Princess Cruises has announced the addition of two 14-day Grand Asia voyages sailing between Shanghai and Singapore on the fleet's newest ship, Majestic Princess. The sailings will visit Japan, South Korea and Thailand in 2018, including spending more time ashore on a late night call in Hong Kong. The first voyage departs Shanghai on February 25, 2018, with the second departing Singapore on March 11, 2018.
Majestic Princess offers two new restaurant concepts, La Mer and Harmony. La Mer is billed as an updated Parisian bistro experience with a fine dining dinner menu - complete with authentic French cuisine made by three Michelin-star chef Emmanuel Renaut. Harmony is a specialty restaurant with a Cantonese dinner menu designed by Michelin-star chef Richard Chen. In addition, guests can also try Gong Cha, the Chinese-style bubble milk tea; the authentic American steakhouse experience at Crown Grill; Lobster Grill and Dim Sum Bar. The ship also has 1,000 square meters of designer shopping, the cruise line's largest ever thermal suite and the Seawalk, an over-the-ocean glass walkway.
On May 21, Majestic Princess will embark on the Silk Road Sea Route, a 49-day journey from Rome to Shanghai. During the voyage, it will visit a total of 22 ports including Athens, Dubai, Cochin, Singapore, Port Klang and Xiamen before arriving in Shanghai, its new homeport in China. Majestic Princess will begin its first cruise from China on July 11 with 3,560 guests.
From September 2018 to March 2019, the Majestic Princess will be homeported in Sydney, Australia.