Star Cruises is pleased to announce the return of Star Pisces to Hong Kong today. After a year long deployment in Penang, the 12-story, 40,000 gross tonnage vessel is going to offer a South China Sea one-night cruise experience departing daily from February 20 2011.
Star Pisces will bring a new vista to Victoria Harbor with colorful murals of fish, sea shells and waves flanking her hull. Two Chinese carps are illustrated jumping out of the water, symbolizing a happy environment where wishes come true. The new look is not just skin deep, but part of a HKD 93.6 million refurbishment investment.
Extensive enhancements have been geared towards our discerning guests, and can be seen throughout the ship. All suites and window cabins received new carpets, upholstery, wall coverings and LCD televisions; including brand new Maxims Suites, each with its own private Jacuzzi. Suites and cabins décor is highlighted by a rich burgundy and gold textures delivering a relaxing yet posh ambience.
All food and beverage outlets have new looks, including the creation of a Genting Lounge, a premium lounge with cigar corners and buffet stations with picturesque ocean views. Guests can enjoy their favorite cigars the likes of Cohiba Siglo II, Romeo Y Julieta Churchill, Montecristo minis and many more with their preferred beverage. The all new Taipan Chinese a-la carte restaurant doubled its size to include two additional dining rooms in the design of old-Shanghai, offering traditional Cantonese cuisine and other signature delights. The Blue Lagoon restaurant, specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine, receives a new buffet counter, flooring and murals while our entertainment venues have new upholstery, lighting and sound systems. The revamped Star Pisces brings a fresh and spacious look and feel throughout the ship. With the refurbishments, a uniquely Asian concept can be felt and seen from artwork to crew uniforms, a traditional cruise line with a modern twist.
Star Cruises always place safety as our top priority and for the past 15 years, has maintained an exemplary safety record. Continuing its commitment to safety, Star Pisces has upgraded her navigational and ship control systems to the state-of-the-art Nacos Platinum series.
In light of the ever growing cruise industry in Asia, Star Cruises will continue to upgrade her fleet in phases from 2011.