Saturday, August 12, 2017

[TRAVEL] STAR CRUISES SuperStar Libra 3 Days 2Nights Package


Star Cruise SuperStar Libra Review
Hey guys so if you have been following my Instagram, you may realise my recent trip on the SuperStar Libra cruise and I'm honestly super excited to share the experience with you.so if you're looking to find out more in regards to what the star cruises have to offer, then you are on the right page. Now sit back, relax and scroll away! I'll be sharing with my 3 days 2 nights experience living on the SuperStar Libra.

INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTAR LIBRA CRUISE
Deck 9 (Top Deck on SuperStar Libra)
Star Cruise's have been tagged as the most popular cruise line in Asia and they are currently having a vacation offer package for SuperStar Libra's newly introduced 3 days 2 nights destination cruise itinerary to Phuket. It departs from Penang every Wednesday and Friday, starting from 4 August 2017 onwards. Starting from as low as RM699 per person, you are able to enjoy the SuperStar Libra's 3 Days 2 Night cruise itinerary. Superstar Libra being a favorite destination for travelers of all ages including families and has attracted many locals and international tourist from across the region. The 10-storey SuperStar Libra cruises remain passionate and committed to offering the best cruise experience with the free and easy cruising holiday accentuated by world-class service with the familiar touch of Asian hospitality. 

The Superstar Libra 3 Days 2 Night cruise itinerary really complements it's existing popular 4 days 3 nights Cruise to Phuket and Krabi that departs every Sunday. And good news for travelers in holidaymakers yearning for a longer cruise vacation with additional destinations can also have the option of booking Superstar Libra 4 days 3 nights phuket krabi destination cruise with a special promotional price from RM1050 per person.

CABIN TYPE 
Ocean View Stateroom With Window
Ocean View Stateroom with Window
When you hop on board Superstar Libra, you would be able to enjoy a free and easy cruise experience with an all inclusive gastronomic journey of 5 complimentary meals daily or dine at the restaurants and bars serving global culinary cuisines all masterfully prepared by award-winning chefs.

THE EXPERIENCE 
 
DAY 1 
At Sweetenham Pier to collect our cabin passes
Once we reached the Penang International Cruise Terminal (Sweetenham Pier), we had to go through embarkation before we could check in the cabin. So be sure to bring your passport, as that would be the key to your cruise. Don't be alarmed as once you board the ship, your passport would be replaced with your room card which you have to keep it safe with you to ensure that you get your passport back once you check out. Once we hopped on the ship, we were welcomed by a spectacular presentation of food at the mariner's buffet on deck 9.

Fresh Seafood on board
Plenty of food to welcome you


Just when the ship sails away, immediately we had an exciting performance by Fitness First with a Zumba at sea session as the sail-away party. After all the food I consumed, I have to admit that their dance moves are very intriguing that made me got up and got me to join the dance. But if you wish to just enjoy the show, you can always just sit back while you have your dinner and watch the exciting performance to entertain you.
Safety Drill (mandatory)
Right after the sail away party, passengers then were told to go through a safety drill for safety measures. I don't know why, but being a part of the safety drill actually got me really excited as it reminded me of some scenes from the Titanic movie. HAHA. Rest assured I felt safe as each cabin section had their own assembly area which made it organized and smooth. Besides it being a safety drill, I was very entertained by the instructor as he was very well taught on how to make it less boring.
Managed to catch the magic show on board
Once that was over, I decided to head over to the Stardust lounge on deck 5 for a magic illusion show by James Long. Being it my first time on a cruise, I was impressed on how huge the interior of the ship can be! Walking into the Stardust lounge really made me felt like a VIP as the setting was nicely done. It's literally like walking into your own private layout theater. As much as I thought the show would be a normal magic show, surprisingly, it really blew my mind away to see things that I don't believe I'm seeing right before my eyes. And I'm talking about the magicians assistant floating in thin air kind of unbelievable. HOW?!

DJ to entertain you at night.
Care for a dip in the pool maybe?
And if you're not too tired, you can possibly go for a night swim at the deck 9, because why not? When can you ever swim on the ship deck while you enjoy the sea breeze? Only when you're on the Star Cruise of course! Hehe. Of if you're feeling adventurous, you can always discover and walk around the ship to find special spots to take photos the next day. Hehe.

DAY 2 
Just doing my signature Yoga pose
After a peaceful night from day 1, I woke up early for a rise and shine yoga lesson by fitness first on deck. Not that I managed to achieve every move, but trust me, it feels really different when you do yoga on a ship. CRAZY! I believe that yoga tests your mental strength and physical muscle, but when you're on a ship, you're fighting the waves of the sea to conquer your level of balance. But it was indeed exciting as it really stepped up by yoga game.
Breakfast time! Spot my huge omellete 
Yoga got me a little hungry, so I went straight for breakfast at the Mariners buffet to enjoy my morning meal just before we reach Phuket. I managed to walk around the ship to take some insta worthy shots, and by the time I took about 3-4 spots for pictures, we have already reached Phuket. Time really flies when you're having fun on board.
Cause i love the feeling of the breeze
The disembark to shore went pretty smoothly as I expected as the crew was well thought on how to segregate the exit by groups. I know that there are hundreds of people on board, but somehow it felt like we were the only ones on board, because the procedure was that smooth. The crew had to scan our room cards before embarking, and we were required to take a smaller boat to be brought to the Phuket pier to catch a bus to Patong Beach! YAY!

Along the way, for some reason, the bus took us to this Rich Home Decor store which offers traditional Thai products and local souvenirs which I thought was really thoughtful. But personally speaking, if you're not a fan of souvenirs or local items, then you can always not waste so much time here then head back to the bus. The journey from the Phuket pier to Patong Beach took us about 45 minutes to reach and along the way, you will be able to enjoy the scenery of the beach, the people, and nature.
Mandatory beach shot
And we have reached Patong Beach!
The famous chai yen tea is a must when youre in Thailand. 
Trying out their famous Thai Pineapples.
Once we reached Patong beach, we were given our free and easy time to do anything we want as long as we come back to our meeting point at 5 pm, which means we had about 4 hours to explore and enjoy Phuket. We ate, we shopped and some even managed to go for massages which meant 4 hours was good enough to enjoy Phuket if you're not looking forward to their 'nightlife' if you know what I'm talking about. hehe. Right after that, everyone hopped on the bus at 5 pm and by 6 pm, we were already at the Embarkation with our room card to hop back up on the cruise
Be amazed by talent that would make your jaw drop
All ready at the stardust lounge
Dancers to entertain yo
Dinner is ready to be served once you are settled down in the cruise and you can have dinner first before proceeding to another show at Stardust Lounge to enjoy the One In a Million show. The show featured really talented people who could sing, dance, do tricks with talents, and even acrobats that would make your jaw dropped. I personally really enjoyed the show and I would advise any cruiser to not miss the chance to witness this when you're on board.
Look at all these inspired by banana dishes!
Who wants a banana cake?
After the show, I got back to my cabin just to freshen up myself after a long day. But since I was told that they will have a farewell party, I was informed that the party would be a banana food theme supper party. Hehe. Not everyone went 'banana's', but the spread was all about bananas that you can image the minions going crazy if there were found on board. Teehee.

DAY 3
All ready to check out with my banana phone case. Hehe
I admit that waking up on my 3rd day felt a little sad, but nevertheless, it was indeed an exciting trip to talk about. Got up and had breakfast and managed to enjoy my free time on the ship by taking photos and going shopping at their duty-free stores! Did you know that they also have a salon, a spa center, a gym, a massage therapist and more? You will be spoiled with choices on what to do when you're on board! Before we disembarked, we had an optional tour of the galley with the chef, where he showed to us how and where the food was prepared. The galley was really clean and I'm actually amazed that they had everything sorted out when it comes to storage, drainage, preparation area and more. Good stuff!
Duty Free shopping anyone?
Few more shots before leaving the cruise
Get perfumes here at a discounted duty free rate!
Just before checking out, I would advise you to check your room card for outstanding payments before the line if you had purchased anything on the ship. I believe that there is a RM100 service fee when checking out, so it's best if you would get that sorted before disembarkation. You will receive your passport at the stardust lounge, but if you have any outstanding payments, you may be required to make payment first before getting your passport back.

VERDICT
Till we meet again Star Cruise
All in all, it was really an exciting experience to be on the Superstar Libra and if you ask me if I would hop on board again, it would be a definite yes from me! At RM699 with an additional charge of RM117 for a cabin with an ocean view stateroom with window, inclusive of food, entertainment, facilities and transport to Phuket, it's such a steal deal to be experiencing all that the price you pay for as an escape from the hustle bustle of the city life. With the Superstar Libra, every voyage is a chance to experience the signature Asian hospitality which Star Cruises is renowned for.

Psst, I was also told that in the future, guest can also look forward to the launch two new "Global Class" cruise shops as part of the Star Cruises fleet coming soon! The ship would be designed for worldwide cruising, where each ship will measure 201,000 gross tons and contains 5,000 lower berths, I can't wait for it to come into realitya in the year between 2020 and 2021. I am convinced that Star Cruise deserves its title as Asia's Leading Cruise Line for 6 years in a row. Thank you for reading my blog post. I hope it was informative enough for you. For more information on Star Cruises, links would be below.

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