Nice for a first time
Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: February 20, 2012
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryVery comfortable cruise, but not a best pick for younger adults. We are in our late 20s and were disappointed with lack of contemporary music. Even things like karaoke were disappointing because 10-year-old girls dominated that scene. Lounges were nearly empty even at 10 or 11 pm, so we'd get bored and go to our room by 11:30 every night. Treadmills in gym were super crowded in morning; waiting 15 minutes-plus for a machine to open up.
That said, the service was impeccable (though, I have no great basis for comparison because it was our first cruise). Room was cleaned up twice a day by the staff. They were really friendly. Quick customer service desk. Got an amazing massage; the spa was excellent. The food in the main dining was very tasty and they had ample choices, but it was a little stiff in terms of formality; a bit strange if you're not used to lots of silverware and people putting napkins in your lap. The buffet choices in the more relaxed cafe/restaurant were so-so, but the breakfast there was better than in the main dining room.
Personally, I would have skipped Nassau, unless I had a specific activity or tour there. The public beach on Paradise Island was NOT relaxing at all; would not recommend. Filled with locals pushing you to buy everything from hair-braiding to (illegal) pina coladas to bracelets; constantly shouting and approaching you while you're trying to relax.
The private island (CocoKay) was beautiful, relaxing, and offered great service. Went kayaking, snorkeling, and still had time to just lay on the sand. When we went to Key West, we got around on bike rentals, which was one of the best decisions of the entire trip. It was an excellent way to see the island; the wind from gliding on the bike kept us cool, and we got around 5 times faster than walking. Would go back there for a separate trip! The port of Miami was gorgeous, and catered to tourists without being too overrun by it. When we got back, we stayed at a Holiday Inn that was within a mile from the port, literally across the street from Bayside, where there were dozens of restaurants and stores. Took a bus tour and boat of the city on the same day. Again, would go back to Miami just for it own trip. Note for the gay and gay-friendly- pretty sure we were the only openly gay couple of the ship; we were treated just the same as others, but it would have been nice to meet some other gay couples.
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Pros: Exceptional service; cleaning up our room twice a day was unexpected and appreciated. Very good food, particularly in the main dining room. The company's private island was pristine and beautiful!
Cons: Not a very young crowd on the ship. Music selections played in the lounges were geared toward people in late 40s and older. For us in our late 20s, we were a little disappointed with the scene in the lounges... which was almost non-existent.