My First Ever Cruise

I joined a cruise for the first time, thanks to the good people behind SuperStar Virgo. I don’t know why it took me this long to try a cruise. Maybe it’s because I was scared of feeling claustrophobic in a ship? The thought of  getting cooped up in a tiny cabin for days doesn’t make cruising sound so appealing to me. But then all that went away when I saw the huge ship that is SuperStar Virgo. It is Star Cruise’s fleet flagship after all.

What was I thinking? The moment I stepped into SuperStar Virgo, I knew claustrophobia wouldn’t be an issue. I mean, IT’S MASSIVE!!! For a moment there, I actually forgot I was on a ship and not in a hotel. It has a grand lobby, 15 bars and restaurants, a gym, not one but TWO pools (one of which is a splash pool with fun slides), duty free shopping, a theater, a game room, karaoke and more! There’s no way I’d run out of things to do here. And when I got to my room, I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious it was. I even had a balcony to enjoy the ocean view as we cruise. (Not that I stayed there anyway, I was always out on the pool deck sunbathing.)

Our route for SuperStar Virgo was Manila – Ishigaki, Japan – Keelung, Taiwan – Manila. It was a 6 day trip beginning with a day and a half of cruising before finally arriving at Ishigaki. Although guests are free to plan their day and arrange their own tours, my group decided to join one of the various shore excursions arranged by SuperStar Virgo. We felt that it was a hassle-free option and at least we’re sure we’ll be back  on time. The tour we joined was the Ishigaki Round Island tour with meals included. It covered the Ishigaki Yaima Village, Uganzaki Cape and shopping at Aeon Max Valu, the largest supermarket complex in Ishigaki. Although I’m happy we got our Japanese shopping fix, the highlight of the tour for me was really the Ishigaki beef lunch they arranged for us. It was so good I never wanted to leave!

After only one night of cruising, I woke up and found myself in Taiwan. We joined another shore excursion arranged by SuperStar Virgo namely, the Shifen Scenic Tour. We chose this tour because most of us in our group have already been to Taipei’s city center. This tour offered sights we haven’t seen before like the Shifen Waterfalls, Pingxi Old Street (where the famous old railway lined with lantern shops is) and the Keelung Miaokou Street for more shopping and local delicacies. Frankly, just getting to eat Taiwanese street food again was enough to make me happy.

Overall, it was a good first cruise experience for me. The seas were calm. The weather was great. We enjoyed the ship’s facilities, joined games, relaxed, ate, slept and boom! We were already at our destination the next day–ready to be toured around by our guides. It’s the easiest travel experience! We didn’t have to think or worry about anything the entire time. If you’re traveling with a big group of friends or family, you should definitely consider going on a cruise.

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What I wore: Retail Lab beige button down dress Retail Lab tan slides Arm The Animals “Dog Walking Shirt” shirt Love Bonito wine trousers Saint Laurent sneakers Brixton cap Chanel bag Retail Lab orange coords Lanvin Sport visor Tretorn gingham print sneakers

22 Responses to “My First Ever Cruise”
  1. Rhiri Valles

    Did u vlog this? I love love love ur vlogs btw ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Jubelle

    I missed your blog posts ms camille! I know you are so busy but yay! so happy wish i could go to a cruise like you. Btw, I wonder what camera and lens are you using? is it still the same? i dont know but im thinking your photos have gotten prettier!

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    • Camille Co

      Yes still the same! :) I just edit differently now <3

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  3. Sheila Marie Vicente

    I can imagine the buwis-buhay BTS of your photos. :D

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  4. Anne

    I’ve always wondered how it feels to be on a cruise and after reading this post, my curiosity and excitement about it just got bigger! Haha. Also, seeing some of your photos which you’ve previously shared on IG made me giggle as I remembered the stories/captions behind them. This was a lovely post Cams and the photos are so good!

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Anne! It’s definitely a different experience but good for first timers!

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  5. Candace

    Love all your photos!! <3 just wondering, if ever you get married to your current boyfriend, do you still plan to live in the same house as your parents since you just put a lot of great effort into your room? hehe

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    • Camille Co

      We’ll live on our own for sure but I’ve already negotiated weekend stays here lol

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  6. Katrina Chloie Quilala

    Hi! Your pictures are amaaazing! They’re so dreamy and beautiful! Especially the one with your jowa hehe ❤️ The cruise doesn’t look like a cruise! It’s so cool, they even have a slide! I really looove the colors! And the details in the corridor!! You can literally live there 😯 As for me, I’m more worried about the ocean and all the dangers in it hahaha. Although, I’m sure the cruise has precautionary measures for anything that may happen 😅 But that’s definitely on my bucket list! Anyways, hope you have a nice day!
    -Kat

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    • Camille Co

      Haha! Why? I can’t swim to save my life too but it’s all good!!

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  7. Elizabeth T.

    Loving all of these photos! :) I went to the same place when I was in Taiwan! And the first time I went on a cruise, I got seasick, so I’ve been avoiding it ever since, but I’ve heard a bigger ship usually makes a difference! Maybe I will try next time hahah!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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    • Camille Co

      Oh no! I totally didn’t feel a thing on my cruise though so maybe it really is because it’s bigger. Or maybe it’s just because I don’t really get sea sick

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  8. Donald Calloway

    Magnificent! That is what I have to say about it.

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  9. itspetitramirez

    Yay! Traveling through a cruise is definitely a bucket list for me. Should take note of this Star Cruise. Glad you picked the Shefin Scenic Tour, it gives us a glimpse of Taiwan’s other side. Your photos are awesome ate cams! Love, love, love <3

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    • Camille Co

      Yes! That was what I was thinking too. I’ve seen the city center so I wanted to see the lesser known areas :)

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