Yao Ming welcomes luxury liner Majestic Princess in Shanghai

China | 10 Jul 2017 7:18 pm

Basketball star Yao Ming and Ye Li (pictured), were on hand to welcome the Princess Cruises ship Majestic Princess at a naming ceremony in Shanghai yesterday.

Majestic Princess will begin her first cruise from China tomorrow, carrying 3,560 guests to a variety of destinations.

Also on hand yesterday were Wang Hong, the party secretary of Baoshan District and director general of Shanghai International Cruise Business Institute, Arnold Donald, president and chief executive of Carnival Corporation, and Jan Swartz, group president, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia. Majestic Princess, the first new international luxury cruise liner tailor-made for Asia, will begin her maiden season. Donald said all Chinese families will appreciate the value of cruising as a new vacation option and create life-long memories from their experiences aboard Majestic Princess.

The new cruise ship features two specialty dinner menus designed by Michelin star-awarded chefs Emmanuel Renaut (La Mer) and Richard Chen (Harmony); the largest duty-free shops at sea; the most technologically-advanced, immersive musical and cinematic production at sea, "Fantastic Journey,” featuring drones and state-of-the-art video mapping; a new youth program, "Camp Discovery” for Chinese children; and the Princess Luxury Bed developed in collaboration with board-certified doctor and sleep expert, Michael Breus, PhD.

"Majestic Princess, our new flagship, is a perfect demonstration of an ’East meets West’ international cruise vacation experience” said Jan Swartz. "Representing over 50 years of experience, we are confident Majestic Princess has redefined the luxury cruising experience.”

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