Terrible weather = terrible cruise

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 16, 2015
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2518
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I have been on 3 cruises and this was the worst.  Bad weather forced us to miss 2 of the 3 ports of call.  While I understand that the cruise line is not responsible for the weather, I do hold them accountable for providing a quality on-board experience to compensate for missing our ports of call. Although the captain assured us that our safety was his primary concern for not docking at the ports, he did not communicate with us during the last 12 hours of the ship in which we endured the worst waves on the trip. When we arrived in Miami, where it was 41 degrees, the captain remained silent and left it to the crew to apologize for the miserable trip.  Not only did we miss our ports of call, but the on-board activities were meager and most were held on the atrium of the ship, which had a tiny stage and no seats. We were forced to look over the 3 decks above the atrium to watch the show and most were forced to sit on the floor!  There are 2 large well-equipped lounges on-board, that remained empty while we squeezed around the atrium.  I don't understand why we didn't have a line dancing show in the Spectrum Lounge.  It is clear that there have been cut-back's in on-board entertainment.  There was only 1 night for the comedian and the piano bar was only open 2 of the 4 nights. Would it have cost the cruise more money to have a DJ to run a dance club each night?  There was nothing to do! Not only did we not get to stop at Coco Cay or Key West but we had to remain imprisoned on the boat for 3 rough days at sea going at a snail's pace to sail up and down the Florida coast.  It only takes a few hours to drive from Miami to Key West.  It took us 24 hours!  What else could they do? They were not allowed to return to Miami until 7:30 a.m. the last day. The cold weather meant that we couldn't use the pool or even go out on the decks.  It felt like a prison.  I will never go on a cruise again.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Evening meals were much better than the breakfast and lunch options.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
The entertainment that was available was good but there wasn't enough to do.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Bring along your own entertainment because you will be left to your own devices should bad weather occur.

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

No time to do anything here and it was too cold on our return.
3 out of 5
We had a nice taxi ride but the vendors are all very pushy.
1 out of 5
Missed this port of call.
1 out of 5
Missed this port of call.
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