Princess Cruises has announced that its upcoming China-based cruise ship will be named the Majestic Princess. The new vessel, which is a sister ship to the Royal Princess and Regal Princess, will be based in China year-round beginning in summer 2017 and become the first vessel built specifically for Chinese guests.
Majestic Princess will also carry a Chinese name on the hull, 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ Haò) – an interpretation selected by Carnival plc's China employees, which has the suggestive meaning of "Grand World" or "Grand Spirit."
Majestic Princess is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. It will be home-ported in Shanghai, carrying 3,560 guests for cruises to Japan and Korea, and will offer many of the signature features from Royal Princess and Regal Princess. These include a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social hub of the ship; the over-the-ocean SeaWalk - a glass-floor walkway extending 28 feet 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.
Like all Princess cruises in China, Majestic Princess will showcase the brand's Princess Class experience, designed specifically for the Chinese market. Delivered by the ship's international crew, these Princess Class enhancements include events like the World Leaders Dinner and Traditional English Afternoon Tea; special culinary experiences such as the Lobster Grill, Ultimate Balcony Dining, and an ocean-view hot pot dinner option; and a duty-free shopping experience with leading designer brands.
The ship will also offer Movies Under the Stars on its outdoor screen, as well as the Princess WaterColor Fantasy fountain and light show. Accommodations will be configured to appeal to families and multi-generational travelers; all outside staterooms will have private balconies. Additional details about the new ship's features and deployment schedule will be announced over the coming months.