Married onboard Majesty of the Seas
My newlywed husband and I, along with 24 of our family and closest friends recently just cruised on the MOS. This was our first cruise, along with quite a few of our guests first cruise. The way all of us "first-timers" have been describing it was - "the best vacation we've ever been on". First of all, the fact that we were married onboard in Miami before we embarked, was just perfect. We got the royal treatment, literally, the entire cruise. The entire staff could not have been more acccomdating and polite to us. Not to mention all other cruisers! Everyone, complete strangers, were so nice to us and giving us high fives, drinks, words of encouragement. It was absolutely the best.
Only unfortunate part of the cruise was that we didn't get to our first port of call, CocoCay due to "rough" seas. Not a big deal since we just continued straight on to Nassau and arrived there about 5 p.m. Saturday night. More
It was really cool to pull into Port and be able to get off the ship to explore for one and half days if you wanted to.
The entertainment was great - we were actually picked to participate in the Love and Marriage game Saturday night. That was a riot. We were given a copy of the DVD to bring home with us!
We booked a junior suite and have decided that we will always book a stateroom with a balcony. To us, it seems worth it to spend the extra money to have your own privacy outside. We slept with our door open each night and the sound of the ocean put us right to sleep. We found the beds to be fairly comfortable for a ship. Slept right through the night!
Oh, one other thing. We had our 12 yr. old twin sons (my stepsons) and our 12 yr. old nephew sailing with us. They had a blast. They made friends within the first 2 hours of being onboard and stayed that way until we disembarked Monday morning. There was plenty for them to do. They really enjoyed the basketball court, game room and rock climbing wall. I believe it was a vacation they'll never forget.
We will definitely be booking a cruise many times again in the future! I can now see how people become addicted to cruising! Less
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Cabin review: JS1546
We enjoyed our junior suite...my husband is 6'7 and he felt quite comfortable. Of course, we'd always take more space, but for the price, we were very pleased. Always will book a cabin with a balcony!
Port and Shore Excursions
We got off the ship our 2nd day at sea and wandered around with our friends and family - originally were going to go to Senor Frogs, however, they wanted a $10 cover charge. We thought that was a bit high and even tried to bargain with the doorman since we had a group of 15 of us. No go. Ended up at the Hard Rock Cafe for $5 a head...definitely could have gone deaf from the heavy metal band playing when we got inside...but made the best of it!!! Stayed for a drink and then headed back onto the ship for the late night party on Deck 11.
Next morning, got off and headed to Paradise Island via the ferry. Explored Atlantis, we really enjoyed the aquarium. Unfortunately, didn't make it down to the public beach area as we had our 12 yr. old twin sons (my stepsons) and nephew with us who were itching to get back to the ship.
All in all, thought Nassau was a pretty port and would like to get back to see more.