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Majestic start as the first Princess of China sets sail

Majestic Princess was beginning her maiden voyage from Shanghai today following her christening on Sunday by Chinese basketball stars Yao Ming and his wife Ye Li.

She is carrying 3,560 guests to a variety of cruise destinations as Princess Cruises fulfils its China ambitions.

Majestic Princess naming ceremony
Basketball stars Yao Ming and his wife Ye Li name Majestic Princess in Shanghai

“Majestic Princess, our new flagship, is a perfect demonstration of an ’East meets West’ international cruise vacation experience” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.

“Representing more than 50 years of experience, we are confident Majestic Princess has redefined the luxury cruising experience.”

Arnold Donald, president of parent company Carnival Corporation, said: “We believe all Chinese families will appreciate the value of cruising as a new vacation option and create life-long memories from their experiences aboard Majestic Princess.”

The new cruise ship features include:

  • Two specialty dinner menus designed exclusively for Princess by Michelin star-awarded chefs Emmanuel Renaut (La Mer) and Richard Chen (Harmony)
  • The largest duty-free shops at sea
  • The most technologically-advanced, immersive musical and cinematic production at sea, “Fantastic Journey,” featuring drones and state-of-the-art video mapping
  • A new youth program, Camp Discovery, for Chinese children
  • In 2018, two 14-day Grand Asia voyage sailings between Shanghai and Singapore will be available to guests throughout the world on Majestic Princess.

    These sailings will visit Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, including spending more time ashore on the late night call in Hong Kong.

    The first voyage departs Shanghai on February 25, 2018, with the second departing Singapore on March 11, 2018.

    Princess Cruises will also call Australia home from September 2018 to March 2019. Majestic Princess will sail itineraries from Sydney and Auckland on voyages from 6 to 13 days in length, and will call in ports at destinations including New Zealand, Tasmania, Fiji and other islands in the South Pacific.

    Posted on 11th July 2017 at 03:54 pm in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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