If you are not Asian this is not the ship for you. Star Virgo has been turned into a ship catering predominantly to the Asian to gamble. Norma cruise culture of cocktails, dinner, musical entertainment and dancing just doesn’t happen. The one lounge/bar is empty most of the time and there is little entertainment. Generally by around 10,30 pm there is nothing to entertain than gambling. They have even put poker machines into the one and only lounge/bar. Two other small bars exist. One with no tables only poker machines and the other in the middle of the duty free store. The first night and the last night this one and only proper lounge bar was closed to a private function!
The food in the main dining room if you select from the western menu is borderline inedible. Also part of the room is sectioned off with bamboo and calico for renovation. Not a good look. They have 4 specialty restaurants that they say has “minimal charge” which actually equates to around $100 Aus for 2 people to have a main and one glass of wine. Definitely not cheap!
As for the idea of getting dressed for the evening, they just don’t. If you love you coffee don’t buy any on board. It all comes out of a press button machine and is appallingly bad.
Our balcony cabin was quite nice. Quite typical size for a cabin. The double bed was two single beds put together with a gap in the middle and the mattress was extremely hard and uncomfortable. The toilet flushed when it was ready to not when you pressed the button. It was as if it had to wait in line for its turn to flush. Very strange.