Majestic Princess offers various features tailored specifically for the Asian market (Image: Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess is to homeport in Taiwan and Australia for the first time in 2018, enabling Asian travellers to embark on cruises from departure ports that are closer to home.
The 3,560-guest Majestic Princess was launched in March 2017 and offers various features tailored specifically for the Asian market.
“Guests will no longer need to travel to Europe or the Americas to experience cruises on a Royal-Class ship offering luxurious accommodation and world-class facilities,” said Farriek Tawfik, director of Southeast Asia at Princess Cruises. “Taiwan, Japan and Australasia are very popular cruise destinations amongst guests in this region as these ports are closer to home and easy to reach. As such, these new itineraries are expected to be very well received.”
In February 2018, Majestic Princess will embark on a 14-day Grand Asia voyage between Shanghai and Singapore, visiting Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, including late night calls in Hong Kong. The return voyage to Shanghai will depart Singapore in March.
From April to July 2018, Majestic Princess will homeport in Keelung in Taipei, Taiwan and offer three- to four-day sailings to Okinawa and Ishigaki in Japan. The ship will also sail five- to seven-day voyages to several Japanese ports, such as Kagoshima, Ishigaki, Kochi, Hiroshima and Miyazaki.
In August 2018, Majestic Princess will sail a 20-day Asia and Australia voyage from Shanghai, China and call at ports in South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Australian ports of Darwin and Brisbane. Guests can also opt to sail into Sydney.
Majestic Princess will then be based in Sydney from September 2018 until March 2019, offering 6- to 13-day itineraries to various ports in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Highlights will include scenic cruising in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and visits to various ports in Tasmania.