We took the four day Bahamas cruise during the Labor Day week. Majesty is an old ship but still looks to be in good shape. Embarkation was the smoothest we have had. We reached the port around 11:30 am and were on the ship in less than 30 minutes.
The food on this ship was just about okay. Decent fare but nothing spectacular and we hardly ever went for seconds. Food on our previous Carnival cruise was much better. Thanks to CC for the Compass Deli tip. Service on the other hand was excellent on this ship. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
We went to the game arcade quite a bit and it looks like RC has a little bit of a Scam going on here. You can top up your card with cash but the machine only accepts currency notes. However all the games have odd pricing denominations such as 95 cents and $1.25. So you are always left with some unused money on the card and you can never run the balance to zero.
The shows were good and the stand up comedian’s adult routine was excellent. The cruise director James is high energy but sometime talks gibberish and acts immaturely. The ship captain on the other hand has a very dry sense of humor and is quite amusing.
Key West has a lot of activities. We took the Conch train and enjoyed the ride. The Atlantis hotel is awesome and looks great as you approach Nassau. Nassau, the town is a dump and there is hardly any worthwhile attraction. Coco Cay was quite relaxing with various options such as hammocks and floating tubes.
As previous cruisers have mentioned the room is pretty small. We moved some stuff around the table to make room and promptly got dinged $10 for two Evian bottles that were moved to the drawer. I took a picture of all the unopened water bottles and stood in line on the last day. It took over 20 minutes and some convincing to reverse the charge. This was not a pleasant experience. Lesson learned that never touch any of the for sale items on the table. They seem to jump at an opportunity to bill you for them.
Leaving the ship was chaotic. Long lines snaked around the dining hall. There was no separate line for US and non-US citizens and US citizens were asked to pull out of this line and go elsewhere from time to time. The baggage claim was messier with long lines snaking around and a very confusing color tag carousel system. After coming out the ground transportation situation resembled the chaotic scenes witnessed earlier with Taxis, Vans and Buses all vying for the same spot and customer.
Overall we had a great time on the cruise. We found that four day cruises are quite hectic since there are no Sea days. Based on previous experience having a Sea day is necessary for acclimatization of the ship and for doing nothing (at least for one day).