Majestic Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
2

5 out of 5

New ship, attentative crew, ports of interest

Sail Date: April 30, 2017

Reviewed: 17 days ago

Traveled As: Couple

Cabin: R533

This ship is brand new and we thought that there may be a few glitches they were working out. On the contrary it was all perfect. Great mix of very attentive crew from different Princess ships so lots of interesting stories, nationalities and perspectives. Loved the outdoor movie theater. After dinner settle on a deck chair with a blanket provide and watch the latest movies. The last night they previewed a new show in the theater which was beyond spectacular. Food was outstanding no matter where you ate. Only complaint was the tendering process, they need to find a more equitable process. Those who had booked a tour through the cruise line had preference and the rest of the passengers (about 1,500 of us) had to wait for well over an hour, sometimes two, in the dining room for a tender. There were a lot of complaints so I am sure they are working on it.

My favorite stops: Kotor, the cruise out was spectacular and the city itself very unusual and interesting. Mykonos, was the all out favorite stop. Take taxi to one of the beaches for $15 and spend the day on a lounger, right on the beach as long as you buy something to eat or drink it is free. Food and drinks are very reasonable so it is a good deal.  Could have done with more beach locations and less historic towns and ruins. Most of the islands have a beach option, take that if archaeology is not your main interest.    

No matter what small hassles there may have been they pail into insignificance given the overall experience, it still get 5 stars for me.

Cabin / Stateroom
Outstanding in every way
Embarkation and Disembarkation
This was an awful experience for any guest who had not booked a tour through Princess, which were the majority. You need to fix this and make it fair for all passengers. even if you a way to book a tender time rather that have all of us sit in a dining room waiting for 90 minutes in most cases as each tender took just a hand full of us in the few empty seats left over. Really felt like we were the less important passengers to you.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Make more beach options/excursions available. There are too many old town and ruins. I would replace Chios with a beach island like Santorini or even an extra day at Mykonos
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Unless you do the Olympia (which we did not) the town is boring and dirty and expensive. Other who went to Olympia said it was great so do that
Mykonos, Greece
See my comment in the review. This is the highlight of the trip. We went to Platis Gialos
Rhodes, Greece
The best shopping on the trip. Good prices and lots of options
Chios (Khios), Greece
Did not get off the shop, lay at teh pool.

Tip

Great dinner followed by the outdoor movie theater - it made the trip for us



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