Thomson Majesty Cruise Review by thomsonfirsttimer: Majesty Marmite
Cabins -- Inside plus was fine for 2 persons but too small for 4. Limited drawer space. Bathroom was a wet room style with no separate shower tray but set down from main tiled area. Cabin creaked every night. My husband said this was due to the modular build method. The creaking got rather annoying after 2 nights but there was nothing we could do about it (4127 and 4129).
Food -- Good. Breakfast, buffets and served dinner all fine. However, formal dining areas were the most cramped I had ever seen.
Service -- Excellent. One of the best things about this ship and on a par with other Thomson cruises -- what lovely staff they are.
Entertainment -- Excellent. Particularly enjoyed the activities hosted by jack, Sammy, Gareth and Josh. Ask Jack to perform some top class magic for you and don't miss Josh' fashion show!
Kids Club -- Very well run -- Three sessions per day of two hours or so. Lovely staff. Our ten year old son (who is very picky) More loved it and wanted to go to most sessions.
Ship -- Some say she is like Marmite ... you either love her or you hate her. She is last on our list in the ranking of all the current Thomson fleet. The major let down for me is the pool deck. There are no large open spaces as per other ships. The pool deck is obstructed with other areas in the centre, lift shafts and a ventilation intake. She was built for Birka Lines, a Scandinavian company so pool side entertainment probably was not taken into consideration given the chilly Scandinavian climate. It was challenging to provide entertainment in such a difficult setting.
Drinks -- Fine. Although there was the usual debacle regarding differences between other Thomson All Inclusive packages. No draft cider on tap here (but available on Celebration). Soda will be provided in cans on the Majesty if you ask (but not on Celebration). Mojitos on Majesty but not on Celebration etc. Come on Thomson get your act together and sort this farce out once and for all!
Summary -- Would cruise on her again given the right itinerary and price and hope for the same service and entertainment. The ship itself would be bottom of out list in the Thomson Fleet due to the layout of the pool deck (such as it was) and the very cramped Main Dining rooms. Less
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Cabin review: 4127
4127 and 4129 - Inside plus 4 berth - Ok for 2 but not for 4. Creaked alot. Bathroom wetroom style. Limited drawer space.
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