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March 27, 2019 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

With more cruise ships operating out of Australian ports than ever before all the cruise competitors are showcasing their latest and greatest innovations. This week it was the Princess Lines latest offering, the Majestic Princess and wow what an impression she makes.

A high level of security was evident at Sydney’s Circular Quay as invitees boarded the Princess Lines biggest and newest cruise ship, for an overview of the 20-21 program and lunch.

To meet with International Maritime regulations guests were required to produce their driver’s license or passport, with their DOB and nationality prior to boarding.  These requirements are strictly adhered to for security purposes.

After going through the ceremonial shipboard welcome an inspection of this 19 storey vessel proved that it indeed offers 43,000 tonnes of luxury, service and innovation.

Launched in spring 2017 and featuring 1780 staterooms with balconies, Majestic Princess is the newest addition to the fleet, a sister to Royal and Regal Princesses and is the flagship of the fleet. She offers many of the special features that have made Royal Princess and Regal Princess so popular and distinctive in the global cruising scene recently.

Italian captain Dino

They all feature a dramatic multi-story atrium, with Majestic’s bigger than her sister ships,  serving as the social hub, the unique over-the-ocean Sea-walk – a glass-floor walkway extends 8 meters (28 feet) beyond the edge of the ship.

The Princess fleet is the youngest to homeport in Sydney and Adelaide is the latest growing home port.

Italian Captain Dino addressed the gathered agents and media saying it was sad leaving Sydney but the ship will return 17th September to start cruising the usual schedule all over again.

The vessel will cruise through Brisbane to Asia for the summer season.

Majestic Princess

The New York Strip Loin steak served at the sleek Crown Restaurant was exactly like a steak one would enjoy in the States or Argentina; flavour plus, and the Yarra Valley wines made the experience feel like dining at a star hatted restaurant with attentive and knowledgeable waiters. On board dining was a six star experience.

According to Sales and Marketing Manager Nick Ferguson, bookings for 2019-20 are exceeding  expectation and after an enjoyable entertaining and enlightening three hour on board experience I understand why.

imposing Atrium

Additional highlights of the new program include:

  • Regal Princess’ maiden voyage from Sydney to New Zealand taking in some of the region’s most beautiful ports including Bay of Islands, Auckland, Picton (Marlborough Wine Region), Christchurch (Lyttleton), Dunedin and Fiordland. Fares for the 13-night cruise start from $2,199 per person twin share departing on December 2, 2020.
  • An unprecedented 20 cruises to and from Adelaide – a move that represents the biggest ever cruise industry commitment to South Australia. The deployment features six roundtrip cruises from Adelaide on Sea Princess and Sapphire Princess, as well as a further 14 one-way itineraries on Sea Princess, Sapphire Princess and Majestic Princess. Fares start from $2,199 per person twin share for the 14-night cruise to Southern and Eastern Explorer which departs Adelaide on November 16, 2020.
  • The 116,000-tonne Sapphire Princess will also sail to destinations including New Zealand, South Australia and Tasmania on a series of cruises from Melbourne and Sydney. Sapphire Princess will also sail on Princess Cruises’ much-loved Northern Explorer itinerary, taking holidaymakers from Melbourne to Fremantle via Darwin and the Kimberley region, with ports of call including the ship’s maiden visit to Eden. Fares start from $2,099 per person twin share for the 13-night New Zealand cruise which departs Melbourne on October 28, 2020.
  • In addition to sailing South Australian itineraries, Sea Princess will homeport in Perth (Fremantle) to sail the Western Australian coastline from Broome to Albany, and longer voyages to South East Asia. Fares start from $4,249 per person twin share for the 26-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure cruise departing Perth (Fremantle) on January 11, 2021.

The excitement was building as we disembarked while the gob-smacked new passengers wowed at the never ending spiral staircase and impressive atrium, I lament the fact that I have to get off.

Some Majestic Princess facts:

  • crew: 1,346
  • Launched: 2017
  • Decks: 19
  • Passengers: 3,560

Written by John Savage

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. AgentGerko says:

    Getting a free lunch, one presumes you didn’t get much chance to check out the exorbitant prices being charged by Princess on board for drink, souvenirs, merchandise, etc. Forget the old idea of cheap cocktails. On Sea Princess three weeks ago I was given a voucher for any free drink up to the value of $15 but that wasn’t enough for a standard gin martini. I ended up getting a scotch but even that was bottom shelf.

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