PHU MY, Vietnam (23 June, 2017) – Majestic Princess, the newest ship to join the Princess Cruises fleet, today made her maiden call to Vietnam, berthing at the Phu My Cruise Terminal. Majestic Princess brought 3,560 guests to Phu My where most of the guests disembarked the ship to enjoy the local culture, shopping and sight-seeing attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Majestic Princess – The newest and largest ship of Princess Cruise
Majestic Princess was launched on 31 March in Italy and sailed in the Mediterranean before embarking on the first part of her ‘Silk Road Sea Route’ – which was a 28-day journey which started on 21 May from Rome and reaching Singapore on 18 June.
Majestic Princess is now sailing the second part of this Silk Road voyage which is a 21-day journey from Singapore to Shanghai. Majestic Princess will make eight stops for this voyage of which Phu My is the second stop after Laem Chabang (Bangkok). The other ports of call include Xiamen, Hong Kong, Taipei, Yokohama, Osaka, Incheon and finally Shanghai on 9 July.
Stretching 1,083 feet (330 metres) long with 19 decks, the 143,000-tonne Majestic Princess is operated by Princess Cruises, which is owned by US-based Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel leisure company. The ship’s master is Captain Craig Street.
“We are thrilled for Majestic Princess to visit Phu My on her voyage to Shanghai. The ship is fully booked with guests from across the world such as USA, UK, Australia and some are closer to home from Asia. We are delighted these guests have shown great enthusiasm in wanting to sail on our new ship to try out her exciting new features which deliver an exceptional cruise experience,” said Farriek Tawfik, Director of Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.
Majestic Princess is the third ship in the Royal class of ships, representing the newest and largest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet, which includes the Regal Princess and Royal Princess.
“Majestic Princess is the newest, most stylish and most luxurious flagship in our fleet. She is stunningly beautiful and is equipped with world-class facilities such as the largest duty-free shopping at sea, Princess Luxury Beds which are specially designed by a sleep specialist and dinner menus from Michelin-star awarded chefs,” Mr. Tawfik added.
Majestic Princess features world-class dining and facilities onboard including amenities tailored for Asian guests
Majestic Princess promises the ultimate cruise vacation for Asian travelers, offering Princess Cruises’ renowned warm, welcoming, international service, now enhanced for our Asian travellers’ satisfaction – featuring two specialty dinner menus by Michelin star-awarded chefs; “Fantastic Journey,” the most technologically-advanced, immersive musical and cinematic production show at sea; and the Princess Luxury Bed developed with board-of-medicine certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus.
Majestic Princess offers facilities and amenities that appeal to Asian guests. The ship has the largest duty free shopping onboard any cruise ship, with nearly 1,100 square meters of luxury boutiques. In addition to Harmony Restaurant, it also has the Chopsticks Noodle Bar, Lobster & Dim Sum bar; karaoke suites; an indoor swimming pool called Hollywood Pool Club which turns into a nightclub at night; ballroom dancing classes and other facilities catering to the Asian guests.
The SeaWalk, a dramatic over-the-ocean glass walkway onboard Majestic Princess, is also the first of its kind at sea. At 60 feet long, cantilevered 128 feet above the waves and extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship, it boasts thrilling views of the seascape.
Majestic Princess will offer two new 14-Day Grand Asia voyages sailing from Shanghai to Singapore on 25 February 2018 and Singapore to Shanghai on 11 March 2018. Majestic Princess will also begin her deployment in Australia from September 2018 to March 2019 after which she will return to China.
Princess Cruises is committed to developing cruise tourism in Vietnam
Princess Cruises is committed to developing cruise tourism in Vietnam by bringing in guests from around the world to visit the country on its cruise ships. Each ship visit contributes towards the respective local economies in terms of guests’ visits to the sight-seeing attractions, shopping and food as well as the ship stocking up on new provisions.
Vietnam has been an increasingly popular destination for Princess Cruises’ ships to visit and more sailings are being planned. In total, Princess Cruises’ six ships – Majestic Princess, Sapphire Princess, Diamond Princess, Golden Princess, Sun Princess and Coral Princess – will be making 35 calls collectively and bringing in approximately 79,000 guests to Vietnam for 2017-2018.
Majestic Princess will return to Phu My three times in 2018 and will also make one call to Nha Trang during her repositioning from Shanghai to Brisbane. These four calls by Majestic Princess will bring in a total of 14,000 guests to Vietnam.
Princess Cruises has a modern fleet of 17 ships. Another one of its ships, Sapphire Princess, will be based in Singapore from November 2017 to March 2018 and will offer 3- to 13-night sailings in Southeast Asia. Sapphire Princess will be making six calls to Phu My and four calls to Nha Trang as part of the itineraries, and these 10 calls will bring 2,670 guests each time, totaling over 25,000 guests to Vietnam for the entire five-month season.
In 2018, the Diamond Princess, Golden Princess and Coral Princess will also be collectively making a total of 21 ship calls to Phu My, Cai Lan, Nha Trang and Danang/Hue (Chan May). These three ships will bring in over 40,000 guests to these Vietnamese ports.
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The 2017/2018 bestseller program features the following cruises sailing roundtrip from Singapore:
3N / 4N Malaysia: Price starts from S$449 per person. Sailing dates: 12 Dec 2017 – 24 Jan 2018
- 5N Malaysia Peninsula: Price starts from S$749 per person. Sailing dates: 27 Nov 2017
- 7N Vietnam & Thailand: Price starts from S$1,199 per person. Sailing dates: 18 Feb & 7 Mar 2018
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- The popular Spring Flowers Festival cruises continues.
- 7 – 19 nights Nebuta Summer Festival & Kumano Fireworks Cruises. Departs July and Aug 2018. Price starts from: S$1,959
- Extended Japan season till November 2018.
- Flexible embarkation/disembarkation from popular ports in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Taipei for a special sailing on 5 – 29 Nov 2017