We had never considered doing a short cruise, thinking that the hassle of packing and flying to a destination for such a limited experience wouldn't be worth it. But my wife and I found ourselves with a four-day weekend and no plans so we decided to try Majesty's Bahamas getaway. We loved it. Our early morning flight and easy embarkation meant we were sitting by the pool before noon. It felt we we had a whole vacation day before the ship even set sail.
Coco Cay was beautiful, especially since we made the extra, ten-minute walk to Barefoot Beach and got one of the "cabenettes", a clam-shell-like umbrella with two chaises, table, two float mats, water and fruit plate. Very much worth the price of $50 for the day. It put us away from the crowd and felt like we had our own private beach. Nassau? Better to stay on the ship and treat it like an at-sea day. The pool was great, slowly getting more crowded as the day went on, but plenty of sunshine, food and drinks. Staff were excellent; we sensed no shortage of commitment even though it was a short cruise. The days seemed to us to pass slowly; we brought back more good memories than you would expect from just a long weekend. Bottom line: we had a wonderful time and would do it again if the dates and costs lined up like they did for this trip. Only one negative: disembarkation took over two hours. U.S. Customs seemed to be taking extra time with every passenger.