How about staying in a floating hotel? An actual real sized Asain-based cruise ship is being transformed into a floating hotel. Guests will be able to enjoy the full onboard experience just like at sea and the vessel will be open for business during the biggest Chinese holiday of the year.
The ship in question is SuperStar Gemini which is operated by Asain-based Star Cruises. Between February 7th – 16th the ship will become a floating hotel in the popular Chinese cruise destination of Sanya located in Hainan province, South China. SuperStar Gemini will be docked at the Sanya Phoenix Island International Port.
Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises, said:
“As a pioneer of the cruise industry in the Asia Pacific, Star Cruises is committed to developing unique products for travelers in the region. In response to market demands, Star Cruises is now introducing the first-ever Floating Hotel concept in Sanya to provide a unique holiday experience with inclusive dining and entertainment, for a new and exciting way for guests to usher in the Chinese New Year.”
What’s Happening on SuperStar Gemini?
The Star Cruises ship will offer special programs and experiences related to Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday of the year. Guest on the ship during the festive period can enjoy a romantic Candlelight Valentine’s Day Dinner at Sea, Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner at Sea, world-class arts and magic performances, Junior Cruiser Program and Senior Cruiser Program, all on a complimentary basis.
The ship is catered for the Chinese market but also offers international dining too. World class entertainment will be on display with a Magic Show production and comedy show taking place at the 600 capacity theater. Younger guest can enjoy all the activities and events which are part of the Junior Cruisers Program. The Senior Cruisers Program will include tai chi classes, Salsa dance lessons, Spring Festival calligraphy workshops and more. Karaoke will also play a major role onboard Superstar Gemini or should we say KTV!, a popular form of entertainment throughout China.
A lot more will be offered onboard the Floating Cruise Ship Hotel and guests can get it all for RMB500 per night.
SuperStar Gemini Stats
So if you’re not familiar with the Star Cruises ship it is 50,764 gross tons at 230 meters long and 29 meters wide. The cruise ship has 13-decks with 765 exquisite suites and staterooms. The ship has balcony staterooms, ocean view staterooms and Executive suites for luxury at its very best. SuperStar Gemini has a passenger capacity of 1,530.