Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific, announced the debut homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo to Shanghai from July to October 2017.
From her new home in the northern Chinese cruise centre of Shanghai, guests will be able to enjoy 6D5N Japan itineraries to the dynamic metropolis of Osaka, with easy access to both Kyoto and Kobe during her 13 hour port time, and picturesque “Naples of the Eastern World”, Kagoshima, punctuated by the imposing Mount Sakurajima in the middle of Kagoshima Bay.
“We are delighted to deploy our flagship SuperStar Virgo to Shanghai for the summer season, further demonstrating our commitment and support to continue to grow the Chinese cruise industry,” said Mr Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. “With the fastest cruise ship in Asia, Star Cruises is excited to offer an innovative new Japan itinerary that will allow our guests to experience the many facets of the country, from the vibrant urban triangle of
Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe to the idyllic scenery of Kagoshima in Kyushu Island.”
This new homeport and itinerary builds up Genting Hong Kong’s presence in Shanghai to also sell Dream Cruises out of Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Singapore and to prepare the groundwork of the arrival of Star Cruises’ 200,000 gross ton “Global Class” ship to be delivered in 2020.
6D5N Facets of Japan
Experience the many sides of the beautiful country of Japan, from its ancient culture to its modern mega-cities, where you will find excitement in dazzling urban landscapes or tranquility in bucolic seaside resorts.
Day 1 Shanghai, China
Day 2 Highseas
Day 3 Osaka, Japan
Day 4 Kagoshima, Japan
Day 5 Highseas
Day 6 Shanghai, China
The second largest city in Japan, Osaka is an important business center famous for the Osaka Castle, one of the largest and most beautiful in Japan, for its many shrines and for shopping at the Tenjinbashi-Suji arcade. Families can take in Universal Studios or the acclaimed Osaka Aquarium.
Steeped in historic significance, for a thousand years, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan and now boasts 17 locations classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the beautiful Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, and Ginkaku-ji shrines.
In the sixth largest city of Japan, guests will have ample time to sample the world famous “Kobe Beef” and also the city’s many hot springs and onsens.
With a scenic harbor dominated by Sakurajima, an active volcano in Kagoshima Bay, passengers can delight in sampling the over 2,000 hot springs in the area and the city’s distinct, rich food culture.
Cruising in Style
With a gross tonnage of 75,338grt, the 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is Star Cruises’ flagship, featuring state-of-the-art German craftsmanship and providing an all-encompassing cruise experience with deluxe accommodations and a wide variety of entertainment, shopping and dining options, as well as gourmet cuisine prepared by Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurants. Over 1,300 professional staff on board promise to deliver exceptional service infused with a touch of Star Cruises’-acclaimed Asian hospitality.