Princess Cruises today took delivery of the first purpose-built ship for the Chinese cruise market, the Majestic Princess. Fincantieri delivered the vessel at the Monfalcone shipyard in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
The ceremony was attended by the President of the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Debora Serracchiani, for the ship owner by Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, Stein Kruse, CEO of Holland America Group, and Jan Swartz, Group President of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia. Fincantieri was represented by Giampiero Massolo, Chairman and Giuseppe Bono, CEO.
Fincantieri has built 77 cruise ships since 1990.