Star Cruise Superstar Virgo

28 Oct

It has been 15 years since our last vacation on a Star Cruise. While I still hold vivid memories of the excitement of boarding the Gemini (probably that is because Gemini happens to be my horoscope too) for this first time in my life, and though I knew we had fun throughout the sail to Tioman, the little details of the trip have become vague and eventually faded along with age.

Time passed and we are always looking forward to an opportunity to reminisce the experience once again so we really would have Star Cruise to thank for for giving us this 2 night cruise on Superstar Virgo to Malacca/KL.

While some people may think that cruises are for the gamblers to their luck in the casino and not much else for the rest to do on the high sea, how wrong they are! In fact with the back-to-back programmes being lined up for everyone for the entire day, it is hard to find even single second going idle. There are simply too much to do yet too little time to accomplish all and I just hate missing out some of the fun.

Nonetheless, we enjoyed every moment on the sail. We have experienced a magnificent sunrise on the high sea and we have a soaking good time in the Jacuzzi pool while getting to know the other cruisers from various parts of the world. We played Bingo, have good feasts and went crazy over the Choco-party where every item on the buffet line is made of Chocolates! We have even made sure to keep ourselves fit by exercising at the gym and relaxed with a session of Yoga with the hunky instructor and had found time for some quiet moments at the library.

A little more about Superstar Virgo:

Ship Facts
Gross Tonnage : 76,800grt
Length (metres) : 268m/879ft
Width (metres) : 32m/106ft
Average Cruising Speed (knots) : 24kn
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) : 25kn
Number of Stabilisers : Yes
Bow & Stern Thrusters : 3
Full Satellite Navigation System : 2
Number of Cabins : 902
Passenger Capacity (based on lower berths) : 1,804

Wine and Dine
As the liner takes you to places where feasting is an everyday affair, our chefs onboard prepare you for the gastronomical journey by cooking up only the best.
At our various dining outlets, we are sure to please even the most discerning palate. Savour Japanese specialities at Samurai Restaurant or exotic Indian temptations at The Taj! Check out some of our dining highlights below.

  • The Taverna (Poolside snack bar)
  • Café Gelato (Ice-cream, fresh fruit juices and desserts)
  • Mediterranean Buffet and Terrace (International buffet)
  • Samurai Restaurant (Japanese restaurant)
  • The Taj (Indian (halal) buffet)
  • Bellini (Champagne bar)
  • Blue Lagoon (Southeast Asian favourites)
  • Noble House (Chinese fine dining)
  • Palazzo (Italian fusion specialty restaurant)
  • The Pavilion Room (Chinese family style restaurant)
  • Bella Vista (International dining)

Onboard Entertainment

After a fun-filled day with the kids at Neptune’s Wet and Wild, retreat to some world-class performances at any of our entertainment outlets.

You can dance the night away at the Celebrity Disco or join us for a game or two at any of our game rooms if you prefer a quiet evening.

  • Galaxy of the Stars (Live music, dance lounge and cocktail snacks, afternoon tea and cocktails)
  • The Lido (Showlounge)
  • The Picture House (Cinema/Auditorium)
  • Out of Africa (Karaoke)
  • Oasis (Games of chance)
  • The Mahjong Room (Mahjong games)
  • Celebrity Disco (Discotheque)

Sports & Fitness
Staying in shape and keeping fit need not be boring. You’ll find our comprehensive range of facilities make working out anything but mundane.

After sweating it out at the gym, end your session at the Apollo Spa and Fitness Centre. Choose to rejuvenate your way from any of the exotic spa treatments.

  • Amphitheatre (Jumbo chess board, Jumbo checkers and table tennis)
  • Universal Gymnasium (Gymnasium)
  • Parthenon Pool (Outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi (4), sunbathing)
  • Aquaswim (Jet current exercise pool)
  • Star Track (Jogging circuit)

Other Facilities
Should you unexpectedly have to attend to some business, our business centre is equipped with the telecommunications systems to help you stay in touch with friends, love ones or business associates.

Otherwise, choose to shop through SuperStar Virgo as you would a shopping mall.

  • Ports O’Call (Onboard shopping)
  • Computer World (Computer centre in the child care centre)
  • Starlight Video Arcade (Video games)
  • Oscar’s Hair and Beauty Salon (Hairdressing and beauty salon)
  • Library/Writing Room (Book loans and reading room)
  • Charlie’s Child Care Centre (Children’s playroom and nursery)
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