SuperStar Virgo Cruise
My SIL chartered a coach to transport us to the West Port, Port Klang. There were 12 adults and 8 kids! (MIL, Pappy, myself, Des; BIL, wifey, Cassandra and Mylene (maid); SIL, hubby, Jocelyn, Lum Lum, Khai Quan and Maria (maid); BIL's wifey's brother, wifey and wifey's MIL and 3 kids). Hahaha, dat was a big lot, rite?
Front: Pappy (half) and my MIL; 2nd row: my BIL's wifey (in blue) and her brother; 3rd row: my youngest SIL (right) and her hubby (left); standing: my BIL (Pappy's brother) and the kids are at the back seats.
After checking in at the immigration counter, we were on our way. We had to walk our way to the ship and could see it on our way from the platform. It was indeed a 'biiiiiiggggg' ship! The decks were from the 4th - 13th floor! (pardon me for being so 'sam pa lau', 'suaku', it was an eye opener for me).
We had to surrender our passports at the entrance of the ship and a card was issued upon entering the ship. U cannot enter your cabin without this: (the Blue access cards which are for World Cruiser guests; the Red access cards are for Balcony Class guests).
Destinee was so excited when I handed the card with her printed name and she exclaimed "Mommy, this is my card, my name is on it!". We reached our cabin and I asked Des to open the door with her card. It was like any other hotel whereby u slot the card into the door ... and tra ... da ... our room ......
and (heehee) the teeny weeny toilet
While I was unpacking, there was a knock on the door. Upon opening the door, my SIL told me there was a surprise for me and there stood a steward with a tray. He wished me Happy Birthday and handed me a cake! Though it was not a big one, it was the thought dat counted. Heeheehee, I really didn't expect dat and indeed was a wonderful surprise for me.
My Birthday Cake from Star Cruise!
We left our cabin and did some exploring on each deck. We found a restaurant 'Blue Lagoon' and had some snacks. Access cards were swiped for all charges and need only to pay when we check out.
Actually there were 2 dining rooms (Bella Vista Restaurant – Western food and Pavilion Restaurant – Chinese food, both which served breakfast and dinner only) on Deck 6, and a buffet-styled restaurant (Mediterranean Buffet & Terrace) on Deck 12. The meals – breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and supper, were served free. There was a Kids' Area where they served kids' food (cereals, chocs, fruits, etc.). Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to dine in the Bella Vista (wondering how Michelle's Tim and Emily got in?). Too bad we didn't have enough time to try the meals at Bella Vista and Pavilion Restaurants.
There were a few A La Carte restaurants besides Blue Lagoon (Asian Bistro), Palazzo (Italian), Noble House (Chinese), Samurai (Japanese), The Taj (Indian Cuisine), The Taverna (International Snacks and BBQ Steamboat) and Cafes, Ice Cream counters were oso available.
For entertainment, the Galaxy of Stars on Deck 12, a place where u might enjoy a drink or 2 while listening to musicians play their music and singers rendering their songs. The Celebrity Disco was where u could dance ur hearts out and the Taverna Bar where u could drink till u drop.
We enjoyed the Free showtime (Kingdom of Kung Fu) at The Lido situated on Deck 7 where a 60 minute show extravaganza featuring the winning cast of acrobats, gymnasts and dancers from Europe, South America and Asia. The showtimes were at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Another showtime was at 12 midnite where only ADULTS (18 years and above) were allowed admittance. Get what I mean? Hahaha ...... dat's rite ...... The Las Vegas Styled TOPLESS Show! The tickets were sold at S$20 before 11 p.m. and at S$25 after 11 p.m. We had to 'sneak' (not for free) but when the kids were tucked in (of course under the care of the maids). The exotic dancers from Europe & South America were great! (I don't mean the gals' boobs, okay?). The dances were 'hygienic' dances like any other ordinary 'gig' dances, only dat the gals were topless. After the show, we had supper in the Mediterranean Buffet and I decided to call it a day whereas Pappy and the rest went to try their luck in The Oasis Club.
We have Captain Tim and Captain Emily in Michelle's blog, here we have CAPTAIN DESTINEE! Des was fascinated with the snowman on display and had wanted to 'carry' it back and even suggested me to buy it for her *slap head*
The Parthethon Pool was in the middle of the ship on Deck 12. Children below 12 years of age were not permitted to use the pool and the jacuzzi unless accompanied by an adult.
The pool (Neptune's Wet and Wild) for kids on Deck 10 was at the end of the ship.
Some of the activities and games on the ship were draughts, table tennis bingo. Others were Aerobics, Spa, Gym, Carpet Bowl, Golf, Basketball, etc. There was a Hair & Beauty salon, Video Arcade, Picture House and of course THE OASIS CLUB (where u can try ur luck on the tables, in other words, dat's the casino). I love to watch players trying their hands at the Bingo game. There were these hilarious transvestites entertaining the people and we had a good laugh when they made fun of the winners (kissing them on the cheek and dancing sexily in front of them).
After our lunch at the Mediterranean restaurant, finally came the end of our cruise. We checked out and collected our passports. On the way out, we were bidded farewell by a group of entertainers with their tune to Jingle Bells.
We disembarked the ship and had our passports stamped at the Singapore's Immigration counter. The Immigration is in a shopping centre, the Vivo City and we could see the Sentosa Island right across from the shopping centre.
Singapore, here we come again!
I really wish I can go on board the Super Star Virgo again. *hint hint Pappy*