Yao Ming and Ye Li

Princess Cruises today announced that Majestic Princess has arrived in Shanghai to begin her first China season.

Yao Ming and Ye Li served as Naming Ambassadors and officially named Majestic Princess during an inaugural ceremony.

The ceremony was also attended by Wang Hong, the party secretary of Baoshan District and director general of Shanghai International Cruise Business Institute, Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc and Jan Swartz, group president, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia, Chinese travel agent partners, national and local media and key opinions leaders.

“The Majestic Princess inaugural celebration was remarkable for Princess Cruises as well as Carnival Corporation, as we continue to strategically reinforce our long-term commitment to the growing cruise industry in China,” said Arnold Donald, president & chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, “We believe 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.”

“We are honored to serve as the Majestic Princess Naming Ambassadors for Princess Cruises,” said Yao Ming. “I’m inspired that Princess Cruises also cares so deeply about youth development in China and appreciate their support of our foundation. We look forward to enjoying a future cruise vacation aboard Majestic Princess.”