Star Cruises

Letters to the Editor, June 9, 2013

Fashion adverts tempt women to spend. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong citizens are becoming increasingly involved in environmental issues. This is a welcome, healthy trend since if "Hong Kong is our home", as the authorities like to depict it, we have to take better care of it.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 9:22am

Ho sells ship to firm with 'cruise empire' dreams

A one-of-kind, twin-hull cruise ship has been sold by casino magnate Stanley Ho to mainland tycoons, and will set sail from Hung Hom in Hong Kong on Thursday - its maiden voyage under new ownership.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

PLAIN sailing

Cruises of four to six nights are proving increasingly popular in the MICE sector. One attraction of short-haul itineraries is that no air travel is required. Cruises also offer flexibility.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Cruise terminal at Kai Tak will bring thousands of new jobs

With reference to Tom Holland's Monitor column ('New Kai Tak terminal cruising towards losses', May 13), I would like to clarify some of the figures quoted regarding cruise passenger spending.

The HK$57 million spending by cruise passengers in the Hong Kong Tourism Board's statistics refers to the spending by cruise-in/cruise-out passengers only.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Event horizon

Kim Yu Tsui-kam has got 'talents' and she'd like you to put them to good use.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Tours policy boosts Star Cruises

Shares in Star Cruises, Asia's biggest cruise operator, soared as much as 64.63 per cent yesterday after Beijing announced a policy allowing mainlanders to join cruise tours from Hong Kong to Taiwan.

The stock jumped to a high of HK$1.35 before closing at HK$1.17, up 42.63 per cent, outpacing the 0.96 per cent rise in the Hang Seng Index.

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

New Star on the scene

Star Cruises' massive cruise liner the SuperStar Virgo has arrived in its new home. The largest vessel in Hong Kong - able to accommodate 1,870 passengers and towering 13 storeys high - berthed at Ocean Terminal after being based in Singapore. A dance performance (left) celebrated its arrival.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Star Cruises charts 40pc capacity increase

Star Cruises, the biggest cruise line operator in Asia, plans to expand passenger capacity by more than 40 per cent in the region by 2010 with a focus on Greater China, after selling half of its stake in the North America unit, according to a senior executive.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Flight hassles give buoyancy to cruises

Growing dissatisfaction with long-haul flying and the hassle of airport security is fuelling a boom in the cruise market, according to one of the companies taking part in the travel expo.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

A sumptuous spread of international cuisine - with a little surprise at no extra charge

A reader with a sense of irony spotted this line on the website of Star Cruises, operator of the Star Gemini, on which more than 90 holidaymakers and crew came down with gastroenteritis last week. 'Savour a sumptuous spread of international cuisine indoors or outdoors downed with a great selection of wines,' the website boasts. They can say that again!

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cruise ship inspected after dozens fall ill

Health officers inspected a cruise ship yesterday after more than 90 holidaymakers and crew came down with gastroenteritis.

Eighty-eight passengers aged three to 83 and four crew members developed symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and fever between May 21 and Tuesday.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

Star Cruises net loss for quarter doubles on increasing costs

Star Cruises, Asia's largest cruise line, said its net loss more than doubled in the first quarter to US$79.4 million, from US$35 million a year earlier, on rising costs.

Despite a 10 per cent rise in turnover to US$564.9 million, operating profit during the first three months swung to a loss of US$10.1 million, from a gain of US$15.1 million a year earlier.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Star Cruises to gain HK$410m from sale of Singapore holding

Star Cruises will book a gain of about HK$410 million from the sale of its stake in a Singapore casino resort project to sister firm Genting International.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Casino fallout hits Star Cruises stock

Shares drop up to 18.8pc after company exits Singapore deal and announces costs for Macau project rise to HK$3.5b

Shares in Star Cruises sank as much as 18.8 per cent yesterday after the company pulled out of a US$3.4 billion Sentosa Island casino resort to appease Singapore's gaming regulators.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am