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Superstar Virgo

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Went on a cruise last week onboard the Superstar Virgo courtesy of Star Cruises! The last time I went on a cruise was in 2004, and it was on the same boat! (Or same type of boat lah, I'm assuming there's more than one).
Alaric had just gone on the same cruise early this year so he was quite familiar with the massive boat too.

Anyway our cruise stopped at Malacca & Port Klang for people to get off for a day tour but we stayed onboard instead to explore the ship :)

We got on the boat around 9pm & decided to grab dinner at one of the ship's big restaurants! The boat actually only left Singapore around midnight to give everyone time to get on & settle down in their cabins etc.

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Complimentary drinks for all passengers! This is the main lobby and it's probably the main thing I remember from my 2004 trip, along with the pool.

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Christmas decorations up already! During November-December they actually have a Spongebob theme for the kids! Haha little Spongebob plushies as Christmas tree ornaments.

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LOL mandatory picture of the complimentary fruits now that I have a DSLR (not that the picture is exceptional...). I actually like fruits so I ate all the strawberries, grapes, one plum & one banana. Alaric touched none of them.

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This is our cabin! It's a balcony cabin so we have a proper view of the sea & fresh air :D

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They actually provide a lot of basic amenities - toothbrush, toothpaste, sewing kit, shower cap, moisturizer etc.
And I love hotel bathrooms that come with a hair dryer... I frequently forget mine while lugging one along isn't ideal either.

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Musicians that went table to table and did song requests! They're actually really good, it's quite a shame that so many good singers never really get anything out of their talent. I see so many good singers on Youtube too and it's just so wasted!

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Catching the night skyline back in our cabin as the boat slowly moves off from Singapore. It was already pretty late so we just watched lots of CSI on TV & went to sleep shortly after!

NEXT DAY:
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Decided to skip breakfast & go check out the pool instead!

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Jacuzzis at the side of the main pool.

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This is their latest addition! A MEGA WATER SLIDE! And the most exciting aspect of it is that at one part of the slide, it actually hangs over the ocean (and the sides are clear lah, so you can see the water below you!).
I was super excited to try this but it wasn't open yet when we went (it has fixed hours) & by the time it was we had already showered & changed :(

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This is the Parthenon Pool!

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Gym that looks out unto the ocean.

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This is a small indoor pool that we went to check out. You can look out the windows but people can't look in!

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The pool has this 2-layer depth feature, so it's like stepping into a big fountain before entering the pool itself.

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LOL #itsfunnybecausehesfat - The Hangover, movie.

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Upper deck with a cafe!

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This is the kids' pool! Looks fun hor. When I was 14 (in 2004), my friend & I went to this pool instead hahaha. But now that I am a *cough* mature adult...

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Had lunch at the Japanese restaurant - Samurai Restaurant

The ship also has a movie screening room, so we caught part of Captain America again before heading to another restaurant for... teatime with Spongebob! LOLOL.

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Part of the tea buffet spread.

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Spongebob! Hahahaha. And Patrick too.

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Ok random photo of a medical boat. I think the ship crew were doing a mandatory emergency drill. It sounds like they do it on each & every single trip (which is damn frequent); FTLs lol. School drills were once a year & it was already a mega pain in the ass.

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Malaysian police boat!

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Hahahaha we got a photo with Spongebob & Patrick!

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This is Yina, another Nuffnang blogger that was on the same cruise as I was!

That reminds me, when we got on the ship one of the staff brought us around & gave us recommendations on where to eat & so on. At one point she finally paused to ask Alaric & I, "uh which one of you is the blogger ah?" LOL.

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Ok random picture of another cruise ship near us. This one is quite a bit smaller of course; the Superstar Virgo has 13 decks! O.O I mean it's like... can you imagine a ship the size of your HDB block? The ship also has 935 cabins.

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I think this ship was getting re-fuelled. I always figured the re-fuelling ship would be a lot bigger though.

At night we went to watch the performances on board the ship! We watched 3 in total - the Russian acrobats,  a small staff-performed party & a Crazy Horse/Lido-cabaret one!

I've seen the actual Lido performance in Paris (my dad felt that me turning 20 was a turning point that warranted the topless show lol), they're both not raunchy at all but I think some guys thought it would be... saw one or two guys leave halfway lol.

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There's no dress code but I changed out of my denim shorts in case!

No photography allowed in the shows of course (and I'm not gonna post pictures of topless women anyway), so just these 2 I took with my Blackberry of the Russian show:

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Got a balcony seat!

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The show was centered around Rasputin. Anyway the whole time I was just like... dancers go away I wanna see the acrobats!

"Ra-ra-rasputin... Russia's greatest love machine" (this is an actual song, I hear it on Gold 90FM sometimes).

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Ending off with a picture of some of the food we ate onboard! My favourite was probably the Bella Vista, my meat (left) was really good! Bella Vista is one of the pre-paid restaurants onboard so that's awesome, as is The Pavillon Room (Chinese).

P.S. I actually got a mild tan from the small amount of time we spent at the pool! Gosh I mean we weren't even suntanning. My skin is damn #fail.
8 comments on "Superstar Virgo"
  1. Anonymous9:28 PM

    i thought your mom said you went on the cruise with a few friends? how come only alaric is seen in the pictures?

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  2. Anonymous1:03 AM

    How much is your cruise trip ! How many days? (:

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  3. Lucky you to be able to get sponsored by starcruise, I had bought tickets around October to bring my family to the crusie. Gosh, so so lucky to be a blogger!

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  4. Mild tan? I would have gotten a sunburn LOL

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  5. Anonymous: Because I only went with Alaric. Are you hoping either one of us is lying/lied? Which would be really hard since everything is on my blog/FS/her FS. It was a last-minute thing so she might have mixed up my trip details! :(

    Anonymous: Sorry I'm not sure how much it costs! It depends which kind of cabin you get as well. My trip was 3D2N!

    Carol: Haha have you gone on it yet? Cruise tickets are pretty pricey right? But I guess it's something everyone should try once!

    Isabel: Haha jialat. I was in the sun for only a very short amount of time though, which is why I was surprised I got any tan at all!

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  6. I will be going this Wednesday, will blog about it when I'm back. Hopefully it's enjoyable too.

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