During the event, Star Cruises announced that SuperStar Virgo will homeport in Japan, beginning her new deployments in Tokyo and Osaka on 8 July 2017. From her new home, guests will be able to enjoy a new 8D7N Golden Journey embarking from either Tokyo or Osaka to take Shanghai, Mount Fuji and Kagoshima.
Mr Ang Moo Lim, president of Star Cruises, said: “The deployment of SuperStar Virgo to Japan reaffirms our commitment to this important source market for Star Cruises. With weekly departures from Tokyo and Osaka, we are confident this new itinerary will further boost the outbound cruise travel industry in Japan.”
Beginning 2 April 2017, Japan will also get its first look at Dream Cruises when Genting Dream, the line’s first new ship, makes her maiden calls to Naha and Miyakojima in Okinawa from her dual homeports in Hong Kong and Nansha, Guangzhou.
Genting Dream will begin her homeport in Singapore for one year starting 2 December 2017 to cater to the regional fly/cruise market. This marks the first time Singapore has hosted a 151,300-tonne cruise ship for an extended period and the first homeport for Genting Dream in Southeast Asia.
Mr Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises , said: “With the success of our current Vietnam cruises, we are further developing exhilarating itineraries that will capture the beauty and diversity of Asia. With pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and myriad cultural and historic attractions, Okinawa Japan is a natural and popular choice for Genting Dream this summer.”