Star Cruises To Base Ship In Kota Kinabalu

Star Cruises has announced the seasonal deployment of  the 51,309-GRT SuperStar Aquarius to Borneo, with the ship homeporting for the first time in Kota Kinabalu from 6 November 2013 to 30 March 2014. The move makes the line the first and only international cruise operator to base a ship out of the Malaysian state of Sabah, accentuating the growth in Asia the industry has seen in recent years.


Currently based in Keelung, the ship will embark on a 8-day reposition sailing from Kaohsiung via Hong Kong, Manila and Boracay on 29 October 2013. Offering a series of short itineraries upon her arrival in Kota Kinabalu, SuperStar Aquarius will sail 4-day cruises calling at Bandar Seri Begawan and Bintulu on Sundays, with an accompanying array of shore excursions to immerse guests in the cultural and natural beauty of the region. She will also operate 1-night high sea voyages from Wednesdays to Saturdays.


Onboard, cruisers can look forward to contemporary accommodation and mouth-watering dining at the 9 restaurants and bars. World-class entertainment acts from Asia and Europe complement the ship’s recreational and wellness facilities, while a 409-square meter duty-free shopping gallery features retailers including China Duty Free, upmarket jewellery and timepiece boutique Canopus, leather goods specialist Milan Station and Star Cruises’ gift and souvenir outlet Ports O’ Call.


SuperStar Aquarius is 1 of 5 Asia-based ships in Star Cruises’ fleet. The line also operates her sister ship SuperStar Gemini out of China, the recently-refurbished SuperStar Libra from Penang, the Hong Kong-based Star Pisces and flagship SuperStar Virgo out of Singapore.


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