Majestic Princess will continue sailing from Shanghai throughout 2017 and until the end of March 2018. The ship will then provide homeport cruises from Taiwan beginning mid-March 2018 through mid-July, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman said.
After that, Majestic Princess will return to Shanghai for summer 2018 before positioning to Australia at the end of August to operate in the austral summer there until March 2019. Then it's back to Shanghai.
The deployment changes seem to spring from the desire to expose new markets to the line's latest and greatest vessel.
The spokeswoman told Seatrade Cruise News the company is pleased Majestic Princess is being 'so well-received with the ship sailing with high guest load factors during her inaugural Asia homeport season.'
The Taiwan deployment follows the line's desire to provide 'our newest and best product to guests in key homeport markets,' the spokeswoman added.
'Princess Cruises remains committed to deployment in mainland China, as well as other homeports in the region,' she said, 'and will increase our presence within Asia as we continue to review our options throughout the region over time.'