Majestic Princess joins the Princess Cruises' fleet in spring 2017. This luxury ship sets sail from her home port of Shanghai with 3,560 passengers cruising around Japan and Korea. As the first ship tailored to Chinese travellers, she shares the popular features of her sister ships Royal Princess and Regal Princess with the addition of unique innovations.
A wider choice of casual dining venues and entertainment options have been added to the expanded Piazza Atrium and all outside staterooms now have a balcony. The top deck pool area is the fleet's largest and boasts the Princess Water Colour Fantasy evening shows and an improved Movies Under the Stars cinema screen. The unique overwater SeaWalk that extends 28 feet beyond the ship's edge and the private Chef's Table Lumiere dining experience both remain the 'stars of the show' during your time on board.
Days at sea are the perfect time to unwind or get active. Relax on a sun lounger by the Fountain Pool or escape to the hot tubs at the Retreat Pool. Indulge your mind and body in the Lotus Spa and The Enclave area or treat yourself to a spot of luxury duty free shopping. Shape up with a workout in the Fitness Centre or play a fun game of table tennis. The Teen and Youth Activity Centres offer fun and games for all ages, or enjoy family-time at The Greens Mini Golf and Princess Sports Central.
Majestic Princess has an eclectic mix of casual and speciality dining venues. A daily-changing five-course menu is served in the Allegro, Symphony and Concerto Dining Rooms, with the choice of fixed-time traditional dining or anytime dining. Dine your way around the world from the live cooking stations and buffets at Horizon Court. Enjoy hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizzas at Alfredo's Pizzeria or savour freshly-prepared seafood at Ocean Terrace. Unwind with fresh paninis, pastries and a pot of tea in International Cafe.
Savour gourmet culinary experiences in the speciality restaurants. Tuck into cooked-to-order steaks and premium seafood in Crown Grill & Bar. Treat yourself to a multi-course dining experience with the executive chef behind the elegant curtain of lights at the Chef's Table Lumiere.
Quench your thirst in style in the bars on board. Al fresco drinks in the Seaview and Wake View bars come with stunning ocean views. Sip classic Italian-inspired cocktails at Bellini's bar or unwind with an ice-cold glass of Chardonnay in Vines wine bar.
Majestic Princess really comes to life at night. The Princess Theatre stages Hollywood-style production shows or you can discover comedians and vocalists in the Vista Lounge. Visit Princess Live!, a live TV studio at sea, to watch interactive culinary shows, late-night comedy, and game shows. There’s also Movies Under the Stars showing the latest movies on the open-air deck, or why not risk a few dollars at the blackjack tables and slot machines in the Grand Casino?
Day 1: UK to Sydney, Australia
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Sydney and make your way to your selected hotel for a two-night pre stay.
Day 2: Sydney, Australia
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is packed to the brim with famous attractions and sights. Explore Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge; before relaxing with a seafood platter in an open-air, waterside eatery. Admire the architecture at Parliament House, Australia Museum and Sydney Town Hall. Head to Darling Harbour and visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo, before discovering the city's history at the nearby Rocks area and Rocks Discovery Museum. Ride to the top of Sydney Tower Eye for amazing city-wide views and to meet the challenge of the Skywalk. Or simply hop on a ferry and spend a few hours enjoying the delights of Manly Beach.
Day 3: Sydney, Australia (Embarkation Day)
After check out make your way to the port to board Majestic Princess for your ten-night cruise.
Day 5: Brisbane (Queensland), Australia
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and combines a modern and vibrant atmosphere with a sub-tropical climate and unique natural beauty. Take a trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can create unforgettable memories as you cuddle a koala. In the South Bank cultural precinct you'll discover top attractions including Queensland Museum, Sciencentre, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Explore the colourful flora and fauna at Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens or indulge in retail therapy at the Queen Street Mall. If you're feeling adventurous, why not abseil down the descent of the iconic Story Bridge?
Day 7: Airlie Beach (Queensland), Australia
Step ashore at Airlie Beach, the gateway to Queensland's Whitsundays Island and the Great Barrier Reef. The bustling Esplanade is the heartbeat of the resort with its vibrant shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Spend a few hours swimming and sunbathing at the family-friendly Airlie Beach Lagoon. Take a stroll through the boutiques and shops on the main street or visit the markets to browse local arts and crafts and fresh fruit and vegetables. Taste the local cuisine; from fresh local seafood at a bustling cafe to hand-made tapas in a seafront restaurant.
Day 8: Yorkeys Knob (Cairns) (Queensland), Australia
The tropical city of Cairns sits between the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands. Stroll along Cairns Esplanade and discover the vast variety of parks, cafes, and water-themed attractions. Stop by Cairns Botanic Gardens with its spectacular rainforest boardwalk or view the fascinating marine life at the Green Island National Park from a glass-bottomed boat. Pay a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn about the heritage of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through music and dance. Head northwest out of the city to admire the rainforest, gorges, and beaches of Daintree National Park.
Day 9: Port Douglas (Great Barrier Reef), Australia
Picturesque Port Douglas is a great base for exploring the Far North of Queensland. Visit the nearby Great Barrier Reef and embark on a scuba diving tour, snorkelling adventure, or helicopter flight. Head to Four Mile Beach and admire the natural beauty. Get up close to koalas, crocodiles, birds, and pythons at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Wander down Macrossan Street and browse the boutiques for souvenirs and trinkets. Venture out to nearby Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest - one of the only places where two World-Heritage listed sites merge - to admire the spectacular views.
Day 10: Willis Island (Great Barrier Reef), Australia
Willis Island is a scenic area which was formed tens of thousands of years ago. Cruise by and take a closer look; this remote island is surrounded by coarse sand and covered by lush greenery. Although uninhabited by humans, it is home to a wide range of seabird species. The area is also an important nesting ground for turtles, and if you're lucky you'll catch a glimpse of a few of them.
Day 13: Sydney, Australia
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.