STAR CRUISES ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL HOMEPORT IN LAEM CHABANG
SuperStar Gemini to take in the splendors of Sihanoukville and Koh Kong Island in Cambodia and Ko Samui, Thailand
Bangkok (Thailand), 29 March 2017 – Star Cruises, “The Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia”, announced the new homeport deployment of SuperStar Gemini to Laem Chabang at a launch event on 28 March at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center. SuperStar Gemini will be based in Laem Chabang International Terminal beginning 17 December 2017 through to 27 April 2018.
On hand to witness the announcement were invited Thai Travel Trade & Airline Partners, Media and executives from Genting Hong Kong.
“We are excited to announce Star Cruises’ return to The Land of Smiles with the deployment of SuperStar Gemini at Laem Chabang,” said Mr Ang Moo Lim, President, Star Cruises. “Our long history with Thailand stretches all the way back to 1995 when we first called upon Phuket and, today, we are proud to be able to call Laem Chabang our new home come 17 December this year.”
Throughout Star Cruises long history with Thailand, the cruise line has brought over millions passengers to visit the nation’s many wonderful sites including Hua Hin, Ko Chang, Krabi, Pattaya, Phi Phi Island, Songkla and Sri Racha. With this new deployment, Star Cruises will continue to shine the spotlight on Thailand as a premier destination in Asia for the fly-cruise market to help support the local inbound and outbound tourism industry.
“Thailand has the largest number of tourists of all ASEAN countries and the two airports of Bangkok serve more than 85 million passengers every year,” added Mr. Ang. “This is a perfect location for fly-cruise passengers and we will work closely with inbound agents to package cruises with land vacations – providing tourists yet another reason to visit Thailand. We will make Bangkok the “Gateway to IndoChina” due to its superior air and tourist infrastructure. “
During her deployment, SuperStar Gemini will embark on 3-night cruises to Sihanoukville and Ko Samui, departing every Sunday, 2-night cruises to Sihanoukville, departing every Wednesday, and 2-night cruises to Koh Kong Island, departing on every Friday.
Cambodia’s premier beach town, Sihanoukville’s white sand beaches and warm Gulf of Thailand waters combine with a laid back, beachy atmosphere to provide a great little tropical getaway.
Koh Kong Island, Cambodia
Cambodia’s largest island, Koh Kong Island is famous for its unspoiled wilderness, pristine beaches and stunning cascading waterfalls. The island is the perfect destination for water activities, relaxation and exploration.
Ko Samui, Thailand
Ko Samui is the premier island destination in the Gulf of Thailand featuring beautiful beaches and a variety of activities to cater to a wide range of interests.
On board SuperStar Gemini, guests can enjoy a “free and easy” cruise experience unbound by restrictive schedules and itineraries.
Embark on an all-inclusive gastronomic journey with up to six complimentary meals daily or dine at a choice of over 10 F&B restaurants and bars serving global culinary cuisines all masterfully prepared by exceptional award-winning chefs.
In between destinations, guests can enjoy thrilling performances by international artists at the Stardust Lounge or re-energize at the King Neptune Health Club. SuperStar Gemini also features a wide range of shopping options from signature boutiques to jewelry outlets and its very own duty free shop for designer items at attractive prices.
Luxury meets comfort throughout Superstar Gemini’s range of accommodations including the spacious surroundings of the Executive Suites with their own living rooms and bedrooms with a queen size bed or the panoramic views from the private sanctuary of each Oceanview Stateroom.
Whatever the choice, every voyage is a chance to experience the signature Asian hospitality for which Star Cruises is renowned for.
In the future, guests can also look forward to the launch two new “Global Class” cruise ships as part of the Star Cruises fleet. Designed for worldwide cruising, each ship will measure 201,000 gross tons and contain 5,000 lower berths. Delivery of the “Global Class” series of ships will commence between 2020 and 2021.
For more information about Star Cruises, please visit www.starcruises.com.
SuperStar Gemini Crystal Ship Model Presentation Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand
(Left to Right): Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President, Star Cruises presenting the SuperStar Gemini crystal ship model to Mr. Suparerk, President, Thai Travel Agents Association.
Group Photo to celebrate SuperStar Gemini’s Laem Chabang Launch in Bangkok, Thailand
(Left to Right): Mr. Michael Goh (Senior Vice President – Sales, Genting Cruise Lines, 3rd Left),
Mr. Ang Moo Lim (President, Star Cruises, 4th Left), Mr. Suparerk, President, Thai Travel Agents Association (Mid Right), Ms. Christine Li (Senior Vice President, Marketing of Genting Cruise Lines, 4th left), Genting Hong Kong Executives and Star Cruises Thailand Representatives from SuperStar Vacations Co. Ltd.
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 six vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, 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 recognitions and accolades received over the years. These include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette’s “Travel Hall of Fame” for a ninth year in 2016 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 a fifth year in a row in 2016.
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