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Majesty of the Seas

December 2015 - Majesty of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

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First I will say that I was truly excited to get started cruising. I have been looking forward to this cruise for a long time. I booked it well in advance. When I was notified that I could confirm my room and excursions I did that right away. I purchased the parasailing which was really fun. I also purchased the Soda beverage package for my wife and I for $22 each. The entertainment on the ship was awesome.

 

If that was all I had to say it would have been 5 stars.....but

 

When I boarded the ship there were dozens of people trying to sell the beverage packages. There are 4 tiers. The one we had purchased online was the cheapest. We must have been asked at least 10 times if we wanted a package or when I said I already had one if I wanted to upgrade. Finally, one person said my package did not include latte's. That is pretty much all my wife drinks so finally I upgraded to the top tier package for $67 for my wife only since I was advised that one was for the lattes and cappuccinos. Since that package also included alcohol she had a few Margaritas thinking that it was all included in the package and why not.

 

The last day of the cruise we got a bill for our stay which included $268 for the beverage package upgrade. Apparently, if you buy the upgrade on the ship you get charged $67 every day of the cruise. Needless to say I was shocked and went to guest services to complain. It then became obvious that this is the plan all along. They were unwilling to do anything about it. I offered to just pay for the Margaritas and Latte's and just go back to the $22 package which I already bought but no dice. This is when I found out that buying the package online is only a one-time charge and not everyday like the one bought on the ship. Because of this I will not cruise any ship from this company ever again. I feel completely scammed and to me it is obvious that it is on purpose.

 

Word to the wise!

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Rooked's Tips

Nassau, Bahamas - The city is old. It reminds me of downtown Las Vegas. There are lots of abandoned buildings which could and should be renovated.
Miami, Florida - Most people in Miami seemed to charge for everything extra. There are no freebies. We arrived early at our hotel and were charged $50 to check in early. We were again charged $50 for the breakfast which I believed was complimentary. It was not.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island) - If you want a Bahamas T-shirt you should buy it here. There is a greater selection than on Nassau. Also, the picture frames had embedded shells which I could not find on Nassau either.
Majesty of the Seas Majesty of the Seas - If there is anything to take away from this experience I would say read every document before buying anything.

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