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Travel | Star Cruises Offers A Holiday Extravaganza With SuperStar Virgo


SuperStar Virgo, the flagship of the Star Cruises will be back in Manila in December for a holiday concept cruises extravaganza that will cater to a variety of holiday makers.  In a recent press event hosted at the prestigious 5 star hotel, Winford Hotel, the member of the press, this writer included, Star Cruises unveils the various cruises being offered to make one's Christmas season a moment worth remembering.


Concert Cruise Series with The CompanY
Cruise duration - December 4 to 9, 2018
Destinations - Halong Bay, Vietnam and Sanya, China

During the trip, the travellers will be serenaded by The CompanY, a vocal harmony group that excels in performing a wide range of musical genres.  Formed in 1985, the group boasts of 24 released studio albums and has garnered 54 musical awards since then.


Concert Cruise Series with the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra
Cruise Duration - December 9 to 14, 2018
Destinations - Halong Bay, Vietnan and Sanya, China

In line with the season, the orchestra shall be filling the air with their concerto music.  The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra is a world renowned musical group, well applauded live performances, records and tours.  They will be making their cruise debut with this trip.

Festive Cooking Cruise with Celebrity Chef Sandy Daza
Cruise Duration - December 14 to 19, 2018
Destinations - Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Celebrity Chef Sandy Daza, also known as a host of TV shows, FootPrints and Casa Daza, will host cooking demonstrations on how to perfect his signature dishes specific for the holiday family festivities with guests on board the SuperStar Virgo.


Vacation at Sea with Bro. Bo Sanchez
Cruise Duration - December 19 to 24, 2018
Destinations - Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Presented in partnership with Executive Resources Inc, world renowned best selling author, entrepreneur and preacher, Bo Sanchez, will bring a unique flavor to this holiday sailing to Vietnam with inspirational sessions aimed to bring out the best in you during the most wonderful time of the year.  Special daily Misa de Gallo masses will be offered mirroring the Simbang Gabi tradition.

Celebrations at Sea
Cruise Duration - December 24 to 29, 2018 and December 29, 2018 to January 3, 2019
Destinations - Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, Vietnam

These trips are the most magical as it encompasses both Christmas and New Year's festive cruises with the SuperStar Virgo.

Vacationers can also embark from Manila to explore amazing tropical destinations with the SuperStar Virgo, with the special 5 Night Coron/ Puerto Princesa/ Kota Kinabalu grand finale cruise with a single departure on January 3, 2019 to cap off the completion of her seasonal deployment in the country early this year.


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About Star Cruises
Star Cruises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation.  A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination with a fleet of five vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.

Star Cruises' commitment in offering best-in-class services and facilities is reflected in a host of recognition and accolades received over the years.  These include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette's "Travel Hall of Fame" for the tenth consecutive year in 2017 in recognition of winning "Best Cruise Operator in the Asia Pacific" for 10 consecutive years.  Star Cruises was also recently voted "Asia's Leading Cruise Line" at the World Travel Awards for the sixth year in a row in 2017.


About SuperStar Virgo
The 13 storey SuperStar Virgo is equipped with 935 cabins, including sea-view cabins and balcony suites.  Offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment choices, her facilities embrace Chinese, international and Japanese restaurants, an al fresco bar, foot reflexology salon and spa, gym, steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two level theatre, duty free shops, a 100 meter mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, karaoke room, children's activity center, and more.  A calendar of themed entertainment constantly refreshes the onboard fun and excitement, ensuring every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.


About Winford Manila Resort and Casino
Located at the heart of historial San Lazaro Tourism and Business Park in Manila is Winford Manila Resort and Casino, your newest gateway to rest and recreation.

With a three level entertainment and gaming area, 128 deluxe rooms, MICE ready facilities, swimming pool, gym and spa, coffee shop and fine dining, retail outlets, and ample parking spaces, this new $8 billion 5 star hospitality and entertainment hotel serves as an oasis filled with leisure and luxury alternatives for everyone to enjoy.