Princess Cruises has revealed its next ship will be named Majestic Princess.

The ship, which is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Montfalcone, Italy, will sail year-round in China from summer 2017. The line said it would be the first ship built specifically for Chinese guests.

Majestic Princess will be a sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess. As a dedication to the Chinese market the ship will sail in, the vessel will also carry a Chinese name on the hull 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ Haò), meaning ‘grand world’ or ‘grand spirit’. The Chinese name was selected by Carnival’s employees in China.

Jan Swartz (pictured), president of Princess Cruises, said: “Royal Princess and Regal Princess were named after iconic previous vessels, while Majestic Princess will carry a name that was chosen by our global employees.

“The name Majestic Princess is well suited to the Princess Cruises experience in China, and she will offer a truly magnificent experience to our Chinese guests.

“We’re excited that Shanghai will be welcoming this newest, most advanced addition to the Princess fleet, as it represents our brand’s long-term commitment to the continuing growth of the China market.”

The ship will carry 3,560 guests on cruises to Japan and Korea.

“Every day, around the world, our guests create lifelong memories from authentic experiences while enjoying freshly made cuisine designed to bring each destination to life.

“Majestic Princess will allow us to bring the best the world has to offer to more Chinese guests, for an unparalleled premium and international vacation, inspired by our passion for the many places we sail.”