Traped on a Floating Wal-mart
Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: January 09, 2012
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryNot sure where to start it was just bad. This was supposed to be our honeymoon, while we made the best of it there was nothing done on the part of Royal Caribbean to acknowledge that it was our honeymoon.
We did receive a card in our room inviting us to a Champaign toast which would be ok, but we both dont drink (I know weird and uncool, huh?). But thats not the best part what really irritated us is the couple we sat next to for dinner had to switch rooms due to a bad toilet. They told us they must have gotten our cabin since it was all decorated with Congratulations! and happy honeymoon with streamers and balloons. This really pissed me off (one because we received no such recognition and two our dinner friends werent even newlyweds!)
On to the food bad, everything tasted the same at the buffet and it felt like no attempt was made to make anything taste good. The main fancy dinners where mediocre at best, like something from Sizzler or Dennys put just dressed up to look fancy. Very disappointing. The only good thing was our assistant waiter was very nice.
The room small and old, we got a stateroom but it was just ok. Our room attendant would constantly just fold our wet towels up and put them back in the bathroom instead of giving us new towels or just leaving them out to dry very irritating.
The staff not very friendly and confrontational (desk staff). Royal Caribbean staff does not know what is going on half the time. When I set up the vacation I arraigned for a driver to pick us up at the port. So I called Royal Caribbean to find out what time we had to be off the boat they told me oh anytime up until noon. But then we get on the boat and find out we have to be off by 10am. I arranged to have the driver pick us up at 11:30 at the port so we had an hour and a half wait outside the port with our luggage waiting for our ride to the airport.
The ports of call The Bahamas: felt like a constant hustle, every step was you want a taxi, need a scooter, want your hair braided? Everything was overpriced and cheap the port area was a tourist trap and very dirty. Coco Cay a fake island owned (rented) by Royal Caribbean, with cheap overpriced junk to buy and populated by resentfully and unfriendly staff, very artificial and painful to experience. Key West the only time we had fun we rented a scooter and enjoyed the island and some local art galleries and a coffee shop. Sad but true, we had the best time when we were back on American soil with real people.
Oh and why its a Wal-Mart on the ocean the people on the boat. For the most part are the same type you would run into on peopleofwalmart.com or if you go into that store (which we dont) - enough said.
This experience has left us with the feeling that we are not the Cruising type. Our future vacations will be well away from the pre-packaged consumer driven garbage that this cruise was. Stay away unless you like this type of thing.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: The Ocean
Cons: The excesive consumption