Explore exotic ports with Star Cruises’ newly announced mega 48-day adventure crossing the equator to explore the Southern Hemisphere!

HONG KONG, 2015-5-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific, has upped the ante for destination cruising with its newly announced mega 48-day adventure crossing the equator to explore the Southern Hemisphere! From 13 November 2015 to 31 December 2015, guests can explore a variety of exotic ports of call during this once in a life time journey evoking the spirit of the classic film, “Around the World in 80 Days”.

“We are excited to announce this first-ever, long-haul itinerary across the Southern Hemisphere for Star Cruises that will allow our guests to truly experience the diversity of lands and cultures of our corner of the world,” said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Hotels. “As the Asia Pacific’s leading cruise operator in the region, we take pride in knowing our clientele and the local market trends and have developed this itinerary to give our guests, who are already very familiar with shorter cruises, the option to embark on a longer destination voyage.”

Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – SuperStar Virgo brings the greatest hits of Asia and the Southern Hemisphere right to your doorstep, stopping in over 20 ports of call including Bali, Bangkok, Krakatoa, Melbourne, Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney and more during its full 48-day tour.

Short on vacation time? Pick and choose the Southern Hemisphere experience you want with a variety of stops in colourful Southeast Asian ports…perhaps Bali to Singapore? Or, how about circling around Australia and visit Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmania? It’s your choice!

Whatever the itinerary, savour the flavours, sights and sounds of the region though exciting shore excursions and soak in the cultures of fascinating new lands: go up-up-and-away in a hot air balloon, come face to face with the infamous Krakatoa volcano, climb the towering Sydney Harbour Bridge or dip and dive in a helicopter ride. You may not find buried treasure, but you will treasure your memories for a lifetime!

A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises also has the experience to deliver the best “home away from home” environment for its guests.

“Since 1993, Star Cruises has been catering to the unique tastes and needs of our Asian cruisers and are constantly refining our offerings to ensure the comfort of our guests,” added Mr. Ang. “For example, because we understand our guests’ desire to still experience a sense of “home cooking” even on vacation, we make sure we have a selection of their local cuisines available, expertly created to meet their discerning standards – especially for such a long trip.”

Not to be overshadowed by the dazzling assortment of destinations, the experience on board SuperStar Virgo will be every bit as memorable as your shore excursions. Indulge in an extensive selection of dining, retail, and lifestyle facilities, all newly upgraded to cater to your every desire. Feast at over 13 restaurants and bars serving Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Western and International cuisines and beverages, shop til you drop in over 600 square metres of retail space, and indulge in an endless variety of entertainment, leisure and recreation options to while away your time at sea.

For the foodie, tummy-pleasing culinary highlights will also include special, local signature dishes, skillfully prepared by the ship’s chefs, to reflect the international bounty of the various countries dotting the itinerary. Taste your way through the Asia Pacific, only on board SuperStar Virgo!

After whirlwind days of sightseeing, wining and dining, and dancing the night away, retire to your very own secret haven and let the ocean lull you into blissful slumber. Accommodation options on board SuperStar Virgo range from a selection of opulent premium suites to staterooms with balconies and ocean views, and budget friendly inside cabin options – all spaciously laid out and furnished to offer total comfort with a touch of elegance and luxury.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the Southern Hemisphere like never before, please visit www.starcruises.com or contact your nearest travel agent.

On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

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About Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting Hong Kong”)
Genting Hong Kong is a leading corporation principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise related operations along with leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.

Taking on a bold initiative to grow the Asia-Pacific as an international cruise destination, Star Cruises has built its reputation on offering first-rate Asian hospitality servicing an international clientele and travelling to various ports of call throughout the region. Newly acquired Crystal Cruises is the world’s leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Genting Hong Kong also has a certain equity stake in Norwegian Cruise Line, a diversified cruise operator of global cruise lines that operates a combined fleet of 21 ships.

Genting Hong Kong’s first foray in a land-based attraction, Resorts World Manila opened its doors in the Philippines to the public in August 2009. Resorts World Manila is one of the premier leisure brands under the Genting Group and the Philippines’ first one-stop, nonstop vacation spot for topnotch entertainment and world-class leisure alternatives, featuring three hotels including a six star all-suite Maxims Hotel, an iconic shopping mall, four high-end cinemas and a multi-purpose performing arts theatre.

For media enquiry, please contact:
Desmond Chung
Corporate Communications
Tel: (852) 2378 5924
Email: desmond.chung@gentinghk.com

Christine Li
Corporate Communications
Tel: (852) 2378 2960
Email: christine.li@gentinghk.com

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Star Cruises’ flagship SuperStar Virgo to embark on a 48-day tour of Southeast Asia and the Southern Hemisphere

Star Cruises’ flagship SuperStar Virgo to embark on a 48-day tour of Southeast Asia and the Southern Hemisphere

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