We were fortunate to be invited by Royal Caribbean on this amazing journey on the Majesty of the Seas.
As known by now, the Majesty of the Seas went through an extensive refurbishment and was relaunched with new amenities and a new 2007 look!
Since the debarkation date was on a Saturday, in the winter time, in Miami, the Port was packed!! The Majesty of the Seas sat down the harbor a little ways, which made it not as chaotic when we boarded.
Upon arrival, we took our pictures and boarded this magnificent vessel. The Centrum, one of the most stunning still in the fleet, was completely redone with new brass, glass, wood floors, new carpets, new marble, and a revitalized look for the Guest Relations Desk and new Library on deck 4.
We were escorted to our rooms, which to me was a first on RCCL, to our Junior Suite on Deck 10. The refurbishment was evident here in terms of the new granite countertops in the bathroom, new wood vanities and desks, new bedding and sofas, as well as new veranda furniture.
It was planned that we would have two sail-away parties. One was at 5:00 pm when the Navigator and Voyager of the Seas left port. Although the Majesty of the Seas wasn't leaving until 10:00 that night, it was fantastic to see these other ships and hear the horns of the Royal Caribbean jewels vibrate down the busy streets and atmosphere of Downtown Miami.
At 8:00 pm, the Captain announced that we would be leaving a little bit early so we could start of Midnight Extravaganza and Party.
Now, I have been to some real nice parties, but Royal Caribbean went all out on this party. Richie Rich, a local DJ, and a team of laser light operators rocked and lit the Majesty of the Seas into dawn the next morning. The food, lined up on the double decks of the pool area, ice carvings with "RCCL" and "Crown and Anchor Society" made by ice. Dolphins, birds, dogs, parrots, and ships were all made out of ice. The fruit was laid out with perfection, flowers of fruits and carvings of fruits were just incredible. There were crab claws, crab legs, hundreds of pounds of shrimp in vases of ice and fruit flowers.....it was Incredible. Then, after dinner, the party began. Laser and Fiber-Optic Lights lit the Viking Crown Lounge and Pool area in various colors, with the beat of the music altering the pace of the lights, culminating with the most amazing display of a light show against the Viking Crown Lounge, and as quoted by the Captain, the Majesty of the Seas lights were visible by planes some 30 miles away.
It was a night to remember, but the best part was, COCO CAY awaited for us the next day!!In COCO CAY, everything was compliments of RCCL. Parasailing, Wave Running, Snorkeling, everything was available without charge. I chose to do Parasailing and what an experience it was.
Seeing COCO CAY and the Majesty of the Seas from over 750 ft in the air was a sight to see and to remember. The refurbishments, in terms of the exterior, we visible when you were parasailing over and right by the ship.
Spending a day on the beach, with a lunch cookout, and culminating with a Formal Evening in the new dining rooms was incredible.
We were fortunate enough to sit with the Cruise Director and other executives from the Royal Caribbean HQ in Miami.
FOOD AND SERVICE:
I think that the crew of the Majesty of the Seas was glad to get out of Dry DOCK and get back to having some people onboard their magnificent vessel. The crew was some of the best I have ever encountered, and as for the food, just as incredible.
The Ship looked beautiful and showed off new bedding in all staterooms, new carpeting, brass, glass, and marble throughout the ship, a new pool deck with enhanced pools and new bars and seating, Boleros Latin Lounge, revitalized Dining Rooms, a Johnny Rockets, a Compass Deli, a Sorrentos Pizzeria, new conference centers, new paint, and a new look and attitude to share with her future guest.
Sadly, all great things must come to an end, and this was one of those times that I didn't want to come back to the port to allow the first paying guest to hop on for a glorious 4 Night Cruise!!
We thank Royal Caribbean and the Majesty of the Seas Crew for the invite and such a great time onboard for her RELAUNCH VIP CRUISE EVENT. I will always remember that cruise forever!!