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Costa Allegra

US$50 billion waters await cruise market

Three years after assuming the post of president of Star Cruises, David Chua Ming Huat can confidently say he does not really care anymore what people say about the world's third-largest cruise company.

Thursday, 20 May, 2010, 12:00am

Luxury liners make HK their home port

Hong Kong has become a popular stopover on the luxury itinerary with 420,000 cruise passengers dropping by last year. Now, Costa Crociere and Star Cruises are making the Fragrant Harbour their home port in Asia.

Costa Crociere brought a second ship to Asia last April by relocating Costa Classica to join the Costa Allegra.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Shanghai bets on Bubble to fulfil cruise ship hub dream

Space-age glass building scheduled to open next year

A multibillion-yuan terminal nearing completion on the Huangpu River in the heart of Shanghai could help fulfil the city's ambition to become the top cruise ship hub in Asia.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Cruise firms want locals all at sea

HK demand the key to growth of industry, say tour operators

Boosting Hongkongers' appetite for holidays at sea is the key to growth of the local cruise business, say industry experts and the head of the newest entrant to the market, which from next year will operate the biggest liner in Asia from the city.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Cruising into town with the big trophy

Speaking of the NBA, its championship trophy was sneaked into Hong Kong last weekend by the chairman and CEO of Carnival Cruises, Mickey Arison, who also happens to be the owner of this year's basketball champs the Miami Heat (and No94 on this year's list of world's richest people published by Forbes magazine).

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am