Star Cruises is pleased to announce today that it has earmarked $25 million to refurbish the SuperStar Virgo, further strengthening its cruise holiday products for regional and international passengers.

During the three-week dry-dock renovation (Jan 2012), the 76,800-ton, 1,870-passenger SuperStar Virgo will have a facelift with new hull design as well as a makeover in its cabin, restaurants, entertainment, bodycare, shopping, sports and recreation venues.

It will return to homeport in Singapore to offer world-class cruising experience on  Jan. 23, 2012, the first day of the Year of the Dragon. The vessel will sail the straits of Singapore and Malacca in various itineraries including two-, three- and five-night destination cruises calling at popular locations such as Phuket, Langkawi, Port Klang, Malacca, Redang, and Penang; and one- and two-night high seas cruises.

“This $25-million investment underpins Star Cruises’ continuous drive to grow Asia’s cruise industry,” said Mr William Ng, Chief Operating Officer, Star Cruises. “The Asia-Pacific cruise industry is expected to grow in leaps and bounds, and Star Cruises is well-positioned to take the lead in further developing and expanding the industry.”

This rejuvenation program follows the refurbishments of Star Pisces (homeport in Hong Kong) and SuperStar Aquarius (current season’s homeport in Sanya), in February and April 2011 respectively, with a combined cost of $13.6 million.