SUPERSTAR  VIRGO

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 Dec.2013 SuperStar Virgo, the largest ship of Star Cruises’ Asian fleet, will undergo a three-week dry-dock renovation from 5 to 29 January, 2014. The 75,338-ton, 13-deck ship will receive a lavish makeover with upgraded cabins, retail, hotel, dining, and recreational facilities. More than 270 balcony cabins will be remodeled with a touch of urban luxury.
Star Cruises, is proud to present a stainless steel water slide on her cruise ship SuperStar Virgo. Costing a whopping US$550,000, the superstructure will be installed on the luxurious liner during her dry dock in January 2009. The gigantic slide is a product by Wiegan Maelzer, the supplier to water parks world-wide. The 100-meter slide will go up to 10.54 meters above the deck and with an average inclination of 10%, it will offer sliders a maximum speed of 7 meters per second. Together with a spectacular 5m long glass tube at 25m above the ocean surface, sliders will experience the thrill of flying above the ocean. The 25 % inclination towards the end will further accelerate the slider up to a speed of 25km per hour before splashing into the water break.
Dec.2011 Star Cruises has earmarked US$25 million to refurbish SuperStar Virgo, further strengthening its cruise holiday products for regional and international passengers. During the three-week dry-dock renovation in jan.2012, the  SuperStar Virgo will have a facelift with new hull design as well as a makeover in its cabin, restaurants, entertainment, bodycare, shopping, sports and recreation venues. It will return to homeport in Singapore  on 23 Jan 2012, the first day of the Year of the Dragon.

Registered Owner: Superstar Virgo - Operator: Star Cruises - Malaysia

Entered service: 1999 – 2009/2011/14 - Gross tonnage: 75.338 - Pass. lower beds: 1870 - All berths: 2800 - Passenger decks: 10 -Length: 268,60 m. - Beam: 32,20 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make MAN-B&W type 14V48/60 - Total installed power: 58.800 kW. - Propulsion: by 2 ABB reversible synchronous electric motors power each  20,000kW at 123 rev/min. - 2 fixed pitch propellors - Service speed 22.5 knots - Max. speed 25 knots - Built: Meyer Werft - Germany - Yard no. 647 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: DNV/GL

Sistership: Super Star Leo since 2004 now sailing as: Norwegian Spirit.

  Passenger space ratio all berths: 26.90

All inside images courtesy Star Cruises.

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