Carnival Corporation has taken delivery of the 143,000-ton Majestic Princess, its first international luxury ship tailored for the China market.
On May 21, Majestic Princess will embark on the Silk Road Sea Route, a 49-day journey from Rome to Shanghai. During the voyage she will visit a total of 22 ports including Athens, Dubai, Cochin, Singapore, Port Klang and Xiamen before arriving in Shanghai, her new homeport in China.
Key Carnival Corporation executives at the handover of Majestic Princess
The Majestic Princess will then begin her first cruise from China on July 11 carrying 3,560 guests to a variety of destinations.
The new ship is currently on a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise round-trip from Rome with stops in Kotor and Corfu. Following her maiden cruise, Majestic Princess will tour Europe, and offer seven-, 14-, 21- and 28-day cruises departing from Rome, Barcelona or Athens.