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Majestic Princess Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
Majestic Princess

21 Night Maiden Grand Asia (Singapore To Shanghai)

Sail date: June 18, 2017

Ship: Majestic Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: R210

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The best part of any cruise vacation is how you make the best of a bad situation and truly have fun and relax. One thing I will give Princess credit for is very good in room movies and TV shows. all on demand and at your leisure. The Wifi was expensive and slow. Again, we will stick with Royal Caribbean when Cruising.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
We were booked in a mini-suite and other cruises always gave us priority boarding.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
We were expecting excellent service but most times I felt invisible to the wait staff and bartenders, especially at the buffet. The food was very good but the prepaid drink package was a huge disappointment, ie one drink at a time and time limit between drinks. There was no way to get a cocktail and a shot or doubles on their package as I have experienced on other cruise lines.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Found it hard to secure chairs when even though most were taken very early with just a towel and no one sitting in them, even though Princess policy stated there will be no saving of loungers, people did it anyway.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The DJ and ship staff were good but one night the Daily Patter stated "Karaoke All Night" and it was stopped after only one hour.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
The only exceptional service we received was our room steward. Allen was ALWAYS on top of our needs and went above and beyond, Too bad I can't say the same for the rest of our servers.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Being on a 21 day cruise you expect to do laundry, too bad the Laundry room was on the other end of the ship from our cabin.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our Mini-Suite was very comfortable and we really liked having two TVs so I could watch while my wife slept. The couch could have been a better fabric, we had to use a sheet on it because it was rough.

Ship tip

Don't! This was our first Princess cruise and unless we are cruising for free, we will not be going with them again. Sticking with RCL.

Ports of call

Singapore

5 out of 5
No excursion from the ship, but we flew in a few days early and truly enjoyed Singapore. We will go back.

Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

5 out of 5
One of our favorite countries. Loved our Tiger & Elephant excursion. Tigers, we rented a car & driver and it was a better experience than the Ships elephant excursion. Highly suggest setting up your own excursions before hand and you will get a better value than Ship Sold Shore Excursions. One of the low lights of the ship sold tour was a very expensive jewelry store and not much time for other shopping.

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

4 out of 5
This was a good port also and our excursion was a small group of 3 couples and a driver and a guide taking us out to the Mekong Delta and cruising the river and back water ways.

Xiamen, China

1 out of 5
Not much to do, so we took a shuttle to "city center" for shopping. Take a photo of a large landmark near the bus stop and take a cab back to it instead of trying to navigate the streets.

Hong Kong

4 out of 5
Hong Kong by night and dinner were good, but the Best of Hong Kong was long hot and tiring. It also had a mandatory jewelry store shop included.

Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan

3 out of 5
The hot springs were very nice but too much time spent there. Again not enough time for shopping.

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

2 out of 5
Do not pay for the "Tokyo on your Own" excursion. Better to book your own ahead of time.

Osaka, Japan

2 out of 5
It Rained so we did not go very far past the port after the disappointing day in Tokyo.

Incheon (Seoul). South Korea

1 out of 5
Booked the Best of Seoul excursion another disappointment.

Shanghai, China Did not visit port

Disembarked and we had to catch a flight to Beijing.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
The port of Shanghai was very crowded and had no organization to picking up luggage and leaving the terminal.
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