Star Cruises announced that the 51,309-ton SuperStar Aquarius will commence her seasonal homeport deployment from Kota Kinabalu, the city capital of Sabah, Malaysia, for the first time from 6 November 2013 to 30 March 2014.

Star Cruises will be the first international cruise line to homeport in Kota Kinabalu, continuing Star Cruises’ pioneering and leading position in Asia’s cruise industry.  

Edward Johann Leong, Vice President, East Malaysia Operations, Star Cruises, said, “Sabah has been a top tourist destination for decades. We are proud to be the first international cruise line to homeport in Kota Kinabalu, attracting not only domestic but also international guests to Sabah. We envision that this deployment will help build the cruise tourism industry in this part of Asia and boost local tourism economies.”
 
He added, “We will be offering 4D3N cruises from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei’s Bandar Seri Begawan and Sarawak’s Bintulu, departing every Sunday. We have come up with a number of exclusive shore excursions for guests to choose and explore local attractions. From Wednesday to Saturday, passengers can immerse in another dimension of cruise fun and entertainment on SuperStar Aquarius’ daily 1-night high sea experience.”

Once onboard, guests will be spoilt for choice with nonstop activities and entertainment. They will be wowed by world-class entertainment performed by a cast of European and Asian artistes and acrobats; and grand illusion shows by renowned magicians.  Their fun continues in a selection of onboard recreational activities and unique shore excursions that showcase the beauty and wonders of Borneo. Guests can also shop to their heart’s content onboard in the 409-square-meter upscale duty-free shopping gallery featuring China Duty Free, upmarket wristwatch and jewellery boutique Canopus, leather goods specialist Milan Station, gifts and souvenirs outlet Ports O’ Call and many more. For food lovers, SuperStar Aquarius’ 9 restaurants and bars, led by Executive Chef Harold Mark, present an appealing array of mouth-watering international, Southeast Asia and Chinese cuisines. After a full day of non-stop fun, guests can unwind and relax with a choice of over 30 types of well-being and health treatments at the spa.

SuperStar Aquarius, currently homeported in Keelung, Taiwan, will embark on a special 8D7N cruise, departing from Kaohsiung on 29 October 2013 with stops at Hong Kong, Manila, Boracay and arriving in Kota Kinabalu on 6 November 2013.