On May 21 Majestic Princess set off from Rome for her new homeport in China along the traditional sea route of the ancient Silk Road, and Monday it arrived in China.
The route took the ship and more than 7,000 passengers to ports in Greece, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and Singapore to Xiamen, where the ship was welcomed to China. The voyage is continuing to Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, and Shanghai where the ship will be based when it arrives on July 9.
The object of the voyage obviously was to reposition the ship from Italy, where it was built, to China, but during the trip, the focus was on promoting Chinese culture and tradition.
Details appeared in the July 5 edition of Cruise News Daily.