Xiamen Maiden CallThe Majestic Princess arrived in Xiamen, China, recently, after a 37-day journey along the Silk Road Sea Route. It is the first call in China for a ship built for the Chinese cruise market.

From May 21, the Majestic Princess sailed from Rome to embark on the “Silk Road Sea Route” and visited countries including Greece, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and Singapore.

Chinese cultural organizations were invited to showcase traditional Chinese dance, fashion, music and opera aboard the ship along the way.

“The success of the Majestic Princess’ Silk Road Sea Route is another important milestone for Princess Cruises in China,” said Anthony Kaufman, Princess Cruises Executive Vice President, International Operations. “Princess Cruises has always placed significant value in the Chinese market. This cooperation with Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries demonstrates Princess Cruises’ commitment to promote the spirit of China’s Belt and Road initiative and to offer the ultimate cruise vacation for Chinese travelers.”

The Majestic Princess will continue its Silk Road Sea Route voyage by visiting ports including Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, and will arrive at her Asia homeport in Shanghai on July 9, where she will be officially named by Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li. She will sail her first cruise from Shanghai on July 11, where she is set to offer Chinese guests an exceptional international cruise vacation.