The cruise ship will make her maiden port of call at Bintulu Port on November, 12, 2013 10am. Bintulu, Sarwak is one of the three stops for Star Cruises’ first ever 4D/3N cruise off the western coastline of Borneo. The other two ports of call are Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Brunei’s Bandar Seri Begawan.
We are excited that travellers to this region of Borneo will enjoy a different destination experience; cruising the western coastline of Borneo island. Visitors to Sarawak can combine their fly/cruise holiday using Bintulu either as a gateway to Miri, Sibu and Kuching OR an exit-way for travel to either Bandar Seri Begawan or Kota Kinabalu.
But of course, the main attractions of cruise travel are the on-board experiences offered by cruise ships as as the SuperStar Aquarius. For starter, there is the world class entertainment performed by a cast of European and Asian artistes and acrobats; and grand illusion shows by renowned magicians. If shopping is what tickles your fancy, and who isn’t?… the 409-square-metre upscale duty-free shopping gallery featuring China Duty Free, upmarket wrist watches and jewellery boutique should do just that.
The SuperStar Aquarius’ six restaurants, led by executive chef Harold Mark, present an appealing array of mouth-watering international, Southeast Asia and Chinese cuisines. There is an outdoor pool bar and an indoor wine bar to keep your spirit up or for your nightcap.The on-board recreational facilities should keep the guilt at bay. Swim, jog, play ball games or cleanse your tired souls away in the spa and sauna.
Shore excursions include visits to Bintulu’s native and wet market to sample a glimpse of local lifestyle and food. The Similajau National Park showcases the unique geographical features of the Sarawak coastline north of Bintulu – a chain of golden sandy beaches, punctuated by small rocky headlands and jungle streams, and bordered by dense green forest. If you are lucky, you may spot the dolphins froclicking just off the shoreline of the national park. Some of the wildlife that can be spotted include; crocodiles, horseshoe crabs, birds and green turtles.
The SuperStar Aquarius
is a 51,309 gross ton ship with 756 cabins and is operated by Star Cruises under the Genting Hong Kong Limited Group. It departs Kota Kinabalu every Sunday and it offers SuperStar Aquarius’ daily 1-night high sea experience from Wednesday to Saturday ex-Kota Kinabalu.
This is… Sarawak… where adventure lives