Star Cruises, "The Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia", will transform SuperStar Gemini into a floating hotel from 7 to 16 February 2018 at Sanya Phoenix Island International Port, where guests can experience a unique Chinese New Year through a selection of special offers and programs.
Sanya Phoenix Island, also known as the "Dubai of the Orient," is located at the center of the Sunshine Coast of Sanya Bay Resort, one of the top international island resorts integrating dining, entertainment, leisure, vacation and retail. Guests can not only take in the futuristic man-made landscape of the island but also the breathtaking natural environment of Southern Hainan Island.
"As a pioneer of the cruise industry in the Asia Pacific, Star Cruises is committed to developing unique products for travelers in the region. In response to market demands, Star Cruises is now introducing the first-ever Floating Hotel concept in Sanya to provide a unique holiday experience with inclusive dining and entertainment, for a new and exciting way for guests to usher in the Chinese New Year," said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises.
For the holidays, guests on board SuperStar Gemini can enjoy exclusive access to a series of festive programs including a romantic Candlelight Valentine's Day Dinner at Sea, Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner at Sea, world-class arts and magic performances, Junior Cruiser Program and Senior Cruiser Program, all on complimentary basis.
Recognized as The Best Culinary Team in the Asian cruise industry, Star Cruises' chefs will tantalize palates on SuperStar Gemini via 11 signature restaurants, such as the Taipan Chinese Restaurant featuring traditional Chinese cuisine, Bella Vista Western Restaurant serving Eastern and Western delicacies, Champ's Bar offering an open-air poolside experience, as well as The Oceana Barbecue Restaurant with International cuisine and barbecue buffet. In celebration of Valentine's Day and the Lunar New Year, Candlelight Dinner at Sea and the Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner at Sea menus will be available for guests to mark these special occasions.
Guests will also thrill to SuperStar Gemini's signature world-class entertainment and amenities, including the dynamic stage production Circus; a Magic Show by Ezker Emparanza, one of Spain's top magicians; a comedy show by Fabulous Chan; and more - all showcased at the Stardust Lounge with seating for over 600 guests.
Kids and seniors will also have plenty to keep themselves occupied with the Junior Cruisers Program of eight children's activities including the Little Chef's Workshop and Little Pajama Party, while young sports enthusiasts can enroll in a special sports day at sea and compete in soccer games, swimming challenge, novelty races and more. The Senior Cruisers Program for golden-aged guests will be highlighted by tai chi classes by Jack Ma's former instructor, Salsa dance lessons, Spring Festival calligraphy workshops and more.
After a long day of fun-filled activities, everyone can unwind at the Karaoke Lounge to belt out a tune or two or hit the gym and spa at the King Neptune Health Club for a relaxing option. A spectacular countdown party will be held on the open deck on Lunar New Year's eve for families and friends to welcome the New Year under the stars.
Measuring 230 meters long and 29 meters wide, and weighing in at 50,764 gross tonnes, the 13-deck SuperStar Gemini features 765 exquisite suites and staterooms that can comfortably house up to 1,530 guests – with accommodations ranging from Executive Suites for a special luxury holiday to Balcony and Oceanview Staterooms for unparalleled views of the South China Seas.
SuperStar Gemini's Floating Hotel Package starts from RMB500 per night, inclusive of daily buffet breakfast for two, complimentary access to world-class entertainment shows, fitness club and swimming pool, as well as thematic activities including the Junior Cruisers Program and Senior Cruisers Program.
SuperStar Gemini, at 50,764-grt, is 230m long, 29m wide and its average cruising speed is 18kn. The 13-storey SuperStar Gemini offers 765 cabins with 1,530 lower berths. The full range facilities include 11 restaurants and bars, offering a range of cuisines for all palates, a spacious shopping area, well-equipped health club, spa & beauty salon and many more. The endless entertainment programs onboard, including quality production show and magic shows, guarantee spectacular cruising experience to families, friends and youths.
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 the tenth consecutive year in 2017 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 the sixth year in a row in 2017.