Asia Cruises

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Asia Cruises (formerly Asia Cruiser Club) is a cruise line operating from Hong Kong. It launched the Captain Omar in 1997, and later acquired various cruise liners including Omar II, Omar III and Asia Star.[1][2] The company is controlled by entrepreneur Stanley Ho.[3]


Asia Cruises was founded in 1997.[4] Beginning in 2003, Asia Cruises obtained embarkation and berthing rights from the Chinese government at eight ports in Tianjin, Shanghai, Xiamen, Dalian, Dandong, Ningbo, Shantou and Haikou. The Asia Star (formerly the Radisson Diamond) was added to the fleet in 2005[5] at a cost of HK$390 million.[6] As of 2012 no ships were sailing for Asia Cruises, after the sale of the Asia Star.[7]


Current Fleet[edit]

Previous Ships[edit]


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  2. ^ O'Young, Anneliese (June 2008). "Tried & Tested - Asia Star cruise delights". Travel Trade Gazette Asia. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Asia Cruises sends vessel to cruise after sale fails". 10 October 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-18. [dead link]
  4. ^ "About us". Asia Cruises. Retrieved 2008-07-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ Tobin, Rebecca (January 31, 2005). "Radisson Diamond to exit line in June; new owner, Asia Cruises, requests earlier delivery". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Confidential: Star upstart". The Standard. 18 January 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
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  8. ^ Boonzaier, Jonathan (23 February 2007). "Hong Kong outfit finally sells cruiseship" (PDF). TradeWinds. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
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