Star Cruises today announced a three-month homeporting plan for the SuperStar Virgo in Kaohsiung, where the ship will offer a six-day/five-night “Golden Triangle” program. Calls and interport turnaround opportunities for passengers include not only Kaohsiung, but also Hong Kong and Manila.
“This new homeport and itinerary will provide a boost to the travel industry of Kaohsiung, Taiwan,” Star said in a prepared statement.
The ship had previously homeported in Kaohsiung in both 2013 and 2015, and will return this March.
Meanwhile, also in Taiwan, the SuperStar Aquarius will continue to homeport in Keelung, sailing to Naha, Ishigaki and Miyakojima in Okinawa,
“After two years and with the support of Taiwanese passengers, we are pleased to return to Kaohsiung with a brand-new ‘Golden Triangle Journey’, a unique experience pioneered by Star Cruises that showcases Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Manila and Laoag in one cruise journey for the first time,” said Ang Moo Lim, president of Star Cruises.
Wayne Liu, deputy director of the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan, added: “Collaboration between cruise destinations and cruise lines is crucial to the development of the cruise travel industry. The 2017 triple homeport deployment of Star Cruises in Taiwan, the Philippines and Hong Kong reflects the mutual objective shared between Star Cruises and Asia Cruise Cooperation (ACC) to expand the cruise travel market and create a mutually beneficial business environment. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications stands in full support, ready to welcome new travellers to Taiwan. We also encourage our travel industry partners to expand the horizon with more shore excursions to attract more travellers to enjoy Asia by cruise.”