Good Cruise with caveats

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 24, 2012
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Food: Dinners were wonderful. Welcome luncheon on embarking was top notch. Breakfast was cheap and lacked the food items I could not get at home-papaya, mango, better quality brunch-type items. (Banana smoothies were good), NO powdered eggs, (how about eggs to order?) (coffee was too strong) Midnight buffet: Was poor in quality of food and variety of food. Our perceptions of how the buffet should be was in-line with how it was on Monarch of the Seas in1994- which was awesome and full of seafood, fruit, decorations, ice sculptures, danishes, deserts,(bananas foster, and english trifles). This is where we perceive value- all other items were expected for the price paid. Coco Cay food: lacking in quality and variety and should not have to pay for water on your beach. Ports: how about better maps with more detail and what areas may be unsafe for passengers to go? Needed more time in Key West since the immigration process proceeded poorly,(coordination with officials to do process at sea in a timely fashion). My Time Dining: Better communication required to convey where to line up for an initial table assignment. Disembarking: Was an all-day affair, from getting off the ship,(2 hours), my luggage was on the wrong turnstile, delayed, (1 hour), LONG line and mass confusion to wait for taxi, (1 hour), no easy access a bathroom during the desembarkment process. Overall cruise assessment: Service was top notch and stood out at dinner, ports were nice but short on Key West, Cruise needed a day at sea (we'll look into a 5-day next time), shows were great, dance club for 80's music and trance was short and not well promoted for the Gen-X demographic. Where was the Spectrum dance club anyway? When I went there to see it for later visitation, it was closed for a private event. The boat size was fine and I feel getting on too big of a boat would redirect the purpose of a cruise of the Ocean and the Islands too much to the ship and ship activities. Along w

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
dinners-great\, breakfasts -cheap\, no papayas or mangoes or higher brunch type fare


5 out of 5
very good but I as a Gen-x demographic didn't feel as catered to as other groups\,(boomers or hispanic).

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Top quality service staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was the right size where the ocean and ports were the starring role and the ship was rightfully the supporting cast. Bigger ships seem to be boat focused and could be anywhere on the ocean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
bathroom a little small but room was spotless.

Pros: Dinners\, shows\, ports\, smooth ride.

Cons: midnight buffet-cheap\, breakfasts-cheap\, disembarking process.

Recommends Majesty of the Seas? Yes!

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