Our 3 night on the Majesty was a nice little getaway. Here are some of my thoughts. We arrived in Miami the night before the cruise, stayed at the airport Hilton and just hung by the pool. We arrived at the terminal around 10:30. At 11:00 on the dot, they let us in and we took our time exploring the ship.Embarkation was very easy since we did the on-line check in. We bought the soda pass ($4 per day) for my son. We had a nice buffet lunch in the Windjammer..lots of choices, carving, salads, mexican etc. Very good. Went to our room at 1:00 and luggage was just coming in. Rooms are very small, but for 3 nights there is plenty of space. Utilize closet space, drawer space and the mirror shelves on the desk. We found that if we stored stuff there, the room was less cluttered and did not feel so small. We were on the 8th floor, with obstructed view, but still nice. We spent the first afternoon by the pool until muster drill time which was quick and painless. We had the early seating for dinner (6:00 pm). Here was my first let down. The food in the dining room was uninspired and just not good. Trust me, we are not food snobs. I am happy with Applebees etc. I got a fish dish that was completely tasteless. My son's steak was overcooked. Everything was very bland and without flavor. Very disappointing. The dessert highlight was a tiramisu which was supposed to be the specialty. Later that night we saw trays of it at the Windjammer..not so special. Our service at dinner was very good. The people at the next table did not arrive until 7:15 or 7:30 each night. I thought that was pretty rude considering there was another seating at 8:00. I think some people just don't get it. We then saw the comedian which was very funny and played Bingo.
Next day was COCO Cay. What can I say..just beautiful!! Walk down past the main area and there are tons of chairs and hammocks available. My kids loved the giant waterslide ($20 each for the day but well worth it). Lunch buffet was just OK, burger, hot dogs etc. AGain nothing special.It was pretty crowded and people are crazy at these buffets. Like I said,,walk down past the craziness and it's much more peaceful and really pretty. Dinner again was a big let down. Again very flavorless..really pretty bad. We did not eat much and got pizza later. It was formal night, but most people really did not dress up much. I think for a 3 night cruise, they should not have a formal night..no one wants to bring the extra clothes. We saw part of the musical show but it was pretty boring for my kids. Not a lot of activities at night for families. It would be good to have more games show and the like. There were several families aboard (holiday weekend from school) and there just was not much to do to entertain the whole family. Next day was Nassau. We've been there before and never really liked it. We bit the bullet and booked the Atlantis day ($500 for the family!!) Atlantis is beautiful but boy was it crowded. No sign of recession here. We loved the tube rides and the aquarium etc. Nice for a day, probably would never spend the money to stay much longer. Dinner was bad again. I had a pasta/salmon dish that literally seemed like the buffet leftovers mixed together. Again we ended up in the Windjammer later that night as we were still hungry. Buffet was good, especially for breakfast.
Disembarkation was painless. Buffet breakfast was really crowded in the AM..hard to find a table which is annoying. We left the ship at 8:30 and were at the airport by 9:30. Very easy, no lines, moved quickly and our ship was full. So here are my final grades Ship itself B+ Food in dining room C- Service B+ Buffets B COCOC AY A Nassau B Ship activities B
We had a nice time but will go on a newer ship next time.