5 Reasons To Board Total Freedom Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo From Hong Kong to China and Vietnam

Hey! I just got back from my 6D5N Total Freedom Star Cruises. Well, as you know nowadays when we travel we prefer to personalize our itinerary than follow the group itinerary, right? This new total freedom cruising concept gave me the empowerment and full flexibility to customize my recent holiday on board. Here are my 5 Reasons why I love to Board the Total Freedom 6D5N Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and Vietnam.

5 Reasons to Board Total Freedom Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo

You might be wondering what I did and how I spent my 7 days 6 nights on this 13-storey SuperStar Virgo, right. 7 days may sound like a long time but to me the week passed so fast partly because of the shore excursions to She Kou Sea World, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and also all the activities onboard.

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Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo Piazza

The Total Freedom revolutionizes the current Free and Easy cruising concept by converting inclusive meals arrangement tradition to complimentary onboard credits which allows you to break free from the fixed dining arrangements and enjoy what you like. You can use the credits to dine, shop, spa, shows, entertainment and etc.

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My Oceanview Stateroom with Window

This is my room key card and its loaded with the credits that I needed for 7 days. Here is my crib throughout the whole trip, here is my Oceanview Stateroom with Window. It comes with 2 single bed, since I got the whole room to myself so I joined the bed.

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Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo Panthenon Pool

When we were on board we used these credits to pay for all our expenses including meals, entertainments, massage, shopping and also our shore excursion. So I only carry my room key card wherever I go, easy right. Relax, enjoy and if you are running out of credit you can also topped up. Let the fun begins…

5 Reasons To Board the Total Freedom 6D5N Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo

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Indulge your taste bud on board

1. Indulge your taste bud
There are total of 14 F&B restaurants and bars on board so we are free to dine what we desire according to our taste bud from Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Western and International cuisines or selected Michelin-starred dishes. There is no restriction on how many times we can dine per day, for example if I wake up late and decide to go for brunch and then dinner that’s fine. Or on certain days I feel like having snacks and healthy drinks I head over to the Blue Lagoon.

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Teppanyaki and Sashimi at Samurai Restaurant

The first night we had Teppanyaki and Sashimi at Samurai Restaurant. Then the next day we went for the scrumptious dim sum buffet at Genting Palace. One of the nights, we had 6-course dinner at the Noble House serving the fine Chinese cuisine including abalone, ginseng, and many more.

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 Dim Sum at Genting Palace

All in all I lost count of how many meals I had onboard, I think tried almost all of the restaurants except the Taj and Palazzo. After indulging in all these heaving meals of course, I went for my workout also.

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Enjoy the mesmerizing shows and Entertainment Lido Theater

2. Enjoy the mesmerizing shows and Entertainment
One of the things we enjoyed were the shows and entertainment onboard. So every day I will check out the Star Navigator, it’s the daily newsletter that informed us about what and where are the activities for the whole day; such as the shows, parties, movies, live bands, group exercise, performances and many more plus the promotions also.

We had a few rounds of shows at Lido Theater, of all the shows I love The Memory Lane on the last night. It’s spectacular, the singers and acrobats were very engaging.
Of course there were many more entertainment besides the shows, there are bars, karaoke, video arcade, games room and many more you can check out the details at Star Cruises Website.

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For Gala Cocktail Party and Dinner on board the last nigth
On the last night we had Gala Cocktail Party and Dinner at the Pavilion Restaurant and the followed by the Grand Farewell Party at the High Sea with the Hotel Management and SuperStar Virgo Crew at the Grand Piazza. Ending the night on a high notes.

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Wellness and Spa on board

3. Wellness and Spa
For those who love spa, massage, facial this is a mini heaven on board. The Apollo Spa and Oscar’s Hair & Beauty Salon opens from 12noon to 1am. For me the best time for aromatherapy massage is before going to bed then walk back to my room and sleep dead hehehe.

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Gym and exercise classes available on board

Try not to skip my exercise routine when I travel, it’s a habit. I am glad that there were gym and classes every day from Zumba to Yoga and combat classes. There are steam and sauna room, jacuzzi also plus swimming pools at Panthenon Pool.

Oh yes! there were also many classes that we can participate such as sushi making, K-pop makeup class, art and craft class and many more.

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She Kou Sea World, Shenzhen,China

4. Pick and choose your Shore Excursions
Great! we can also use the credits to pay for the shore excursions. There are a few options for us to choose. We visited new She Kou Cruise Centre, had lunch at She Kou Taizi Bay for lunch then to Sea World for coffee and sight-seeing.

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Shore Excursion: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Notre Dame Cathedral

Back to the high sea, continue our journey to Vietnam. We stopped over at Ho Chi Minh City and did the city tour thingy. Visited the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, Dong Koi Street and had the panoramic view of Saigon from the 49th Floor Bitexco Finacial Tower. Ended the day with Saigon River Cruise and dinner.

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Shore Excursion: Nha Trang
Sunrise 

The Shore Excursion that really excites me was the day trip to Nha Trang. It was my first time to Nha Trang, I kind of like the peace town with sea, temples and fresh seafood. 

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Shore Excursion: Nha Trang
Cham Po Nagar Temples 

That day we went to the Long Son Pagoda mind you there were about 200 steps to climb up to the white pagoda; Cham Po Nagar Temples is one of the place I wish to go back; Hon Chong Promontory with rocky beach and fine view of the mountainous coastline of north Nha Trang. I think there are many more places to explore in Nha Trang, wish to go back again.

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Duty Free Shop onboard

5. Shopping
Oh yes! we can also use the credits to buy thing at the Duty Free Shop onboard. There are quite a wide range of products to suits everyone need and desires such as luxury watches, jewelries, luggage, designer bags, handbags, cosmetics, souvenirs, local delicacies and many more. Tips: do check out or pay attention to cruise special announcements, sometime there is special deal or discounts on certain days and hours.
There are many facilities onboard such as library where we can do our work there, read, rest and borrow book.



Overall it was a very relaxing, enjoyable and easy going trip; I had a lot of time to explore the cruise and relax. On certain days when we were on high seas I slept until 11am woke up had brunch, read my books, go for spa, watch movies, go to gym, shows, swim, sauna, jacuzzi, play games and etc. Just eat, sleep and enjoy.

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Do you want to know the difference between cruise verses land holiday? For me when I was on cruise holiday, I actually rest more, spent time for myself and take thing slowly to enjoy the facilities. Year end is such a perfect timing to review what I did in 2016 and start setting my 2017 resolutions. Compared to land holiday I am always on the move, walking, shopping, do so many things and etc. It can be quite tiring thou, am I right?

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Total Freedom 6D5N Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo

To summarize my 5 Reasons to Board the Total Freedom 6D5N Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo, basically this new cruising concept empower us the flexibility to customize our own voyage as per our hearts desire, lifestyle and taste. That makes it more memorable and hence elevating our cruise experience.

For more information about Star Cruises SuperStar Virgo, please visit Star Cruises Website, Facebook and Instagram

23 comments:

  1. This start cruise always stop at Penang ! but i havent get to explore it !! Nice experience you have =)

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  2. what an experience... i only got on the ship once... would love to go on the star cruise too in the future if I am lucky

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  3. So much fun! Definitely tons of activities to keep you entertained during the whole stay

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  4. Food looks great and also there were a lot of enjoying activities, will definitely try in the future!

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  5. What a luxurious cruise holiday this is. I have always wanted to go on a cruise. Maybe this should be my first one!

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  6. Goshhh the view is super amazing! wish to be on it one day. Haishhh

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  7. The cruise ship looks like a five star hotel. It must be humongous. Well, I could just imagine, I haven't been on one.

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  8. The cruise ship is impressive from their facilities. It would be a great way to go cross country.

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  9. I work on a ship to, so i am not really excited about sailing on the cruise, but the entertainment and the food seem amazing!

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  10. What a trip!!! Reminded me of my recent media preview of one such cruise. Beautiful pics.

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  11. this is auch a nice holiday! I guess it will be more fantastic during New Year! Ohh im excited to try Star Cruise :)

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  12. Seem you guys had a lot of fun! I love the first photo!

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  13. so wonderful experience you have

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  14. You're so lucky to have the experience. The last time I cruise, was only 1 night on board, haha :D

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  15. The trip seems fun, will consider it for my next year holiday :)

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  16. This looks like a lot of fun, but I am sort of scared spending such a long time on a ship. I do not know if I can take advantage of the facilities to make it worth its price.

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  17. Jealous!!! Lol but really any traveler would dream to experience a cruise. Me next plsssss

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  18. I have never been on a cruise :( Sadly. But it seems so much fun to be on cruise with some private moment with friends or families.

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  19. The cruise tour looks really awesome! but as much as I love travelling, I would never go for cruise...couldn't survive without internet out in the sea T.T

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  20. Whoa!!! This is one heck of an awesome cruise... The shore excursions, esp that temple looks awesome. And you look gorgeous im that lace outfit.

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  21. I've never been on a cruise and this looks so luxuriously good! Hope to have the chance to try this in the near future!

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  22. How I wish I could go on board on one of these cruise and enjoy the day!~

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  23. WOW such an pretty amazing experience. I do not like so much the idea of make a cruise, but THIS looks wonderful. And OMG the food <3 <3 <3

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