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Star Cruises flagship SuperStar Virgo returns to Manila homeport with holiday concept cruise

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SuperStar Virgo, the flagship of Star Cruises, will return to the Manila homeport in December with consecutive holiday concept cruises that cater to a wide range of holidaymakers.

An event was held recently at the Hippodrome Bar & Lounge in Winford Hotel, one of the leading five-star hotels located in the heart of Manila. Members of the press got the news first-hand from senior executives of Star Cruises.

Among the guests in attendance were celebrity chef Sandy Daza and world-renowned Manila Symphony Orchestra. Both of them will make their cruise debuts with SuperStar Virgo in December.

With exclusive sales promotions of Seniors Cruise Free or Kids Cruise Free offers, holidaymakers will have more reasons to take their vacations aboard, thanks to the exciting line-up of theme cruises on SuperStar Virgo, with five-night journeys to the sandy beaches in Southern China, as well as idyllic destinations in Vietnam.

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Concert Cruise Series with The CompanY
Departure date: Dec. 4 to 9
Destinations: Halong Bay, Vietnam and Sanya, China

The deployment kick off will feature the holiday concert at sea by The CompanY, a vocal harmony group performing a wide range of music genres, from classical choral music to alternative pop.

Formed in 1985, The CompanY has 24 studio albums and garnered 54 awards, making them the most awarded recording vocal group in the land. Guests of all ages will enjoy the voices of the quintet on the high seas.

Guests aboard the SuperStar Virgo during the concert cruise series with The CompanY will also enjoy a relaxing and scenic cruise vacation to Halong Bay in northern Vietnam. Towering limestone islands and islets topped with lush greenery rise from emerald water will greet guests. Sunny adventures further await guests as they sail to Sanya, the southernmost city of Hainan Island in China.

Sanya, also known as the Hawaii of the East, is a top choice for many travellers featuring some of China’s most popular beaches. Filipinos opting to join SuperStar Virgo’s group shore excursions can obtain visa-free passes to Sanya.

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Concert Cruise Series with the Manila PhilHarmonic Orchestra
Departure date: Dec. 9 to 14
Destinations: Halong Bay, Vietnam and Sanya, China

Imbibe the holiday spirit through a concerto at sea, as the widely-acclaimed Manila PhilHarmonic Orchestra will make her cruise debut aboard SuperStar Virgo. With more than a decade of showcasing a solid passion for music through well-applauded live performances, records, tours, innovative programs of bringing the orchestra closer to the communities, guests of SuperStar Virgo will be presented the musical masterpieces by one of the leading orchestras in the country.

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Festive Cooking Cruise with Celebrity Chef Sandy Daza
Departure date: Dec. 14 to 19
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Celebrity chef Sandy Daza, also known as host of TV shows Food Prints and Casa Daza will do a cooking demo on how to prepare dishes perfect for the holidays.

As a loving dad of four young adults, Chef Daza will also share personal tips on how to bond with children over food and cooking, as cruises also sail through the wondrous country of Vietnam, a destination rich in natural beauty, unique cultural landscape and a delicious mix of cuisines inspired by its colonial and native heritage.

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Vacation at Sea with Bro. Bo Sanchez
Departure date: Dec. 19 to 24
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Presented in partnership with Executive Resources, Inc., world-renowned best-selling author, entrepreneur, and preacher, Bo Sanchez will bring a unique flavor to this holiday sailing to Vietnam with inspirational sessions aimed to bring out the best you during the most wonderful time of the year.

Guests onboard will also be treated to special daily masses mirroring the Filipino Simbang Gabi tradition scheduled throughout the cruise.

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Celebrations at Sea
Departure dates: Dec. 24 to 29 and Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, 2019
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Treat yourself and your family the ultimate gift of a magical Christmas and New Year’s festive cruises with SuperStar Virgo. Make family celebrations memorable on the high seas, as the ship will not just be decked in festive designs, but also be providing once-in-a-year onboard activities fit for the biggest holiday celebration at sea.

Vacationers can also choose to embark from Manila to explore tropical destinations with SuperStar Virgo, with the special five-night Coron / Puerto Princesa / Kota Kinabalu grand finale cruise with a single departure on Jan. 3, 2019 to commemorate the completion of her seasonal deployment in the Philippines early next year.

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