Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Good value but a few disappointments

Sail Date: April 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We have been on 3 cruises prior to this, and Majesty was a fairly good value for the price paid. The staff friendliness & service was FANTASTIC, as always, and we enjoyed the MyTime Dining that was more flexible than the standard 1st & 2nd seating options. The food quality was good, but we certainly missed lobster night, which has been a staple on all our prior cruises. The ports of call at Key West & Nassau were okay for a little walking around, but we wished we had looked harder for beaches after our excursions. Many Mexico ports of call end excursions with some beach time, but we didn't get that here. The Clear Kayak experience at Nassau was our least favorite of all the excursions we've ever done -- we were dropped off at a place with quite choppy ocean waves and were not given a guided tour as expected, and also we were in the same area with snorkelers so safety was a concern. CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's private island, exceeded all our expectations! It helped that the weather was gorgeous & no wind, and we fully enjoyed a whole day to just relax on the beach, eat food that the cruise line provided for us on shore, and shop in the mini-market there modeled after Nassau's Straw Market. CocoCay was the BEST day of the trip! We enjoyed the ship but have been on much fancier and larger ships, so this one was nice but fairly basic.

Pros: Beautiful ocean views & CocoCay beach day!

Cons: No lobster meal and excursions left some things to be desired.

Recommends Majesty of the Seas? Yes!

Decent choices of activities, good comedian & musician. The musical review shows weren't our favorite, and the sound system in the theater seemed to have a problem with getting singers' voices at levels that could be heard over the live band.
Ship Quality
Very clean, layout nice, again not as fancy and lavish as prior sailings on larger ships.
Food and Dining
Food good, but as mentioned above, no lobster! The Compass Deli was a nice quiet place to eat, with quality sandwiches & wraps that were different than the usual buffet offerings. It seems that more & more health-conscious options are appearing over time, which is also good. Plenty of opportunities to eat salads & vegetables at every meal.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small of course, but clean, well maintained, and we enjoyed our port hole.
Service and Staff
GREAT service from all the staff onboard.

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