Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Construction starts on Star Cruises megaship

Construction starts on Star Cruises megaship



Star Cruises has cut the first steel for a 4,500-passenger ship scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2016.
The unnamed ship, and a similar one due to enter service in fall 2017, will sail in Asia.
The Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, is building the vessels, which will be the largest by far in the Star Cruises fleet at 151,000 gross tons. Today, the line’s largest ship is the SuperStar Virgo, at 75,000 gross tons and capacity for about 2,000 passengers.
“The delivery of these two newly commissioned mega cruise ships will enable us to continue to strengthen and further enhance our competitiveness across our key source markets,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, CEO  of Genting Hong Kong, the company that owns Star Cruises.
One of ship’s unique features will be a “street night market” with hawker stalls serving delicacies from various Asian countries. The megaship also will have a theater and a water park with slides.