Princess Cruises is this year deploying three ships to Taiwan for the first time, with Majestic Princess, Sun Princess and Diamond Princess offering over 50 sailings for 140,000 domestic guests and 14,000 international fly-cruise tourists.
Accounting for half of this season’s voyages is the Princess’ newest ship, Majestic Princess, currently homeported in Keelung for sailings to Japan until July.
The 143,000-ton Majestic Princess, with a capacity of 3,560 guests, is expected to attract over 8,000 visitors to the Port of Keelung in a single day.
From May 5 to 8, guests aboard the Majestic Princess will be able to enjoy gourmet cuisine designed by two Michelin-star chefs for the specialty restaurants – chef Richard Chen who designed the menu for the Chinese specialty restaurant Harmony; and chef Emmanuel Renaut who created the menu for the French bistro La Mer.
Sun Princess’ itineraries run over a shorter duration of three to four days. The ship will complete her dry dock in July in Singapore and sail to Keelung for her summer homeporting season from July to September. Guests for the Taiwan sailings will be the first to enjoy the enhanced facilities onboard Sun Princess including celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s Share restaurant.
In addition, Diamond Princess will offer departures from Taiwan for cruises around Japan in a series of fall itineraries to Japan’s major cities – Tokyo (Yokohama), Osaka, Nagoya and Okinawa. Guests will also enjoy elements of Japan onboard with features including the largest Japanese bath at sea, origami classes and a Japanese restaurant.