The Golden Princess will sail seasonal cruises from Tianjin
in 2016, joining the Sapphire Princess in China.
The Sapphire Princess has been sailing seasonally from
Shanghai since 2014 and will start sailing year-round from the port in 2016.
Both ships carry about 2,600 passengers.
In addition, Princess Cruises will deploy a new
3,600-passenger ship to China in 2017, the cruise line said in May.
Another Carnival Corp. brand, Costa Cruises, will base four
ships in China in 2016: the Fortuna, Serena, Atlantica and Victoria. Carnival
Corp. announced in April that the Fortuna would be added to its China fleet.
"Our Costa and Princess brands are performing
extremely well in China, and these new ship deployments will strengthen our
growth position and enable us to carry nearly 1 million passengers in
2016," said Alan Buckelew, Carnival Corp.’s chief operations officer.