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  1. Mariner steering a course of harmony in his harbour cruise

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... A month into his new assignment, Star Ferry coxswain Yeung Ping-kan, 42, is enjoying himself, happy in the knowledge that he is doing his part in promoting Hong Kong. To attract more foreign visitors, the ferry service launched its Harbour Tour operation a month ago, and Mr Yeung was chosen to steer the refurbished 40-year-old Shining Star ferry. 'This is a really good ...

  2. Star Cruises in ascendant

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Star Cruises will return to the black with a quarter-on-quarter profit of US$57 million for the three months to September, the peak cruising season, according to Goldman Sachs. ... that Star Cruises' revenue in Asia-Pacific would record a rise of 22.5 per cent to US$98 million, while a 22 per cent growth would be enjoyed in North America. ...

  3. Star Cruises wants to raise US$280m

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Star Cruises has become the latest company to tap the markets for funding amid the recent rally by raising US$280 million through a sale of convertible bond and rights issues. The cruise ... believe in the Asian recovery story that Star Cruises has been selling. Star Cruises is ranked Asia's largest cruise line operator with a market share of about 80 per cent in the region. ...

  4. Star Cruises buying two vessels for $6b

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Star Cruises, the world's fourth-largest cruise liner operator, has entered into an agreement to buy two luxury passenger cruise vessels for HK$6.16 billion. In an announcement ... and the remaining 20 per cent would be financed internally. Star Cruises owns a fleet of 20 ships, including the Superstar Leo, which returned to Hong Kong from Sydney last month after a series of cancelled ...

  5. Brokers' lunch change chewed up and spat out

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... principles. Stormy Waters Fancy a Hawaiian cruise? Sounds like a treat. That is until you find yourself under lock and key. A unit of Hong Kong's Star Cruises found itself docked in court ... passengers. Before sailing into any more controversy, perhaps Star Cruises should consider marching its investment in Norwegian Cruise Line along the plank. Got a question for Lai See? laisee@scmp.com ...

  6. Star Ferry offers fresh look at Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The service aims to give visitors a better view of Hong Kong The Star Ferry Company yesterday launched its first tourist cruise dedicated to the sights of Victoria Harbour - the glittering jewel in Hong Kong's crown. The hour-long circular journey, named Star Ferry's Harbour Tour, is based in Tsim Sha Tsui and aims to bring visitors closer to the city's most ...

  7. Party time as Leo returns from exile

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A huge welcoming party greeted the return of Hong Kong's best-known luxury cruise ship in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. After almost four months in Australia, the SuperStar Leo berthed ... the Secretary of Economic Development and Labour, Stephen Ip Shu-kwan. In April, Star Cruises decided to relocate its largest vessel from Hong Kong to Sydney after a series of cancelled bookings due ...

  8. Scheme helps students turn new leaf

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE More than a year ago, Lee Chuen-yin was a naughty boy who did not care about his studies. Skipping lessons and staying out overnight with his so-called 'friends', Chuen-yin was considered a troubled student by his school. But after the Tai Po Government Secondary School student joined the Star Junior Troop, a school counselling programme launched five years ...


    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Steer

    ... or go to www.mandarinoriental.com Cut-price cruises E-travel agency riceline e-travel has expanded its 'Name Your Own Price' service to include Star Cruises. Log on to the site, www.priceline.com.hk, and make an offer on two round-trip cruises from Hong Kong: a three-night trip to Sanya on Hainan Island and Halong Bay in north Vietnam; and a two-night jaunt to Haikou, Hainan. ...


    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stock markets in Hong Kong and Singapore fell yesterday after the city state reported its first case of Sars in four months. Asian travel-related stocks such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Star Cruises were hardest hit. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.1 per cent and the Straits Times Index slumped 2.6 per cent. Most analysts argued that a contained outbreak would ...




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