SuperStar Virgo

SuperStar Virgo Review and Specifications

Specifications of SuperStar Virgo

Year built 1999  /  Age : 19
Flag state Panama
Builder Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Building cost USD 350 million
Owner (GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
Operator Star Cruises (Asia)
Speed 24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA) 268 m / 879 ft
Beam (width) 32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage 75338 gt
Passengers 1974 - 2800
Crew 1300
Passengers-to-space ratio 38
Decks 13
Cabins 935
Decks with cabins 10
Last Refurbishment 2014

Review of SuperStar Virgo

Launched in 1999, SuperStar Virgo is one of the Star Cruises ships, together with Star PiscesSuperStar AquariusSuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Libra

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.

SuperStar Virgo cruise ship

The 75,338-ton, 2,800-passenger cruise ship SuperStar Virgo was constructed to enter the Asian cruise market together with her sister ship SuperStar Leo (now Norwegian Spirit). The cruise ship was delivered to Star Cruises on 2 August 1999. The ship's 2014 drydock refurbishment cost USD 19,7 million.

Cruise itinerary program

In 2016, the shipowner Star Cruises company announced that the SuperStar Virgo ship will offer round-trip itineraries out of China's Nansha Port in 2016. In 2017, the ship was homeported in Kaohsiung (Taichung). The Hong Kong-based company confirmed the ship will provide two itineraries per week leaving from Nansha (Guangzhou), which is the largest city of the Guangdong province in Southern China and located close to Hong Kong. Passengers will be able to choose from a 3-day cruise to Hong Kong, or a longer 6-day sailing calling in Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya.

In 2017, the ship was homeported in Kaohsiung (Taichung) to offer 6-day / 5-night itineraries in the “Golden Triangle”. Beside Kaohsiung, the ship's other turnaround ports are Hong Kong and Manila.

In March-May 2018, the ship was homeported in Manila Philippines for roundtrip themed cruises to call ports in Taiwan and Japan. SuperStar Virgo's itinerary program from The Philippines (March 5 through May 29) included a total of 18 scheduled roundtrips - to Ishigaki (Japan) and Keelung (Taiwan), as well as to Naha (Japan) and Keelung. Both Japan and Taiwan don't require visas, which is convenient and cost-saving for the Filipinos cruisers.

Cabins

SuperStar Virgo provides a total of 935 staterooms in 18 categories. The largest aboard SuperStar Virgo are the Executive Suites (650.25 ft2). SuperStar Virgo staterooms offer an in-room safe, TV, and air conditioning. Passenger suites are designed with a separate sitting area, stunning views, and jacuzzi bathtubs. 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

SuperStar Virgo 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 Virgo restaurants and food bars.

  • Bella Vista Restaurant (560-seat, International cuisine)
  • Samurai Restaurant
  • Mediterranean Restaurant (Buffet-style restaurant, offers International cuisine of high quality with fresh ingredients - a hallmark of Star Cruises)
  • Tai Pan (a la carte Chinese restaurant for more upscale Chinese cuisine)
  • Tatami Room (with sliding screens, floor-level seating and low tables; Japanese cuisine)
  • The Noble House (multi-course Chinese banquet)
  • The Pavilion Room (family-style Chinese restaurant)
  • The Taj (Indian restaurant)
  • Palazzo (Italian)
  • Blue Lagoon (serves fast food and snacks).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

SuperStar Virgo offers unforgettable voyages through Asian destinations. The vessel features an art gallery, a video game arcade, Jacuzzis, and nightly live music. The Star Cruises' vessel is perfect for family holidays, romantic excursions and group adventures. The amenities on board the cruise ship are planned to suit every cruise style. During the evenings guests can take advantage of the main performance theatre, The Lido, producing and hosting cabaret shows, magicians, musicians, and other talented acts. There are also a couple of themed bars - Celebrity vodka bar, and Bellini champagne bar.

SuperStar Virgo cruise ship

Music artists from Hong Kong and Taiwan including Richie Ren, Andy Hui, Michael Wong, Tiger Huang, Michael Tse, William So, Edwin Siu, Johnny Yip and Bo Luk performing in The Lido on a weekly basis, as Star has revamped its entertainment for the Chinese market. The Virgo cruise ship also features “BEATSHIP by ZOUK,” a nightclub party onboard. In addition, there is a new illusionist show aboard, as well as a Broadway opera, Memory Lane, featuring the best of Shanghai and Hollywood from the 1950s. 

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

  • Star Club; Grand Piazza
  • The Promenade; Lobby Boulevard; Sunset Boulevard
  • Oscar's Hair & Beauty Salon; Apollo Spa & Fitness Centre; Universal Gym
  • VIP Room; Genting Club; Activity Centre
  • Cafe Gelato; The Observatory
  • Bellini (jazz bar)
  • Galaxy of the Stars Lounge (with 360-degree views)
  • The Den (you can see the Captains working; the layout of Superstar Virgo Cruise in mini display; the ‘Hall of Fame’)
  • Samson's and Delilah's (steam, sauna and massage rooms for men/women)
  • Star Boutique; Wine Shop; Internet Cafe; Photo Gallery; Card Room
  • The Lido (Theater); Starlight Video Arcade
  • Charlie's Childcare, Computer World, Starlight Cinema
  • Neptune's Wet & Wild; Jumbo Chessboard; Table Tennis
  • Pool Deck, Pool Bar, 3 pools, 5 Jacuzzis; Mega Waterslide; Sun Deck; Jogging Track.

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SuperStar Virgo Itineraries 2018

The below listed SuperStar Virgo cruise prices on 2018 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
Shanghai cruise port

24 February 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Shanghai Roundtrip
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24 Feb      Departing from Shanghai, China   
26 Feb     At Sea   
27 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Kagoshima, Japan   
28 Feb     At Sea   
01 Mar      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Keelung cruise port

03 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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03 Mar      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
05 Mar     At Sea   
06 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
07 Mar     At Sea   
08 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
09 Mar      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

05 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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05 Mar      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
07 Mar     At Sea   
08 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
09 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
10 Mar     At Sea   
11 Mar      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

08 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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08 Mar      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
10 Mar     At Sea   
11 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
12 Mar     At Sea   
13 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
14 Mar      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

10 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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10 Mar      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
12 Mar     At Sea   
13 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
14 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
15 Mar     At Sea   
16 Mar      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

13 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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13 Mar      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
15 Mar     At Sea   
16 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
17 Mar     At Sea   
18 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
19 Mar      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

15 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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15 Mar      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
17 Mar     At Sea   
18 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
19 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
20 Mar     At Sea   
21 Mar      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

18 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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18 Mar      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
20 Mar     At Sea   
21 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
22 Mar     At Sea   
23 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
24 Mar      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

20 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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20 Mar      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
22 Mar     At Sea   
23 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
24 Mar 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
25 Mar     At Sea   
26 Mar      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

02 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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02 Apr      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
04 Apr     At Sea   
05 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
06 Apr     At Sea   
07 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
08 Apr      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

04 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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04 Apr      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
06 Apr     At Sea   
07 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
08 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
09 Apr     At Sea   
10 Apr      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

07 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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07 Apr      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
09 Apr     At Sea   
10 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
11 Apr     At Sea   
12 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
13 Apr      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

09 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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09 Apr      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
11 Apr     At Sea   
12 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
13 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
14 Apr     At Sea   
15 Apr      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

12 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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12 Apr      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
14 Apr     At Sea   
15 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
16 Apr     At Sea   
17 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
18 Apr      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

14 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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14 Apr      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
16 Apr     At Sea   
17 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
18 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
19 Apr     At Sea   
20 Apr      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

17 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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17 Apr      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
19 Apr     At Sea   
20 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
21 Apr     At Sea   
22 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
23 Apr      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

19 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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19 Apr      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
21 Apr     At Sea   
22 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
23 Apr 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
24 Apr     At Sea   
25 Apr      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

02 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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02 May      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
04 May     At Sea   
05 May 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
06 May     At Sea   
07 May 09:00 - 19:00     Ishigaki Island, Japan   
08 May      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

04 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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04 May      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
06 May     At Sea   
07 May 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
08 May 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
09 May     At Sea   
10 May      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

07 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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07 May      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
09 May     At Sea   
10 May 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
11 May     At Sea   
12 May 09:00 - 19:00     Ishigaki Island, Japan   
13 May      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

09 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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09 May      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
11 May     At Sea   
12 May 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
13 May 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
14 May     At Sea   
15 May      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

12 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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12 May      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
14 May     At Sea   
15 May 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
16 May     At Sea   
17 May 09:00 - 19:00     Ishigaki Island, Japan   
18 May      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

14 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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14 May      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
16 May     At Sea   
17 May 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
18 May 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
19 May     At Sea   
20 May      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

17 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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17 May      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
19 May     At Sea   
20 May 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
21 May     At Sea   
22 May 09:00 - 19:00     Ishigaki Island, Japan   
23 May      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

19 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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19 May      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
21 May     At Sea   
22 May 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
23 May 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
24 May     At Sea   
25 May      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

22 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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22 May      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
24 May     At Sea   
25 May 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
26 May     At Sea   
27 May 09:00 - 19:00     Ishigaki Island, Japan   
28 May      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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Manila cruise port

24 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Manila Roundtrip
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24 May      Departing from Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
26 May     At Sea   
27 May 12:00 - 21:00     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
28 May 12:00 - 21:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
29 May     At Sea   
30 May      Arriving in Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   

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Keelung cruise port

27 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Keelung Roundtrip
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27 May      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
29 May     At Sea   
30 May 08:00 - 17:00     Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines   
31 May     At Sea   
01 Jun 09:00 - 19:00     Ishigaki Island, Japan   
02 Jun      Arriving in Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   

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