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On board SuperStar Gemini

19/03/2006 (GMT+7)

Just a decade ago, travelling by cruise ship was a luxury reserved for the rich who have plenty of free time.

On the board

For many, a cruise ship holiday was just a dream - bedrooms decorated like a five star hotel, restaurants serving a variety of foods, luxurious parties and the ladies and gentlemen in beautiful gowns. Such voyages, lasting a couple of months to half a year, were reserved for the wealthy.

But when Malaysia’s Star Cruise launched a fleet of 10 luxury ships, it made luxury voyages more accessible to travellers. And now, Star Cruise has agreed to adjust its voyages so its Vietnamese customers can enjoy this new, lavish and interesting kind of travel.

SuperStar Gemini will start its voyage next month. It will last 3 days and 2 nights, travelling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City, anchoring at Nha Rong Wharf on April 6, 13 and 20. The ship will return to Singapore on April 7, 14 and 21.

Vietnamese travellers can get on board to Singapore from the Nha Rong Wharf.

On board, each traveller will be given a card with his/her name and room number. All the activities on board will involve the card, from getting on and off the ship to opening one’s room and having meals. It is also a credit card to use at bars, music shows, games and clubs. When the voyage ends and before leaving the ship, travellers will give back the card to receptionists to make payment for the services consumed during the journey.

The service staff includes a variety of nationalities but many are from Vietnam. They will introduce Vietnamese travellers to the ship and the services and recreation activities available on board.

Once SuperStar Gemini moves down the Saigon River towards the sea, travellers can enjoy the view of the city from the eighth floor.

The first day of travel with SuperStar Gemini involves a variety of activities. Guests usually wake up early to catch the sun rising on the horizon, enjoy the breakfast on board in the sunlight, learn how to dance and attend exercise classes or swim in the pools on the eight floor. If guests are feeling hungry, they can visit the restaurants while bars or music shows will help them relax.

The next day, SuperStar Gemini will enter the Malacca Straits, a vital shipping channel leading to the West from the East, joining Europe and Asia.

When the city of Singapore appears on the horizon, it is the time for travellers to start necessary procedures for entering Singapore. Once that is done, they will say goodbye to the staff and step down from the Singapore Cruise Centre as premium travellers who have just finished an unforgettable voyage on SuperStar Gemini.

(Source: SGT)

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