Princess Cruises has named the third Royal class cruise ship which is currently still under construction. Say hello to Majestic Princess, a ship built for the Chinese cruise market.
The new ship will be the sister to Royal Princess and Regal Princess with a similar design. Majestic Princess will have features just for the Chinese market. The cruise line has gone one step further by giving the vessel a Chinese name. Majestic Princess will be named 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ Haò) in Chinese and it will be painted on the vessels hull. Carnival Corporation’s Chinese employees have said the name means “Grand World” or “Grand Spirit.”
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises said:
“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, 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,”
Majestic Princess is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. Once completed the ship will be 143,000 gross tons and will carry 3,560 passengers. The third Royal class ship will be home-ported in Shanghai where she will sail to Japan and Korea.
Jan Swartz also added:
“Every day, around the world, our guests create lifelong memories from authentic experiences while enjoying freshly made cuisine designed to bring each destination to life,” added Swartz. “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.”
The large ship will showcase Princess Cruises across Asia with the cruise lines unique on-board features and experiences. One of the highlights to delight Chinese guests is the SeaWalk which is a glass-floor walkway extending 8 meters (28 feet) beyond the edge of the ship. Five star dining will be offered to guests from all over the world and of course a Casino which Chinese people love so much.
Majestic Princess will begin sailing year-round from Shanghai, China in Summer 2017.