Mmmmm, gluttony here we come! Australians are only a year-and-a-bit away from having access to drool-worthy desserts (like the one pictured above) when Princess Cruises sends its recently launched Majestic Princess to our shores.

The cruise line announced this week that the new vessel, originally intended for the Chinese market, will call Australia home during the 2018/19 wave season.

Based out of Sydney for six months from September 2018, she’ll be the largest Princess ship ever to sail in Australian waters with a capacity of 3,560 guests AND she’ll be one of the few vessels to offer cruises from Australia to Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Majestic Princess

According to Princess Cruises’ Vice President Australia & New Zealand, Stuart Allison, the decision to send a brand new vessel to Australia is an indication of the cruise line’s popularity in the region.

“From her gourmet restaurants to her stunning onboard features, Majestic Princess is nothing short of magnificent.”

Stuart Allison, Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming our newest, most stylish and most luxurious flagship to our shores – having just experienced her preview voyage I know Australian cruisers will love all that she has to offer.”

But back to those desserts.

That delicious, chocolate-coated crepe can be found in the cruise ship’s ‘World Fresh Marketplace’ – a venue made up of stations from around the world, which serve dishes such as French crepes, Asian noodles, German grilled sausages and Japanese satays.

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Drool right?

That’s one of 13 dining options onboard, others include two restaurants with menus designed by Michelin star chefs – Harmony by Chef Richard Chen and La Mer by Chef Emmanuel Renaut.

They create dishes like this (Harmony)…

Harmony Restaurant Princess Cruises

In places like this (La Mer)…

La Mer Princess Cruises

¡Qué fancy!

When it’s time to burn off those delicious calories, Aussies can make their way to the Hollywood Pool, which I suspect is designed to reflect that L.A. glamour.

Hollywood Pool Princess Cruises

Or they can stroll across the SeaWalk, an over-the-ocean glass walkway sitting 128 feet above the waves and extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship.

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That’s some view (also seems ideal for date night at sea)!

Other features Aussies are likely to appreciate include the 1,000 square metres of designer shopping, the largest ever thermal suite and a wide range of high-end accommodation such as suites, Club Class mini-suites and new deluxe balcony rooms.

Oh, and how about how practically everyone on board will have access to the fresh air from their rooms with 80 percent of staterooms featuring private balconies.

Majestic Princess stateroom

Majestic Princess will debut in Sydney in September next year where she’ll cruise until March 2019.

Itineraries from Australia include a 12-night cruise to Fiji and New Caledonia departing 15 September 2018; and two Asia voyages between Shanghai and Sydney, as well as Sydney and Hong Kong.

Check out the video below for more info on the ship:

Are you excited to try those chocolate crepes on Majestic Princess?