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  • News: 5 Dead in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident
  • Joined Thomson Cruises in May 2012
  • Value-priced cruises great for those on a budget
  • Main dining is all open seating
  • Polo Club features a "personality pianist"
  • Seven bars and lounges to enjoy
  • Alternative eats: For-fee French restaurant


Thomson Majesty Overview

The 40,876-ton, 1,462-passenger Thomson Majesty joined Thomson Cruises in May 2012 as part of a ship swap that sent Thomson Destiny to the Cyprus-based Louis Cruise Lines. The ship, which debuted in 1992 and has sailed for NCL, Majesty Cruise Lines and LCL during more than 20 years at sea, splits time between the Mediterranean and Canary Islands.

Here's what passengers can expect to find on Thomson Majesty:

All cabins are either inside or oceanview; Thomson Majesty was one of the last cruise ships built without balconies. Standard accommodations are seriously on the snug side -- most under 120 square feet -- another testament to the age of the ship. Inside and oceanview cabin amenities include a TV, hairdryer (bring your own) and digital safe (for a fee). The roughly 250-square-foot Junior Suites provide additional seating, walk-in wardrobe, tub-shower combo in the bathroom, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, and a fully-stocked minibar. Some Junior Suites have sofa beds for third/fourth passengers.

By default, cabins are doled out by the cruise line. Passengers wanting to choose their own specific cabin must pay a £39 reservation fee.

The ship features five restaurants, including a pair of all-open-seating main dining rooms (Seven Seas and the smaller Four Seasons), a buffet venue (open 24 hours in some form), a poolside grill and the for-fee Le Bistro, a French alternative restaurant that's priced a la carte.

A septet of bars and lounges, each with its own theme, are scattered throughout Majesty. For instance, the centrally located Polo Club features a "personality pianist" and the top-ship Royal Observatory offers nightly live music with a view.

The big-ticket entertainment options, which include production shows, game shows, performances by U.K. guest acts and late-night discos, are offered in the Jubilee Lounge. A secondary lounge hosts quizzes, cabaret acts and live music. The ship is also outfitted with a small casino.

Majesty features a small children's facility, the Thomson Kids’ Club, which comprises in indoor and outdoor area with paddling pool. There's also a tiny video arcade.

Other public rooms include a wellness center (gym and spa), library with Internet access, a games room, a cards room and gift shops.


Thomson Majesty Member Reviews 75 Reviews
   Spirit of Iberia/Spanish sensations
September 2014

We booked this cruise a year ago. We arrived at port and got of the coach we then queued to get our cruise cards. We then had to queue to get to the entrance. They closed the doors because of the volume of people, We can accept this, but there ...continue


   Disappointing Dining Experience
March 2014

There were a number of things on this cruise that did not please me.

Main disappointment was the very limited choice of food in the Dining Rooms and the poor quality of it.

If you cruise on this ship you will find a better variety ...continue


   Norovirus strikes again on first week out
March 2014

Not again. Good intineray spoilt by this dreaded virus.

Port of embarkation was Malaga but this was not given as a choice on screen!

...continue

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Ship Stats
Crew: 600
Launched: 1992
Decks: 10
Tonnage: 40,876
Passengers: 1,462
Registry: Malta
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
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