June 13, Colombo: MV Majestic Princess the newest sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess made her maiden call at the Port of Colombo today (12th June 2017).
The brand new super luxury passenger vessel was launched on the 04th April this year. In order to mark her maiden call at the Port of Colombo a plaque exchange was held on board the vessel between the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake and the ship's Master, Craig Stewart Street.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Dissanayake expressed his gratitude to the Captain of the vessel and staff for their confidence placed in Sri Lanka and the Port of Colombo. "When a passenger vessel calls at the island it not only helps create wealth and economic activity but more importantly it also helps create employment," Dr. Dissanayake said.
Majestic Princess offers the Princess experience and signature favorites her visitors have always loved, plus exciting new features with a Chinese flair. The vessel is also the first ship in the fleet to feature a brand-new Seawitch livery design at her bow with hair flowing toward the stern. It will also be the third in the line's Royal Class, alongside Royal Princess and Regal Princess. The 3,560 passenger capacity ship will be customized for the Chinese market, and will also share many similarities with its sister ships.
The vessel that marked her inaugural cruise on 4th April 2027 this year can carry 3,560 guests and has 1,346 crew on board. The ship is of 1,083 feet in length and 224 feet in height, 126 feet in breadth and has 19 decks and 1,780 guest cabins.