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Majesty 4/21-4/25 Review

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This was our second cruise on Royal Caribbean and we cruised with 5 other adults, all in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

 

Day 1: We flew from Boston to FLL via Detroit, as we had purchased the cruise air as it was the cheapest price (surprisingly) that we saw. The cruise transfers from FLL to the Port of Miami were very convenient and we would definitely use them again. Upon embarkation at 2:00, we checked out our room (interior room, 2nd deck) which was TINY as we had heard before. It was sufficient and for what we paid for this trip, still a real bargain. We then ate lunch in the Windjammer and spent the afternoon on the pool deck. Mustering seemed to take longer this cruise then it did on Freedom of the Seas, which seems strange--our muster station was in Boleros and we waited in line to get in there for over 20 minutes. We went to the Welcome show, with comedian Rick Corso, who was amusing. We had late seating in the Starlight Dining Room. Our service staff was wonderful and we were especially impressed with the head waiter who really seemed to be taking the time to see every table and converse nightly---we didn't meet our head waiter once last cruise. DH went with the chef's menu every night and enjoyed it. I ate the vidalia tart (yummy!), shrimp ravioli (ok) and strawberry pavlova (ok).

 

Day 2: Nassau: We ate breakfast in the dining room and then walked on Deck 7. We had an excursion booked for 10 a.m., but the time was moved until 1, so we walked around Nassau for a bit. This was our first time in Nassau. We are not shoppers, so it wasn't really our thing, so we went back to the ship and ate lunch at the dining room before our excursion. DH had the pulled pork sandwich (ok) and I had the corn cakes (yummy--but they were not as described in the menu). We went on the Seahorse Sailing and Snorkeling excursion that afternoon. Snorkeling was decent (we've snorkeled all around the Caribbean and this was okay). Boat and trip was very nice. We then met the rest of our party at Senor Frog's for a drink. We went back to the ship and got ready for formal night. Many people we met on the ship were disappointed that the formal night was on the one night that we had a later port of call (11 p.m.). We checked out the Schooner Bar which was one of our favorite spots on Freedom and we liked it a lot as well on the Majesty. At dinner, I had the escargot (very good), beef tenderloin (also very good) and I can't remember what I had for dessert. DH once again had the chef's suggested menu. He had ordered an espresso after dinner the first night and our assistant waiter brought him one every night after that without him even asking, which was a nice touch. After dinner, we changed and went up to the pool deck for the dance party.

 

Day 3: Coco Cay: We ate breakfast in the Windjammer and caught an early tender. Seas were calm on the tender over there, but were quite rough on the tender back in the afternoon. We found our spot to lay and then went to our excursion at the SeaTrek Aqua Park, which was a lot of fun (and a lot of work to climb some of those things). We would definitely recommend it. BBQ lunch was ok. We then explored the island and took the nature walk which was very nice. We really enjoyed our day in Coco Cay. It was DH's birthday, so when we got back to the ship, we changed for the evening and then went to get a drink and go to the casino to try his birthday luck. We also used some of the Crown&Anchor coupons at the casino, but to no avail :( We once again went to the Schooner Bar and then went to the juggling show, which was really great---I didn't think I would like it, but not only was he a talented juggler, but really funny as well. As soon as that ended, we went to the Crown&Anchor reception, which was very nice. At dinner, I had the Caprese salad (good), garlic shrimp (good) and then we all shared the birthday cake I had ordered for DH's birthday.

 

Day 4: Key West: We went to the Windjammer for breakfast and then walked on Deck 7. We had the last group to go for customs at 10:45, but it moved very quickly. We then walked in to Key West. We walked up and down Duval Street, from Mallory Square all the way down to the Southernmost point. We did our own "pub crawl" and had a lot of fun. We got back to the ship around 3 and had a snack at Sorrento's and the Compass Deli, which was a nice spot to go in between meals. At dinner that night we were still full from our earlier snack, so we both barely touched our food, but we did enjoy the ceasar salad served family style. I ordered the spinach dip as an appetizer which was really disappointing. I had the risotto for dinner, which was quite good, although I only had a few bites. DH had the onion soup and the mahi-mahi, which he liked. After going back to our room to pack our bags to put them out, we spent our final evening on the deck, which was quite windy.

 

Day 5: Debarkation: We had light blue and it was fairly quick and easy.

 

Overall: We liked Majesty a lot and enjoyed this shorter cruise. Service in the dining room and state room was great. We were especially impressed with how little we noticed all of the kids on board (as it was school vacation week in several parts of the country) as there are lots of places to hang out on board. The pool area never seemed overly crowded. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Wow, it really goes to show that service is really luck of the draw! We sailed the Majesty last August and the dining room service was HORRIBLE. Worse than just about any restaurant I've ever been to. We had to beg to get drinks. We never saw the head waiter. Their attitude was generally not pleasant. Definitely ruined our impression of the Majesty.

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Wow, it really goes to show that service is really luck of the draw! We sailed the Majesty last August and the dining room service was HORRIBLE. Worse than just about any restaurant I've ever been to. We had to beg to get drinks. We never saw the head waiter. Their attitude was generally not pleasant. Definitely ruined our impression of the Majesty.

 

 

Give Majesty another try with an open mind! She is great.

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We were also on this cruise and I have to agree that the service was excellent. I even commented to DH a couple of times that the service in the Majesty was better than the service we had on the Freedom. May have something to do with the number of passengers that they had to take care of but whatever the reason, it was a great cruise.

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Wow, it really goes to show that service is really luck of the draw! We sailed the Majesty last August and the dining room service was HORRIBLE. Worse than just about any restaurant I've ever been to. We had to beg to get drinks. We never saw the head waiter. Their attitude was generally not pleasant. Definitely ruined our impression of the Majesty.

 

 

Maybe they cracked the whip because I was on it in October and it was perfect! I don't have one bad thing to say about the boat or crew on the Majesty. :D

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We were also on this cruise and I have to agree that the service was excellent. I even commented to DH a couple of times that the service in the Majesty was better than the service we had on the Freedom. May have something to do with the number of passengers that they had to take care of but whatever the reason, it was a great cruise.

 

I thought the service was a touch better than on the Freedom as well, although overall the service on that was great.

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Did you leave Nassau on time?

 

Do you know anything about the family with the sick child who left the ship?

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Thanks for the review. Quick question! Were you always scheduled to depart Nassau at 11pm? We are going on this cruise soon and we have a 6pm departure. Just wondered if this is a recent change.

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This was our second cruise on Royal Caribbean and we cruised with 5 other adults, all in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

 

Day 1: We flew from Boston to FLL via Detroit, as we had purchased the cruise air as it was the cheapest price (surprisingly) that we saw. The cruise transfers from FLL to the Port of Miami were very convenient and we would definitely use them again. Upon embarkation at 2:00, we checked out our room (interior room, 2nd deck) which was TINY as we had heard before. It was sufficient and for what we paid for this trip, still a real bargain. We then ate lunch in the Windjammer and spent the afternoon on the pool deck. Mustering seemed to take longer this cruise then it did on Freedom of the Seas, which seems strange--our muster station was in Boleros and we waited in line to get in there for over 20 minutes. We went to the Welcome show, with comedian Rick Corso, who was amusing. We had late seating in the Starlight Dining Room. Our service staff was wonderful and we were especially impressed with the head waiter who really seemed to be taking the time to see every table and converse nightly---we didn't meet our head waiter once last cruise. DH went with the chef's menu every night and enjoyed it. I ate the vidalia tart (yummy!), shrimp ravioli (ok) and strawberry pavlova (ok).

 

Day 2: Nassau: We ate breakfast in the dining room and then walked on Deck 7. We had an excursion booked for 10 a.m., but the time was moved until 1, so we walked around Nassau for a bit. This was our first time in Nassau. We are not shoppers, so it wasn't really our thing, so we went back to the ship and ate lunch at the dining room before our excursion. DH had the pulled pork sandwich (ok) and I had the corn cakes (yummy--but they were not as described in the menu). We went on the Seahorse Sailing and Snorkeling excursion that afternoon. Snorkeling was decent (we've snorkeled all around the Caribbean and this was okay). Boat and trip was very nice. We then met the rest of our party at Senor Frog's for a drink. We went back to the ship and got ready for formal night. Many people we met on the ship were disappointed that the formal night was on the one night that we had a later port of call (11 p.m.). We checked out the Schooner Bar which was one of our favorite spots on Freedom and we liked it a lot as well on the Majesty. At dinner, I had the escargot (very good), beef tenderloin (also very good) and I can't remember what I had for dessert. DH once again had the chef's suggested menu. He had ordered an espresso after dinner the first night and our assistant waiter brought him one every night after that without him even asking, which was a nice touch. After dinner, we changed and went up to the pool deck for the dance party.

 

Day 3: Coco Cay: We ate breakfast in the Windjammer and caught an early tender. Seas were calm on the tender over there, but were quite rough on the tender back in the afternoon. We found our spot to lay and then went to our excursion at the SeaTrek Aqua Park, which was a lot of fun (and a lot of work to climb some of those things). We would definitely recommend it. BBQ lunch was ok. We then explored the island and took the nature walk which was very nice. We really enjoyed our day in Coco Cay. It was DH's birthday, so when we got back to the ship, we changed for the evening and then went to get a drink and go to the casino to try his birthday luck. We also used some of the Crown&Anchor coupons at the casino, but to no avail :( We once again went to the Schooner Bar and then went to the juggling show, which was really great---I didn't think I would like it, but not only was he a talented juggler, but really funny as well. As soon as that ended, we went to the Crown&Anchor reception, which was very nice. At dinner, I had the Caprese salad (good), garlic shrimp (good) and then we all shared the birthday cake I had ordered for DH's birthday.

 

Day 4: Key West: We went to the Windjammer for breakfast and then walked on Deck 7. We had the last group to go for customs at 10:45, but it moved very quickly. We then walked in to Key West. We walked up and down Duval Street, from Mallory Square all the way down to the Southernmost point. We did our own "pub crawl" and had a lot of fun. We got back to the ship around 3 and had a snack at Sorrento's and the Compass Deli, which was a nice spot to go in between meals. At dinner that night we were still full from our earlier snack, so we both barely touched our food, but we did enjoy the ceasar salad served family style. I ordered the spinach dip as an appetizer which was really disappointing. I had the risotto for dinner, which was quite good, although I only had a few bites. DH had the onion soup and the mahi-mahi, which he liked. After going back to our room to pack our bags to put them out, we spent our final evening on the deck, which was quite windy.

 

Day 5: Debarkation: We had light blue and it was fairly quick and easy.

 

Overall: We liked Majesty a lot and enjoyed this shorter cruise. Service in the dining room and state room was great. We were especially impressed with how little we noticed all of the kids on board (as it was school vacation week in several parts of the country) as there are lots of places to hang out on board. The pool area never seemed overly crowded. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Laura, how have you been??? Long time, no read!

 

Sounds like you had a great cruise. I'm trying Majesty in September. :)

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Did you leave Nassau on time?

 

Do you know anything about the family with the sick child who left the ship?

 

We left Nassau after midnight. We were on deck until 11:45 and we were still in port.

 

No, I didn't hear a thing about it on the cruise, only read about it online. My two cents--the cruiseline did the right thing.

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Laura, how have you been??? Long time, no read!

 

Sounds like you had a great cruise. I'm trying Majesty in September. :)

 

 

Hey Carol!!!! How are you? We've been great. Have an awesome time on Majesty!

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Wow, it really goes to show that service is really luck of the draw! We sailed the Majesty last August and the dining room service was HORRIBLE. Worse than just about any restaurant I've ever been to. We had to beg to get drinks. We never saw the head waiter. Their attitude was generally not pleasant. Definitely ruined our impression of the Majesty.

 

Sorry you had a bad experience. We did a B2B on Majesty in January and had a wonderful experience! Service inthe DR was great!

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Thanks for your review on the Majesty. This ship was my first experience with RCI back in 2001. We went back on it again in 02 and both cruises were really great. The service was outstanding. I need to take one more cruise on this ship before she leaves for Pullmantur.

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tell me about the majesty, will be cruising her in Oct. our first RCI cruise, does it have a grand atrium. I hear she is newly refurbished and is better than most Carnival ships. Ive been on two carnival ships the Elation and the celebration.

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There was also a girl that was 21 who got kicked off for disorderly conduct...

 

The food was on point and I def have to agree with the original posted about the head waiter.

 

We did Johnny Rockets one eve, that was cool although I didn't like that they made them (the crew) sing a song for the pass'.

 

Um...Senor Frogs went well...

 

Good Job RC,

Ter-Rinse

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Laura, how have you been??? Long time, no read!

 

Sounds like you had a great cruise. I'm trying Majesty in September. :)

 

 

You should try the Majesty in October, like October 20. Yeah, October 20 is an awesome date. I heard it is the best date of the year to cruise the Majesty. I think they call it the Majesty of the Seas Day. :D

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To the OP, a very important question....

 

Were you scheduled to be in Nassau until midnight or 6 pm? You mentioned you were still there at 11:30 so I am curious b/c we are scheduled to be there only until 6 next week.

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I was on that cruise as well...Yea...we were scheduled to leave at 11:30.

 

Terence!

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I was on that cruise as well...Yea...we were scheduled to leave at 11:30.

 

Terence!

 

That is so strange!! Why do they keep changing the port times. It's not like we have to rush to get anywhere since we don't even travel very far. Weird.

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Thanks for your review on the Majesty. This ship was my first experience with RCI back in 2001. We went back on it again in 02 and both cruises were really great. The service was outstanding. I need to take one more cruise on this ship before she leaves for Pullmantur.

 

That's what I'm doing, Gordon! Join me in September!

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You should try the Majesty in October, like October 20. Yeah, October 20 is an awesome date. I heard it is the best date of the year to cruise the Majesty. I think they call it the Majesty of the Seas Day. :D

 

I'll be on the Monarch until October 17, her final cruise in California. :)

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To the OP, a very important question....

 

Were you scheduled to be in Nassau until midnight or 6 pm? You mentioned you were still there at 11:30 so I am curious b/c we are scheduled to be there only until 6 next week.

 

We were scheduled to be there until 11 p.m. I believe.

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tell me about the majesty, will be cruising her in Oct. our first RCI cruise, does it have a grand atrium. I hear she is newly refurbished and is better than most Carnival ships. Ive been on two carnival ships the Elation and the celebration.

 

Yes, it has a grand atrium. Not as amazing as the Royal Promenade on the larger RCI ships, but still very nice. I was on the Carnival Fascination 6 years ago and the Majesty was much much nicer than the Fascination...if that is at all of a comparison to the Elation and the Celebration.

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