Princess Cruises has announced that its latest ship, the Majestic Princess, will be based in in Sydney, Australia, over the 2018-19 summer season. With a capacity of 3,560 guests, the Majestic Princess will be the largest Princess ship to ever sail in Australian waters. The newly launched ship sailed on its inaugural voyage from Italy on April 4, 2017. The Majestic Princess will offer cruises in Europe and China before heading to Sydney, where it will be homeported from September 2018 to March 2019.
During the ship's inaugural Australian season, Majestic Princess will sail on 16 cruises to destinations including Fiji, New Zealand and Tasmania as well as two Asia voyages between Shanghai and Sydney, and Sydney and Hong Kong. Fares start from $1,499 per person twin share for a balcony room on a six-night roundtrip cruise to Tasmania departing November 18, 2018.
Majestic Princess offers 13 dining options, including two restaurants with menus designed by Michelin-star chefs - Harmony by Chef Richard Chen and La Mer by Chef Emmanuel Renaut. 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. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations including suites, Club Class mini-suites and deluxe balcony rooms, with more than 80 percent of the ship's 1,780 staterooms offering private balconies.
The Majestic Princess deployment is part of Princess Cruises' 2018-19 Australia and New Zealand program, on sale April 13, 2017. The program offers almost 100 cruises on four Princess ships - Majestic Princess, Golden Princess, Sun Princess and Sea Princess - sailing from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Auckland over a seven-month period.