Majestic Princess makes maiden call to Penang and Singapore

Majestic Princess makes maiden call to Penang and Singapore
Majestic Princess berthed at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore (Image:Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises’ newest vessel Majestic Princess made her maiden calls in Penang, Malaysia on 16 June and Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on 18 June 2017.

Majestic Princess called into both ports with around 3,560 passengers as part of her two-part inaugural ‘Silk Road Sea Route’ voyage which started in Rome, Italy on 21 May and will finish in Shngahi, China on 9 July.

After embarking another ship-load of passengers, Majestic Princess departed Singapore for the second part of her inaugural voyage – a 21-day cruise to Shanghai via Bangkok, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City; Vietnam; Xiamen, China; Hong Kong; Yokohama and Osaka, Japan; and Incheon (Seoul), South Korea. Some guests have opted to sail the entire ‘Silk Road Sea Route’. Majestic Princess’s visit to Singapore closed Marine Bay Cruise Centre’s 2016-2017 cruise season.

“We are thrilled for Majestic Princess to call at Singapore,” said Farriek Tawfik, director of Southeast Asia at Princess Cruises. “The ship is fully booked with guests from across the world such as the US, UK, Australia and some are closer to home from Malaysia and Singapore. We are delighted these guests have shown great enthusiasm in wanting to sail on our new ship to try out her exciting new features which deliver an exceptional cruise experience.”

Majestic Princess is the third ship in Princess Cruises’ Royal-class ships, alongside Regal Princess and Royal Princess, and is the line’s first cruise ship to be designed specifically for Asian guests. The vessel offers multiple new innovations for Asian travellers.

“Majestic Princess is the newest, most stylish and most luxurious flagship in our fleet,” said Tawfik. “She is stunningly beautiful and is equipped with world-class facilities such as the largest duty-free shopping at sea, Princess Luxury Beds which are specially designed by a sleep specialist and dinner menus from Michelin-star awarded chefs.”

In early 2018, Majestic Princess is to sail two 14-day Grand Asia voyages between Shanghai, China and Singapore. Available to guests worldwide, both sailings will take guests to destinations in Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, and include a late-night call in Hong Kong. The first voyage departs Shanghai on 25 February, and the second will depart Singapore on 11 March. Majestic Princess will the start her deployment in Australia from September 2018 to March 2019, after which she will return to China.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, June 19, 2017