SuperStar Libra Cruises to Burma

The Irrawaddy ...

RANGOON — One of the world’s biggest cruise operators has added Burma to its list of destinations, with the MS SuperStar Libra ship docking at one of the country’s major international harbors on Wednesday with more than 900 tourists on board. From Thilawa Port, the tourists from Europe, the United States and Asia visited Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, where they went to see the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market and popular colonial sites.

The MS SuperStar Libra is owned by Genting Hong Kong, a global leisure, entertainment and hospitality enterprise that runs one of the world’s biggest cruise operators, Star Cruises. Burmese tour operator Myanmar Voyages arranged for the ship to dock at the port, with cooperation from respective Burmese ministries. The ship traveled to Burma on Wednesday morning from Krabi, Thailand, a popular tourist destination, and left later the same day for Thailand’s Phuket.