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Star Cruises

Star Cruises was the true first cruise company focused exclusively on the Chinese and Asian markets. With small and medium-sized ships, they opened the doors for many other tourism companies in the region and today is part of a select group of companies exploring the Chinese market, the most emerging cruise trend in the world.

 

Founded in 1993, Star Cruises started their operations as a subsidiary of the Genting group, operating only two ferry ships for cruises across Asia. In 1999, the company bought another company named Sun Cruises and then in the year 2000, acquired the Norwegian Cruise Line, thus becoming the largest cruise company in the world that year. Since 2006, the trend has been that new ships were to be built for NCL, and the old ships in the NCL fleet would be transferred to the Star Cruises fleet in Asia. In 2007, Star sold 50% of NCL to the Apollo Management group and then in 2013, following a corporate reorganization and an initial public offering, NCL was made a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) were it would then be owned by the Genting Group and not by Star Cruises itself. On 3 December 2018, Star and Apollo sold off their remaining stakes in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, marking the end of a relationship that lasted more than a decade.

 

In the process of merging and acquiring other companies, most of the crew members previously working for Star Cruises were transferred across the fleet, and besides most opting for work at Norwegian Cruise Line, many stayed working for Star Cruises up to this day.

Official website: www.starcruises.com
Founded on: 1993

Company Category: Casual
Conglomerate: Genting Hong Kong
Official Language: English
Sails to: Asia
Ship’s Flag: Panama
Average age of PAX: 40~60

Offers free wifi: No
Offers single cabins: Officers only
Allows visible tattoos: No
Allows different hairstyles: No
Provides STCW on board: No
Provides Airline Tickets: Yes
Provides Hotel accommodations: Yes
Requires the Marlin’s Test? Yes, with minimum of 60%

HOW TO APPLY:

 

As most of other cruise lines, if you wish to apply for this company you can do it by applying straight to the company on their website or doing the selection process thought a recruitment agency.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

Previous cruise ship experience not needed, but preferred. All positions require medium to advanced english, with basic standards of service and good qualifications. Most of the crew members are from Asian countries like the Philippines and China.

 CURRENT FLEET:

Superstar Aquarius

Superstar Aquarius

Superstar Gemini

Superstar Gemini

Star Pisces

Star Pisces

The Taipan

The Taipan

COMPANY RATINGS:

Below you have access to the company ratings, according to actual and past crew members of the company on various aspects, ranging from time of permanence, desire to continue working in the company and scores for services provided. Are you working for this company or have you worked on this company before? You can fill this company survey by clicking here!

How long have you been working for this company?

First Contract 1 / 9

11.11%

2-4 Contracts 5 / 9

55.56%

4-10 Contracts 1 / 9

11.11%

Over 10 Contracts 2 / 9

22.22%

How did you got hired?

Applied straight with the company 1 / 9

11.11%

Applied through an Agency 7 / 9

77.78%

Job Fair / Cast Audition 1 / 9

11.11%

Concessionaire (Shopping, SPA, etc) 0 / 9

0%

Do you see yourself doing more contracts in this company?

Yes 6 / 9

66.67%

No 3 / 9

33.33%

Only if promoted 0 / 9

0%

How's the food at the Mess?

2.44 / 9 votes

How's the accommodations? (Your cabin)

2.56 / 9 votes

How are the activities for crew? (Crew Parties, Thematic Food, Shore Excursions, Discounts on board, Sportive events, etc.)

3.22 / 9 votes

How fast is the on board wifi?

1.78 / 9 votes

How often crew have the opportunity to change department? (By cross-training or internal hiring)

Never 1 / 9

11.11%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 5 / 9

55.56%

Only with mafia 2 / 9

22.22%

All the time 1 / 9

11.11%

How often people get promoted? (Within the same department)

Never 0 / 9

0%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 6 / 9

66.67%

Only with mafia 2 / 9

22.22%

All the time 1 / 9

11.11%

Does the company provide all the trainings on board? (STCW, SCC, Crowd Control, PSCBR, etc.)

No 1 / 9

11.11%

Yes 8 / 9

88.89%

Does the company provide Flight tickets during the first contract?

Yes 2 / 9

22.22%

No 2 / 9

22.22%

Not for all positions 5 / 9

55.56%

Does the company provide a Hotel prior joining a ship?

Yes 7 / 9

77.78%

No 1 / 9

11.11%

Not for all positions 1 / 9

11.11%

Would you recommend other people to apply for this company?

No 1 / 9

11.11%

Yes 8 / 9

88.89%