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#1
Dallas
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Joined Mar 2012
I always enjoy reading as many reviews as I can before I go on a cruise so I am hoping this one is very informative and fun to read as well.

Myself and my girl friend Monica booked a cruise on the Majesty of the seas. We flew into Miami on May 12th which was a Saturday.

May 12 Saturday-

Got into FLL at about noon. We hopped in our rental car and headed straight for the beach! South Beach that is.

Here is a picture of myself and of my beautiful girlfriend Monica. I have way more pictures of her than I do of myself and Im sure most everyone would rather look at her than me!







We went right off 7th street and there seemed to be lots of younger people having a great time at this location.



It was rather windy that day on the beach and the waves were kind of big but it was still an awesome start to the vacation.
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#2
Dallas
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We stayed at the beach until about 4-5pm and then we headed over to my dad's house in Kendall about 30 minutes away. Had a great dinner and then went over to Bayside Marketplace. Monica had never been there but I used to live in Florida for 14 years so I have been many times.







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May 13th Sunday-

The next next morning we drove down to John Penekamp State park to do some snorkeling. I have been diving since I was 17 but monica has never even snorkeled. I taught her in our pool before this vacation and she did great. Again it was windy and not ideal conditions but still fun. The rest of the vacation the seas were VERY calm.









After snorkeling we built up a pretty large appetite so we went over to Key's Fisheries (Hook line and sinker bar) in Marathon for some lunch.

I had a fantastic grouper sandwich and a dozen stone crab claws. This restaurant is the BEST place for eating fish in the FLorida keys. And during stone crab season they have $1.25 claws. That is the cheapest anywhere! And they were so good! I was so stuffed but I just had to have a sandwich and the claws. It went well with the adult beverages also.

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Dallas
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After eating we went over to the Sunset Grill at the 7mile bridge in Marathon and had a few more drinks and waited for the sunset.






May 14th Monday- The cruise starts!

Dropped the rental off at Miami airport and took a taxi over to the port. $25 taxi ride was pretty quick and painless. Getting on the ship was easy. Took about 20 minutes total.

I had 4 coke zeros in my backpack and a zip lock bag full of sun screen aloe lotion, and some other assorted things. So I guess all the liquid alerted the x-ray lady to search my bag. She looked in the bag and checked the coke zero plastic bottles lids. She looked at the zip lock bag and ignored the rum runner I had in my carry on. I also had lots of rum runners and shambooze all throughout our 3 checked bags. All of it was smuggled successfully.

The first view of the ship!


Successful smuggling




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#5
Dallas
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For all you chair hogging people!




Leaving Miami



We walked around the ship and pretty much checked everything out. Its an easy ship to find your way around. The last crusie I went on back in 2002 was on the voyager of the seas and it was HUGE. THis ship was much easier to find my way through.




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#6
Dallas
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Getting ready for our first dinner on board.



Chorus Line Theater. We saw a very funny comedian on the first night before our late 9pm dinner.




May 15th Nassau Bahamas-

My girl friend wanted to see Atlantis. I would rather not spend $119 per person there but she wanted it and I wanted to please her. Plus Im going on an all guys diving trip in the Florida keys next month so I had to kiss some butt and this was a good opportunity to do that.

I actually had a great time at Atlantis. It rained for a couple hours but the rest of the time it was beautiful. Its an amazing resort and the aquarium stuff is amazing.

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Dallas
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5 ships in Nassau



We took the water taxi to Paradise island for $4. Don't buy a return water taxi ticket. They tricked me into buying one but next time I wont because there is a free shuttle back to the ship provided by the hotel. The guide on the water taxi was pretty entertaining though.

Nassau is a lot like Mexico. The people there all try and sell you stuff and bother you as soon as you get off the boat! Kind of annoying but expected. I was also annoyed by the picture guys from the ship. They seemed to be everywhere begging for you to pose for pictures.

We had to follow this guy to the water taxi.



Amazing Lobby at Atlantis


Huge fish tank




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#9
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I'm glad you had a great time Dave! I'm really looking forward to the rest of your review!
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October 23, 2014 ~ RCI Vision of the Seas ~ JS 8592 ~ 4 Night ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, Ft. Lauderdale
October 28, 2013 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9032 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami

August 13, 2012 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9032 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami

June 26, 2011 ~ Majestic Elegance Punta Cana ~ 5 Night All inclusive
June 20, 2011 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ JS 1580 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami (Wedding Cruise)
June 24, 2010 ~ By the Beautiful Sea ~ 7 Night ~ Key West
June 8, 2009 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9532 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami
October 13, 2008 ~ RCI Enchantment of the Seas ~ OV 4556 ~ 5 Night ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Cozumel, Belize, Ft. Lauderdale
October 19, 2007 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ OV 4554 ~ 3 Night ~ Miami, Coco Cay, Bahamas, Miami
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Dallas
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We had a great time at Atlantis. Stayed there until about 7pm. We bought a few souvenirs and headed back to the ship.

Pouring some "shampoo" into my coke cup.


towel monkey!


I was expecting formal night to be the secodn night but it turns out its the third night now. The second night was the midnight buffet and the pool "white" party. The midnight buffet was awesome. I was pretty drunk by that time but I remember eating some great corn dogs.





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Party at the pool!


This was the stairs near our room on deck 5. I loved being on deck 5 because it was close to everything.







May 16th CocoCay-


Got into cococay and the seas were dead calm. It was perfect except for the lack of sun. But they may have been a blessing in disguise because I didnt get sun burn.

We had a huge breakfast as usual on the ship and got on the tender at about 9:30am.





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If you enjoy snorkeling dont stay in the little lagoon area. Its so murky in there from all the people walking around. The best area is out from the beach to the left towards the life guard stand. Then once you get to the life guard stand area head towards the ship and snorkel out there. I went all the way out to the orange boundary buoys and it was about 30 feet deep and very nice. The guy at the life guard stand will feed the fish dried cat food and they swarm there like crazy. It was fun.

The lunch was pretty good at cococay too. Ribs, burgers, hotdogs, and some other stuff. We also had a cocoloco frozen drink which was tasty.

back to the ship.



The compass deli is probably the best place to eat on the ship. The sandwiches are awesome and the crepes are even better. We tried one of each. It seems that no one knows this place exists because its usually empty. Maybe I shouldnt tell anyone about it because I like having it to myself!

Here is one of the crepes from the compass deli.


Here is a picture of a picture...lol
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Thanks for the update on formal night and the pool party. Formal night has traditionally been the second night in Nassau. Since we're in port until 11:59pm it doesn't make much sense to have Formal night...
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October 23, 2014 ~ RCI Vision of the Seas ~ JS 8592 ~ 4 Night ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, Ft. Lauderdale
October 28, 2013 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9032 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami

August 13, 2012 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9032 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami

June 26, 2011 ~ Majestic Elegance Punta Cana ~ 5 Night All inclusive
June 20, 2011 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ JS 1580 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami (Wedding Cruise)
June 24, 2010 ~ By the Beautiful Sea ~ 7 Night ~ Key West
June 8, 2009 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9532 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami
October 13, 2008 ~ RCI Enchantment of the Seas ~ OV 4556 ~ 5 Night ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Cozumel, Belize, Ft. Lauderdale
October 19, 2007 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ OV 4554 ~ 3 Night ~ Miami, Coco Cay, Bahamas, Miami
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Enjoying your review, great pictures! Looking forward to going on the Majesty in September.

Sharon
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