Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SuperStar Gemini will cruise through Asian in 2013

Update : SuperStar Gemini, the newly refurbished 50,764-tonnage passenger cruise vessel from Star Cruises, set sail on a maiden voyage from Singapore Cruise Centre’s (SCC) HarbourFront Terminal on 28 December 2012.

SuperStar Gemini,  the newest addition to fleet of the leading Cruise line Asia-Pacific, Star Cruises, will embark on  a series of inaugural cruises across Asia’s hottest cruise ports at the start of 2013. The ship is currently undergoing a US $50 million large-scale refurbishment. The 50,764-tonnage vessel is designed with providing an all-encompassing holiday experience in mind, immersing guests in a resort-at-sea environment. The inside-and-out makeover will include  elegant cabins, stylish restaurants, chic entertainment and recreational venues, swanky retail, beauty & bodycare outlets.

SuperStar Gemini will kick off her inaugural sailing series in Penang (2 - 24 Jan) and a 7 days / 6 nights special cruise (25 Jan – 31 Jan) to Singapore / Ho Chi Minh City / Nha Trang / Hong Kong. The vessel will soak up the tropical fun in Sanya from 1 Feb to 31 March. From April to Oct 2013, the vessel will commence her summer homeport deployment in Shanghai offering over 40 cruises in 4D3N to 7D6N itineraries to a number of highly popular destinations in North Asia.

Captivating shows World-class illusionist and magician Charles Bach, who has wooed audiences from Hollywood to TV viewers the world over, will stop at nothing to amaze SuperStar Gemini audience with his captivating magic shows. Titled “WONDERS by Charles Bach”, his wholesome magical acts are perfect for the whole family with magic infused in dance, comedy and grand illusion that keeps your mind wondering. (*Available from 31st Jan onward).

Star Cruises will bring it up a notch with “Rhythm and Dance”, a production show featuring world-champion ballroom dance couple, Suzanna and Dima from Belarus, and a squad of European acrobats & dancers. This  spellbound entertainment show will excite the audience with  breathtaking  acrobatic  performances that will keep guests  on the edge of their seats, while the dance numbers will surely move the audience to the dance floor.

For some quality music moments, guests  can  indulge in melodies that are evocative of the good times in “Twice as Nice” (from 25 Jan onward). Featuring Westley Stevens, the crooner of the Grammy-nominated number  You Make Me Feel Brand New, and her stage partner Shelly Dartez,  the show brings to life  classics from  70’s and 80’s. “Chinese Legends”, available from April onward, will showcase Chinese household tunes immortalized by superstars such as Andy Lau, Anita Mui, Leslie Cheung, Jacky Cheung and Faye Wong.

Star Cruises SuperStar Gemini
Star Cruises's SuperStar Gemini 
Carefree excursions 

Since SuperStar Gemini will be homeported in various Penang, Sanya and Shanghai, guests have the option to choose different shore excursions that would highlight the best local tourist attractions to them.

From Shanghai-homeported cruises, guests can leisurely experience the tourist hotpots in the ports of Busan, Jeju and Yeosu. In Busan, guests  can  also  check out “Spaland”, which consists of a staggering 22 spas  filled with  natural spring water pumped up from 1,000 m underground and other distinctively themed international saunas. Guests also have the option to soak up the sun in the hugely popular Haeundae Beach or Bulguksa Temple, a site steeped in history and was designated a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995.

In Jeju, we will provide excursion options in which guests can visit the must-see Mystery Road, a place where gravity is deceptively defied, and Dragon Pond, brimming with crystal clear streams and rolling greens. While in Yeosu, guests will be awed by Suncheon Bay, one of the top five coastal wetlands in the world. They will be in the amidst of something special as the bay will play host to the International Garden Expo from April to October 2013.

Agile mind and body 

The TV game show sensation “Minute to Win It” has been “geminized”! Guests onboard SuperStar Gemini will have tonnes of fun testing their hand-eye and limps coordination in a series of quirky games, such as catching tennis ball with buckets attached to their heads or stacking up dices at the tip of a plastic stick held by the mouth. Contestants that reach the final in this fast-paced game will be rewarded with tempting prizes. Guests can also challenge their intellect agility in games, such as “Higher or Lower”, “What’s Next?” and “Crazy Friendly Feud”.

These are just snippets of what SuperStar Gemini has lined up.  With a slate of new entertainment, shore excursions and recreational activities in the making, SuperStar Gemini is showing how eager it is to welcome a new generation of cruise holidaymakers. Resort-at-sea is best exemplified on SuperStar Gemini and she is a determined lady that pledges to offer more as the launch day draws near …..

Star Cruises, together with Norwegian Cruise Line, is the third largest cruise operator in the world that owns a combined fleet of 18 ships visiting over 200 destinations in the world, offering approximately 35,000 lower berths.

The fleet cruises to over 200 destinations and islands in Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Hawaii,
Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mediterranean and Bermuda.

Star Cruises is represented in more than 20 locations worldwide with offices and representatives in Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

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