Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

A Good Value

Sail Date: September 05, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

For the price, $129 per person, this was a good value.  The ship isn't perfect, it doesn't have the latest, greatest water slides, wave riders, etc, but but there was nothing so wrong it is worthy of a complaint. 

 

The biggest problem we had was that in the main dining room food that should have been hot was served at room temperature.  This happened every night when someone at our table would order escargot.  One night I had a scallop dish that was the same recipe as the escargot (can't the chef think of a different recipe?) and it too was room temp.  I sent my soup back once because it was only luke warm, but every night it should have been hotter.  Several of our entrees where not hot enough, but we got tired of complaining.

 

Our waiter and the assistant maitre'd tried to warm the items after we and adjacent tables had complained.  It was an improvement but it makes no sense that so much of the food was consistently too cold.  

 

The dinner entrees were usually good, but nothing to get excited about.  I would like to see some more creative dishes that are not so typical of an American chain restaurant like a Fridays.  There were little or no dishes made from lamb, duck, goose, goat, or rabbit.  The one time turkey was listed, it was a fairly typical Thanksgiving style offering.  If you like beef, you'll be happy because there are always two or three entrees such as a strip loin, rare sliced roast beef, burgers, or a steak.  They were all good, just nothing unusual or creative. 

 

My one dinner I thought was bad was a pan seared corvina.  It was VERY fishy tasting.  Since it is the only time I've ever had that fish, I can't say if the chef did it justice or not, but neither I or my wife would eat more than one bite of it. 

 

One thing that was nice about this ship is that it was not as crowded as some of the larger RCL ships.  We always could find available lounge chairs by the pool and on the higher decks. 

 

The entertainment was pretty much the same as you'll find on any ship.  There were two comedians who did a good job and a song and dance troupe that did the same, tired revues we always see.  The singers and dancers did a fine job, but I wish the ships would add more variety in their stage productions. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was very small. It was set up with two pull down upper bunks, but I don't know how 4 people could have shared that space. My wife and I had very little floor space to get dressed, there was an unusually small amount of drawer and closet space. But the room was well maintained, our cabin steward was friendly and did a fine job of keeping things clean and neat.
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Tip

Because we have been to Nassau many times, we stayed on the ship that day. The ship is wonderful and pleasantly quiet when most of the other passengers are gone for the day. We enjoyed sitting by the pool in the relative quiet.



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