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  1. Star Cruises rating downgraded after orders for new ships

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Moody's cites firm's weak earnings and financial profile after it buys two new vessels for HK$14.7b with option for a third Star Cruises, the world's third-largest ... option for a third. Standard & Poor's put the firm on negative watch. Star Cruises is increasingly taking on debt to renew its fleet with larger, more luxurious vessels in an era ...

  2. Star Cruises dives to US$68.9m loss

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Firm's revenue grows 21pc but takes a hit on fuel costs and accounting losses Star Cruises, the world's third-largest cruise liner behind Carnival and Royal Caribbean, ... routes. While best known locally for its casino cruises in the waters of the South China Sea, Star Cruises, a unit of Malaysia's Genting group, relies on the massive North American leisure ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 'Star Cruises rating downgraded after orders for new ships' (September 9) we should have identified the company's largest cruise vessel in Asia as the 76,800-tonne SuperStar Virgo. ...

  4. Hard to pick a winner from new star wars

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the balance of power back to the studios, it will be interesting to see how messy the battle becomes and who comes out on top. At the end of the day, pure star power might see to it that Cruise ... If every top actor were held accountable and punished by the studios for their off-screen behaviour, we'd have precious few stars left in the Hollywood firmament. Acting up while out ...

  5. Star Cruises-Genting venture seeks S$3.38b for resort

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih A joint venture between Star Cruises and Genting International will seek at least S$3.38 billion (HK$17 billion) in debt from third parties to finance their planned S$5.2 ... financing to the resort in three phases, on December 20, January 3 and January 30 next year, the statement by Hong Kong-listed Star Cruises said. Of the S$1.82 billion financing, Star Cruises ...

  6. Star Cruises rights issue taps market for HK$1.8b

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lee Yuk-kei Proceeds will be used to partly fund purchases of new vessels Star Cruises, the world's third-largest luxury-cruise operator, plans to raise as much as HK$1.78 billion ... yesterday. CIMB-GK Securities is the underwriter of the rights issue. Star Cruises said the net proceeds will be used to partly fund the acquisition or construction of vessels, in line ...

  7. Star Cruises profit climbs 5pc

    Posted Nov 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough One-off gains boost bottom line while turnover increases 18.8pc to US$683m on rapid fleet expansion Star Cruises, the world's third-largest cruise liner, said third-quarter ... to a dispute with a shipyard. Turnover increased 18.8 per cent to US$683.3 million, as Star Cruises reaped the benefits of a rapidly expanding fleet. The company launched a new cruise ship in August ...

  8. Cruising for adventure

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asian holidaymakers are becoming more demanding in their choice of destinations, and travel companies have come up with itineraries to fit the mood The cruise boom in Asia is just beginning, according to MSC Cruises chief executive Pierfrancesco Vago. 'We are seeing a huge appetite for cruises to the new exotic destinations of Eastern Europe and Asia Minor,' he said. ...

  9. New cruise terminal before 2011

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 20 years, and Hong Kong wanted a share of that market. She also said the cruise ship SuperStar Leo would return to Hong Kong next year from Hawaii- a reflection of Star Cruises ... Denise Hung Hong Kong will likely have a new cruise terminal before 2011 to cater for the rapid growth of the industry, tourism officials say- and they will decide its location soon. While ...

  10. Sail of the Century

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... It takes 545 staff, 250 bottles of champagne and two kilos of caviar a day to keep a luxury cruise afloat. David Watkins gets a taste for the good life on the high seas. IF YOU'VE ... is there for the taking- even if there are another 939 of you on board doing exactly the same thing. But then, the cruise ship Crystal Symphony is 51,044 tonnes of sheer indulgence. The pursuit of pleasure ...




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