Capacity Concerns in Asia? HNA, Costa and Star Adjust

In the last two weeks, three different cruise operators have made significant capacity adjustments to their Asia programs.

HNA Cruises has stopped operations entirely, meaning it will not carry an estimated 87,764 passengers next year, according to the Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Star Cruises is apparently sending its SuperStar Gemini to Europe, getting the ship out of the Asia market for the summer, although deployment is not confirmed.

Finally, Costa has announced its Costa Victoria will head to Japan for a 60-day period, operating 10 cruises sourcing Japanese passengers next summer for an estimated double-occupancy capacity of 19,280 passengers. In China, sailing shorter cruises, the ship would have carried an estimated 25,147 passengers.

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