Not our cup of tea
Norwegian Majesty Cruise Review to Bermuda
Sail Date: August 06, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Majesty
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryThis was my second cruise and my families first.
The ship was fine though a bit small. The smoking sections were not closed off so all smoke filled surrounding areas. The casino was a big cloud of smoke and most of the activities were scheduled for the Rendezvous lounge which is a smoking lounge. The non-smoking area next to it was open and the smoke billowed in so the whole front of the 5th deck smelled including the stores! The non-smoking areas were crowded with little seating so you end up taking your drink for a walk. The Polo Bar next to the casino and theater was nice but again it was a smoking room and the smoke from the casino was billowing in as well.
The deck space above was OK but if you got up late forget finding a seat. Also the 2 pools were tiny and one (the more shallow) was adults only. 1/2 of the pool desk was also smoking permitted including Cigar and pipe which of course made it's way all over the place.
Our 2 kids were bored on the ship because all activities were in the kids crew and we didn't take our kids on vacation to be in day care. There were few "family" activities
Food and Dining
This was our biggest disappointment. They advertise 5 restaurants to choose from but 2 (seven seas and four seasons) have the same menu. The observation deck is nice but hard to get a reservation in before 9PM. I am offended that I had to pay a $15 cover from Le Bistro. In our estimation there was no real choice of restaurant.
The menus were sub-par and the food was ok. Not our standard but not MacDonalds either. My wife and I prefer fine dinning and this was not that.
The staff in the restaurants were great and really saved a couple of meals for us by their suggestions.
Our best meals were by far on the island.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The bathroom was small but again it is a ships head and NOT a hotel room. Basically what we expected.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Horse carriage ride. Don't miss Dolphin Quest also!
Cons: Smoke smell everywhere