SuperStar Libra

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SuperStar Libra Review and Specifications

Specifications of SuperStar Libra

Year built 1988  /  Age : 29
Flag state Bahamas
Builder Wartsila Marine (Turku, Finland)
Class
Owner (GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
Operator Star Cruises (Asia)
Speed 20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA) 216 m / 709 ft
Beam (width) 28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage 42285 gt
Passengers 1480 - 1500
Crew 740
Passengers-to-space ratio 28
Decks 10
Cabins 740
Decks with cabins 10
Last Refurbishment 2013
Former names MS Seaward, Norwegian Sea

Review of SuperStar Libra

Launched in 1988, SuperStar Libra is one of the Star Cruises ships, together with Star PiscesSuperStar AquariusSuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Virgo. The ship cost $120 million to build and was last refurbished in 2013.

History - construction & ownership

Star Cruises, member of Genting Hong Kong, is the 3rd biggest cruise line in the world, following Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises. The company dominates the Asia-Pacific market. It is owned by Genting Hong Kong, and is listed on the Singapore Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Star Cruises was established as an associate of Genting Group of Malaysia, incorporated on November 10, 1993 in Bermuda, with corporate headquarters in Hong Kong. The first ships of the company were two cruiseferries bought from the bankrupted estate of Swedish Rederi AB Slite. Star Cruises purchased several other used vessels in the following years. In 1998, the company took delivery of its first newbuild, SuperStar Leo. Sister ship SuperStar Virgo followed in 1999. The same year Star Cruises acquired Sun Cruises.

The 42,285-ton, 1,480-passenger cruise ship SuperStar Libra is a modern cruise ship built in 1988 by Wärtsilä Turku New Shipyard in Turku, Finland to meet the new challenges of the cruise market. The first name of the cruise ship was Seaward (1988) when the vessel was operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (renamed to Norwegian Sea in 1997). It was renamed  SuperStar Libra in 2005, the year when the vessel began operation for Star Cruises. During the period when the cruise ship was sailing as a part of the fleet of Star Cruises, there were several cruises in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean seas in the mid-2006. SuperStar Libra was directed to Mumbai in the end of September 2006. The next 2 years the cruise ship sailed in Vietnam. During November 2007 - March 2008, SuperStar Libra was used for destinations from Hong Kong and operated 2-7 night Cruises to China, Vietnam and Taiwan. For some weeks of the year, the vessel sailed from Singapore (November 2008 - January 2009). 

Cruise itinerary program

SuperStar Libra itinerary program is based on 1-3-day short cruises in Southeast Asia. Sailing on board this cruise ship will allow passengers not only to sail around Asia, but to get familiar with the Asian culture and style. 

SuperStar Libra

Cabins

SuperStar Libra provides a total of 740 staterooms in 15 categories. The largest aboard SuperStar Libra are the Executive Suites (384.91ft2). The suites are equipped with a DVD player, mini fridge and a separate sitting area.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

SuperStar Libra is operated as a "freestyle" cruise ship, which means passengers have the choice to dine when, where and with whom they choose. All food presentation is a treat for the eye. All meals are included during the voyage at the main dining restaurants.

Follows the complete list of SuperStar Libra restaurants and food bars.

  • Four Seasons Restaurant
  • Mariners Restaurant (Buffet-style restaurant, offers International cuisine of high quality with fresh ingredients - a hallmark of Star Cruises); Patio (outside on Pool Deck)
  • Ocean Palace (family-style Chinese restaurant)
  • Tai Pan (a la carte Chinese restaurant for more upscale Chinese cuisine)
  • Blue Lagoon (serves fast food and snacks).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

SuperStar Libra resembles a floating resort, with unforgettable facilities and recreational activities. Guest on board the cruise ship can become familiar with Asian culture and meet Asian hospitality. The vessel offers relaxing atmosphere, resort-style cruise experience, excellent services and the highest possible standards. It is a place where guests can get away from the stress in their everyday life. 

SuperStar Libra entertainment

Follows the complete list of SuperStar Libra lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Star Club
  • Health Club; Beauty Salon
  • Activity Centre; VIP Room
  • Crystal Court; Park Avenue; Lickety Splits
  • Boomers Disco
  • Star Boutique; Internet Cafe; Photo Gallery; Card Room
  • Galaxy of the Stars (Theater)
  • Sports Deck, Shuffle Board; Basketball Court
  • Pool Deck, Pool Bar, 2 pools, 2 Jacuzzis; Sun Deck; Jogging Track.

SuperStar Libra wiki

  • The vessel was launched in 1988 as "ms Seaward". Initially, she was operated by the NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line). The NCL line changed the name of the vessel after 9 service years – in 1997 she started sailing as "Norwegian Sea". Renamed "SuperStar Libra", the ship was transferred to the fleet of Star Cruises in 2005.

SuperStar Libra Itineraries 2017

The below listed SuperStar Libra cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Star Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

23 April 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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24 Apr      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
25 Apr 12:00 - 25 Apr     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
26 Apr - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
26 Apr     Krabi, Thailand   
27 Apr      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

30 April 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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01 May      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
02 May 12:00 - 02 May     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
03 May - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
03 May     Krabi, Thailand   
04 May      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

07 May 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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08 May      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
09 May 12:00 - 09 May     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
10 May - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
10 May     Krabi, Thailand   
11 May      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

14 May 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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15 May      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
16 May 12:00 - 16 May     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
17 May - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
17 May     Krabi, Thailand   
18 May      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

21 May 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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22 May      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
23 May 12:00 - 23 May     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
24 May - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
24 May     Krabi, Thailand   
25 May      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

28 May 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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29 May      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
30 May 12:00 - 30 May     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
31 May - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
31 May     Krabi, Thailand   
01 Jun      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

04 June 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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05 Jun      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
06 Jun 12:00 - 06 Jun     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
07 Jun - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
07 Jun     Krabi, Thailand   
08 Jun      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

11 June 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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12 Jun      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
13 Jun 12:00 - 13 Jun     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
14 Jun - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
14 Jun     Krabi, Thailand   
15 Jun      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

18 June 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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19 Jun      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
20 Jun 12:00 - 20 Jun     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
21 Jun - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
21 Jun     Krabi, Thailand   
22 Jun      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

25 June 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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26 Jun      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
27 Jun 12:00 - 27 Jun     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
28 Jun - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
28 Jun     Krabi, Thailand   
29 Jun      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

27 August 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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28 Aug      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
29 Aug 12:00 - 29 Aug     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
30 Aug - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
30 Aug     Krabi, Thailand   
31 Aug      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

26 November 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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27 Nov      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
28 Nov 12:00 - 28 Nov     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
29 Nov - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
29 Nov     Krabi, Thailand   
30 Nov      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

03 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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04 Dec      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
05 Dec 12:00 - 05 Dec     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
06 Dec - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
06 Dec     Krabi, Thailand   
07 Dec      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

10 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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11 Dec      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
12 Dec 12:00 - 12 Dec     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
13 Dec - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
13 Dec     Krabi, Thailand   
14 Dec      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
Pulau Penang Island cruise port

17 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Phuket & Krabi
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18 Dec      Departing from Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
19 Dec 12:00 - 19 Dec     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand (Overnight)   
20 Dec - 01:00     Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand   
20 Dec     Krabi, Thailand   
21 Dec      Arriving in Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia