Earlier today, Star Cruises announced the construction of a new ship in a public stock exchange filing.
The new ship for Star Cruises will be built by Meyer Werft and is expected to cost around $900 million. The new ship will carry approximately 3,364 guests.
According to the filing, Star states: “It is our present intention that the Vessel will be designed to cater for the unique demands of Asian clientele, in particular, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Board believes that the Vessel, upon delivery and operation, will further strengthen the Group’s cruise brand, enable the Group to compete more effectively in the cruise industry, and enable the Group to take advantage of growing demand for cruise business in the Asia Pacific market and the port infrastructure developments in Hong Kong and Asia which enable large cruise ships to dock, as well as improving the operating efficiency and revenue potential of the Group.”
The new ship will be the third ship built exclusively for Star Cruises.