SuperStar Virgo is a ⭐️ STAR
Booking process easy , no problems with any cabin accommodation..Always love the onboard experiences with the crew & the variety of shows.Some cruises we don't even go ashore as the onboard life is just fantastic .Food is always awesome & great variety as well, no one should complain about the different dishes & freshness or service by very pleasant & helpful staff.. Great value for money & good to see Virgo is expanding her cruise experiences to Manila & Japan. We still have contact with crew members from 8 / 10 years ago..Great memories.
A delightful experience
We took a 3 day cruise from Singapore 17-20 May 2016. It was a pleasant cruise with many Indian families of 2 or 3 generations and some Asians and a few westerners, like us, in calm seas.
The ship was clean with very good public areas like theatre, lounges and pool areas, though the cabin decor was dated. Excellent international food in the Bella Vista restaurant and high quality entertainment in the theatre. We enjoyed our cruise..
Great Cruise and Service
Had a great time of the Superstar Virgo. Never had any food on the cruise that I did not enjoy. Staff are very friendly. Rooms cleaned daily and if you ask nicely the staff will make an amazing swan for your bed out of towels.
I have just returned from a 5 night cruise aboard the Virgo and couldn't fault it. Firstly and foremost the crew were amazing.They are so obliging,friendly and happy. They work 12 hour shifts,7 days a week for 10 months of the year and always have a smile on their face. We left the cruise having made life long friends with some of the crew.
We mainly ate at the Bella Vista where the food and service was first class and on the odd times we went to the Mediterranean Buffet the food was good there too. I will say that the other passengers act as ...
Very disappointed with the experience and would not do again.Had a much better time with on the much smaller ship when we did a similar trip on the Gemini where we had great food drinks and service.
The ship was beautifully decked and the cabaret singers and bands were very good
The food at the buffet was not good and always crowded. The pool area lacked service for drinks and food and generally the ship was overcrowded
We weren't impressed. We've travelled a lot and this was the worst trip. We felt trapped on the boat, the food was hard to get eg. breakfast is from 8-10am for 2000 odd people mind you, if you wake up at say 9:45am, forget about it, you'll have to wait til 12 noon to eat lunch. There is morning tea but its stale muffins, try finding something healthy on the ship, I couldn't find fruit anywhere. Not being able to eat adequately or frequently enough was terrible. I was sick with a cold/flu on the ship, do you think I could find a pharmacy? No can...do, had to wait til KL (days away) to get Vitamin C. They have doctors and I went but I was prescribed with antibiotics when I just wanted something like echinacea to slow it down. We're the sort of people who, when travelling, get up early and get out and see as much as we can. We instead found ourselves waiting around for hours until we could get off, then it was a rush to get to see everything before having to hurry back to the ship. We're a couple in our 30's. Not, we think, suitable for young people. Its a different experience than flying, you see everything from another perspective. All the staff were friendly. Cabin clean. The food was very disappointing. We were told "meals included" yet what they faild to mention was that the meals that were included were average and we had to line up for ages to get a table. We actually ended up paying for every meal to avoid the crowds and get better quality food. There was no fridge in our cabin so, if you want a cold bottle of water, or anything else cold, you had to buy it. People were smoking outside their rooms in the corridors so you could smell smoke wherever you went. We were quite bored on the ship as everywhere you wanted to go was crowded. Malacca/Kuala Lumpur 12 hour tour was a joke as we only got to spend 1.5 hours in KL, a place we'd never been before. Indian restaurant food was way too hot (spicy), Japanese restaurant made us both ill the next day.
While boarding Virgo it was cattle class. Two hours of rude pushing people to get aboard. The cabins were half star but well serviced by the friendly staff. The ship stank of cigarette smoke but the library and the Galaxy lounge and restaurants were the only havens for clean air and peace and quite. We would not use the pool and spa as hygene and swimming dress regulations were ignored by some people and families as was using food tongs at the Mediterean buffet. Full credit and admiration to the staff for putting up with these rude, noisy and i...ll mannered passengers. The food and staff were exellent with a special mention to the Bella Vista staff. Disembarking at stopovers was out of the question same as boarding. My advice stay aboard and enjoy the peace and quiet. An utter disappointment! The great cabin and restaurant staff, beautiful food and the gala night. Overcrowded, cigarette smoke, very poor actvities eg.serviette folding, bed making, doughnut decorating, etc.
I took my husband on this cruise for his 40th birthday. We were probably some of the youngest people on board but we still had a fabulous time! The boat was only about half full so there was plenty of room for everyone and it didn't feel over-crowded. There were a lot of Aussies on board as well as some NZ'ers and Asians. The staff were super friendly and the cabins (we had an inside cabin) were well equiped although quite small (you don't spend a lot of time in them anyway and we certainly didn't miss having a window). You have adequate tim...e at each port and the organised tours were wonderful. I would definitely recommend this cruise to everyone, although I don't think I would take children...the pool is fairly small and they would most likely be a bit bored (not much of a games room for them and the people in the pool didn't like kids jumping in on them!). Fabulous adventure and wonderful holiday :) We really liked the size of the boat, the friendly crew and the wonderful locations that we visited. Nothing really - we had a fabulous time
great food freestyle cruising tours are cheap but fantstic balcony suite perfect service is top class we have been twice and we will go again
everythhiing they make you feel like royalty
Very good. Was first cruise and enjoyed it. Great for 2 adult couples (4 of us) and which made it easy to utilise areas of the ship / options away from the masses.
Avoid the Meditaranean Buffet - Bella Vista great for B'Fast and meals. Make some effort to put on polo shirt/shoes to assist with the atmosphere (cringe at fellow Aussies in singlets/T-Shirts/thongs). Be prepared to pay $600 or so on ship(up to $1000) to maximise the experience. (we paid $1000 less $400 credit = $600, included drinks with all meals, off-ship tours and odd coffee/be...
Although it was nearly 2 years ago, we have done 4 cruises and the Gemini was the best. Shame she was sold. Would definately travel on her again.
Everything. Crew staff were fabulous. Food top notch. Ports of call were outstanding. Ship was tidy. Layout great. Activities were fun. Mainly Aussies and Kiwis which was great.
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What about Star Gemini cruise punctuality....does it gets back to Singapore at mentioned time as my flight is on the same day?
Are there water slides at Superstar Gemini??
I'm sorry I really don't know. We are not into the waterslides we are pensioners. But we were very disappointed with the whole cruise. Felt more like a shuttle than a cruise, nothing like the old Gemini. No shopping excep in speciality shops which charged ridiculous prices. Hope that helps you. Maybe if you have small children you would enjoy it more than we did. I'd never go there again with this cruise line.
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