Monday, February 8, 2016

New Year, New Ship, New Livery

Today is Chinese New Year. It is an ancient New Year tradition in China that cruise lines take their newest ship under construction and flood the dry dock. If the ship floats, it’s good luck and the sign of a prosperous year to come.

For Princess Cruises, this will be a very good year, because this morning at the Fincantieri yard they flooded the dry dock, and Majestic Princess floated. Not only that, but it carried a surprise for the rest of the world. It is the Princess ship which will introduce the line’s new livery to the world.

The complete story appeared in the February 8 edition of Cruise News Daily.

The new hull art on Majestic Princess
Majestic Princess will be homeported year round in China.
Water begins to get the floor of the dry dock wet.

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