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  China Star (China Cruises Company)

China Star | China Cruises Company
Asia Star at Night
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China Star | China Cruises Company
Asia Star cruise ship
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China Star | China Cruises Company
Asia Star Grand Dining Room
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CHINA STAR FACTS

Description
The China Star is unusual for a cruise ship in that it has a twin-hull design. This SWATH design (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull), minimises the hull area in contact with the water surface giving more stability in rough seas. This is similar to a catamaran, but with SWATH design, the bulk of the twin hulls are under the water.

Destinations
the China Star cruises from Hong Kong

History
The China Star was originally built for Radisson cruises in 1992 and sailed as Radisson Diamond (now known as Regent Seven Seas Cruises). She was sold to Asia Cruises who renamed the ship Asia Star, and operated around the ports of the far east. While with Asia Cruises, the ship was converted to a gambling ship. She was bought by China Cruises Company in 2012 and renamed the China Star.

Cabins
the ship can carry about 350 passengers and has 170 staterooms

Ship Summary
Operator:China Cruises Company
Built by:Rauma Finnyards (now STX Europe), Finland
Date Completed:1992
Gross Tonnage:20295
Length:131.2 m
Width:32.2 m
Passengers:400
Crew:250