Cruise ship homeports in Taiwan

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SINGAPORE, 13 March 2018:  Princess Cruises has announced it will home-port its Majestic Princess ship in Taiwan through to this July.

The ship has just completed two 14-day Grand Asia voyages between Shanghai and Singapore.

On its current voyage, Majestic Princess is now embarking on the return leg of the Grand Asia voyage from Singapore visiting Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong (late night call), and Busan before ending her journey in Shanghai 25 March.

Majestic Princess will then sail to Keelung in Taipei, Taiwan where she will homeport for the first time until July.

From its seasonal home-port it will offer three to seven-night sailings with a choice of more than 20 cruises visiting Japanese ports such as Okinawa, Ishigaki, Nagasaki, Sakaiminato, Osaka, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Busan in South Korea.

The highlights are the Spring Flower sailings 26 March and 1 April where guests can experience the beautiful spring blossom season.  Majestic Princess will then return to Shanghai before her deployment to Australia from September through to March 2019.

The 3,560-passenger Majestic Princess’ arrival at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore was its first visit this year since her maiden call  in June 2017, before commencing her homeporting season in Taiwan.

She will visit Singapore again in September 2018 on her repositioning cruise to Australia.

Bookings for sailings out of Taiwan are only available via travel agents, Princess Cruises director Southeast Asia Farriek Tawfik said:  “We recently introduced these new sailings in Taiwan to travel agency partners in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.”

The onboard offerings on these sailings include ‘night markets’ which are distinctly Taiwanese featuring a wide array local knickknacks and souvenirs.

Majestic Princess also offers amenities that appeal to Asian passengers such as duty-free shopping covering nearly 1,100 sq m of space. There is also a Chinese specialty restaurant with a noodle; dim sum bars.