of various sizes with their world-class food and beverage,entertainment and recreation facilities. Fly cruiseprogrammes will be intensified to capture the medium tolong haul markets, and provide wider marketingopportunities. Currently, Star Cruises is developing its flycruise hubs located in Singapore, Port Klang (Malaysia),Hong Kong and Bangkok (Thailand).Star Cruises' award-winning product is noted for its excellentservice standards and the highest crew to- passenger ratio(1:2) of any major cruise line, reflecting the high standardsof the hospitality industry in Asia-Pacific.Star Cruises is represented in more than 20 locationsworldwide with offices in Australia, China, Germany, HongKong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand,Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom andthe United States of America.In addition the Star Cruises Terminal in Port Kelang and the Jetty Terminal on Langkawi Island, Malaysia has beenawarded Statements of Compliance under the ISPS Code. The code, which came into mandatory effect in July 2004,sets out a framework involving cooperation betweencontractingGovernments, government agencies, local authorities as wellas members of the shipping and port fraternity to detect andassess security threats and to take preventive measures.
Star Cruises Limited, a member of Genting Group, is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of over US$1 billion as at 31 January 2005.
One of the top cruise ship operators in the world, thecompany offers cruises to more than 200 destinationsworldwide on its fleet of 20 ships (which operate under theStar Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Orient Linesnames). Ships range from the "Super Star Virgo" (2,000-passengerCapacity) to the "Mega Star Taurus," designed for privatecharters.