Princess Cruises to deploy three ships in Taiwan in 2018

Princess Cruises to deploy three ships in Taiwan in 2018
Majestic Princess has commenced her inaugural homeporting season in Keelung (Image: Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises is to deploy three ships in Taiwan for the first time in 2018.

Sun Princess, Majestic Princess and Diamond Princess will offer a combined total of more than 50 sailings, providing 140,000 domestic guests and 14,000 fly-cruise international tourists with itineraries to Japan. Majestic Princess, the newest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, will provide half of these voyages.

Majestic Princess has already commenced her inaugural homeporting season in Keelung, Taipeiand will sail three- to seven-night roundtrips from Taiwan to Japan between April and July. She will visit ports in Japan such as Okinawa, Ishigaki, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima and Kochi. The key highlights will be the spring and summer flower festival cruises when the 143,000gt vessel, which can accommodate 3,560 guests, is expected to attract more than 8,000 visitors to the Port of Keelung in a single day.

“The fly-cruise packages appeal to our guests from Southeast Asia as they do not have to fly too far to experience a Royal-class ship such as Majestic Princess, which has been proven popular with our Asian guests who enjoy the many new facilities tailored specially for Asians,” said Farriek Tawfik, director for Southeast Asia at Princess Cruises.

The 2,419-passenger Sun Princess will also homeport in Keelung after completing her dry dock in Singapore this July. She will sail from the port until September.

Meanwhile, Diamond Princess will offer a series of autumn foliage itineraries to Japan’s major cities, including Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Okinawa.

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Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson
Monday, April 23, 2018