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201,000 GT Ships To Be Built For Star Cruises

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Star Cruises is set to welcome two giant cruise ships to its fleet in 2019 and 2020. The 201,000 GT ships will be the largest ships built for the Chinese cruise market, and the second largest cruise ships in the world.

“Passengers on our Global-class ships will enjoy an international class cruise experience to all parts of the world, yet in an environment where they will feel at home, whether it is food, culture, shows, enrichment programmes or excursions,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman of Genting Hong Kong. “With the first two ships, we are focused on delivering a world-class vacation experience for Chinese cruise passengers at an affordable price whilst enjoying fun-filled onboard and on-land adventures in many cities in the most seamless way, without the necessity of checking-in and checking-out of airports and hotels.”

From the rendering released by Star Cruises, it appears the ships will have a split-superstructure like Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class, and an aft observation area similar to the Quantum-class ships.

Carrying around 5,000 passengers, the new Global-class of ships will sail to various ports around the world. The two ships will be built at the Genting Hong Kong-owned Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany.

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Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
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