Majesty of the Seas Entertainment
Trivia and Suduko puzzles are available daily in the library. Daytime activities are limited because of time spent in Nassau and/or Cococay, but include fitness activities such as Pilates or spinning classes, for which there is a $10 fee. Beach activities at Cococay include a volleyball competition and line dancing. Yoga on the beach also carries a fee.
Evening entertainment offers a production show one night and individual performers, generally a comic or singer/musician on other evenings. Music and dancing is offered all around the ship, from piano sing-alongs in the Schooner Bar to calypso music poolside, and from classics in the Centrum to Latin flavors in Boleros. Name-that-tune is played nightly in the Schooner Bar.
Casino Royale offers eight table games, two roulette wheels and one craps game in addition to a wide variety of slots.
Majesty of the Seas Public Rooms
One of the prettiest rooms at sea, the Spectrum on Deck 8, is a sprawling lounge and bar sporting a contemporary decor of rust, black and wine hues, and boasting comfortable seating -- in varied groupings -- around the room. The sound system is superb.
Boleros is a new lounge on Royal Caribbean ships. It has a distinct Latin accent and live dance music to match with popular mojitos and caipirhinas as two of the commonly requested drinks.
A Chorus Line theater, done in subtle coral, rust and beige tones, gives into that classical theater ambience with very wide seating arrangements and a wooden stage. The side seats offer those awful poles and poor sight lines, but middle seats, on both levels, offer great views of the production shows produced by Royal Caribbean.
A small library is situated off the Atrium on Deck 4; nearby, an Internet area offers 10 stations at costs beginning at $25 for an hour's usage. Wi-Fi access in available throughout the vessel.
A new conference center was created to enable groups to conduct business.
Viking Crown Lounge, a staple on Royal Caribbean ships, has been modernized with new decor, chairs and carpeting. Despite the refurbishment to this area, it still looks a bit outdated.
Shops offers the usual liquor "specials," watches and jewelry, fragrance and enormous amounts of logoed items for men, women and children. The $10 store (all items are priced $10) is a popular site for take-home gifts as is the straw market on Cococay.
We don't typically review ship's public restrooms, but they were so gorgeous that we had to point them out. Out of all the ship's bathroom makeovers, these were the most fabulous: They now have a zen quality with mahogany stained cabinets and bamboo-colored walls; big, white, square sinks with tall stainless-steel faucets; and earth-tone tile backsplash. Even the lighting -- with a low wattage overhead and mirrors that light up -- was calming.
Majesty of the Seas Spa & Fitness
Big bucks went into upgrading the spa and beauty salon and relocating them down one deck to Deck 9, where they're now adjacent to the ShipShape fitness area. The spa is operated by Steiner with Elemis products (a brand of the ubiquitous Steiner Leisure, which operates most cruise lines' spas). An interactive program allows guests to analyze their skin types and choose recommended beauty products.
The ShipShape facility offers a complete line of Life Extension machines grouped together nicely.
Majesty of the Seas has two pools and two Jacuzzis, moved from their original site to between the two pools as part of the refit.
The famed Rock climbing wall was added on Deck 12.