Keeping in trend with its aristocratic family of names, Princess Cruises new ship will be named Majestic Princess. Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy Majestic Princess is a sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess and will be based in China year-round starting in summer 2017. The 143,000-tonne vessel will be homeported in Shanghai with 3560 guests for cruises to Japan and Korea. This is also the first vessel built to appeal the Chinese cruisers and will also carry a Chinese name on the hull 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ Haò) which has been interpreted by Carnival plc’s China employees which means “Grand World” or “Grand Spirit.”
“Royal Princess and Regal Princess were named after iconic previous vessels, while Majestic Princess will carry a name that was chosen by our global employees,” said Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises. “The name Majestic Princess is well suited to the Princess Cruises experience in China, and she will offer a truly magnificent experience to our Chinese guests,” said Ms Jan Swartz, Executive Vice President of Princess Cruises.
The Majestic Princess will offer all distinctive features of Princess Cruises, including multi-storey atrium serving as the social hub of the ship; the unique over-the-ocean SeaWalk – a glass-floor walkway extending more than eight metres beyond the edge of the ship; the Princess Live! interactive studio; and the special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds guests in a curtain of light.
“We’re excited that Shanghai will be welcoming this newest, most advanced addition to the Princess fleet, as it represents our brand’s long-term commitment to the continuing growth of the China market,” Ms Swartz said.
From World Leaders Dinner to Traditional English Afternoon Tea, luxurious dining experiences such as the Lobster Grill and an ocean view hot pot dinner option besides cuisines from Italy, France, North and South America, Southeast Asia, Japan and China, Majestic Princess will feature all the Princess Class enhancements for Chinese and international travellers.
Guests will enjoy a festival celebrating dance, music and crafts of exotic cultures; an array of international guest entertainers; and Las Vegas-style production shows starring a cast of singers and dancers from around the world.
“Majestic Princess will allow us to bring the best the world has to offer to more Chinese guests, for an unparalleled premium and international vacation, inspired by our passion for the many places we sail,” said Ms Swartz.