Cruise Ship Profile: Majestic Princess


Entering into service earlier this year, and set to undertake Australian sailings throughout the 2018-19 cruise season, the Majestic Princess is the most ambitious Princess Cruises vessel to date. The third member of the fleet-leading Royal Class from Princess Cruises, the Majestic Princess has been adapted to appeal to a wider demographic than any of her other shipmates.

Spending her maiden season home-ported in Shanghai, Majestic Princess is complete with an array of features and amenities designed for the Chinese cruise market – the fastest growing cruise market in the world. And when she arrives on Aussie shores, she’ll have been customised to appeal to the cruise fans of Australasia.

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Here, we have a look at a few of Majestic Princess’ most eye-catching features and most exciting amenities.

Size and Space

All the major cruise lines are going bigger and better with their cruise ship designs and Princess Cruises are no different, with Majestic Princess measuring up as the largest member of the fleet. With a capacity for 3,560 guests, Majestic Princess joins the exclusive list of megaships currently sailing the seas.

With over 50 years’ experience navigating the world’s oceans, however, the Princess Cruises team have designed Majestic Princess so not to compromise space and comfort for any one of the 3,500 guests on board. Clever design tricks ensure that public areas are spacious and all suites and staterooms are delightfully comfortable. The line’s ‘Come Back New’ motto is never more apparent than on the newest member of their fleet.

Awe-Inspiring Atrium

The Princess Cruises design team know that first impressions are hugely important, and that is immediately noticeable when you venture into Majestic Princess’ amazing atrium. The multi-storey heart of the ship is resplendent, decked in beautiful blues and golds. Fluid lines, circular staircases and glittering lights give the atrium an almost-alive aesthetic – an incredible welcome to the ship.

A number of the ship’s best-loved drinking, dining and socialising spots can be found around the atrium, making it the perfect place to end another wonderful day aboard the incredible Majestic Princess.

East-Meets-West Dining

If you’re like us, one of the things you most look forward to when setting of on your holidays is all the great food you’re going to sample. And on this count, Majestic Princess certainly doesn’t disappoint. Combining the decadence of western cuisine with the delicious subtleties of the east; Majestic Princess boasts a wonderful array of eateries to suit any palate and appetite.

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Amongst the complimentary dining found on board Majestic Princess is World Fresh Marketplace – showcasing the finest cuisines the world over. From Germany bratwurst to Japanese curry, and almost everything in between – even the fussiest of eaters will find a tasty morsel, here. Naturally, with Majestic Princess homeporting in Shanghai during her maiden season, the ship boasts a couple of delightful Chinese eateries including Lobster & Dim Sum Bar and Chopsticks Noodle Bar.

Old Favourites

Although Majestic Princess will be offering a number of features and experiences which are completely unique amongst the Princess Cruises fleet, there will be a few old favourites we can look forward to. Most notably is one of Princess Cruises best-loved features, Movies Under the Stars.

This wonderful open-air cinema located on the ship’s top deck provides the perfect setting for a romantic date night, or great family fun. Hollywood classics and blockbusters alike are regularly shown on the big screen, so you and your loved ones can relax on the deck chairs, enjoy the action and the complimentary popcorn.

The Sanctuary

The entire Princess Cruises philosophy is centred around creating holiday experiences for guests which will enrich and reenergise them, providing rewarding and relaxing stays on the world’s oceans. And where better to do this, than in the adults-only retreat, The Sanctuary?

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This on-board spa offers everything you could need for a relaxing holiday – from al fresco massages and treatments to delightful drinks and light meals. Half day passes are available from just $20 per person, giving you access to all the great features within. If you’ve got a day at sea during your Majestic Princess cruise, there’s no better place to spend it.

If you want to book a cruise aboard Majestic Explorer, head over to our dedicated Princess Cruises page for an amazing range of deals on great itineraries or call our friendly sales team on 1300 857 345.

Images sourced from Princess Cruises Library


About Author

Lily Egge

Lily is in her mid 60’s and loves cruising. She and her partner have cruised on at least 40 cruises so far and there is much more to see. They usually travel on a balcony cabin, especially at Christmas where they celebrate on the cruise with the family. She lives in Manifold Heights in Victoria. Lily writes for Cruise 1st on a regular basis.

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