Star Announces 2014 Deployment of SuperStar Virgo

Star Cruises has revealed that it will be deploying the largest ship in its Asian fleet, the SuperStar Virgo, to Hong Kong from April to October 2014.

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The 75,338-ton vessel will homeport in Hong Kong on a six-month seasonal deployment that will see the vessel operating a number of itineraries to destinations including Keelung (Taipei), Taichung, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Sanya in Hainan, and Halong Bay in Vietnam. 

According to William Ng, Chief Operating Officer of Star Cruises, the deployment to Hong Kong is part of an on-going strategy aimed at targeting tourists from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. "In view of the growing demand for cruise travel in Asia, we're pleased to bring our flagship SuperStar Virgo to Hong Kong," said Ng. "The ship will sail to destinations popular amongst travellers in the region and serve them with our renowned Asian style hospitality. The wide array of onboard entertainment, leisure, retail, and food & beverage options will make these cruise holidays memorable for all."
The Superstar Virgo boasts 13 decks with 935 cabins capable of accommodating 1,960 passengers. The vessel features a gigantic casino, a small cinema, shops, meeting rooms, restaurants, bars, and a two-level theatre. Tourism authorities in Hong Kong welcome the deployment of SuperStar Virgo to Hong Kong adding that it will provide tourists with more opportunities to visit Hong Kong. 
"The Hong Kong Tourism Board welcomes Star Cruises' decision to deploy the luxurious SuperStar Virgo, the biggest vessel in the cruise line's Asian fleet, to Hong Kong in 2014, and to arrange various sailings for the ship between April and October, with Hong Kong as the home port," said Dr. Peter Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. "This will provide consumers with greater choices and encourage more cruise travellers to visit Hong Kong. The strategic deployment of SuperStar Virgo by Star Cruises not only reflects the tremendous potential of the Hong Kong and Greater China tourism markets, but also helps strengthen Hong Kong's image as Asia's cruise hub. The Hong Kong Tourism Board will certainly continue working closely with the cruise travel trade and neighbouring ports to promote Hong Kong's advantages as a cruise destination, and to attract more cruise companies to feature Hong Kong in their itineraries."  
Beginning on April 7 through to October 26, passengers will be able to enjoy a number of exciting SuperStar Virgo itineraries departing from Hong Kong including:
  • 4 Day-3 Night cruise to Kaohsiung and Taichung
  • 4 Day-3 Night cruise to Sanya and Halong Bay
  • 1 Night cruise on the high seas

For guests that wish to spend their entire week on board the SuperStar Virgo, a 6 Night-7 Day cruise itinerary is available that calls at Keelung (Taipei), Kaohsiung, and Taichung. 

Meanwhile, SuperStar Virgo is currently based in Singapore offering a range of itineraries to Penang, Phuket, Malacca, and Port Klang. Guests wishing to travel on board the SuperStar Virgo repositioning cruise to Hong Kong can book a 6 Day-5 Night package from Singapore that features stops in Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang in Vietnam on the way to Hong Kong. The SuperStar Virgo will return to Singapore after her six month deployment in Hong Kong. 

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