M/V Superstar Aquarius

Traveling on a cruise ship is on my bucket list, but the opportunity to actually do one has never presented itself to me yet. I honestly don’t know when it’s going to happen, or if it is happening. I live that to God’s will… and a few shoves to myself… eventually.

This is the reason why if there’s a chance to go aboard one docked at the Puerto Princesa City Port, I immediately take it.

Last Monday, Star Cruises’ M/V Superstar Aquarius made its maiden voyage to my city with over 500 travelers from all over Asia. The cruise ship is huge at 623 feet with all amenities to make any traveler’s stay comfortable and memorable, including a playroom for children.

13-storey and all, it’s easy to get lost inside the cruise ship. Our guide, who is from Davao, told us that when it was his first time aboard, he lost his way back to his cabin. It’s “bawal” (not allowed) for them to be on the decks where tourists stay, and it was in one where he could not find his way back.

I believe this because for while on tour, my colleague and I lost our way too. We went below Deck 3 when everyone’s on Deck 7 checking out the salon, the spa, and the duty free shops. I had to make a cell call to find our group and be with them again 🙂

“If the carpet is maroon, that means you’re in front of the ship. Green in the middle, and blue at the back,” our guide informed us.

Ah, hmmmm… 

Here are photos I managed to get.

Pure and Noiseless…

I edited a few photos days ago, and this one is my most favorite from Kompong Phluk (if I remember correctly) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  I took this shot from quite a distance because I know there’s more story in the scene in the absence of noise and the available opportunity to get close to them.

It’s so pure from where I was looking through my lens, and that’s how I love it.