Star Cruises announced that SuperStar Virgo will be making her homeport return to Manila from March 5 to May 29, 2018 due to overwhelming market response from this past summer’s innovative “Jewels of the South China Sea” itinerary. From her new home in Manila, SuperStar Virgo will offer guests a brand-new summer voyage to two of the top Asian travel destinations with journeys to the islands of Okinawa, Japan and Taiwan.
Still being the only international cruise liner to homeport in Manila, SuperStar Virgo’s new summer cruise from Manila will provide a scenic journey of Naha and Ishigaki in Okinawa, Japan and the vibrant port of Keelung, Taiwan. with easy access to Taipei.
“We are excited to be coming back next year after the tremendous response to our ‘Jewels of the South China Sea’ itinerary last summer which saw SuperStar Virgo homeport in Manila as well as in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” said Mr Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. “An important market for Star Cruises, it is our goal to continue to support the Philippines’ tourism industry by providing both local guests and the regional fly/cruise market with fun, convenient and hassle-free vacation options for multi-generational holiday-makers.”
In November, Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second ship, World Dream, at Manila South Harbor. With homeports in HongKong and Guangzhou, Nansha, World Dream takes guests on two weekly alternating 6D/5N itineraries to exotic and popular destinations including Boracay and Manila, Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang, as well as 3D/2N Weekend Vacation from Hong Kong in the South China sea.
On top of the weekly alternating itineraries from November 17 to March 2018, Filipinos have the chance to experience World Dream with special one-way cruise itineraries from Manila to Hong Kong, as well as Fly-Cruise options from Hong Kong to Manila.
Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises said, “We are truly excited to debut World Dream in Manila, a travel hub with great potential for the region, and in Boracay. The Philippines continues to be an important market for the Genting Cruise Lines brands and Dream Cruises is proud to carry the torch in supporting the country’s tourism industry and also throughout the region. With the introduction of World Dream, Dream Cruises has now doubled the size of its fleet in just under a year and we are appreciative of the continued support of our numerous business partners in helping us achieve this milestone.”
The 18-deck with 1,686 cabins, World Dream has the capacity to accommodate up to 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew members featuring crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.7, which is the highest in the region.
With over 70 per cent of staterooms featuring private balconies and a selection of connecting rooms catering to extended families and groups, World Dream also features the well-received Dream Palace “ship within a ship” enclave offering more suites and all-inclusive options and privileges. Several new restaurant concepts along with exciting entertainment options that combine both high tech and sensorial experiences will provide a variety of leisure activities to please every passenger. World Dream also features the World’s First Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at Sea, over 35 restaurants and bar concepts, expanded duty-free shopping with new shops and brand partners, including Asia’s First Tiffany & Co. at Sea and the World’s First Dior Watches & Jewellery at Sea; and many more exciting features and entertainment.
Both SuperStar Virgo and World Dream cruises can be booked through any local travel agency or via www.starcruises.com or www.dreamcruiselines.com respectively. For inquiries, call (02) 836 6080 or email email@example.com.