Just arrived back from a two weeks cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean. Had a fantastic holiday on the new addition to the Thomson Cruise fleet. The Thomson Majesty at 21 years old is the youngest in the fleet. Although more modern, the ship like the others is a bit tied looking in some areas but in general is a well maintained ship. Throughout the day crew members are painting or cleaning most areas of the ship inside and out.
All crew members are friendly and can't do enough for you to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable. Every Wednesday late evening they put on a crew show, where bar staff,waiters,cabin crew and kitchen staff will either sing, dance, do magic. They are very talented and enjoy entertaining us.
Our cabin on the 9th floor an outside plus, was small but we did not spend too much time in the room so it did not bother us. The window view was between two life boats so was very good for looking out each morning at a new port. There were twin beds and two cot beds. The room was big enough for two but any more would be a struggle for space. The safe was in the wardrobe and very easy to use, though their is a fee Â£15 for first week and Â£10 for the second. The bathroom was also very small. The small shower was very good with constant hot water and fairly powerful.
The Restaurants were waiter service, The Seven Seasons holds 700 people, big but very crowded and had the same menu as the other restaurant, The Four Seasons which holds 300 people was smaller and cosier. The Seven Seasons opened three times a day, and The Four Seasons twice a day breakfast and evening meal. The food in both restaurants is a very, a good selection of starters, main and sweets. I'm on a Gluten free diet and found the waiters very good; making sure I had a menu the night before so the food could be prepared specially for me the next evening. On the ship their was a Bistro which had a additional cost and you had to book a table. Also on the ship was Cafe Royale which was a self service restaurant and opened most of the time. At the back of the boat was a grill which only opened at lunch times serving chips, beefburgers, sausage, pizza etc.
The Jubilee Show lounge had a low ceiling with poor views of the stage. No head room for the usual headdresses and lifts in the dancing. The shows were mainly musicals, ABBA, Queen and others. The show team where 5 girls 2 of whom was dancers and 3 boys. We did find the seats were uncomfortable after a while. The 6 piece band which used to play before and after each show were very good, best we have had on any ship. Also they use to play in other areas of the ship. Also UK comedian and soul singer twice weekly.
The other entertainment room was The Royal Fireworks which held the usual quiz and light entertainment shows such as Mr and Mrs etc. The daily bingo was held in this room and a trio use to play in the evening.
The ship has a casino which came into action when the ship was at sea. There were three other bars you could go for a drink and listen to music which were a trio, pianist and violinist or just a pianist. Overall the entertainment was very good with something for most taste.
We liked the ship generally; staff, food and entertainment excellent. Would definitely go again.