Zhang Ping, Zhang Yuehong, Li Juan, Qiu Aihua and Zhu Yunying, where the athletes interact and share the joy of volleyball with cruisers on the company’s flagship, SuperStar Virgo. (more…)

Genting Hong Kong Selects Harris CapRock to Offer Industry Leading Connectivity on Star Cruises and Dream Cruises

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Genting Dream (Artist impression courtesy Dream Cruises)Genting Hong Kong announced that it has awarded a multi-year contract to Harris CapRock Communications to transform communication services on board Star Cruises’ fleet of six ships and on Genting Dream, the first ship under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand.

Star Pride Back in Service for Windstar

Friday, June 17th, 2016

After a grounding incident in December, the Star Pride is back in service after a six-month hiatus for Windstar Cruises, which took the opportunity to make $4.5 million worth of product enhancements onboard the 212-passenger ship. (

Genting Goes with Harris CapRock for Star Cruises Ships

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Genting Corporate Services has selected Harris CapRock Communications to provide services on six Star Cruises vessels, according to a statement. (

Genting Orders Two 201,000-Ton Ships for Star Cruises

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Star Cruises' new class ship (Artist impression courtesy Star Cruises)As part of a big ship order with Lloyd Wert Group, Genting Hong Kong announced two newbuilds for Star Cruises for 2019 and 2020. (

Star Cruises Chefs Win at the Prestigious Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, brought home a total of seven medals, including one silver and six bronzes, during the biennial Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 (FCC2016).