We had travelled before on Superstar Gemini & Virgo. If you have travelled these two ships DO NOT TRY THIS ONE What a let down. Many Aussies patronize the Superstar Line & because of our previous experiences we were really looking forward to this trip. Ship very old & tired. Buckled decks. Rust in pool. Carpet not flush in common areas. This was a three & four day cruise which we joined together to make 7 days. Boarding...Was like boarding a ferry service. As it turned out that's all this cruise was. Mini Suite Cabin...Broken Drawers & not much wardrobe space. Light in wardrobe never went out. Consequently we had a comfort light coming through the door joints for the whole cruise. Dining Menu was repeated for all meal types. Morning/Afternoon teas were cheap & misely looking. Liquor expensive. A $15.00 Aus bottle of wine cost over $40.00. Alternate dining expensive. Dinner... Dining in the main restaurant was informal. Some passengers dressed up while others More
were in shorts & sandals. Buffet was abysmal. Hygiene standards were the poorest I have seen in all my years of travel. No facilities to clean hands near this outlet except the toilet. Children coughing into food. A shocker.
Entertainment..Same show more than once. Topless cabaret show $40. Chinese acrobats, dancers were excellent.
Excursions...Our trips were excellent & reasonably priced. However on one bus there were passengers who had their bags stolen. There was no customer service recovery from the shipping line until complaints were made.
Crew...tried very hard & were friendly. Many crew apologized to us when we advised them we had sailed on both Gemini & Virgo. I ordered a bottle of wine to be delivered to our cabin but ended up having the poor cabin attendant in trouble because that was not her job. English was also a problem on many occasions.
This was a 5 ports in a 7 days cruise and consequently passengers were changing nearly every day. We were constantly advised that the casino was now opened. This was no Gemini or Virgo cruise and you will never see me on another starship cruise as the cruises ex Australia are now varied with plenty of choice with new ships. Admittedly I was on a two for the price of one promotion. You certainly pay for what you receive. Less