Norwegian Majesty (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

Had a Great Time!

Sail Date: June 04, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

First off, I have to say, now I know what the phrase "well oiled ship" means. The whole trip, from embarkation to disembarkation was well organized. There was always someone around to help or answer a question.

The food: I thought the meals were very good. They were not five star but with the exception of the buffet and one pasta dish, I enjoyed everything. The buffet wasn't terrible, it just was, well, a buffet. I think people think they will get the kind of buffet you get such as Sunday brunch buffets at restaurants, when the food hasn't been sitting out too long. The buffet on the ship is ok, but nothing special. It's good for a quick breakfast or snack but I certainly wouldn't make it my main dinner meal. They did have different food each night such as Oriental dinner one night and Indian another, and deli sandwiches one afternoon.

Meals in the main dining rooms were very good. They always had two soups and two salad choices, and some kind of meat, fish and vegetarian selection, as well as the Cooking Light meals. I thought they were prepared well, tasted well, and presented well. The waitstaff was very attentive and everyone working, knew his or her job and did it.

I did eat the first night in the pasta restaurant and it was nice ambiance and the meal was ok but I ordered fettucini alfredo and it just wasn't the same as I usually get at an Italian restaurant. They didn't have the fettucini pasta so they used spaghetti, and the sauce wasn't really creamy; it was more olive oily. Still tasted ok but not what I was expecting. I never made it to Le Bistro but that's ok, next time.

The chocolate buffet was very good but not as big as I expected. I thought it ran the length of the room but in fact, there were two lines going to different tables with the same items. There was enough chocolate to satisfy a craving but not as much as I thought there would be.

My cabin was very nice and very clean. I was alone so there was plenty of room for me. It was an outside superior and I had a very large window and good size closet and dresser. It did not have a fridge or a hairdryer but I didn't care about the latter as it rained off and on Tuesday, most of Wednesday and Friday, so my hair was getting wet anyway. It did have a safe which I appreciated. The stewards were very friendly and efficient. Always there when you need them but not annoying. They made up the rooms in the morning and then later in the evening they came and turned down the beds, left fresh towels, tidyed up, and also left chocolates and towel animals which I really enjoyed. One night there was a rabbit, another night an elephant, next night a mouse, an alligator and the final night, a monkey hanging from the air vent on the ceiling. That was my favorite and I wanted to take him home, but I needed the towel, lol.

I found the ship to be very clean and well maintained. I did not at all think of it as "run down" or "old looking", as I head read on other message boards. It is not a brand new ship, nor does it proclaim to be so there is going to be some wear and tear but it's nothing to ruin the cruise by any means.

I liked the convenience of having the sign and sail card so that I didn't have to carry money with me everywhere. I kept my valuables locked in my safe and just carried my card with me.

I thought the embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and organized. There was a line for disembarkation (for the express which I chose), but it moved quickly and I was off the boat in less than a half hour.

I would highly recommend this cruise. It is very convenient and a very nice time.

Pros: Service

Cons: Not having a fridge in my room.

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St. George's, Bermuda
I ate at the Carriage House and Tavern by the Sea. Both were very good. Check out the Bermuda Glass and Perfumery Shop for unique gifts.
Don't Miss: Afternoon tea at the Carriage House Restaurant.
St. George's, Bermuda
I ate at the Carriage House and Tavern by the Sea. Both were very good. Check out the Bermuda Glass and Perfumery Shop for unique gifts.
Don't Miss: Afternoon tea at the Carriage House Restaurant.

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