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Apollo announces contract to service Ocean Star Cruises

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – April 15, 2011 – OS Ship Services S. de R.L., an affiliate of Apollo Ship Chandlers, Inc. has agreed a multi-year contract with new Mexican cruise line Ocean Star Cruises to provide food, beverage, and housekeeping services onboard the M/S Ocean Star Pacific, which commenced operations on April 10, 2011. OS Ship Services S. de R.L. will provide a full complement of management services, including service, personnel and provisions onboard.

Ocean Star Cruises has recently launched operations with the aim of tapping the Mexican national market, offering a completely Mexican product, and providing the opportunity for Mexican guests to sail without the need for passport or visa.
The M/S Ocean Star Pacific is offering a range of voyages on the Pacific coast, with embarkation points available in both Acapulco and Manzanillo. Three restaurants will offer a wide choice of dining options, including a la carte, buffet style, and open air choices, with a range of national, international, and healthy eating dishes.

OS Ship Services S. de R.L., headquartered in Mexico, is fully committed to providing a ‘national’ product for the Mexican market, with Spanish speaking crew, and agreements in place with many local suppliers of popular Mexican food and beverage items, including an exclusive contract to provide Grupo Modelo beers onboard.

Apollo will draw on decades of international experience to ensure that the quality for which the Apollo group is famous will be a key part of the success of Ocean Star Cruises in the years to come.

For more information, contact Giselle St. Onge, Corporate Communications, saintonge@apolloships.com or visit www.apolloships.com