Superstar Libra – 4D3N Phuket & Penang
BEST CHOICE TO GO FOR HOLIDAY!
Port Klang – Phuket – Penang – Port Klang
I have always thought that going on a cruise trip will cost a fortune. After experiencing the 4D3N Superstar Libra Cruise, there are few things that changed the way I feel about staying on a cruise. First of all, it does not cost an arm and a leg! Grab their promotion whenever they have and enjoy the entire journey. Secondly, Superstar Libra
has every facilities nicely prepared for you! You name it, they have got it. Thirdly, you will find out yourself below… xD
As one of the top cruise travel agents in Malaysia, Hwajing is welcoming the Asia most popular cruise ships, Star Cruises SuperStar Libra’s latest deployment from 3 September onwards with triple homeports in Kuala Lumpur via Port Klang and Penang in Malaysia, as well as in Phuket, Thailand.
SuperStar Libra, at 42,285 gross registered tons, is 216.3m long and 32.64m wide, with an average cruising speed of 17 knots. 10 storeys high, SuperStar Libra offers 718 cabins, with 1,436 lower berths. The full range of facilities includes eight restaurants and bars offering International cuisines and beverages to satisfy all tastes. A show lounge, karaoke bar, beauty salon and spa and Jacuzzi cater to a wide range of leisure interests, while the almost limitless onboard entertainment ensures an unbeatable cruising experience for families, couples and the young at heart.
There are few things that we need to know before boarding the Star Cruise. First of all, bring lots of SUNBLOCK because you will be under the sun most of the time. Do not forget your PASSPORT, otherwise you will be stuck inside the cruise while your friends enjoy sunset at Pathong Beach. Bring your IC. Obviously, you bring your IC everywhere you go. Change some THAI BAHTs before you board because exchange rate on the cruise is slightly higher. Also, prepare your own WATER BOTTLE because the cruise only provide 2 bottles per room everyday. (TiPs) : You may refill your water from the restaurant! Get yourself a LARGE LUGGAGE BAG and throw everything inside because you will walk across the bridge that links to the cruise. The bridge is not short!
After settle down my crazy heavy luggage, it is the moment for some “GIRL’S TIME”! One of the special events that Hwajing Travel Tour had organized for us is none other than this Luxury Afternoon High Tea inside the cruise! Yes, you hear me right XD The Royal High Tea *Hearing some scream* Let’s go and see what is so special about this high tea.
ROYAL HIGH TEA (Deck 4)
The special arranged Royal High Tea served by well trained steward attendant clad in traditional steward outfit, white gloves and napkins. So professional and high-end! 😀
Hwajing is committed to always provide the most unique traveling experience with the smartest budget to its passengers. Unique from other cruise packages, Hwajing embedded the concept of “Royal High Tea” onboard Superstar Libra that is specifically custom-made for Hwajing’s passengers. Mr. Kenny, the Managing Director of HwaJing Travel and Tour also highlighted that the Royal high tea are“Refillable”. What does this mean? Everything can be refill? YES! Even the tea? YES! You can drink all kinds of tea you like and refill as much as you want. Wooohoo! I am pretty sure this is HEAVEN to me and all other girls! O M G. This deal is so worth the price we pay!
SUN DECK/ OBSERVATION DECK (Deck 10)
Next, let’s go to the 9th & 10th floor, which is the pool deck, also the sun deck where you can overlook the sea! Bare in mind that for girls, you have the option to tie your hair up otherwise you will look like a siao cha bo just out from prison! xD The wind is strong most of the time. If you manage to take a good picture on the deck with your face visible, then you must have a lucky day!
POOL DECK (Deck 9)
SuperStar Libra welcomes families, friends, couples, youngsters a carefree cruise experience abroad. Now, it is time to relax around the outdoor swimming pool! There are also hot tubs Jacuzzi right behind the pool where you can embrace a healthy lifestyle with the pristine sea breeze. Jacuzzi promotes pain relief and improved sleep habits as the heat, buoyancy and massage work together to clear your mind, reduce stress and soothe overworked muscles. Which is why you should fully utilize all the facilities inside your packages!
MARINERS BUFFET (Deck 9)
Mariners Buffet is at the same floor as pool deck. It is a combination of Asian and International Buffet (Pork and Lard Free) 亚洲及国际美食自助餐（不含猪肉和猪油）. Eat all you can because they serve triple the portion for supper and you can never resist your appetite. The BBQ dinner also offers a variety of Asian Theme. Prepare to go back with 5kg extra and feel worth it xD!
POOL BAR (Deck 10)
Pool bar is located at the same floor with Sun Deck. It is where travelers love to spend time drinking beers and cocktails while enjoying the sea breeze. Something different from your normal bar on the land!
STARDUST LOUNGE (Deck 5)
You may wonder how can a cruise trip be exciting when you can’t even go on the ground but locked inside a cruise in the middle of no where? Fret not because you have so many things to do with all the entertainments inside the cruise. There are different performances every night at Stardust Lounge which keep you entertained ! For example, there are Magic and Illusion performance, acrobatic, stunts, and so on!
We are also required to attend the Mandatory Safety Drill rehearsal at the assembly station in case of any emergency happen. After hearing all the safety instructions and equipment that help rescue every single passengers on board, I am no longer afraid of taking the cruise because everything is well designed and prepared for us! We are all good to go!
SPECIAL HALAL FOOD
SuperStar Libra is very considerate to accommodate our Muslim friends from all over the world. They serve halal Food on top of the cruise packages with a reasonable price. Even if you are not a Muslim, head over to Blue Lagoon restaurant to enjoy the lobster halal food which is super tasty! Totally above my expectation!
Bridge Tour (Deck 4)
This bridge tour is exclusive for our Media and Blogger Trip. It is not open for outsiders to enter as this is the most crucial part of the cruise where your life relies on it. We notice that this place is quiet and often dangerous to touch any single button as it may cause explosion (Nah, just joking). Let me show you how does the interior look like below :
SPORT DECK (Deck 6)
Another amazing thing here is this basketball court at the Sport Deck. This is also the place where passengers have to assemble when there is an emergency. Otherwise, it is good place to loiter around and enjoy the view.
I am honored to be able to visit not only the bridge tour, but also the galley tour where you witness the entire flow from washing dishes until the food is being served. According to the head chef, there are more than 70 kitchen staffs among the 700++ staffs inside this cruise. All of the staffs are from over 20 countries including Philippines, China, Korea, Nepal, Indonesia and more! I also get to know that all leftover foods will be grind to feed the fishes in the sea. Food safety is very strict as their number one priority on board because if anything happen (touch wood), it takes longer time to reach the shore or for the helicopter to send a rescue. Therefore, you need not worry about stomachache or diarrhea on board! 😀 On a majority of cruise lines, health and safety laws also ban open flames in kitchens!
Interesting Fact : EGGS are being used the most with high demands among other ingredients.
After embarking the cruise from Port Klang, our next destination is Patong Beach, Phuket! Remember to bring your ID card because it represents your passport in Thailand and don’t forget to return to the cruise before 11pm (Malaysian Time)!
Next, our second pit-stop is none other than the world’s renowned exotic holiday destination, Penang! What is the first thing you would do when we reach Penang port? Of course find some HOCHIAK food to fill up our tummy! We quickly hop onto a Grab car and went all the way the Chew Jetty! This is one of the famous “BIG NOODLE” that you can find inside Chew Jetty. If you have 5 person with you, just order 2 portion will do. You need to leave some space for the next HOCHIAK food.
Next, we hop onto a Grab and went to this so called “AWESOME ROJAK” To me, it wasn’t that awesome as it says because I am not a rojak lover. However, you may try the special sauce made with caramel and sugar that taste like maltose candy with a little bit spicy inside.
This is the last destination that we manage to rush before heading back to our cruise! This is the famous Penang Avatar Secret Garden! I am pretty sure it is very common among youngsters and is a hot spot for tourist to enjoy the led light here as it looks like one of the “Back to the Future” or “Galaxy” movie. Bare in mind, it is also Free entrance! We had expected a lot of rush, but what we saw there was unimaginable. The jam is unbearable.
Special thanks to Hwajing Travel and Tour for the opportunity to experience one of the best Star Cruise in the world. Special thanks to Samuel Tu for taking good pictures of me and other photos you saw here.
Here are 2 special packages that you can choose from!
Cruise Fare includes the following
- 3 Nights accommodation
- 4 meals per day (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Supper), Extra 1 x Tea Break for First
- Cruise entertainments and facilities
Restaurants included in the package:
- Mariner’s Buffet – Asian & International Cuisine Buffet
- Four Seasons Restaurant – Semi Buffet, Asian and Western Cuisine set meals
- Ocean Palace – Asian and Chinese Cusine set meals
- Spices Restaurant – certified Halal by Jakim (for Muslims only)
- Welcome & Sail Away BBQ Dinner Party
- Gala Dinner + Cocktail Party
- Fiesta De Libra Farewell Party
- Crew Show Extravaganza
The services and fees excluded from the cruise fare are, but not limited to the following:
- Speciality Restaurants
- Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Alcoholic Beverages ordered from the menu
- Game Rental / KTV Rooms / Conference Facilities
- Spa/Massage and Salon
- Purchases on board the shops
- Internet Access
- Telephone calls
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning services
- Ground Tours (except for Ground Tours specifically included in the package price)
- Visa Fees
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