Celebrate the holidays with this unique cruise experience

Star Cruises

Posted at Dec 03 2018 08:32 PM

Families can make merry and memorable holiday celebration on the high seas as Star Cruises flagship SuperStar Virgos returns to Manila with a series of holiday concept cruises. 

From Dec. 4, 2018 to Jan. 8, 2019, holidaymakers can expect roundtrip winter itineraries aboard the 13-storey SuperStar Virgo.

"This December, we will continue to introduce especially-curated quality itineraries to exotic destinations with more choices for families and friends to get together and enjoy a special and memorable vacation on the high seas to popular destinations," Star Cruises President Ang Moo Lim said.

Vacationers can soon embark in Manila to explore tropical destinations of their choice: Ha Long Bay/Sanya cruise, Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang cruise, or Coron/Puerto Princesa/Kota Kinabalu cruise.

SuperStar Virgo will depart for a five-night Ha Long Bay/Sanya cruise on December 4, and again on December 9. 

In this cruise, vacationers can expect to see the towering limestone islands and islets topped with lush greenery of Ha Long Bay. Sunny adventures further await guests as they sail to Sanya, the southernmost city of Hainan Island in China.

Filipinos opting to join SuperStar Virgo's group shore excursions can obtain visa-free passes to Sanya.

Guests are to be entertained by 'The Company' from December 4 to 9, while the 'Manila PhilHarmonic Orchestra' will play aboard the ship from December 9 to 14.

Another cruise option is the five-night Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang cruise, scheduled to depart on the following dates in December: 14, 19, 24, and 29.

At the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, guests can soak up the many charming local attractions that feature a combination of the old and new. 

The adventure continues at the coastal city of Nha Trang, where guests can discover white sandy beaches, clear waters, and verdant mountains.

Celebrity chef Sandy Daza will be aboard for cooking demonstrations from December 14 to 19 while Bro. Bo Sanchez will have inspirational sessions aimed to bring out the best of the youth.

Throughout the cruise, guests will also be treated to daily Masses mirroring the Simbang Gabi tradition.

A special cruise to kickstart the New Year is scheduled on Jan. 3, 2019. It will also celebrate the completion of SuperStar Virgo's seasonal homeport deployment to Manila.

The special cruise will take guests to the picturesque islands of Coron and Puerto Princesa. It will also make a special visit to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, one of Malaysia’s exceptional tourist destinations -- rich with culture, heritage, flora and fauna, offering an ideal holiday destination for travelers of all ages.

As a special offer, guests aged 50 or up who are sailing as a second guest may board the cruise for free. Likewise, kids below 12 years of age who are sailing as third and fourth guests may also ride for free. Promotions cover the cruise fare, but excludes port charges and gratuities.

Interested travellers may book through www.starcruises.com or via any local travel agencies. For inquiries, call (02) 836 6080.

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