Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

A Very Disappointing Experience

Sail Date: February 04, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I had booked this cruise as a 10 year anniversary present to my boyfriend. After this cruise, I am sorry I wasted the money - we should have gone (back) to Maui instead. This was a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas, and I had sailed with Royal Caribbean before and had felt the cruise experience (west coast) was pretty good. While the food on this cruise was good, the rest of our experience was an absolute nightmare! Our first night, the toilet began flushing all by itself at 2:00 am and made such a racket that it woke up everyone on our side of the ship. A repairman was eventually sent to resolve the problem, however, at 4;00 am they began power washing the Promenade Deck which is directly above our room. Despite the fact that we complained about this to Guest Relations the next day (and every day thereafter) and despite the fact that we were promised that they would not be continuing to do this, every morning between 4:00 am and 4:30 am, we were awakened by the maintenance staff power washing the deck. On our final night, guest relations sent a cheap bottle of red wine to our stateroom as an apology. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Pros: The quality of the food was better than some other cruise lines.

Cons: Noise at late night/early morning hours prevented us from getting a full night's sleep.

Recommends Majesty of the Seas? No.

Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Average for a cruise line private island. (Carnival's Half Moon Cay is nicer!) They MAKE you rent a vest even though the snorkeling is walk-in from the beach. Again, due to the lack of our ability to get a decent night's sleep, all we did was nap on the beach as the water was really too cold and choppy for snorkeling. Also, the visibility was rather poor due to the lack of actual reef and mostly grassy/sandy bottom.
Don't Miss: Nothing.
Key West, Florida
I would go back to Key West to stay for a few days, but you can see it in a day. We took the trolley and visited the Aquarium and Shipwreck Museum. Although we were very tired from lack of sleep, we did manage to make it to the top of the tower and ring the bell. The weather was hottest here. We should have gone snorkeling instead.
Don't Miss: Kino Sandal Factory, Duvall Street
Nassau, Bahamas
This is a great port. Unfortunately, due to poor planning on behalf of the Ship's staff, they scheduled the "formal night:" when we were in this port with a "sail away" time ofl midnight. As a result, most people (including us), who took the time and trouble to pack for formal night, never showed up as we were too busy in Nassau. It should be noted that this was the first port after our initial "night of Hell" - with only 3 hours of sleep, we dragged ourself around Nassau and managed to have a pretty good time - no thanks to the folks at Royal Caribbean.
Don't Miss: Atlantis Resort
Nassau, Bahamas
This is a great port. Unfortunately, due to poor planning on behalf of the Ship's staff, they scheduled the "formal night:" when we were in this port with a "sail away" time ofl midnight. As a result, most people (including us), who took the time and trouble to pack for formal night, never showed up as we were too busy in Nassau. It should be noted that this was the first port after our initial "night of Hell" - with only 3 hours of sleep, we dragged ourself around Nassau and managed to have a pretty good time - no thanks to the folks at Royal Caribbean.
Don't Miss: Atlantis Resort
Key West, Florida
I would go back to Key West to stay for a few days, but you can see it in a day. We took the trolley and visited the Aquarium and Shipwreck Museum. Although we were very tired from lack of sleep, we did manage to make it to the top of the tower and ring the bell. The weather was hottest here. We should have gone snorkeling instead.
Don't Miss: Kino Sandal Factory, Duvall Street
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Average for a cruise line private island. (Carnival's Half Moon Cay is nicer!) They MAKE you rent a vest even though the snorkeling is walk-in from the beach. Again, due to the lack of our ability to get a decent night's sleep, all we did was nap on the beach as the water was really too cold and choppy for snorkeling. Also, the visibility was rather poor due to the lack of actual reef and mostly grassy/sandy bottom.
Don't Miss: Nothing.


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