My husband, sister, brother in law, their 13 year old son, and I sailed on a five day cruise to the Bahamas on June 11th 2007. This was my husband’s and I second time on the Majesty and to the islands of Nassau, CocoCay, and Key West. Overall, we found the food, amenities, entertainment, service, and ports of call to be good. The ship, which was recently refurbished, looked beautiful. The bathrooms were gorgeous, the bedding in the staterooms was wonderful, and the ship did not look its age. While we found the RCCL shows to be okay, the comedian on the first night, the juggler/comedian on the third night, and the cruise director staff with their games (Battle of the Sexes and Quest, among others) were terrific!
A couple of things to note: -There isn’t much to do on Key West unless you book a tour. This was our second time to the island. We had already done the trolley tour and the crazy boat. Because we were only allowed off the boat after about 11 am due to immigration clearance, we did not want to book a snorkeling excursion at the hottest point in the day, so we were pretty bored just wandering around. -CocoCay is certainly RCCL’s private island. We enjoyed the hammocks, lounge chairs, shade, and buffet lunch. However, the island isn’t nearly as nice as Labadee. There were rocks in the water, which made it difficult to get into and out of. The other beaches farther down were very shallow. We found out that Bahamas means “shallow” water – the water barely went up to our knees! However, the snorkeling in the deeper waters was great!! Loved seeing the sunken airplane and the fish all around it!! -RCCL is one of the few companies that still holds a midnight buffet, which is great (NCL has a chocolate buffet but they tend to do it in the middle of the day and not everyone can attend). In our past seven day RCCL cruises (our most recent was to the Western Caribbean aboard the Navigator in 12/06) we had a lavish midnight buffet in the dining room, which we enjoyed. However, the Majesty held its buffet in the Windjammer and it was only a Chocolate Buffet! They had fruits and ice cream but no real food. That was a disappointment!
Overall, we had a good time. Service was good, as always, and the entertainment was better than usual. We’d definitely cruise with RCCL again but would go on a larger ship with more amenities and for more days. If you have any questions about the ports or the ship, feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will do my best to answer them! Bon Voyage!!!