Superstar Virgo: SuperStar Virgo Cruise Review by jackiedanny

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Superstar Virgo

Sail Date: September 2010
Destination: Asia
Embarkation: Singapore
spent 10 days in singapore then ended holiday with 5 days on the superstar virgo . my only previous cruise had been on Holland America ships, the Virgo did not compete with them but for what the cruise cost it was good.
the food was good although more controlled and much less variety,you could only go into the free food areas once and they ran your room card through the scanner to ensure you couldn't go back for another meal later so if you wanted dinner or lunch then dessert a few hours later you couldn't do that like you could in HA, there were plenty of alternatives to the buffet restaurant, an Indian, a Chinese and a Italian restaurant plus ice cream/dessert bar and outdoor grill. as a balcony class passenger we has $400 Singapore credited to our cabin for food and drink purchases and we didn't use all of that, the taverna on deck 13 was particularly nice ,best hamburgers and onion rings i have eaten, the show Rasputin was so good we saw it twice the rooms were clean More but smaller then HA the bathroom smaller then HA but you didn't have to step into the bath tub to shower, there was not as much storage space as well. the staff were lovely, the other passengers were mainly from all over Asia there was lots of children, who on our trip anyway where mostly very well behaved. the prices for ship excursions in the port were well priced if limited in variety. embarkation in Singapore took over an hour of standing in line and disembarkation took about half an hour but was reasonably efficient just very crowded, the staff have to deal with people speaking many different languages. one note of caution, although the seas were very smooth the ship had a very noticable vibration even on deck 10, when we laid down it was like a vibrating bed,and anything on the desk moved very slightly now i actually found that quite soothing but others might find it very annoying. all in all it was an enjoyable cruise just don't expect Holland American or similar standards and you won't be disappointed jackiedanny Less

Published 10/06/10

Cabin review: bal10558

balcony cabin, twin beds, very small beds quite close together, not a lot of storage space, very small bathroom, no fridge, kettle and tea making things in room,efficient air conditioning, ship had noticeable vibration

Port and Shore Excursions

lovely clean safe city , taxis plentiful and reasonably priced obviously you need more then a port of call to see this city but if you just have a day take a sightseeing tour, if you like flowers go to the orchid garden in the botanical gardens beautiful and quite extensive, if you like birds jurong bird park is lovely , and if animals in general go to the zoo but both need at least 4-5 hours to do them justice, there are shopping malls galore but the shops are much the same as in the west. china town has a lovely indian temple and Chinese temple take the MRT to chinatown which is a few stops from harbour town where the cruise terminal is, get off and read the overhead signs and find the pagoda street exit which will take you into the markets,( or take taxi) at the end of the street on the corner is the indian temple and past that further down the street is a magnificent chinese bhuddist temple, the indian temple you must take off your shoes and pay $3 singapore to take photos but it is beautiful inside (take an old pair of socks to put on to keep feet or stockings clean)the chinese temple you only have to take off your hat and you can take photos just keep out of worshippers way. the shops and stalls in china town or Singapore in general don't open till 1000 or 1100 o clock but the temples are open earlier. another thing to do is walk from the merlion statue ( near the fullerton hotel)down to Clark quay on one side then go over the bridge and walk back on the other side there is lots of lovely sculptures to see on both side some quite small so look out for them.

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