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


Star Cruises, Asia Pacific’s leading cruise line, is proud to announce flagship SuperStar Virgo will have three home ports this season – Hong Kong, Manila and Kaohsiung – with the debut of the “Three Pearls Journey”, an unprecedented itinerary that marks a milestone in the cruise travel industry.

In response to overwhelming popular demand, Genting Hong Kong, parent company of both Dream Cruisesand Star Cruises, has announced the return of SuperStar Virgo to homeport in Hong Kong in March 2017, offering Hong Kong travelers a greater variety of high-quality cruising options.

‘We are very excited to unveil the first-ever “Three Pearls Journey”, a new itinerary pioneered by Star Cruisesthat connects four scenic cities in Asia – Hong Kong, Manila, Laoag and Kaohsiung – across a 6 Day/5 Night cruise. In 2013 and 2015,

Star Cruises has already launched the Hong Kong – Kaohsiung itinerary, which was extremely well-received by travellers from Hong Kong,

Now, in 2017, Star Cruises is taking this itinerary to a new level and extending the journey to Manila – the East-meets-West cultural melting pot – as well as Laoag, known for its natural landscape and white sand beaches.

Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises, said: “This unique and brand-new itinerary allows travellers to enjoy a relaxing holiday filled with gastronomic delights, cultural heritage and sunny beaches without the hassle of transits.

“We look forward to collaborating with travel and tourism institutions in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines to promote this unique journey to international tourists as the hottest new cruise choice.

“We are calling it the Three Pearls Journey because each of these destinations is as beautiful in its now way as a pearl!

“The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is very excited about SuperStar Virgo’s latest itinerary, featuring Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines as a triple homeport,” said Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the HKTB.

“This deployment reflects the effectiveness of Asia Cruise Cooperation in enhancing the development of cruisetourism in the region, and the benefits it has for the member ports through their strong ties and mutual support. The HKTB looks forward to welcoming more cruise visitors to Hong Kong and showing them the best holiday experiences the city offers.”

Nearly 25 million people worldwide have enjoyed a cruise in 2016 and this fun-filled travel option has been gaining immense popularity in recent years, including in Hong Kong, due its hassle-free nature. The Hong Kong homeport deployment of Genting Dream, the first ship of luxury cruise brand Dream Cruises, has been creating a positive buzz in Hong Kong.

To celebrate the launch of the “Golden Triangle Journey”, passengers who sail within the promotion period of 17 March – 26 May 2017 can enjoy a special promotional rate starting from HK$4,390 per person* (twin share); third and fourth passengers  (quad share) can enjoy an additional 50% discount, starting from HK$2,195 per person*.