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Current itinerary of Majestic Princess
Majestic Princess current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera. Prices start from USD 469 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Jan, 2022 and ends on 29 Jan, 2022.
|Date / Time||Port|
|22 Jan 16:00||Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels|
|25 Jan 08:00 - 18:00||Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Riviera|
|26 Jan 07:00 - 17:00||Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Riviera|
|27 Jan 07:00 - 13:00||Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico|
|29 Jan||Arriving in Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels|
Specifications of Majestic Princess
|Year built||2017 / Age: 5|
|Flag state||United Kingdom|
|Builder||Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)|
|Building cost||EUR 650 million (USD 760 million)|
|Owner||Carnival Corporation & PLC|
|Speed||23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph|
|Length (LOA)||330 m / 1083 ft|
|Beam (width)||47 m / 154 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||142714 gt|
|Passengers||3560 - 4272|
|Decks with cabins||8|
|Sister-ships||Discovery Princess, Enchanted Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Sky Princess, P&O Britannia|
|Christened by||Yao Ming and Ye Li|
Majestic Princess Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2021 Dec 29||10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez||Los Angeles||$729|
|2022 Jan 08||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$479|
|2022 Jan 15||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$459|
|2022 Jan 22||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$469|
|2022 Jan 29||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$449|
|2022 Feb 05||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$409|
|2022 Feb 12||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$439|
|2022 Feb 19||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$429|
|2022 Feb 26||7 days, round-trip Love Boat Themed Cruise To Mexico Celebrating Gavin MacLeod||Los Angeles||$449|
|2022 Mar 05||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$449|
|2022 Mar 12||7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast||Los Angeles||$449|
|2022 Mar 19||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$449|
|2022 Mar 26||7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast||Los Angeles||$449|
|2022 Apr 02||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$549|
|2022 Apr 09||7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast||Los Angeles||$479|
|2022 Apr 16||7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera||Los Angeles||$499|
|2022 Apr 23||7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast||Los Angeles||$479|
|2022 Apr 30||7 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver||Los Angeles||$499|
|2022 May 07||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$539|
|2022 May 07||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1263|
|2022 May 14||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$569|
|2022 May 21||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$619|
|2022 May 21||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1339|
|2022 May 28||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$719|
|2022 Jun 04||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$769|
|2022 Jun 04||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1599|
|2022 Jun 11||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$839|
|2022 Jun 18||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$819|
|2022 Jun 18||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1799|
|2022 Jun 25||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$969|
|2022 Jul 02||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$969|
|2022 Jul 02||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1899|
|2022 Jul 09||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$919|
|2022 Jul 16||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$869|
|2022 Jul 16||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1839|
|2022 Jul 23||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$969|
|2022 Jul 30||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$819|
|2022 Jul 30||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1739|
|2022 Aug 06||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$919|
|2022 Aug 13||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$819|
|2022 Aug 13||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1739|
|2022 Aug 20||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$919|
|2022 Aug 27||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$769|
|2022 Aug 27||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1539|
|2022 Sep 03||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$769|
|2022 Sep 10||10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park||Vancouver||$1199|
|2022 Sep 20||4 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles||Vancouver||$369|
|2022 Sep 20||26 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland||Vancouver||$2619|
|2022 Sep 20||30 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney||Vancouver||$2759|
|2022 Sep 24||22 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Auckland||Los Angeles||$1999|
|2022 Sep 24||26 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney||Los Angeles||$2389|
|2022 Oct 16||4 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney||Auckland||$394|
|2022 Oct 20||11 days, round-trip Queensland||Sydney||$1259|
|2022 Oct 31||12 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1359|
|2022 Nov 12||8 days, round-trip Tasmania||Sydney||$1079|
|2022 Nov 20||5 days, round-trip Tasmania||Sydney||$599|
|2022 Nov 25||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1499|
|2022 Dec 08||13 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific||Sydney||$1429|
|2022 Dec 21||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1879|
|2023 Jan 03||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1679|
|2023 Jan 16||13 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney||$1529|
|2023 Jan 29||13 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney||Auckland||$1579|
|2023 Feb 11||13 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific||Sydney||$1429|
|2023 Feb 24||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1479|
|2023 Mar 09||13 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific||Sydney||$1429|
|2023 Mar 22||10 days, round-trip Queensland||Sydney||$1149|
|2023 Apr 01||3 days, round-trip Australia Getaway||Sydney||$329|
|2023 Apr 04||7 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney||$849|
|2023 Apr 04||27 days, one-way from Sydney to Los Angeles||Sydney||$3399|
|2023 Apr 04||31 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver||Sydney||$3799|
|2023 Apr 11||20 days, one-way from Auckland to Los Angeles||Auckland||$2549|
|2023 Apr 11||24 days, one-way from Auckland to Vancouver||Auckland||$3649|
|2023 May 01||4 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver||Los Angeles||$399|
|2023 May 05||8 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip Vancouver||Vancouver||$929|
|2023 May 13||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$719|
|2023 May 13||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1429|
|2023 May 20||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$819|
|2023 May 27||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$769|
|2023 May 27||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1529|
|2023 Jun 03||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$869|
|2023 Jun 10||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$819|
|2023 Jun 10||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1669|
|2023 Jun 17||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$969|
|2023 Jun 24||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$919|
|2023 Jun 24||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1809|
|2023 Jul 01||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$1019|
|2023 Jul 08||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$919|
|2023 Jul 08||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1859|
|2023 Jul 15||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$1069|
|2023 Jul 22||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$919|
|2023 Jul 22||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1859|
|2023 Jul 29||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$1069|
|2023 Aug 05||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1859|
|2023 Aug 05||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$919|
|2023 Aug 12||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$1069|
|2023 Aug 19||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1719|
|2023 Aug 19||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$869|
|2023 Aug 26||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$969|
|2023 Sep 02||14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure||Vancouver||$1579|
|2023 Sep 02||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier||Vancouver||$819|
|2023 Sep 09||7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver||Whittier||$869|
|2023 Sep 16||10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park||Vancouver||$1299|
|2023 Oct 03||32 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney||Vancouver||$2619|
|2023 Oct 03||27 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland||Vancouver||$2209|
|2023 Oct 03||5 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles||Vancouver||$469|
|2023 Oct 08||27 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney||Los Angeles||$2159|
|2023 Oct 08||22 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Auckland||Los Angeles||$1789|
|2023 Oct 30||5 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney||Auckland||$569|
|2023 Nov 04||3 days, round-trip Sapphire Coast Getaway||Sydney||$279|
|2023 Nov 07||13 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific||Sydney||$1259|
|2023 Nov 20||7 days, round-trip Tasmania||Sydney||$839|
|2023 Nov 27||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1199|
|2023 Dec 10||12 days, round-trip South Australia||Sydney||$1169|
|2023 Dec 22||14 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1779|
|2024 Jan 05||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1479|
|2024 Jan 18||13 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific||Sydney||$1239|
|2024 Jan 31||10 days, round-trip Queensland||Sydney||$1039|
|2024 Feb 10||13 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific||Sydney||$1239|
|2024 Feb 23||7 days, one-way from Sydney to Eden||Sydney||$839|
|2024 Mar 01||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1249|
|2024 Mar 14||4 days, round-trip Tasmania Getaway||Sydney||$359|
|2024 Mar 18||13 days, round-trip New Zealand||Sydney||$1329|
|2024 Mar 31||10 days, round-trip Queensland||Sydney||$1029|
|2024 Apr 10||21 days, one-way from Sydney to Hong Kong||Sydney||$1539|
|2024 Apr 10||8 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle||Sydney||$699|
|2024 Apr 10||4 days, one-way from Sydney to Adelaide||Sydney||$369|
|2024 Apr 10||2 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne||Sydney||$189|
|2024 Apr 12||19 days, one-way from Melbourne to Hong Kong||Melbourne||$1409|
|2024 Apr 14||17 days, one-way from Adelaide to Hong Kong||Adelaide||$1289|
|2024 Apr 18||13 days, one-way from Fremantle to Hong Kong||Fremantle||$969|
Majestic Princess Review
Review of Majestic Princess
The 2017-built Majestic Princess cruise ship is the 3rd Royal-class vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet, together with the fleet mates Royal Princess (2013), Regal Princess (2014), Sky Princess (2019), Enchanted Princess (2021) and Discovery Princess (2022). One more vessel of the same class will be constructed for Princess, with a scheduled launch in 2022. From the same class is also the P&O UK ship Britannia (2015).
History - construction and ownership
Princess Cruises is a US shipping company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the world's largest passenger shipping company. Among Princess Cruises assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 mi) from Nassau.
The 3560-passenger ship Majestic Princess is among the largest liners. The liner carries the Chinese name - Sheng Shigrave; Gong Zhu Hao on its hull, chosen by Carnival Corporation's Chinese employees. It is translated as “Grand World” (or “Grand Spirit”).
Signature features of sister-ships Regal and Royal include multiple dining venues; cantilevered SkyWalk; multi-story atrium; outdoor cinema Movies Under the Stars; adults-only Sanctuary complex. Tai Chi at sea, ballroom dancing, Chinese satellite TV channels and subtitled Hollywood movies are among the Chinese experiences of “Princess Class”, rolled out to the local cruise market.
Princess Cruises announced on February 8, 2016, on Chinese New Year, that its first cruise ship designed and built specifically for the China market, Majestic Princess (盛世公主号), is also the fleet's first vessel with the company's new livery design.
Also on February 8, 2016, the new ship reached a significant construction milestone when Majestic Princess “floated out” in its building dock at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The ship met the ocean for the first time and the occasion was marked by a traditional ceremony.
Majestic Princess was scheduled for delivery on April 4, 2017, in Civitavecchia-Rome. The ship (homeported in Shanghai China) offers many of the same special features as Regal Princess and Royal Princess. Among those are a multistory atrium serving as a social hub; a top-deck glass-bottomed over-the-ocean SeaWalk (extending 28ft beyond the ship's edge), Princess Live! (interactive studio), Chef’s Table Lumiere (private dining room).
Majestic Princess has new venues created specifically for China's cruising market.
Decks and Cabins
Majestic Princess staterooms (1780 total, in 38 categories) include 350 Suites, 1088 Balcony and 342 Inside cabins, in 38 categories. The ship has no Oceanview cabins. Most outside accommodations (1438) have private step-out balconies. The ship also has 36 wheelchair-accessible cabins. The largest are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2 / 44 m2 plus 210 ft2 / 20 m2 terrace).
The boat has 18 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
There are many for-fee dining options onboard Majestic Princess, but guests who would rather not pay are offered enough quality and variety to satisfy. Those who prefer tradition can choose between the three main dining rooms.
World Fresh Marketplace is the buffet option, providing a more casual vibe. Passengers who want to have lunch in their swimsuits can take a burger from Trident Grill or a slice at Prego Pizzeria. Indoors, Alfredo's features delicious calzones, salads and thin-crust pizza.
Majestic Princess boasts two new restaurant concepts, Harmony and La Mer. Harmony is a modern speciality restaurant with a sophisticated Cantonese dinner menu by Michelin-star chef Richard Chen. La Mer offers authentic Parisian bistro experience with a fine dining dinner menu featuring French cuisine by three Michelin-star chef Emmanuel Renaut. Together, the two venues present passengers with exceptional Chinese and French dining experiences.
In addition, Majestic Princess guests also have the chance to taste Gong Cha, Chinese-style bubble milk tea, Crown Grill authentic American steakhouse experience, Lobster Grill & Dim Sum Bar, along with Alfredo's with "The Best Pizza at Sea".
Follows the complete list of Majestic Princess restaurants and food bars.
- Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian speciality restaurant, a la carte: offers 3-course Italian/seafood menu; open between 6 p.m. -11 p.m., reservations recommended)
- La Mer by Three-Michelin Star Chef Emmanuel Renaut offers casual, French bistro-style dining with a contemporary twist inspired by the flavours of the French Alps and contrasts from the ocean. La Mer carries a cover charge of US$35 per person.
- Dining Room (midship location; offers “Anytime Dining” for Dinner; with “Wine Cellar” area serving “Wine Maker’s Dinner” for $40, capacity 12 guests)
- Harmony (haute cuisine Cantonese restaurant, developed in partnership with Chef Richard Chen - Wynn Las Vegas' Wing Lei)
- Alfredo’s Pizzeria (121-seat; the largest complimentary pizzeria at sea)
- Dining Room (forward Dining Room; offers “Anytime Dining” 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
- Dining Room (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.; “Chef’s Table” private dining for $115, 12 guests)
- Ocean Terrace (speciality seafood bar)
- Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
- Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
- Calypso Cabana (food bar offering picnic baskets, desserts, champagne and wine packages)
- World Fresh Marketplace / The Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; "East Meets West" street food counter is an addition to the buffet)
- Swirls Bar (ice cream).
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
The bulk of performance action takes place in Majestic's Princess Theater, situated on decks 6 and 7. The entertainment is excellent and varied, with a beat that is quite innovative. In addition to the production shows, the Princess theatre hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.
The Shops of Princess provide the highest quality products from name-brand manufacturers, including the luxury brands Cartier, Chopard, Bulgari, EFFY. As a "Chinese cruise ship", Majestic Princess also has karaoke rooms (each furnished with sofas, large TV, mini-bar) and new for Princess Cruises dining options (Cantonese restaurant, noodle bar, lobster bar, dim sum bar, French bistro).
Follows the complete list of Majestic Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
- Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight photo studio; Platinum Studio
- International Cafe (24-hour speciality coffee bar and patisserie)
- Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
- Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
- Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
- Princess Majestic Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
- Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
- Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchill’s Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellini’s Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
- Princess Majestic Casino
- Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
- Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
- Wedding Chapel
- Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
- The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade); Teen Center; Youth Center; Remix Disco & Lounge (teen club)
- The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area)
- SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
- Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
- Princess Majestic Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track.
Majestic Princess itinerary program was initially based on year-round Asian cruises - from China to Japan and South Korea, with roundtrip departures from homeport Shanghai China. Following the Coronavirus crisis in 2020, for season 2021-2022 Majestic Princess cruises along the US West Coast (California) and Mexico Riviera with 7-day roundtrip itineraries from homeport Los Angeles.
In 2018, the ship had scheduled two 14-day Grand Asia cruises between Shanghai and Singapore. Available to both Chinese and international cruise tourists, these 2018 itineraries visit South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan, including a late-night visit to Hong Kong. The first cruise departs Shanghai on February 25, the second departs Singapore on March 11.
During season 2018-2019 (September 2018 through March 2019), the ship was homeported in Sydney NSW Australia. This made it the ever-largest Princess vessel to operate on the Australia-New Zealand market. After the Australian deployment, the ship returned to China. During the inaugural Australian season, Majestic Princess had scheduled a total of 16 itineraries to South Pacific Island destinations (Fiji, NZ, Tasmania), plus 2 repositioning cruises - southbound (Shanghai to Sydney) and northbound (Sydney to Hong Kong).
In 2018 (April through July), the ship was homeported in Keelung Taiwan for 3-4-night roundtrips - short-breaks and longer itineraries (to Japan and China). Following the Taiwan-based program, the liner returned to Shanghai, then was deployed in Australia (September 2018 through March 2019).
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The vessel's powerplant includes four Wartsila marine diesel engines (model 46F, 2x 12V and 2x 14V) with combined power output 62,4 MW (83,700 hp). The propulsion system is based on two azipods with combined power output 18 MW (24,000 hp). Fun facts: It takes 3 million man-hours to build a Royal-class liner. For its construction are used 37,000 tons of steel. For instance, about 12,000 tons of steel were used for constructing the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The paint used for the vessel is 95,000 gallons (360,000 L), which is two times more than the quantity consumed for Golden Gate Bridge (re-painted annually). The electrical cables wiring the whole vessel are long 2484 ml (4000 km) which is enough to link NYC with LA.
After Ovation of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), Majestic is the world's second cruise vessel specifically designed for Chinese passengers. It even has an alternative name in Mandarin - "Sheng Shigrave; Gong Zhu Hao" (meaning "Grand Spirit").
On July 10, 2015, was held vessel's keel-laying ceremony at Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard. With the first keel block laid officially started the construction. The liner was delivered on March 29, 2017. The ceremony was attended by Micky Arison (Carnival Corporation's Chairman), Arnold Donald (Carnival Corporation's CEO), Stein Kruse (Holland America's CEO), Jan Swartz (Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia's President). Giampiero Massolo (Fincantieri's Chairman) and Giuseppe Bono (Fincantieri's CEO). It was mentioned at the delivery ceremony that between 1990-2017, Fincantieri has built 77 cruise ships (of which 54 between 2002-2017), plus other 30 vessels under construction.
On November 3, 2016, the sistership's construction officially started with the steel cutting ceremony at Fincantieri's shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. Fun fact is that in the period 1990-2016, Fincantieri constructed a total of 101 cruise ships.
On May 25, 2017, started the 37-day long relocation cruise from Europe to China (Civitavecchia-Rome to Shanghai via Suez Canal). The voyage featured the cultural exchange program "Telling the Chinese Story along the Silk Road Sea Route". The repositioning cruise featured numerous themed onboard events and live performances, among which were the "Ansai Youth Waist Drum" and "Luochuan Youth Yangge Dance" teams, "China National Orchestra", "China National Opera And Dance Drama Theater". This absolutely unique onboard enrichment program was enjoyed all the way to China by the ship's lucky 6500+ passengers. Along the reposition itinerary, the cruise ship called at a total of 22 "Silk Road" ports in Greece, Egypt, UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China (Xiamen was the ever first Chinese cruise port visited), Taiwan, Japan, South Korea. For the list of ports of call see in the "inaugural cruise itineraries" tables that follow.
On July 9, 2017, in Shanghai China was held the vessel's christening ceremony lead by the Chinese godparents Yao Ming (Houston Rockets' basketball legend) and his wife - Ye Li. Yao Ming is an 8-time NBA All-Star with Houston Rockets and inductee into NBA Hall of Fame. The godfather-godmother couple established "The Yao Foundation" following the 2008 earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan Province. The organization built a total of 23 primary schools in the region and also extends sports education to the region's youth through basketball-related projects. The ship's naming ceremony was attended by Wang Hong (Baoshan District's party secretary and Shanghai International Cruise Business Institute's general director), Arnold Donald; (Carnival Corporation's President and CEO), Jan Swartz (Princess Cruises' and Carnival Australia's group president), as well as Chinese travel agent partners and Chinese media representatives.
Majestic Princess' Asian itinerary program (from homeport Shanghai) started on July 11, 2017. In 2018, the liner had scheduled two 14-day "Grand Asia" itineraries between Shanghai and Singapore. Both cruises visit ports in Korea, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, with longer port times. The first "Grand Asia" cruise departs from Shanghai on February 25, 2018. The 2nd "Grand Asia" voyage leaves from Singapore on March 11, 2018.
Managed by Costa Asia, Majestic Princess passengers of Chinese origin were able to use their Alipay accounts to pay for onboard services and products. The 2017-signed partnership between Carnival Corporation and Ant Financial Services Group (subsidiary of Alibaba/China's biggest online trading company) enables Chinese cruise passengers on all Carnival Corp ships in Asia to use the Alipay mobile payment platform for onboard services and products (shopping, tours/excursions, food, drinks, etc). These expenditures are added to the passenger's cabin folio, then cleared via his/her Alipay account on a nightly basis.
"Love Boat" cruise 2022
On November 4, 2021, was announced "The Love Boat"-themed cruise on Majestic Princess scheduled for 2022-Q1.
Hosted by Jill Whelan (1968-born American actress who played "Vicki Stubing"/Captain's daughter in the TV series), the voyage will also feature as special guests The Love Boat actors Cynthia Lauren Tewes ("Julie McCoy"/Cruise Director), Bernie Kopell ("Adam Bricker"/aka "Doc"/Cruise Ship Doctor), Fred Grandy ("Burl Smith"/aka "Gopher"/Reception Purser) and Ted Lange ("Isaac Washington"/aka "Isaac"/Bartender).
The voyage will be a tribute to Gavin MacLeod (1931-2021) who played "Captain Merrill Stubing" (in the series) and served as Princess Cruises' brand ambassador in the period 1986-2021.
Onboard special activities include:
- Sailaway party, 1970s-themed Disco Party (on pool deck), vows renewal /group ceremony (on top-deck)
- Q&A sessions, cast photos, trivia games, themed merchandise
- Birthday celebration honoring Gavin MacLeod
- "Love Boat" themed dining menus and cocktails
- "The Love Boat" episodes (at the outdoor theater and on all cabin TVs)
Inaugural itineraries 2017
In October 2015 was officially announced, that the Princess Majestic ship would be deployed in Asia. After its launch in 2017, the ship operated a series of Spring 2017 Mediterranean cruises, then was repositioned from Europe to Asia via Suez Canal. The cruise ship was based in China for year-round roundtrip itineraries from homeport Shanghai, China. During summer the ship operates on roundtrip Australia-New Zealand and South Pacific Islands cruises from homeport Sydney AU, with Australia-Asia relocation cruises.
Majestic Princess cruise itineraries include ports in Japan (Yokohama, Nagasaki, Kobe) and South Korea (Busan) and Hong Kong (China). In January 2017, the vessel successfully completed sea trials off Italy's coast.
The "Inaugural Cruise" (maiden voyage) started on April 4, 2017. The 5-night Adriatic Sea itinerary left out of Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome. The ship operates on 7-, 14-, 21- and 28-night long Mediterranean Sea itineraries departing from the ports of Barcelona Spain, Piraeus (Athens) Greece and Rome Italy, before the relocation to Asia through Suez Canal.
- April 4 ("Inaugural Cruise") - the 5-day Maiden Voyage is a round-trip out of Rome (port Civitavecchia) visiting Kotor (Montenegro) and Corfu (Greece).
- The ship's 2017 cruises in Europe (between April 9 and May 14, 2017) were available for booking on December 3, 2015.
- The other two largest Princess ships Royal and Regal were also deployed in Europe in 2017, respectively, in the Mediterranean Sea (Royal) and Baltic Sea (Regal).
Fun fact is that this Princess ship has a namesake - the 2013-launched "Majestic MAERSK". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 18,340 containers) and operated by MAERSK Line.
The following tables show the ship's Inaugural cruise itineraries with call ports, port times and USD prices per person (based on double occupancy inside cabin).
4-days Inaugural cruise from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome (from $420)
|Date / Time||Port|
|31 Mar||Departing from Trieste, Italy|
|02 Apr 07:00 - 16:00||Kotor, Montenegro|
|04 Apr||Arriving in Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy|
5-days Inaugural Mediterranean cruise round-trip from Rome (theme "Maiden Majestic Adriatic Sea", from $810)
|Date / Time||Port|
|04 Apr||Departing from Civitavecchia|
|06 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Kotor, Montenegro|
|07 Apr 08:00 - 18:00||Corfu Island, Greece|
|09 Apr||Arriving in Civitavecchia|
14-days Inaugural Western Mediterranean cruise round-trip from Rome (theme "Majestic West Med Medley", from $4120)
|Date / Time||Port|
|09 Apr||Departing from Civitavecchia|
|10 Apr 07:00 - 19:00||Livorno, Italy|
|11 Apr 07:00 - 18:00||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|12 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Toulon, France|
|14 Apr 07:00 - 16:00||Gibraltar, UK|
|15 Apr 13:00 - 19:00||Valencia, Spain|
|16 Apr 05:00 - 18:00||Barcelona, Spain|
|17 Apr 12:00 - 19:00||Cartagena, Spain|
|18 Apr 09:00 - 18:00||Gibraltar|
|20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00||Toulon, France|
|21 Apr 07:00 - 21:00||Genoa, Italy|
|22 Apr 07:00 - 19:00||Livorno, Italy|
|23 Apr||Arriving in Civitavecchia|
14-days Inaugural Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Barcelona visiting Greek Isles (from $3000)
|Date / Time||Port|
|23 Apr||Departing from Civitavecchia|
|24 Apr 12:00 - 20:00||Messina, Sicily Italy|
|26 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Kotor, Montenegro|
|27 Apr 07:00 - 16:00||Corfu Island, Greece|
|28 Apr 12:00 - 22:00||Chania, Crete Greece|
|29 Apr 07:00 - 18:00||Mykonos Island, Greece|
|30 Apr 04:00 - 19:00||Piraeus-Athens, Greece|
|02 May 07:00 - 16:00||Kotor, Montenegro|
|03 May 13:00 - 21:00||Katakolon-Olympia, Greece|
|04 May 12:00 - 21:00||Mykonos Island, Greece|
|05 May 08:00 - 19:00||Rhodes Island, Greece|
|06 May 08:00 - 17:00||Chios Island, Greece|
|07 May 04:00 - 19:00||Piraeus-Athens, Greece|
|08 May 07:00 - 19:00||Santorini Island, Greece|
|10 May 07:00 - 15:00||Kotor, Montenegro|
|11 May 12:00 - 20:00||Messina, Sicily Italy|
|12 May 07:00 - 19:00||Naples, Italy|
|14 May||Arriving in Barcelona, Spain|
56-days repositioning cruise from Europe to China (Barcelona to Shanghai, from $6900)
|Date / Time||Port|
|14 May||Departing from Barcelona|
|15 May 12:00 - 19:00||Cartagena, Spain|
|16 May 09:00 - 18:00||Gibraltar|
|18 May 08:00 - 18:00||Toulon, France|
|19 May 07:00 - 21:00||Genoa, Italy|
|20 May 07:00 - 19:00||Livorno, Italy|
|21 May 05:00 - 19:00||Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy|
|22 May 07:00 - 17:00||Naples, Italy|
|24 May 07:00 - 23:00||Piraeus-Athens, Greece|
|25 May 07:00 - 19:00||Santorini Island, Greece|
|26 May 23:00 - 17:00||Suez Canal|
|29 May 06:00 - 20:00||Aqaba, Jordan|
|05 Jun 08:00 - 23:00||Dubai, UAE|
|06 Jun 07:00 - 16:00||Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|10 Jun 08:00 - 18:00||Cochin, India|
|12 Jun 07:00 - 19:00||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|16 Jun 07:00 - 17:00||Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia|
|17 Jun 07:00 - 18:00||Port Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|18 Jun 07:00 - 18:00||Singapore|
|21 Jun 07:00 - 19:00||Laem Chabang-Bangkok, Thailand|
|23 Jun 07:00 - 18:00||Phu My-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|26 Jun 07:00 - 18:00||Xiamen, China|
|27 Jun 12:00 - 23:00||Hong Kong, China|
|30 Jun 07:00 - 18:00||Keelung-Taipei, Taiwan|
|03 Jul 06:00 - 22:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|05 Jul 07:00 - 16:00||Kobe-Osaka, Japan|
|07 Jul 12:00 - 22:00||Incheon-Seoul, South Korea|
|09 Jul||Arriving in Shanghai, China|