Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review
We just returned from a 2/10 4 night Bahama/Key West cruise on the Majesty. Overall, a great time! Having booked late, we were told to check in "pier side check in." Unfortunately, upon arrival, no one knew what "pier check in" was. We were shuffled from person to person, counter to counter. Thankfully, we had gotten there early so there were minimal people there also checking in. From the outside, the ship is beautiful! Upon entering the ship, however, my first impression was that they hadn't washed the windows in weeks! They were filthy and made for a rather dampened-first impression. After wandering around and acclamating ourselves, thankfully, the rest of the ship was well maintained. Having to wait an hour for our room to be ready was frustrating, but we were pleasantly surprised with our outside cabin. Decent sized, super-clean, and plenty of storage. The suitcase fit under the bed, there were shelves in the closet and bathroom and a vanity with 6 or 8 drawers in addition to the mirror opening for toiletries and such. Several more shelves were located in the bathroom. Our room steward kept our room immaculate with fun towel-creations each night waiting on our bed. The food is wonderful with something for everyone. Having spilled a glass a wine on the table, the staff doted on us the rest of the trip with cordials, desserts and an extra appetizer to surprise us. A drop(literally) had been splashed on our tablemates shirt and his shirt was cleaned and waiting for him within hours! Our waiter was friendly and very accommodating. There was a huge diverse crowd..I'd guess 30's to 50's as the average age group. Not a ton of kids, but there seemed to be organized childrens activities to keep them busy. The comedian was a must-see and the shows were entertaining. Don't waste your money on the $40 "bar punch card." It claims to save you some money, we found it frustrating that many drinks were not covered and the card could only be redeemed at specific bars. Nassau was what we expected.The Atlantis Beach Day was also a rip off. We paid $68 each for a tour of Atlantis and access to their beach..only to find out our "tour" consisted of a short-cut thru the building to get access to the back beach. On the beach we ran into fellow shipmates who paid a nominal ferry fee from Nassau and walked the few blocks to our beach. The stingray and dolphin adventures received rave reviews..spend your money there instead. CocoCay was beautful, clean and a wonderful time. Offering jet skis, floating mats, banana boat rides, parasailing or just sipping the yummy CocoCay Concoction drinks. Stay with the crowd or wander around and find a private hammock - they're everywhere! Having gotten into Key West late due to extra security re-entering the U.S, we were able to stay an extra an hour and watch the street performers do their acts at sunset! I found the ship to be clean and very pretty. Service is good..maybe a little slow getting drinks..but nothing to complain about. Beware of the public bathrooms! Many of which are out of order or in-op. Embarkation was seamless and organized. If you're looking for a quick getaway..this is a great time. We spent an extra night in South Beach. If you have the time, be sure to stroll down Ocean Ave., hit the open cafes or just people watch on the beach. We'll travel on Royal Caribbean again and would choose this ship again.