Star Cruises has completed its first voyages from Guangzhou’s Nansha Port.
The SuperStar Virgo cruise ship started sailing from the South China port on 3 January and has now completed its inaugural five-night cruise to Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya, and two-night voyage to Hong Kong.
“SuperStar Virgo’s homeport deployment in Guangzhou is beneficial for the cruise industry in the Pearl River Delta region, providing our passengers a convenient holiday option departing right from their doorsteps,” said Zhu Shaodong, president of GZL International Travel Service Ltd, which accounted for more than 1,300 of the new cruises’ passengers.
“Our guests have really been enjoying the many new F&B and entertainment enhancements that Star Cruises has developed for these new itineraries and the market response has been very favourable.”
The 1,860-passenger SuperStar Virgo will continue to operate the five-night Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya cruises until November 2016, before being replaced by the brand new 3,400-passenger Genting Dream – the first vessel in the new Dream Cruises fleet.
Both Star Cruises and the Dream Cruises are owned by Genting Hong Kong.