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Star Cruises announces the first cruise ship to homeport in Manila for Filipinos to cruise to Taiwan and Hong Kong

Angelos Restanis - 26 December 2016, 00:08

Star Cruises features 6 Day/5 night cruises to Laoag, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong on board SuperStar Virgo from 19 March to 28 May, 2017.

MANILA - Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific, has announced the first-ever homeport deployment of SuperStar Virgoto Manila, providing another tantalizing option for the booming Philippines outbound tourism industry.

Featuring 6 Day/5 Night cruises departing from Manila, SuperStar Virgo's itinerary is the perfect opportunity for Filipinos to enjoy exciting ports of call including:

  • Laoag, the capital of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, featuring Spanish colonial buildings, baroque churches and white-sand beaches
  • Kaohsiung, the largest southern port city in Taiwan, a centre of Chinese culture and cuisine
  • Hong Kong, a bustling metropolis world famous for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife.

"Star Cruises was the first major cruise line to recruit Filipinos 23 years ago for our cruise ships and now we are pleased to be the first international cruise line to welcome Filipinos on board Superstar Virgo as our guests from our homeport in Manila," says Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. "Worldwide, nearly 25 million people have enjoyed a cruise in 2016 and we are extending this opportunity for Filipinos to join their ranks from Manila – and at an affordable price."

Benito C. Bengzon, JR, Under Secretary for Department of Tourism welcomed the move of Star Cruises with: "The Philippine Department of Tourism extends its warmest congratulations to Star Cruises as it launches its latest program. We are confident that inclusion of the Philippines in the itinerary of SuperStar Virgo will help strengthen the country's position as a competitive cruise destination in the region."

Star Cruises strives to continue to offer a differentiated cruise experience with the added bonus of great savings.

Book now for school holiday fun! Filipino holidaymakers can look forward to setting sail in style and luxury with an all-encompassing cruise voyage comprising of deluxe accommodations, up to 6 sumptuous meals daily, spectacular performances, pampering recreational facilities and much more – all part of Star Cruises promise to deliver exceptional cruise experiences infused with a touch of warm Asian hospitality.

 

Photo caption: Star Cruises, SuperStar Virgo

 
 

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