Star Cruises has announced that the SuperStar Virgo will homeport in Manila for a series of cruises in March, offering five-night/six-day cruises calling in Laoag, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong.
“Star Cruises was the first major cruise line to recruit Filipinos 23 years ago for our cruise ships and now we are pleased to be the first international cruise line to welcome Filipinos on board Superstar Virgo as our guests from our homeport in Manila,” said Ang Moo Lim, president of Star Cruises. “Worldwide, nearly 25 million people have enjoyed a cruise in 2016 and we are extending this opportunity for Filipinos to join their ranks from Manila – and at an affordable price.”
Benito C. Bengzon, JR, Under Secretary for Department of Tourism welcomed the move of Star Cruises, adding: “The Philippine Department of Tourism extends its warmest congratulations to Star Cruises as it launches its latest program. We are confident that inclusion of the Philippines in the itinerary of SuperStar Virgo will help strengthen the country's position as a competitive cruise destination in the region.”