We weren't sure if we would like cruising! Decided to try the four night cruise. We only cruised once before, 25 years ago!
Decided to visit Miami Area a day earlier. RCCL recommended the Wyndham Grand Bay,Coconut Grove. Lovely accommodations and service was superb. Walked to CocoWalk and had dinner. Following morning we were taken to Port of Miami to board the Majesty of the Seas.
Miami: We arrived at the Port around 12 noon. The whole process went very fast. Able to place our carry on belongings in our Junior Suite by 12:30 pm. Off we went to the Windjammer Cafe' for lunch. After lunch we stopped by our cabin to freshen up and to our surprise the rest of our luggage was there! Our next stop was to explore the ship before leaving port.
Ship: Even though the Majesty of the Seas was 11 years old, we felt it was kept in pretty good condition. The public rooms were clean and always neat. Read in previous reviews that there was an odor throughout the ship. We never smelled any offensive odors while on our cruise!
Cabin: Junior Suite is the way to travel. Spacious room and bathroom with tub. And the balcony is delightful! Our cabin steward was there to greet us when we first went to the cabin. He was always on top of everything and kept the cabin immaculate. Unfortunately, we do not remember his name.
Dining: We chose the Early Seating for Dinner. Our table was a table for 4. During the four nights, we only saw the young newly married couple two times. Unfortunately, the young woman was not feeling well. The service at our table was very good. Our Assistant Waiter, Tracy was marvelous. She catered to our every whim. We can't understand why a passenger would complain about the food. We felt it was pretty good. And the steaks were delicious! I must have had steak at least three of the nights. Chose to eat breakfast and lunch in the Dining Room rather that the Windjammer Cafe'.
Entertainment:Saw one evening show and the Comedy Show. Both were good. Comedy Show kept us laughing.
Ports of Call:
Attending the shopping seminar which was very enlightening! Even won $100 prize!
Bahamas: Did not take a tour, but walked throughout the town and visited the many shops. We didn't think the weather was all that bad. Had a rain shower that lasted maybe 20 minutes or so, then the sun came out. Returned to the ship to enjoy lunch. Then grabbed a taxi, with other passengers, and ventured over to the Atlantis. Very impressive but very expensive. Tried our luck at the casino and even won!!!!
Coco Cay: Tendered to the private island. Lovely place. Enjoyed just walking on the beach and swimming. Beautiful weather and the BBQ great!
Key West: Unfortunately, we were unable to enter Key West. The day was beautiful, sunny and warm but there were high winds. So we stayed at sea for the day. We were disappointed, since we had never visited Key West before. Kept busy on the ship. There are so many things to do.
Miami: Friday came so quick. Here we are back in Miami. Everything was very organized leaving the ship and getting to our destination.
We were so very pleased with the cruise, we booked a cruise for October 2004 on the Navigator of the Seas. We were surprised to read the poor review from Scott. We didn't experience any of his situations. Accept for not being able to visit Key West due to the winds, which is understandable.