Star Cruises announces its first homeport deployment in Xiamen

Updated: 2013-08-08
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Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, proudly presents three new exciting itineraries for SuperStar Gemini starting 9 October, 2013. It will be Star Cruise’s first homeport deployment in Xiamen. The new routes will take passengers to Keelung, Penghu, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Hong Kong, Boracay and Manila.

The first cruise to depart from Xiamen is a 6D5N cruise to Penghu, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong commencing on 9 October--a perfect choice to visit all three popular destinations on both shores of the strait on one trip.

A much anticipated 7D6N cruise sailing from Xiamen on 14 October will make port calls in Boracay and Manila. The itinerary is a favourite among Xiamen travellers according to a poll. It will also mark SuperStar Gemini’s first visit to the Philippines. Get ready to immerse yourself in Boracay’s heavenly beaches and Manila’s endless energy. Resorts World Manila, a joint-venture between Genting Hong Kong and AGI, will provide free shuttle service to bring travellers to this world-class one stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure hub.

Another 6D5N itinerary, departing on 20 October, will call into Penghu, Keelung, Taichung, Kaohsiung, giving travellers a chance to tour the three largest Taiwanese cities and indulge in the beauty of Penghu.

Star Cruises Chief Operating Officer Mr William Ng said, “Star Cruises has been calling into China since 1994 inclusive of Xiamen. We were the first international cruise line to open up this market. We’ve introduced China to more than 1.2 million tourists from around the world by ship. With Xiamen being our homeport for SuperStar Gemini, we’re pleased to take Chinese customers on cruise holidays to destinations in Taiwan, Boracay and Manila. As a pioneer and leader of the Asia-Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has never stopped introducing new routes and setting new itineraries in the region. We believe these itineraries will energise local tourism and attract both new and our regular cruisers. We look forward to developing more Xiamen-based itineraries in close partnership with the local government.”

SuperStar Gemini, a 50,764-tonnage vessel, currently calls Shanghai home and sails to Taiwanese and Korean destinations. In addition to entertainment facilities and amenities tailor-made for Chinese tourists, the newly refurbished ship has collaborated with China Duty Free to design the 450sqm duty free shopping heaven onboard, well stocked with products including premium international brands. Our customers can enjoy dynamic and comprehensive free-style cruising.

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