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Friday, September 21, 2012

Star Cruise Virgo Trip to Pulau Redang

Went for a short weekend break on the Star Cruise Virgo. The last time we were on this ship was so many years ago that I can't even remember when it was.


The magnificent lobby is still there with the beautiful stain glass on the ceiling

The most colorful part of the ship - the main reception deck with shops and lifts and fake windows

There are 3 giant bronze horses.Very gaudy but everybody seems to be taking photo there so I took a shot as well

We are non gamblers so we didn't even step into the casino which means the time on the ship can be pretty boring. Both night we went to the theatre to watch first a musical and then a ventriloquist. But then I felt asleep and miss all the nice parts.


Apart from the theatre, there was the swimming pool but it rained most of the time so we didn't get to soak in the pool or the jacuzzi.

There is also a children playing pool but our kids are too old for that.

The other thing that we do a lot is of course eat. But we were cheapskate so we eat only at the free outlets which means the buffet dinner at the Mediterranean Cafe. The food there is forgettable. For breakfast on Saturday we went to the Pavilion Chinese Restaurant. Breakfast was semi buffet comprising 4 type of dim sum and unlimited porridge and youtiao. The coffee was not free though. For dinner we decided to go to the Bella Vista a slightly high class looking place serving both Chinese and Western food. But the place was so crowded we were given a queue number to go back 1 hour later. But it was worth the wait as we had some nice food plus a bottle of wine.





The highlight of the trip was a day trip on Saturday afternoon to Pulau Redang.

The water there is gorgeous. Clean and calm. And we could see fishes everywhere! And we didn't even have to snorkel or dive to get pictures of the fishes. Definitely a place I don't mind going back again.



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