Asian cruise ship operator, Genting Cruise Lines, has announced that its Star Cruises brand is set to reinforce its commitment to Malaysia from November by deploying its SuperStar Gemini vessel to the Straits of Malacca.

Genting Hong Kong Limited subsidiary:

The Hong Kong-based firm is a subordinate of casino giant, Genting Hong Kong Limited, and used an official Thursday press release (pdf) to explain that the 29-week move will see the 765-cabin ship use the city of Port Klang as its home base in order to sail between the nearby tourist hotspots of Phuket, Krabi, Singapore and Penang.

Established in 1993, Genting Cruise Lines is also responsible for the Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises brands while its Star Cruises enterprise additionally operates The Taipan, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and SuperStar Virgo vessels from multiple ports across Asia.

Replacing retired SuperStar Libra:

Kent Zhu, President for Genting Cruise Lines, stated that the SuperStar Gemini vessel, which features a small casino, is to begin operations in the Straits of Malacca from November 5 with guests able to take advantage of a series of round-trip voyages that are to moreover take in the tropical islands of the Langkawi Archipelago.

Zhu’s statement read…

“Genting Cruise Lines has a long history in this part of Southeast Asia and we are excited to be making Malaysia SuperStar Gemini’s new home in November to carry on the legacy of SuperStar Libra, which recently retired from active duty in the Star Cruises fleet.”

Variety of travel packages:

For his part, Ang Moo Lim, President for Star Cruises, declared that guests will be able to select from a range of two, three and four-night SuperStar Gemini itineraries that are due to include ‘various travel options’ such as fly and drive opportunities.

Lim’s statement read…

“Star Cruises is excited to be back home in Malaysia and to offer local and international guests a fresh, unique and exciting experience with another one of our cruise ships, SuperStar Gemini. With multiple homeports including Port Klang, Penang, Langkawi and Phuket, we want to make it more convenient for more guests to join us.”