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Majestic Princess glides into Sydney Harbour on world’s first floating runway

Majestic Princess sailed into Sydney this morning on the world’s first floating “runway” as a spectacular celebration marked the maiden arrival of the ship - the largest Princess Cruises’ vessel ever to visit Australia.

She arrived via a 1,550 metre-long illuminated floating runway, which was created by 62 buoys with red and white flares that guided her path into Sydney Harbour.

Majestic Princess Sydney Harbour
Majestic Princess follows the floating ‘runway’ into Sydney Harbour

The 3,560-guest Majestic Princess, the newest ship in Princess Cruises’ fleet, will be based in Sydney for the next six months, joining three other Princess Cruises’ ships - Sun Princess, Sea Princess and Golden Princess – in Australia.

The vessels will be sailing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Fremantle, and Adelaide.

Princess Cruises recently announced its largest ever deployment in the region for 2019-2020. Five ships will travel to more than 100 destinations and carry around 200,000 guests.

Majestic Princess Sydney Harbour
Majestic Princess on her final approach

The extra capacity will help meet growing demand from the UK. The amount of Britons booking Australia and New Zealand voyages with Princess Cruises has nearly doubled year-on-year in 2018.

Majestic Princess’s current sailing is being filmed as part of series six of ITV’s documentary The Cruise,  due to air in early 2019. The documentary will reveal what life is like for both crew and guests as they sail around Australasia.

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Posted on 15th September 2018 at 11:37 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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