Update: Congratulations to the Star Cruises winners

Rendezvous Bar on Star Cruises SuperStar Gemini. — Genting Cruise Lines

Thank you to everyone who sent in their submission for this contest. So many of your stories are so heartwarming and touching, it was very difficult for us to pick our winners.

Many wanted to win for their parents while some wanted to surprise their spouse with a well-deserving holiday. How sweet!

To those of you who did not win, we do hope you get to go on a holiday soon. Everybody deserves a break!

Here are the five winners for the contest. You will be contacted by Star Cruises sometime this week.

  1. Lau Sook Fun
  2. Nisa Nizam 
  3. Raja Mohan Murugiah
  4. Gwendoline Lim 
  5. Steve Loh

There is good news for travellers who love to go on cruises. Star Cruises’ SuperStar Gemini is coming back to Malaysia next month.

The popular cruise ship by Genting Cruise Lines will be based in Malaysia from Nov 5 to April 28, 2019 as part of its plan to offer better and more cruise products for guests in the region.

If you’re wondering what to do during the next school break, year-end vacation, New Year celebration or festive holiday, how about going on a cruise?

The 13-storey SuperStar Gemini will sail through the well-connected travel hubs of Port Klang, Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia, as well as Phuket in Thailand.

A destination on board

What are the advantages of going on a cruise?

“You’ll get amazing destinations in a series of cruise itineraries on board one amazing cruise ship. The cruise ship itself is a destination that is not to be missed. It is a floating resort that will add non-stop fun, excitement and relaxation to your entire journey and holiday, while cruising on the open seas to exotic destinations,” says Star Cruises president Ang Moo Lim.

“You don’t need to go through the hassle of conventional travelling – the packing and unpacking, the hotel arrangements, the airport transfers and other transportation arrangements for the various destinations – because it is all covered in a cruise holiday. The seamless, affordable, and all-inclusive experience will bring you directly from one destination to the next in Malaysia and Thailand, ” he adds.

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Star Cruises' SuperStar Gemini will be in Malaysia from November 2018 to April 2019. Photos: Genting Cruise Lines

When you sail on the SuperStar Gemini, you are also going on a gastronomical journey because your all-inclusive package includes up to five meals daily. There is a wide selection of onboard feasting options at 11 dining venues serving both Asian and international cuisine, as well as local comfort food, prepared by award-winning chefs.

You will never be bored on the ship with the great variety of entertainment and recreational facilities available.

Be entertained by international artistes at Stardust Lounge, or show off your singing talents at the KTV Observatory Lounge.

There are a variety of recreational, sports and fitness facilities on board as well. Work out to your heart’s content at King Neptune Health Club. De-stress, detox, and rejuvenate yourself with a pampering session at the spa. Or you can relax and unwind at the jacuzzi and take a dip in the outdoor swimming pools.

For those who love to shop, the SuperStar Gemini also offers a wide range of shopping options, from signature boutiques to jewellery outlets, and even a duty free shop.

Guests have a wide variety of comfortable onboard accommodation to select from, including the Executive Suite, Junior Suite, Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony, Superior Oceanview Stateroom, Oceanview Stateroom with Window, Oceanview Stateroom with Porthole, Superior Inside Stateroom and Inside Stateroom.

There are several round-trip cruise itineraries available on the SuperStar Gemini, with various promotions currently happening.

For more information, visit Star Cruises.

One of the swimming pools on the ship, where guests can just relax or take a dip to cool off.

See the sights

While you are in Port Klang, some nearby attractions that you might want to see include i-City theme park, Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery, Istana Alam Shah, Sultan Sulaiman Mosque, Masjid India Klang Kota Raja Mahadi and Carey Island.

In Penang, be sure to check out some of these places of interest: Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang National Park, Fort Cornwallis, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Clan Jetties, Kapitan Keling Mosque, The Top Penang, Penang Botanic Gardens and Tropical Spice Garden.

Langkawi also offers many fun places to visit like Dataran Lang, Taman Lagenda Langkawi, Langkawi Cable Car, Langkawi Underwater World, Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise, Art in Paradise, Gunung Raya, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Pulau Paya Marine Park.

Win a cruise holiday!

Star Cruises is giving five Star2 readers an opportunity to win a four-day, three-night cruise holiday for two (worth about RM4,200 per prize).

All you need to do is to tell us why you think you need to go on a cruise holiday, and what you feel would make the trip with Star Cruises a memorable one.

Your story should be no longer than 500 words in Word format. Please attach at least two pictures of the last holiday you took, in a separate e-mail.

E-mail star2travel@thestar.com.my with the subject “Star Cruises Contest”. Each reader may only send in one entry.

Five best stories will be chosen; the five winners will win a holiday package each. The competition organisers reserve the right to choose the winners at their sole discretion. All entries must be received by Nov 5, 2018.

The cruise will depart from Port Klang. Winners will stay in the Oceanview Stateroom with balcony.

Terms and conditions:

1. Prizes are valid for SuperStar Gemini departures from Nov 11, 2018 to April 28, 2019. Requested date of travel is subject to cabin availability. This prize is not applicable for cruises on black-out dates on Dec 23, 2018 and Dec 29, 2018 or other dates specified by Star Cruises from time to time.

2. Winners would need to pay their own port charges (RM200) and gratuity charges for three nights (RM180) = RM380 per pax.

3. The prize is neither redeemable nor refundable for cash and is non-transferable.

4. The prize includes the fare for accommodation and meals for two (2) persons onboard SuperStar Gemini.

5. The prize will be renounced if the winner does not possess valid travel documents.

6. Passengers shall be subject to the terms and conditions in the Passage Contract of Star Cruises’ website at www.starcruises.com.

7. In case of dispute, the decision of Star Cruises is final.

King Neptune Health Club onboard the SuperStar Gemini.

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