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Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall Rating:

4.2 out of 5
Majesty of the Seas

3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 10, 2015

Ship: Majesty of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Overall had a great first cruise. I enjoyed visiting the Bahamas and finally being on a ship. It's worth noting that this was two years ago, and some things have changed on the ship since I sailed.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We got to the port by early afternoon, so most of the crowd was already on the ship. It took maybe 20 minutes to get onboard - not bad at all.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
To be honest, I guess I was expecting more than what I got. I'd always heard that cruise food was something special and memorable. The food on Majesty was just okay - nothing to write home about. This went for both the buffet and MDR.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Didn't participate in too many activities. I did go to a spa workshop (rookie mistake) and it was basically a sales pitch. The pool was pretty crowded but I stuck my feet in a few times.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We saw a juggler/comedian and he was pretty good. The singers in the atrium were great and so was the ceremony of the flags where the crew members from around the world represented their countries.

Children's Programs

No kids traveling with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had an excellent cabin steward who got us whatever we asked for quickly. Room service was good, and our waiter in the dining room was great. He was so nice.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship shows its age in both cleanliness and design, but it's a great quick weekend getaway trip or for first-time cruisers to get a feel for cruising.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
By oceanview, I mean a little porthole. But it was still nice to be able to see outside. The cabin was clean, but it was tiny. And I mean micro-small. There was no couch, just a vanity/desk with chair, tiny table, and side table for the bed. You basically have to scoot to the end of the bed to get out. The bathroom was also unbelievably small. Though the cabin was small, we didn't really mind because it was such a short cruise.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
We didn't do any excursions, but it was a great port for embarkation and disembarkation.

Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)

5 out of 5
We snorkeled here and it was awesome. It was my first time snorkeling and there are shallow and deep parts, with floating docks to take a rest. It's in a mostly enclosed cove area, too, so the water was pretty calm. Lunch on the island was great, but be sure to keep the gulls away from your food! They tried to snatch it multiple times. :)

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
I can see why seasoned cruisers tend to stay on the ship here. We did visit the free part of Atlantis to walk around and see it, as well as a bit of shopping at the market and a stop at Junkanoo Beach. But unless you're planning to actually do some kind of excursion or spend the day at a local bar, there's not a ton to do here.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Disembarkation was smooth and quick.

Traveler Photos

Atlantis Cabin view of another RC ship from our little porthole.
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