STAR Cruises will become the first international cruise line homeporting in Kota Kinabalu when SuperStar Aquarius begins her deployment from November 6.
The cruise ship will homeport at the capital city of Sabah until March 30, 2014.
Edward Johann Leong, vice president, East Malaysia operations, Star Cruises, said: “We will be offering 4D3N cruises from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei’s Bandar Seri Begawan and Sarawak’s Bintulu, departing every Sunday. We have come up with a number of exclusive shore excursions for guests to choose and explore local attractions.”
The cruise operator will also run one-night high sea trips from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
SuperStar Aquarius, currently homeported in Keelung, Taiwan, will embark on a special 8D7N cruise, departing Kaohsiung on October 29, and stopping at Hong Kong, Manila and Boracay before arriving in Kota Kinabalu on November 6.
“Sabah has been a top tourist destination for decades. We are proud to be the first international cruise line to homeport in Kota Kinabalu, attracting not only domestic but also international guests to Sabah. We envision that this deployment will help build the cruise tourism industry in this part of Asia and boost local tourism economies,” Leong commented.