The Majestic Princess has been delivered from the shipyard to the cruise line and all set for business.
The cruise ship which has been purpose-built for the Chinese market has been delivered to Princess Cruises. A handover ceremony took place at the Fincantierti shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy which was attended by executives. Majestic Princess is the first ever cruise ship built for the cruise line just for the Chinese market.
Jan Swartz Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia group president, said:
“Majestic Princess has arrived and we are thrilled to add this new jewel to our crown representing the newest, most stylish and most luxurious flagship to our fleet. We are ready to deliver an exceptional international cruise vacation experience to our guests.”
After the successful handover from Fincantieri, Majestic Princess sets sail on a preview cruise (March 31 to April 4) that will include loyal Princess guests, international media, travel agent partners and brand partners from around the world, including many guests from China.
Departing April 4, 2017, the 143,000-ton Majestic Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage, a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise roundtrip from Rome with stops in Kotor and Corfu. Following her maiden cruise, Majestic Princess will tour Europe, offering guests a chance to experience the ship on 7-, 14-, 21- and 28-day cruises departing from Rome, Barcelona or Athens.
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri’s Chief Executive Officer and SEVP Merchant Ships Business Unit ad interim, said:
“Fincantieri proudly delivers Majestic Princess today to our long-term partner, Princess Cruises. The collaboration between Fincantieri, Carnival Corporation & plc and Princess Cruises to tailor Majestic Princess for China makes her special for us. We are proud to deliver this stunningly beautiful luxury cruise liner and highly value the partnership we have with Princess Cruises dating back to the 1980’s. We will continue to deliver increasingly sophisticated ships in the future that serve the needs of our partners and their treasured guests.”
On May 21, Majestic Princess will embark on the “Silk Road Sea Route” a 49-day journey from Rome to Shanghai. During the voyage she will visit a total of 22 ports including Athens, Dubai, Cochin, Singapore, Port Klang and Xiamen before arriving in Shanghai, her new homeport in China. Majestic Princess will begin her first cruise from China on July 11 carrying 3,560 guests to a variety of cruise destinations.