Star Cruises presents ‘Captain Charlie’s Academy at Sea’ Thematic Summer Camp

June 16, 2016 News / Updates, Press Release, Star Cruises, Star Cruises Videos, SuperStar Virgo

China‧Hong Kong / International – 15 June 2016 –With the blink of an eye, the long-awaited summer break for kids is fast approaching; it is the perfect time for parents to start planning for their family vacation! The annual Star Cruises signature event – “Junior Cruiser Program: Captain Charlie’s Academy at Sea” is now open for admission on SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius and SuperStar Gemini, where Captain Charlie and Charlene leads the way to a fun-filled summer camp comprised of educational entertainment, thematic cabins, kids menu and more!



Junior Cruisers in Training through Fun and Games

The first lesson of “Academy at Sea” unfolds at the Welcome Party with Captain Charlie and Charlene: throughout the cruise, each student experiences a series of interactive and engaging learning activities such as guided ship tour, music and dance lessons, social and dining etiquette training, outdoor stargazing, English workshop and storytelling. At the end of this fruitful summer holiday, the students will successfully graduate as Junior Cruisers.

Every student of the “Academy at Sea” receives a Graduation Certificate signed by the ship captain of SuperStar Virgo. Upon completion of each class, students receive a stamp; by collecting the designated of stamps students will be rewarded with a limited-edition souvenir.

Children Wonderland in Captain Charlie and Charlene’s Thematic Cabins

Captain Charlie and Charlene welcome all guests with new summer looks in thematic cabins, where guests also enjoy exclusive in-cabin decorations and thematic gift pack, as well as all-access pass for pre-registration and complimentary enrolment in all “Academy at Sea” classes (applicable for designated cruises only).

Thematic Menu with Children’s Favorites

Cruisers of SuperStar Virgo also get a taste of limited-time Captain Charlie thematic kids menu, comprised of children’s favorite dishes such as burgers, chicken nuggets, pasta and Japanese bento, as well as onigiri (rice balls) and desserts with Captain Charlie designs. Captain Charlie-themed tableware are served along with the kids menu to double the fun.



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 an eighth year in 2015 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 fourth year in a row in 2015.


The 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is equipped with 935 cabins, including sea-view cabins and balcony suites. Offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment choices, its facilities embrace Chinese, international buffet and Japanese restaurants, an alfresco bar, foot reflexology salon and spa, gym, steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two-level theatre, duty-free shops, a 100-metre mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, karaoke room, children’s activity centre and more. A calendar of themed entertainment constantly refreshes the onboard fun and excitement, ensuring every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.

About Captain Charlie and Charlene

“Captain Charlie and Charlene” are our adorable penguin mascots aboard Star Cruises. Captain Charlie is honest, intelligent and brave. His mission is to teach children about our professional marine knowledge. Charlene is friendly and lively. Her approachable personality and passion for food symbolise the warm Asian hospitality that is a proud signature of Star Cruises. Captain Charlie partners with Charlene to delight and impress children and adults alike onboard through our variety of parties, onboard activities and junior cruiser events, etc.

Our “Captain Charlie and Charlene” are cute buddies for your children adding fun to their cruise. The collection combines fun and variety. Produced by renowned German toy manufacturer NICI, our signature plush toys are all in high quality assured with European Standard on Safety.

Promotional video of Junior Cruiser Program – Captain Charlie’s Academy at Sea

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