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    Star Cruises

    SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini,

    proudly present Summer Featured Program -

    ‘Captain Charlie’s Academy at Sea’

    All-Rounded Thematic Summer Camp Filled with Family Fun

    China‧Hong Kong / International – 15 June 2016 – With the blink of an eye, the

    long-awaited summer break for kids is fast approaching; it is the perfect time for

    parents to start planning for their family vacation! The annual Star Cruises

    signature event – “Junior Cruiser Program: Captain Charlie’s Academy at Sea”

    is now open for admission on SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar

    Aquarius and SuperStar Gemini, where Captain Charlie and Charlene leads the

    way to a fun-filled summer camp comprised of educational entertainment,

    thematic cabins, kids menu and more!

    Junior Cruisers in Training through Fun and Games

    The first lesson of “Academy at Sea” unfolds at the Welcome Party with Captain

    Charlie and Charlene: throughout the cruise, each student experiences a series

    of interactive and engaging learning activities such as guided ship tour, music

    and dance lessons, social and dining etiquette training, outdoor stargazing,

    English workshop and storytelling. At the end of this fruitful summer holiday, the

    students will successfully graduate as Junior Cruisers.

    Every student of the “Academy at Sea” receives a Graduation Certificate signed

    by the ship captain of SuperStar Virgo. Upon completion of each class, students

    receive a stamp; by collecting the designated of stamps students will be

    rewarded with a limited-edition souvenir.

    Children Wonderland in Captain Charlie and Charlene’s Thematic Cabins

    Captain Charlie and Charlene welcome all guests with new summer looks in

    thematic cabins, where guests also enjoy exclusive in-cabin decorations and

    thematic gift pack, as well as all-access pass for pre-registration and

    complimentary enrolment in all “Academy at Sea” classes (applicable for

    designated cruises only).

  • Thematic Menu with Children’s Favourites

    Cruisers of SuperStar Virgo also get a taste of limited-time Captain Charlie

    thematic kids menu, comprised of children’s favorite dishes such as burgers,

    chicken nuggets, pasta and Japanese bento, as well as onigiri (rice balls) and

    desserts with Captain Charlie designs. Captain Charlie-themed tableware are

    served along with the kids menu to double the fun.


    Star Cruises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading

    global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A pioneer in the Asia

    Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993,

    taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise

    destination with a fleet of six vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra,

    SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.

    Star Cruises' commitment in offering best-in-class services and facilities is

    reflected in a host of recognitions and accolades received over the years. These

    include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette's "Travel Hall of

    Fame" for an eighth year in 2015 in recognition of winning "Best Cruise Operator

    in the Asia-Pacific" for 10 consecutive years. Star Cruises was also recently

    voted "Asia's Leading Cruise Line" at the World Travel Awards for a fourth year

    in a row in 2015.


    The 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is equipped with 935 cabins, including sea-view

    cabins and balcony suites. Offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and

    entertainment choices, its facilities embrace Chinese, international buffet and

    Japanese restaurants, an alfresco bar, foot reflexology salon and spa, gym,

    steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two-level theatre, duty-free shops,

    a 100-metre mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course,

    karaoke room, children's activity centre and more. A calendar of themed

    entertainment constantly refreshes the onboard fun and excitement, ensuring

    every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.

  • About Captain Charlie and Charlene

    “Captain Charlie and Charlene” are our adorable penguin mascots aboard Star

    Cruises. Captain Charlie is honest, intelligent and brave. His mission is to teach

    children about our professional marine knowledge. Charlene is friendly and

    lively. Her approachable personality and passion for food symbolise the warm

    Asian hospitality that is a proud signature of Star Cruises. Captain Charlie

    partners with Charlene to delight and impress children and adults alike onboard

    through our variety of parties, onboard activities and junior cruiser events, etc.

    Our "Captain Charlie and Charlene" are cute buddies for your children adding

    fun to their cruise. The collection combines fun and variety. Produced by

    renowned German toy manufacturer NICI, our signature plush toys are all in

    high quality assured with European Standard on Safety.

    Promotional video of Junior Cruiser Program – Captain Charlie’s Academy

    at Sea:

    Please click here

  • Act now! General Enquiry and Booking: (852) 2317 7711

    Group Enquiry and Booking: (852) 2378 2020

    You may contact your nearest travel agent or visit our Reservation Centre at

    Suite 1528, Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    For more information on Star Cruises, please visit:

    Website :

    Facebook :

    WeChat : Please search “SCTA_HK”

    Instagram :

    Twitter :

    On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

    - END -

  • Guests who stay in Captain Charlie and Charlene’s thematic cabins joy

    exclusive in-cabin decorations, complimentary gift pack including Captain

    Charlie and Charlene plush toys and stationary set, as well as all-access pass

    to “Academy at Sea” activities. (gift packs vary per ship)

    Learning through fun and games, all junior cruisers enjoy a fun and rewarding

    summer break at sea!

  • Cruisers of SuperStar Virgo also get a taste of limited-time Captain Charlie

    thematic kids menu; Captain Charlie-themed tableware are served along with

    the kids menu to double the fun.

  • Activities Summary on “Captain Charlie’s Academy at Sea”

    SuperStar Virgo

    Thematic Cabin mock up photos:

  • Complimentary


    Welcome Party with Captain Charlie and Charlene

    Dining Etiquette

    Ship Tour with the Captain

    3D Star Illusion Art Guided Tour

    Geography and Culture of Okinawa

    Little Scientist Projects

    Yoga Class for kids

    English Class for kids

    Drawing Class for kids

    Little MC Training

    Ballroom Dance Class for kids

    Group Art Project

    Junior Cruisers Graduation Ceremony

    Chargeable Classes# Stargazing (¥80)

    Popcorn Party (¥80)

    Pizza Workshop (¥80)

    Ice-cream Party (¥100)

    Cookie Making Workshop (¥80)

    Junior Cruisers Camp (¥80)

    Pajama Party (¥80)

    Animal Bread Making (¥80)

    #Cruisers may purchase the “all-access pass” (¥300)

    to enroll in all chargeable classes

    *Schedule and program are subject to change,

    please refer to “Star Navigator” for the final version

    Summer Itinerary

    (July 2 to Sept 2)

    Day Destination

    FRI Nansha, Guangzhou

    SAT Hong Kong

    SUN Nansha, Guangzhou

    MON High Seas

    TUE Naha, Okinawa

    WED Miyakojima*, Okinawa

    *change to Motobu from Aug 24


    THU High Seas

  • SuperStar Aquarius

    Thematic Cabin mock up photos:

  • Summer Classes

    #Cruisers (aged 6 – 12

    years old) may

    purchase the

    “all-access pass”

    (NT$200) to enroll in

    all classes

    Welcome Party with Captain Charlie and Charlene

    Ship Tour

    Captain Charlie’s Story Time

    English Workshop

    K-POP Dance Class

    Stargazing and Astrology Workshop

    Exclusive photo session with stage performers

    Great Magic Show

    Gala Show "Odyssey“

    "Let Me Entertain You“ Production Show

    * Only for Sunday Cruises

    Captain’s Bridge Guided Tour

    Social etiquette and pastry making

    Captain Maritime Talk

    Junior Cruisers Graduation Ceremony

    Summer Itinerary

    (June 29 to Aug 28)

    Day Destination

    FRI Keelung, Taiwan

    SAT Yonaguni, Okinawa

    SUN Keelun


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