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Princess names Chinese year-round ship Majestic Princess

Majestic Princess will also carry a Chinese name on the hull
Princess Cruises' newbuild, currently under construction at Fincantieri and a sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess, will be named Majestic Princess.

The ship will be based in China year-round beginning in summer 2017 and become the first vessel built specifically for Chinese guests incorporating a blend of international and Chinese features.

'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.
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 plc’s China employees, which has the suggestive meaning of 'Grand World' or 'Grand Spirit.'
The 143,000gt vessel will be home-ported in Shanghai, carrying 3,560 passengers for cruises to Japan and Korea, and will features the over-the-ocean SeaWalk, Princess Live! interactive studio and private dining experience Chef’s Table Lumiere.
'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.
The ship’s cuisine will span the globe, serving authentic dishes from Italy, France, North and South America, Southeast Asia, Japan and China.

The ship will also offer Princess’ signature Movies Under the Stars, and Princess Water Color Fantasy fountain and light show.  Accommodations will be configured to appeal to families and multigenerational travelers; all outside staterooms will have private balconies. Additional details about the new ship’s features and deployment schedule will be announced over the coming months.