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Old May 30th, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Trip Report: Majesty of the Seas 5/9-5/13

I started this review after the cruise but didn't get around to posting until now. Work always gets in the way of cruising! Warning: I will be posting tons of pictures so may get quite long.

Brief Intro

There's two of us in this cruise; both in our late 20's. This is my 4th cruise and her 3rd.

This Majesty cruise was not really planned. Our original itinerary was to fly to Fort Lauderdale, cruise on the Oasis and come home. But, browsing around sites, we found this cruise at a really good price so we called our TA. She somewhat reluctant booking this cruise for us. According to her, we might not enjoy the smaller ship as our recent cruises were on larger ships. We discussed and discussed and conculded that since we were paying a lot for airfare, we might as well and so we did...

Pre-Cruise

May 7th - We flew out of Vancouver to Montreal at 11:30pm and from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale. We got to FLL about 12:30pm. We had booked a shuttle to Miami and was told that we'd get a call once our plane lands. We waited for a bit and didn't get any call so I called the shuttle service and they told us that our reservation was for the 18th and not the 8th. Arg! we are not off to a good start, I thought. I should have double checked the confirmation email but neglected to. I canceled the reservation and booked another shuttle outside the airport and we were off to Miami.

We stayed at Intercontinental Miami pre-cruise. We decided to pay the extra $20 to get a nice view of the port.

Intercontinental Miami



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View from the Room
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Famished, we then walked to Bayside Marketplace for some lunch. We decided on Mambo Cafe. Portions were big and price decent. We loved the mojo sauce that came with the fried pork chunks that we asked the server for the recipe =]

Masitas De Puerco (fried pork chunks)




Asado with rice & beans and yucca


We decided to walk off our lunch

Downtown Miami




We then headed back to the room as we were still jet lagged


We skipped dinner as we were still full from lunch. There's a Starbucks at Intercontinental so we grabbed a danish and banana loaf for breakfast. Shortly after breakfast, we checked out and took a cab to the port.
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Port/Check In

We got to the port in about 10-15 minutes around 10:45am. Left our luggages with the porter and went inside to check in. We were quite early so we had to wait in the area after going up the escalator. After 15-20 minutes of waiting, we were allowed to go through to check in. Check in was a breeze (no more than 15 minutes) and we were seated shortly after. Come noon time, everyone was still seated in the waiting area. Apparently, some of the passengers from the previous sailing got off the ship late. The waiting area got really packed. A lot of people were now standing and others sitting on the floor. We were told by our TA that this cruise was sold out due to families celebrating Mothers Day.

We were scheduled to board after the d/d+/pinnacle/emerald and platinum members and right after they boarded, a lot of the cruisers charged to the front to try to board even when they're seated at the far back of the room. Port staff ushered them back to sit and restated that everyone will go up according to their seats. We were then called and headed off to the ship.

Day 1

We walked around after boarding to take pictures while there's barely anyone around.











We then headed off to Windjammer for some Honey Stung Chicken. Selection was good and staff were all smiles welcoming everyone. After lunch we went to our cabin on deck 6. No luggage yet so we walked around and took more pictures.

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Our muster station was in the Schooner bar and during the drill, I noticed there were people in their bathing suit, dripping wet. I just shook my head. Though they did towel off as cruise staff explained how to put on a life vest.

We hung out on the pool deck for sailaway.











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We then grabbed some snack from the Compass Deli.



For dinner, we went to Windjammer as we weren't very hungry. Sushi at the windjammer was yummy..we kept coming back.



Pavlova and Savarin


After dinner sunset


Welcome aboard with cruise director, Dan Dan the Party Man
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Hi mr. jdm

Looking forward to the rest of your review. We are doing the exact same cruises you did. What cabin cat. did you have on the Majesty and also the Oasis?

We are also staying at the IC in Miami. Love that properity. Haven't decided on which hotel In FLL.

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Great pictures. I love the Majesty.
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Day 2 - Nassau

After we had our breakfast, we got off the ship and headed to Junkanoo beach, We stayed there for not more than 10 minutes and walked back to the port.

We've always wanted to go to Nassau to see Atlantis so we booked the Discover Atlantis excursion through the ship. The excursion took over 2 hours and there were tons of walking involved. That property was huge! We got dropped off at the Coral Towers and once inside, we all waited around the shops area to meet our guide. We walked past the shops and into the casino where our guide explained what the decorations symbolized.

Good morning Atlantis


Carnival Sensation docked in Nassau


Majesty


inside Atlantis



Royal Towers


Coral Towers and Beach Towers
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Hi mr. jdm

Looking forward to the rest of your review. We are doing the exact same cruises you did. What cabin cat. did you have on the Majesty and also the Oasis?

We are also staying at the IC in Miami. Love that properity. Haven't decided on which hotel In FLL.

Judi
We were in an Oceanview F2 category (cabin 6066) on the Majesty and inside cat M on the Oasis (cabin 10139).

We didn't like our cabin on the Oasis. We kept hearing rolling noises like a trolley rolling and banging on the wall. We were hearing this all night throughout the cruise. We complained but maintenance couldn't find what it was. They too heard the noise while standing outside our room.

We stayed at Westin Beach resort pre-Oasis. i believe we paid less than $90 through hotwire. We arrived early but our room wasn't ready. We left our luggages with them and decided to stuff our beach bags with worn clothing and get some laundry done. We asked a bellman where the closest laundromat is and he said he'll ask a colleague. when he came back, he had a google map printout for us to take. I thought this was nice
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Great pictures. I love the Majesty.
Thank you. There's tons more coming
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More pics from Atlantis











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After Atlantis, we went to Senor Frogs for some drinks and conch salad. The conch salad was so delicious and fresh. The conch man, as they call him, made it in front of us.

View from Senor Frog




Our drinks - Miami vice and Pina Colada


The conch man in action




Conch salad
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Ok, here is the inevitable question:

What kind of camera did you use?
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Thanks for this fantastic review! Your pictures are amazing!

This is a great reminder of the fantastic time we had back on her last August! Thanks for reliving the memories for us!
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Night fell and still in Nassau so we took some pictures of the ship.

Majesty of the Seas




We went to Johnny Rockets to take advantage of our 2-for-1 milkshake coupon

Vanilla Milkshake and Malt






We also watched the night's production
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More pics from the production





then, we called it a night

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Day 3 - Coco Cay

One word to describe this place - exquisite! I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Tender


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Coco Cay






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We walked towards the end of the beach. It was quite rocky but beautiful, nonetheless.











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We also saw a stingray


So peaceful and serene




Taken from the dock




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More pictures of Coco Cay







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