August 2016 - 4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Majesty of the Seas
Not so good
Well, The cruise itself wasn't bad, the staff were all really nice. Except the ship was showing signs of its age all over the place.The first night of the cruise the captain drove us straight through a storm, none of the decks were prepared for the wind or rain, the deck chairs were sliding, a small sign almost slammed into me when it fell over from the wind, on top of that the ship was leaning at an angle from the wind, I was on a carnival cruise a few years ago and they stopped for a storm that was in front of us. On top of that one of the doors leading to the outside on deck 12 broke and didn't close anymore unless someone forced it to close. The A/C in the cabin we had was trash and we had trouble sleeping, the A/C in the fuel kids club wasn't able to handle the heat and the room was always more like a sauna then a lounge. Carnivals Circle-C club was always cool and never had any issues. The ship had rotting floors on deck 12 near the front, most of it was rusting and didn't look very appealing, the food wasn't very good in fact on the last night of the cruise my son went to eat at the buffet and came back with a under cooked piece of steak which on deboarding day gave him food poisoning. The first stop at RC's private island was definitely not at all what they made it out to be. There were too many shells and other things in the water. As well as we saw a HUGE fish in the water. It was small, the food was okay, but they were letting people swim when there was definitely jellyfish in the bay, my son got his hand stung and another young boy got his whole leg stung. They were providing vinegar at the first aid area, which clearly told us they knew there were jellyfish in the bay, yet they were letting people continue to swim there. The second port of call was not too bad, we enjoyed the Blue Lagoon private island. although while deboarding the ship blew its emergency horn and were closing staircases, which definitely freaked out a lot of people because they gave no information as to why they had to do the emergency call, as well as on the last day of the trip the "day at sea" the ship was moving so slowly that if you went on deck you would start sweating like crazy. The ship needs to be brought in for maintenance and upgrades to the cabins and A/C systems. As well as they need to take out the "Emergency Exits" in the Fuel club, there is no need for them as people just hold the doors open and make the already sauna like room even hotter. The bars would close really early and my son would have to go to bed by 1 AM which he definitely didn't enjoy because night time is when it is actually cool enough and empty enough for them to spend time on deck. I am definitely going back to carnival because my son could enjoy being out at night as well as he could have better cooked food.