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Fri, 9 October 2015

Carnival Building Cruise Ship Designed Specifically for Chinese Guests

Carnival has confirmed today that the cruise ship now under construction for its Princess Cruises brand, a sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess, will be named Majestic Princess.

The new ship will be based in China year-round beginning in summer 2017 and will be Carnival’s first vessel built specifically for Chinese guests.

“Royal Princess and Regal Princess were named after iconic previous vessels, while Majestic Princess will carry a name that was chosen by our global employees,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “The name Majestic Princess is well suited to the Princess Cruises experience in China, and she will offer a truly magnificent experience to our Chinese guests.”

Befitting her dedication to the Chinese market, 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’s Chinese employees, which has the suggestive meaning of “Grand World” or “Grand Spirit”.

The 143,000-ton vessel, Majestic Princess, is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. She will be home-ported in Shanghai, carrying 3,560 guests for cruises to Japan and Korea.

The Majestic Princess will feature a multi-floor atrium serving as the social hub of the ship; the unique over-the-ocean SeaWalk - a glass-floor walkway extending 8 meters (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. The ship will also offer Princess’ signature Movies Under the Stars, with the largest outdoor screen at sea, and the exciting Princess Water Color Fantasy fountain and light show.

Accommodation will be configured to appeal to families and multi-generational travelers; all outside staterooms will have private balconies.

“We’re excited that Shanghai will be welcoming this newest, most advanced addition to the Princess fleet, as it represents our brand’s long-term commitment to the continuing growth of the China market,” said Swartz. 

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