SINGAPORE, 19 AUGUST 2014 – Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific is pleased to showcase the globally acclaimed Korean comedy show NANTA (Cookin’), 난타; 乱打秀 exclusively onboard SuperStar Gemini. In conjunction with the year-end holiday season from 14 Nov 2014 till 2 Jan 2015, fans onboard can now revel at Korea’s finest & longest running show and enjoy this Broadway hit, while cruising to various enchanting Asian destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang and Langkawi (Malaysia).
For the very first time, the highly anticipated NANTA talented troupe of Korean performers will embark on a voyage of discovery and surprise with Star Cruises. During these exciting NANTA theme cruises, leisure seekers and Cookin’ fans will be treated to an amazing and unique culinary-percussion experience, which will keep everyone in awe and wanting more. It will definitely be a feast on the senses.
NANTA, the simple yet humorous action-packed musical first debuted in 1997. The premise of the show is weaved by three half-baked chefs told to prepare a banquet feast in just one hour by their hardnosed manager, with his incompetent nephew added to this pressed situation. The kitchen gang then beat, tap and drum their way around the kitchen, chopping furiously and sending food flying all over the place.
This energetic and highly engaging show combines the quartet’s pulsating percussion melodies with Samulnori (traditional Korean music). ‘NANTA’ means to strike relentlessly and throughout this non-verbal theatrical performance, the enthralling music is creatively innovated from improvised instruments of traditional Korean water drums, to cooking utensils like pots, whisks and even carving knives. It is truly sensational to witness the transformation of kitchen crockery into fabulous musical instruments.
The nonstop rhythm is complemented by simple humor and narrated by the hapless chefs. Between the laughter and electrifying performance, you might even catch some awesome Kung-fu stunts. Audiences will also have the opportunity to step-up on stage and join the rhythmic flow. The slapstick yet witty humor is set to amaze and delight fans all ages.
“This year marks Star Cruises 21st Anniversary, as we continue to celebrate our milestone successes as the cruise pioneer in Asia. We are very excited to present the highly anticipated “NANTA At Sea” cruises on SuperStar Gemini (14 Nov 2014 – 2 Jan 2015). The K-Pop Wave has gained much popularity and this preferred choice of trend-setting entertainment will definitely appeal to many holidaymakers. We envisioned a unique and memorable experience for all our valued passengers, as they reconnect with their loved ones for an exhilarating family vacation at sea in absolute freedom, while taking pleasure in this Broadway hit, which is available exclusively during the “NANTA At Sea” cruises,” said Mr. Michael Goh, Senior Vice President – Sales, Star Cruises.
Passengers can also look forward to an up close and personal experience with the NANTA cast at the special meet & greet sessions. NANTA life-sized photo booths will become your imaginary “kitchen”, as you set foot into this realistic setting, capturing these memorable moments at sea.
This once-in-a-lifetime voyage will be an excellent upbeat holiday experience for families to bond and have endless fun and laughter during the holiday festive season. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of top notch entertainment offerings on this special theme cruise infused with the flavours of NANTA on SuperStar Gemini. Departures commence from 14 Nov 2014 – 2 Jan 2015 on SuperStar Gemini to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi – the epicurean haven of culture and local fare.
Besides the regular captivating entertainment highlights, deluxe accommodations with up to 6 sumptuous meals daily, coupled with pampering recreational facilities, our valued guests’ can continue to look forward to a refreshing and unique experience with the brand new thematic NANTA @ Sea cruise, specially orchestrated for everyone’s ultimate indulgence.
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