SuperStar Aquarius current position
SuperStar Aquarius current location is at South East Asia (coordinates 2.78561 N / 101.31911 E) cruising en route to MY PKL BCC. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.Current Position
Specifications of SuperStar Aquarius
|Year built||1993 / Age: 29|
|Builder||Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)|
|Building cost||USD 240 million|
|Engines (power)||MAN (18.64 MW / 24997 hp)|
|Speed||21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||230 m / 755 ft|
|Beam (width)||32 m / 105 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||51309 gt|
|Passengers||1750 - 2150|
|Decks with cabins||8|
|Last Refurbishment||2013, Alang-scrapped in 2022|
|Former names||Norwegian Wind, MS Windward|
|Owner||GHK-Genting Hong Kong Ltd (via SuperStar Aquarius Ltd)|
|Operator||Genting Cruise Lines (via Star Cruises Asia)|
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The 1993-built SuperStar Aquarius cruise ship is owned by GHK (Genting Hong Kong, part of Genting Group Malaysia) and managed by the GHK's subsidiary Genting Cruise Lines via the Star Cruises brand. Fleetmates are Star Pisces, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra.
NEWS: In late-April 2022, was announced that the docked in Malaysia ships Star Pisces and SuperStar Gemini (both in George Town Penang) and SuperStar Aquarius (in Port Klang) are listed for scrapping and soon to the beached at Alang India. Accoridng to online media sources, the liners' last crew signed off on May 17th, as new/skeleton crew were hired to take them to the scrapyard for dismantling and recycling.
SuperStar Aquarius left Malaysia/Port Klang on May 23rd.
History - construction and ownership
Star Cruises is part of Genting Cruise Lines (subsidiary of GHK-Genting Hong Kong Corporation) - the world's 5th-largest cruise shipowner, after Carnival Corporation, RCG-Royal Caribbean Group, MSC and NCLH-Norwegian. The company (listed on Singapore Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange) dominates the Asia-Pacific cruising market. Star Cruises was established as a subsidiary and travel brand of Genting Group of Malaysia (incorporated in Bermuda in 1993), with corporate headquarters in Hong Kong China.
The fleet's first ships were two cruiseferries bought from Rederi AB Slite (1947-founded/1993-bankrupt, see VIKING LINE). In the following years, Star Cruises purchased several other second-hand ships, then followed two newbuilds - SuperStar Leo/Norwegian Spirit (1998) and the sistership SuperStar Virgo (1999).
The 2150-passenger ship SuperStar Aquarius debuted in 1993 (as "Windward”) build by Chantiers de l'Atlantique (shipyard in Saint-Nazaire France) for Kloster Cruise (now NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line). In 1998 the boat was renamed "Norwegian Wind" after being drydock-lengthened by inserting a 40-m / 130-ft long midsection. In 2007, SuperStar Aquarius was transferred to Star Cruises.
Star Cruises ships are recognized by their funnel design. Star Pisces was the first with such design. Later the company based all of its ships on the Star Pisces' funnel design.
Decks and Cabins
SuperStar Aquarius provides a total of 765 staterooms in 18 categories. The largest accommodation is the Owner Suite (710 ft2 / 66 m2). All suites are equipped with HDTV, DVD player, mini-fridge, separate lounge area.
The boat has 13 decks, of which 10 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
SuperStar Aquarius 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. Oceana, Mariners, Spices and Dynasty restaurants offer a good variety of dining. All meals are included during the voyage at the main dining restaurants.
Follows the complete list of SuperStar Aquarius restaurants and food bars.
- Oceana Barbecue (outdoor international buffet & grilled specials; also the location for welcome and farewell party)
- Spice Restaurant (Halal Restaurant; serves Malaysian cuisine)
- Mariners Restaurant (Buffet-style restaurant, offers International cuisine of high quality with fresh ingredients - a hallmark of Star Cruises)
- Dynasty Restaurant (family-style Chinese restaurant)
- Tai Pan (a la carte Chinese restaurant for more upscale Chinese cuisine)
- Blue Lagoon (serves fast food and snacks).
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
A curious fact about Star Cruises' ship SuperStar Aquarius is that on board there is a no-tipping policy, and the highest crew-to-passenger ratio in the cruise industry (with 1 staff member for every 2 passengers).
SuperStar Aquarius has to offer many features and activities to her guests. The ship has a stylish design and spacious cabins, all expressing the Asian culture and style. Travellers are attracted by the comfortable amenities and activities like playing Mah Jong and watching shows with stunning flexible Chinese acrobats. The ship offers extensive karaoke facilities and private rooms for parties.
Follows the complete list of SuperStar Aquarius lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- Star Club; Skyline Karaoke Lounge
- The Health Club; Oscar's Beauty Salon
- Ins' Spa & Sauna
- Star Boutique; Internet Cafe; Card Room
- Lagoon Bar (Wine bar); Tea Corner
- Aquarius Lounge; Champ's Bar
- Video Games Arcade; Child Care Centre
- Genting Palace; Genting Club; Genting Lounge
- Stardust Lounge (Theater)
- Pool Deck, 2 swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzis; 18-hole golf putting range; Sun Deck; Jogging Track.
SuperStar Aquarius itinerary program is based on Asia cruises (to Japan) leaving from Taiwan. The ship is homeported in Keelung (Taipei City) and offers round-trip itineraries to Naha, Ishigaki Island and Miyakojima Island,
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The vessel (Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard/hull number 103350) was launched in 1993 as "MS Windward" for Kloster Cruises (now NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line). The first drydock was for lengthening (in 1998) conducted in Bremerhaven Germany (at Lloyd Werft's yard). The stretched by 40 m/130 ft ship was then renamed "Norwegian Wind". As SuperStar Aquarius, the ship was transferred to Star Cruises in 2007. The only sistership is SuperStar Gemini/Norwegian Dream/MS Dreamward (1992-built/2022-scrapped).
The ship is powered by MAN marine diesel engines (model 8L4054) with total power output 18,64 MW.
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