香港旅遊發展局 Hong Kong Tourism Board (Cruise)
香港海事處 Marine Department
香港海事訓練學院 Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
勞工處 Labour Department
運輸及房屋局 Transport and Housing Bureau
啟德郵輪碼頭 Kai Tai Cruise Terminal
海運及空運人才培訓基金 The Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF)
International Maritime Organization （IMO）
Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW)
Operates under carnival corporation, it provides the finest combination of cruising and city tours. Ships under AIDA Cruises are kids friendly. With its eye catching painted pattern, kids club and programs for teens, it is a great choice for family vacations. They even provide childcare for kids over 3 years old so that parents could enjoy their time doing other activities and enjoy different entertainments.
CDF Croisières de France
It is catered to the French cruise market. Therefore, French is the only language used onboard. This company began in May 2008 with their sole ship Bleu de France. During summer, it would cruise in the Mediterranean and for winter season, it would cruise to the Caribbean; with La Romana, Dominican Republic as the home port.
Carnival cruise lines
This cruise line divided its ships into four major categories: Fantasy-class ships, Destiny-class ships, Dream-class ships and spirit-class ships. The company wanted to have a youthful and fun image, therefore they developed a “Fun Ship” concept. It is Famous for its all-rounded activities, attracting people of all ages and backgrounds. There are entertainment specially designed for children and youth as well as alternative dining spots for adults and elders to enjoy.
This is the Italian name for Costa Cruises. They divided their ships into four major categories: Atlantica-class ships, Fortuna-class ships, Classica-class ships and others. Costa Crociere targets European customers or ones with an European taste and operates in three main markets: the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South America. The lifestyle onboard shows an Italian vibe of liveliness and is very easygoing. If you are a first time cruise passenger, this will be the perfect ship as you will feel the real cruising atmosphere.
Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Cruise Line operates with a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. It has four distinct ships: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The cruise ships are suitable for families and kids, passengers could enjoy Disney exclusive activities onboard. Two new ships are expected to join in the years 2021 and 2013 with a bigger passenger capacity.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
This is a UK based cruise line which offers long round trips as well as excursions in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. They don’t believe in the idea of “bigger is better”, this is why they offer small ship cruises where staff will have a more intact relationship with its customers.
Holland American Lines
This company focuses more on seniors and retirees. They make sure their services are well suited for them. They try to keep the ships with Dutch connections which includes the unique art style and traditional decorations. Recently, they have also tried to incorporate elements for younger families. Holland American Line is one of the three cruise lines that has a cinema onboard, it also has themed related cruises to attract the younger generation.
This company tailors its onboard products to suit the lifestyle of European passengers. It shows an Italian flair with high quality service and great hospitality. Being an international cruise line, the ships operates in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. They also designed their shows onboard to carry out more visuals than verbal to suit passengers with different language backgrounds.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The lifestyle onboard is fresh, energetic and sporty. To carry this out, their staff is dressed in a more casual way. NCL ships are perfect for young people who is looking for an upbeat, entertaining cruise vacation. There are constantly activities going on at each facility so you will never get bored while onboard.
The company’s full name is the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Based in Southampton, England. Its cruise ships are divided into two main categories: child-free ships and family friendly ships. This is a traditional cruise company, known for how it blends classic elements and activities onboard such as art appreciation, classical music, comedy, cricket, gardening, jazz, Scottish dance, etc.
Its cruise ships are divided into Grand-class ships, Pacific-class ships, Coral-class ships and others. One of its ships was featured in the American television series The Love Boat, this brought up its popularity. The cruise experience can be described as well organized, has a good range of entertainment and great onshore excursion programs. One of its major features is a poolside mega screen where passengers could enjoy a movie under the starlights.
This cruise line is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. It targets Spanish passengers and operates with the idea of “all-inclusive” services. Which means that drinks such as alcoholic beverages are included in the cruise fee. Customer could enjoy the services on board more since they do not have to worry about any extra cost.
Their small scale ships offers welcoming and personalized services to each passenger, making them feel at home. They could also go to smaller or hidden harbors that large ships can’t go to. The ratio of staff to passenger is 2:3, which means passengers will receive great care and a tailor made experience for them.
This cruise line is suitable for Asians and Australians as well as ones who enjoy the big city life. The company started the idea of “Freestyle cruising” in which passengers could choose what they want to do at all times. There is a great degree of flexibility accommodated by the cruise. Some ships such as Star Pisces, SuperStar Libra and SuperStar Aquarius are based in Hong Kong. They served the local gaming market, passengers would go on these cruise to gamble.
TUI (Mein Schiff) Cruises
TUI cruises is a German based company, it has 6 ships named Mein Schiff (1-6). Its ships are environmentally friendly and energy efficient. It uses intelligent energy management and light control systems, this saves up to 10 tons of fuel per day and improves efficiency.