Life sailed me into a new adventure and cruised through a different experience.
Star Cruises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination with a fleet of five vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.
SuperStar Virgo welcomed me once again to an exciting cruise where we visited countries like Vietnam and China. I was both excited and hesitant to go – maybe it is the kind of vacation that I try to avoid. But I packed my luggage and said yes to this new experience.
Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo theme during our cruise is Spider Man
3. Bring your spare local currencies or activate your credit card for international travels. If you have spare local currencies from your previous visits, bring them during the cruise as you can use them to buy stuff at the local stores during shore excursion.
WIFI – you can buy wifi package inside the ship that costs around HKD 505 for 6 days. Or bring your own portable WIFI so you can still get connected even during Shore Excursion.
You can rent a Tep Wireless Device via this link.
You may use my code: RUTHILICIOUS for 10% discount
5. Bring your favorite comfort food! During the cruise, I craved for a bag of Cheetos! Bring your comfort food with you.
Star Cruises Access Card
SuperStar Virgo offers 4 different room types: Inside Cabins, Oceanview Cabin, Balcony Cabin, and Suite.
I was assigned to a Balcony Cabin which I was originally set for me to share with another roomie, but for the entire trip, I got to enjoy the room by myself.
The room is good for 2 adults and 2 kids, or maybe 3 adults.
My cabin has 2 single beds, sofa (which can be converted into another bed), TV, dresser, safety box and the usual ammenities like coffee and tea, bottled water, shower and toilet with toiletries and hot & cold shower. The best thing about the room is the view. I love looking at the sea in the morning while having coffee (I kind of miss it now just by typing this blog entry).
Do not, however be discouraged if you feel that you cannot afford a nice balcony cabin just yet. SuperStar Virgo has a really decent Inside Cabins and you would mostly spend your day outside the room anyway. If you have extra budget, you go for the Suite Room.
Things to Do Inside the Cruise Ship
On the day of the embarkation, make sure that you attend the Safety Drill/Briefing (you would receive a memo and be required to attend the makeup class if you miss this!!! ). This is very important to know how to properly wear the lifevest (this one is different from that of the airplane) and where to assemble in case of emergency.
Duty Free (be alert on the Flash Sale that they announce – usually happens from 2 to 4 PM at Deck 8)
Some of the activities that we joined include:
Every night, we attend the nightly show in Zodiac Theater that features magic and acrobat shows. We have seen Love Around The World, Mystical Land, Vincent Vignaud Magic Show – Spirit and the adult-only topless show Goddess.
I thought that I would get bored while sailing and I decided to bring my laptop and “work”, but I ended up enjoying the cruise ship (despite its constant rocking). I think we spent most of our time eating. It is true that you get to eat 6 times a day in a cruise!
Star Dining Room
My favorite dining experience at the SupeStar Virgo is the Japanese Cooking Demo at the Samurai Restaurant. I love the live performance and showmanship that shows the chef’s creativity, skills and wit. The food is cooked right in front of you – and everything tasted so good!
Touristing in Halong Bay 💦 As sir @luisespiritu describes the weather, Cinematic Dark ☁️ but Vietnam is still beautiful even in a gloomy weather ❤️ A bowl of pho is perfect for the 14 degrees temperature 🍜 So nice to visit this side of Vietnam ❤️ #superstarvirgo #SSVinMNL @starcruisesasia . 📸 | @ravelojerome . . . . . . . #travel #travelinstyle #style #ootd #inspiration #instastyle #instatravel #fashion #vietnam #halongbay #blogger #travelblogger #passionpassport #cruise #excursion #beautifuldestination #starcruises
Back in China (but without Visa) 👌 . We visited Sanya in China during the second day of our shore excursion. The place is a popular destination for beach lovers – but the city also offers interesting sites and sights – including familiar food outlets like Starbucks and KFC 🤣 (ah, I miss home ❤️). . I wish we had more time to explore the place 🙃 . PS. 1. @kfc ‘s #Cremia is good 🍦 2. Got a little tempted to buy the #HerschelxStarbucks bag . 3. China’s port is really nice 👌 #superstarvirgo #SSVinMNL @starcruisesasia . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . #travel #cruise #travelblogger #starcruises #ibstatravel #igtravel #traveler #blogger #sanya #china #starbucks #herschel #excursion #passionpassport #girlswhotravel
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