SuperStar Virgo undergoes US$25 million facelift

STAR Cruises has embarked on a US$25-million refurbishment of SuperStar Virgo.

The 1,870-pax Singapore-homeported cruise ship will receive a makeover of its hull design and cabins, as well as its F&B, entertainment, shopping, sports and recreation facilities.

The vessel will return to service on January 23, 2012, and is scheduled to ply the straits of Singapore and Malacca in various two-, three- and five-night itineraries calling at destinations such as Phuket, Langkawi, Port Klang, Malacca, Redang, and Penang; and one- and two-night high seas cruises.

“This US$25-million investment underpins Star Cruises’ continuous drive to grow Asia’s cruise industry,” said William Ng, CEO, Star Cruises.

“The Asia-Pacific cruise industry is expected to grow in leaps and bounds, and Star Cruises is well-positioned to take the lead in further developing and expanding the industry,” he added.

This rejuvenation programme follows the refurbishments of Star Pisces (homeport in Hong Kong) and SuperStar Aquarius (current season’s homeport in Sanya), in February and April last year respectively, at a combined cost of US$13.6 million.

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