The SuperStar Virgo began her year-round homeport in Guangzhou Nansha Port on Sunday Jan. 3 and completed her first inaugural five-night weekday cruise to Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya and her first inaugural two-night night weekend cruise to Hong Kong last week, according to Star Cruises.

Zhu Shaodong, President of GZL International Travel Service Ltd, who booked 1,300 passengers on the first cruise, said: “SuperStar Virgo’s homeport deployment in Guangzhou (Nansha port) is beneficial for the cruise industry in the Pearl River Delta region, providing our passengers a convenient holiday option departing right from their doorsteps. Our guests have really been enjoying the many new F&B and entertainment enhancements that Star Cruises has developed for these new itineraries and the market response has been very favourable.”

Star Cruises is offering this weekend cruise at the special price of RMB 1,999 for the first passenger, 50 percent off for the second passenger and free for the third passenger for itineraries until the end of March.

To allow guests to stay connected with social media, complimentary one hour satellite internet connection will also offered free starting Jan. 17.