Star Cruises returns to Hong Kong
Star Cruises’ liner, the Star Pisces, returned to Hong Kong today. After a year-long deployment in Penang, the 12-storey, 40,000-tonne vessel will now offer a series of one-night South China Sea cruises departing daily from 20 February 2011.
Star Pisces, which is painted with colourful murals of fish, sea shells and waves, recently underwent at HK$93.6 million (US$12 million) refurbishment, which saw new carpets, upholstery and LCD televisions in all suites and window cabin, as well as brand new Junior Suites, each with its own private Jacuzzi. All the ship’s food and beverage outlets now have new looks, including the creation of a Genting Lounge, a premium lounge with cigar corners and buffet stations. The Blue Lagoon restaurant, specialising in Southeast Asian cuisine, now features a new buffet counter, flooring and murals, while the ship’s entertainment venues have new upholstery, lighting and sound systems.
The liner has also upgraded its navigational and ship control systems to the state-of-the-art Nacos Platinum series.
Star Cruises will continue to upgrade its entire fleet in phases from 2011. The company, together with Norwegian Cruise Line, is the third largest cruise operator in the world with a combined fleet of 18 ships.