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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We chose this cruise for our first family reunion on the sea. We typically have large family reunions and wanted to do something different. This was an affordable, short and sweet cruise that happened at pretty convenient dates. I was ... Read More
We chose this cruise for our first family reunion on the sea. We typically have large family reunions and wanted to do something different. This was an affordable, short and sweet cruise that happened at pretty convenient dates. I was excited to embark and the boarding and welcome experience were one in the same. Nothing special - music playing, smiles, happy people. The sail away was typical. Really not a lot special about the ship either. The ship was pretty small and very easy to navigate. The adult areas did not seem too enticing - I think there was a bar and a lounge. I never really took the time out to find them and the activities listing for those were not so exciting that I had to find them. I traveled with my 6 year old son. He is an avid rock climber and that part was amazing to him. He did that twice. We checked him into the kids room, but honestly it was so dark that he was not willing to go when I went to drop him off. Overall the ship was sort of a disappointment. I'm happy that I was traveling with such a large party and we made our own experience. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Victory Cruise Ship, Port Canaveral, Florida really let me down! I got married on the ship and my wedding was amazing but what ensued upon cruising was terrible. 1) They were doing major work on the lido deck ... Read More
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Victory Cruise Ship, Port Canaveral, Florida really let me down! I got married on the ship and my wedding was amazing but what ensued upon cruising was terrible. 1) They were doing major work on the lido deck where most of the dining occurs right next to the pool. The work included tar and other equipment. It was dangerous for children and others. It impacted the use of the pool and we were never informed before booking over 60 people for the cruise that major work would be done. It also lasted the entire cruise and my guests were pretty annoyed with me about my choice in cruise ships. Not to mention you had to wait online for at least 20 minutes to get anything on the Lido Deck. At one point the staff yelled at me for trying to get a hotdog for my 2 year old son saying if "I let him eat everyone has to eat. This food is for us...the staff."2) My bag was put into a night stand by one of my "bridesmaids" I left the cruise without it and was not able to re-board to get it. I called immediately to let them know I left my bag on the ship. I called back after getting information about where my bag was left. I was told that my bag was not on board and not found. I was later contacted by the person who was given my room who had my bag. Which questions how well they clean the rooms? If they ever even looked? How much they care about customers? Especially one that booked over 20 state rooms???? Thank God for Good People because Carnival could care less. They were rude on the phone and very dismissive and to think my bag with my entire life was exactly where I told them it would be. Imagine how unclean the room is if large bags can be left??? Several of the guests complained about the state of their rooms as well. 3) My camera went mysteriously missing....My husband purchased so we could capture our time. 4) We waited literally 2 hours and 40 minutes to ask a question about our bill at the customer service desk. The information/ customer service desk is the only place you can get a room key reissued, ask a question about a bill, or a host of other things. It was terrible trying to do a group activity because we could not get support coordinating, events in advance, or service on the ship. 5) I called the post cruise customer service and the supervisor was absolutely the most rude and disrespectful manager I have ever spoken to . I guess after they receive thousands of dollars they don't really need your future business. Carnival we have cruised with other lines and we were very disappointed by the experience. It was a let down and disappointment that could have been rectified with some courtesy and compassion. Thank you for an amazing wedding and a terrible cruise experience. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We needed a cruise to tide over our anticipation for our next fall cruise. Noting that the Majesty had recently been upgraded, we opted to go. Embarkation was quick and painless. didn't oversell the embarkation photo. For an ... Read More
We needed a cruise to tide over our anticipation for our next fall cruise. Noting that the Majesty had recently been upgraded, we opted to go. Embarkation was quick and painless. didn't oversell the embarkation photo. For an older and smaller ship, this was a nice ship We ate in MDR every night. Being a traditionalist, I had a hard time seeing people at supper in shorts and flip flops. Why encourage a dress code if you aren't going to enforce it. I found the food above average and our staff, Francis and Amalita were excellent. I would give Francis an extra shout out as he went above and beyond The buffet on Windjammer was adequate. I'm not that picky and was always able to find something tasty. Our room was small and mattress inadequate but I expected nothing less. We had a basic outside cabin (#4000). Our room steward was adequate and friendly. In Nassau, since Ive been there many many times, a quick trip to the Straw market and a stop for some conch fitters was enough. I like to walk in the early morning and was disappointed at the trash all over the deck. Once while laying by the pool, there was a squished ketchup packet that sat there for a long while until I "suggested" to a staff member to pick it up. Even then, he left a puddle of ketchup which ended up on a passenger's bare foot. The shows were good, Comedian hilarious and even the juggler was entertaining Coco Cay was nice, the buffet also above average. I snorkeled and chilled on a lounge under a palm. Not a big fan of tendering but it was what it was Not the cruise line's fault but it irked me to see people smoking on non-smoking sides of the ship. We carried off on debarkation and it was easiest ever. Not sure I would do that on a 7 day cruise. Overall, while not the Allure or the Oasis in size and granduer, the Majest was worth going on. I heard people pick it to death but for a 4 night getaway it was great. Sometimes you just need to try and enjoy yourself Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
This cruise was chosen because we were only in Orlando a short period of time and decided the cruise fit into our itinerary. We've cruised on the Majesty before so we didn't think twice about re-booking it. The itinerary ... Read More
This cruise was chosen because we were only in Orlando a short period of time and decided the cruise fit into our itinerary. We've cruised on the Majesty before so we didn't think twice about re-booking it. The itinerary wasn't a concern either since it was a short cruise and we've been to the Bahamas several times. We understand the ship was renovated -- not sure what was renovated but it looked brighter and more accessible. My concerns are: 1. Fitness center - there were no towels and no bottled water. Yes there was a water fountain but there weren't any cups. I asked 2 different workers about the towels and they both said they should be here shortly - worked out for an hour and the towels never materialized 2. Windjammer - we didn't go to the dining room for dinner but ate daily in the Windjammer. Disappointment in the variety of food and I found the food cold. Also, if you are cooking food to order you should use a new pan [saute] each time you cook. This is for health reasons - suppose you are cooking shrimp and I'm allergic and you use the same pan. Then what? 3. Cabin - was freezing cold. I reported it to my cabin steward - who did take care of it but it was done the next day because maintenance didn't respond. 4. Coco Cay - the island is nice and seems to have been expanded so that you are not on top of your fellow cruisers. We missed the BBQ. Don't know if there was an announcement because we never heard one but it seems to me notice should be given. Not that it was a big deal, we returned to the ship and had a bite. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We have been on quite a few cruises and many of them with Royal Caribbean. But this ship was such a terrible experience not sure we will ever go on Royal Caribbean again. We were in the Owners suite so our room was nice however the ... Read More
We have been on quite a few cruises and many of them with Royal Caribbean. But this ship was such a terrible experience not sure we will ever go on Royal Caribbean again. We were in the Owners suite so our room was nice however the service on board was terrible. The server our first night was rude and ignored us until one of his other tables left. The girl at guest services literally rubbed her temples like we were giving her a headache and told us to be at the restaurant at 8AM the next morning if we wanted to change our server. Just on and on. The cabin person never stopped by our room but decided that he would just leave the pull out couch all day and we could deal with it. The guest service person that finally paid attention just wanted to know what we wanted. We could have a procedure from the spa but just one of us, or a surf and turf. Like somehow the aggravation we had dealt with would be resolved with a piece of lobster. Terrible experience. Don't go on this ship! Read Less
22 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Do Not Book this Horrid Ship This is the reasons 1. We where in cabin 8064 hall smelled like raw sewage the entire cruise. 2. Poor Maintenance Rust around the Pool Rust on Bath Vanity screws falling off door handles 3. Food ... Read More
Do Not Book this Horrid Ship This is the reasons 1. We where in cabin 8064 hall smelled like raw sewage the entire cruise. 2. Poor Maintenance Rust around the Pool Rust on Bath Vanity screws falling off door handles 3. Food quality went way down from where it had been. 4. We felt it was all about the drunks and the booze passes they bought. 5. The TV was mounted over the head of the bed so you could not watch from the bed. 6. Got stuck in the elevator. Done If this where my first cruise I would never go again. I felt like a hostage in a sewer plant. We noticed all the cut backs No paper or pens in the room They up sell Lobster it was included before Hamburger and scrambled eggs have filler in them grade F meat across the board was sub par. I think it is sad when you could not wait to get off the ship. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We were looking for a quick getaway and the Carnival Victory seemed to check off all the boxes. I must admit we set our expectations low based upon some of the reviews we had seen. But we were VERY pleasantly surprised. We purchased the ... Read More
We were looking for a quick getaway and the Carnival Victory seemed to check off all the boxes. I must admit we set our expectations low based upon some of the reviews we had seen. But we were VERY pleasantly surprised. We purchased the Faster to the Fun package - well worth the price. Had no troubles dropping off bags, finding a place to park, and walking right on the ship. Our bags were at our cabin in less than an hour. And we didn't have to wait to disembark. Our idea of a vacation includes an adult pool, a martini bar, casino/bingo/trivia, and good food. We didn't get off the ship so I can't comment on excursions. The adult pool area was small but every time we were there, it was hardly full. The Alchemy Bar has a great staff and tasty beverages. We were able to change our dining preferences onboard to anytime dining and a table for 2. Our servers were friendly and efficient. The ship doesn't have any specialty dining (a bummer!) but steakhouse items were available for a small fee. I had the surf and turf one night - nicely prepared. The casino was a disappointment - not because of the ship or crew but because it's one of the places where smoking is permitted. We've become fans of trivia, but I must admit this wasn't the best. The cruise staff seemed disinterested and rushed. So we opted to spend our time elsewhere. Overall, we were absolutely delighted with the Carnival Victory. The cruise was smooth, weather was terrific, staff was friendly, and food/beverage delicious. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We sailed on the Disney Dream July 8th through the 11th 2016. This was our summer family vacation and it was the best decision ever! I was a little worried about the expense but Disney never ceases to fail! The Dream is immaculate! Endless ... Read More
We sailed on the Disney Dream July 8th through the 11th 2016. This was our summer family vacation and it was the best decision ever! I was a little worried about the expense but Disney never ceases to fail! The Dream is immaculate! Endless shows, deck parties, food, all just amazing! We had the same server the entire cruise. My favorite was Animator's Palate but the steak at Royal Palace was so delicious too! The kids really enjoyed Flo's cafe fast food service. They loved the burgers, hot dogs and pizza! My favorite is Disney's private island Castaway Cay! We loved it so much we booked a longer cruise because 3 days just wasn't enough. We are sailing the Fantasy in April 2017 with the Star Wars dat at sea. I can't wait to see the navigator for the daily activities so I can get custom made outfits for our family. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
My family and I have been to Nassau several times, so the port was nothing new to us. We have never sailed on Royal Caribbean other than 25 years ago, we have always chosen Disney. Needless to say, we were skeptical about trying Royal ... Read More
My family and I have been to Nassau several times, so the port was nothing new to us. We have never sailed on Royal Caribbean other than 25 years ago, we have always chosen Disney. Needless to say, we were skeptical about trying Royal again, especially when you have two kids with you. When we pulled up to parking deck, it went very smooth. There were signs directing you exactly where to go. However when we got to the elevators to get to the first floor (we parked on the 2nd,) one of the elevators was not working. After about 5 minutes of standing around waiting for one it finally came. A nice man was standing there waiting for us to give our luggage to him. He was very friendly and seemed to be very careful with our bags. We went through security, which only took about 10 minutes of the time. We were very pleased with the amount of time it was taking us. When we got to the place to fill out the paperwork, we saw three long lines, so we knew it was too good to be true. However, when they saw that we were "gold members" of Royal Caribbean, they told us to bypass the lines and get in a separate section. This was by far the best part. At Disney we were silver members and they made us wait in line. It took about 5 minutes to get us through and we were one of the first ones on the ships. The ship was beautiful especially considering it was built in 1992. We were in cabin #7516 which online it said it had an obstructive view. We were not expecting what we actually got. We had nothing at all in our way other than it was not a private balcony. It was in the middle of the jogging track, but if the ship were to have a problem to where we had to be evacuated by lifeboats, it would be the easiest for us to just walk out of our room and be where the lifeboats are. We had an excellent stateroom attendant. The dining was good, comparable to Disney, even. The entertainment was not as family-friendly as Disney's was, but we didn't expect to be wowed by it. It was very good for adults, however. The service was outstanding and there was not one day when we were not pleased with it. The ports of call were amazing, as always and the private island, CocoaCay was even better than Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. Overall, we had one of the bests cruises ever on the Majesty and we can't wait to do it again! Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We are platinum cruisers on Carnival and defer to them because of there rewards program. As I have said in other reviews this was not a perfect cruise but it sure was awesome. There were a number of things that I liked better about this ... Read More
We are platinum cruisers on Carnival and defer to them because of there rewards program. As I have said in other reviews this was not a perfect cruise but it sure was awesome. There were a number of things that I liked better about this cruise then recent ones. I am a cigar smoker and they had a great area for it with comfortable seating and shade. This area was away from where people would normally be and made everyone happy. Great Job! I also loved Fish and Chips, the Alchemy bar and the full cast of dancers and orchestra. The ship was clean the crew worked there tail off and were always willing to help. The food was great though definitely not as a varied in the past, but I pay the same price for a cruise now as I did 10 years ago so no complaints. Our wait staff and room steward were both amazing. My son is a picky eater and through humor and genuine niceness they got him to try many interesting things. Jessica and her team at Park West also did a great job. They did not oversell the faster to the fun this time and it left us feeling special. The only issue we had was with in the Piano bar the musician was surly and rude, We have had a mixed bag with this venue with some of the musicians being awesome and fun and some being awful. This one should not have his contract renewed. Milos at the Alchemy bar and his partner were beyond excellent. If you want to go and have fun then I highly reccomend this cruise. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Pro Fast Embarkation Pro Faster to the Fun is worth the extra $50.00 We were first on the ship, first to have access to our room and our luggage was in our room waiting. Pro Drinks were well made, Bartenders were very ... Read More
Pro Fast Embarkation Pro Faster to the Fun is worth the extra $50.00 We were first on the ship, first to have access to our room and our luggage was in our room waiting. Pro Drinks were well made, Bartenders were very friendly Pro Photographers good & awesome personalities Pro Pools Clean, Adult Pool area very relaxing (Beware pool decks burning hot on your feet) Pro Bars, Clubs, fun Pro Cruise Director wonderful Pro Aft of the ship less motion very calm movement a huge plus Con Cleanliness of our room just awful. Shower had mold, dust all over counter tops and TV dirty had to wipe it clean full of dust. Rug stained, bed sheets were not at all new stained and we had to ask for new. Room 8418 Deck 8. Holes in the tile in the bathroom, Window filthy. Con Room Steward never around, hard to locate. Con. Ordered room service 2x never showed up Con Food aboard awful!!! Dishes dirty. Con Public bathrooms filthy pee all over seats and floors Our First Carnival Cruise and out last Can not compete with the level of service of RCCL Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
1. If your looking at a picture to see what your room looks like and it has a couch in it (ha!!!!). that's not going to happen there are none. So the pictures are misleading, you have your hard back breaking bed that's up ... Read More
1. If your looking at a picture to see what your room looks like and it has a couch in it (ha!!!!). that's not going to happen there are none. So the pictures are misleading, you have your hard back breaking bed that's up against the wall and one desk chair for sitting. no relaxing in your room allowed I guess 2. Food is fair to o.k. and shuts down fairly early compared to other ships I have been on, so fill up before 9:00 and only saw hamburgers once and that was on the buffet line. Only one place on ship to fill your package drink cup so be prepared to travel if your thirsty. you can get refills at the bars if you want to stand in a line for ten minutes. 3. gambling is your game, slots are hot at certain times so, don't plan on spending alot of time doing that unless you just like to hear the ding ding ding. I will say I won some good money one night on max betting. but, my peeps did lousy on average bets always losing in the end. 4. entertainment was fair they put a lot of heart into it, comedy sucked is all I can say about that . juggler was awesome to put it lightly. 5. COCO BAY: AWESOME, FANTASTIC, OFF THE CHART, NICE, GREAT SNORKELING (lots of fish) good cook out. get my point it was the best part of the trip. 6. 3 stars for the ship. 10 stars for house keeper MR. EUGENE (deck 6). 20 stars for COCO BAY, 0 stars on the smoking in the casino . it was like pay back for not being allowed to smoke where you want to on land .never seen chain smoking like that . I would leave there with migraines because of the smoke. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
My daughter chose this cruise for us because of price and dates of travel. This was our 16th cruise, and our first on Royal Caribbean. We've traveled on several cruise lines, but NCL has always been our preference, where we are ... Read More
My daughter chose this cruise for us because of price and dates of travel. This was our 16th cruise, and our first on Royal Caribbean. We've traveled on several cruise lines, but NCL has always been our preference, where we are Gold Latitude members with lots of perks. We were apprehensive to cruise RCCL starting back at ground zero. There were 18 of us - my husband, my friend, my 3 adult children, 2 of their spouses, and 10 grandchildren, ages 2 to 12. We had interior rooms on deck 2 and that worried me, as we typically have balconies or suites. I should not have been concerned. We Loved the ship, we Loved the staff, and we loved the cruise! We accidentally showed up without any printed cruise documents, but were quickly and cheerfully processed and on board the ship. We went immediately to deck 11 for lunch. It was not crowded and we enjoyed a nice meal. Our luggage arrived promptly and we shortly headed for the pool. This was the only portion of the trip that made me uncomfortable. As the grandmother of 10 young kids, I found it difficult to keep an eye on them with so many people gathered there, and it seemed that everybody was there. The band was wonderful and we enjoyed them each time they performed. After sail away, the crowd dispersed and during the rest of the trip the pool area, although crowded, was not unbearable. Our room was the smallest that we've ever stayed in. But it worked out fine. We travel with 1 suitcase each and limited clothing changes. Our room steward kept everything neat, although we rarely saw him. The bathroom, although small, was sufficient. The television offered several channels. There were enough electrical outlets to charge our devices. The ship offers free wifi, and although you have to sign up every day, it was quick and appreciated. We ate dinner every evening in the Moonlight Dining Room at 6:00. Keep in mind there were 17 of us with 10 small children. Our dining staff were beyond any doubt the best that we've encountered in our travels. Kudos to Ritchelle, Dan, Ceaser, and Mario. Our kids loved you! Thank you for making our dining experience so wonderful. We loved singing and dancing with you on the last 2 evenings. There were actually tears when we said our goodbys. Our kids took part in the kids program each evening and enjoyed themselves there. We didn't watch any performances, we did play bingo on the last day. It is certainly state of the art. My friend enjoyed the casino, coming out ahead! The photographers were more than willing to work with our kids to ensure that we had plenty of pictures to bring home. We enjoyed the ports, although we had been to Nassau many times. We found a great little beach, Junkanoo Beach, about 15 minutes from the ship where we rented umbrellas and chairs and our kids played for hours in the water. There were also hula hoop, limbo, etc. contests that they could and did participate in for cash prizes. Also the kids drinks were free all day! Coco Cay was great and we loved the barbeque!! Really liked how it was laid out in separate areas. Getting off the ship was rated as Best Disembarkation Ever by my daughter's family who skipped breakfast and went to deck 4 at 7:00. They were off the boat in about 20 minutes. It was rated as worst disembarkation ever by the rest of us who waited until 7:40 to join the maddening crowd on deck 4. Unless they change the process, either take your time and enjoy a leisurely breakfast giving the maddening crowd time to disperse, or get there early. Everyone on board apparently opted to carry off their own luggage. It was crazy. We're still loyal to NCL (getting those perks you know), but we're eager to explore other ships that RCCL has to offer. We had a wonderful experience!!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Majesty of the Seas to my friends! I know now why people love her! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2016
Just returned from a wonderful cruise on the Victory. Had FTTF. Was on the ship by 11:40. Room was ready when we boarded. Ate lunch and went back to the room and luggage was waiting. FTTF at guest service was a great feature. Just by ... Read More
Just returned from a wonderful cruise on the Victory. Had FTTF. Was on the ship by 11:40. Room was ready when we boarded. Ate lunch and went back to the room and luggage was waiting. FTTF at guest service was a great feature. Just by pass the long line and go to the FTTF desk. Food was excellent. Crew couldn't have been nicer. I was on the 9th fl. The bathroom was still pink. It did not bother me. Ate at the buffet every night. Such a great selection of food. Didn't see any shows due to spending time in the casino. Very little smoke in the casino. Everyone was dressed nice, very courteous .Children were all well behaved. Getting off the ship we carried our luggage, and met in the FTTF room. Was off at 7:15, and no line at immigration . Hope everyone enjoys the Victory like I have. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
Went on Majesty of the Seas for 4 night cruise from Port Canaveral. It was excellent! Boarding was delayed 1.5 hours due to ship coming in late because of rough seas but that is not RCL's fault and we were notified via text. Ship was ... Read More
Went on Majesty of the Seas for 4 night cruise from Port Canaveral. It was excellent! Boarding was delayed 1.5 hours due to ship coming in late because of rough seas but that is not RCL's fault and we were notified via text. Ship was clean, no line at customer service or on board excursions so it was easy to take care of business and get any questions answered. Room was ready by 1, luggage available shortly thereafter. Had interior room, no bells and whistles but nice and clean. Pools always busy but they are on every ship I've ever been on. If you want to swim laps, stay at home and go to the gym! Recently installed tv screen poolside was good. Showed movies like Zootopia and Top Gun and also trivia. Windjammer food was tasty, had nice variety. Breakfast bread especially good. If you can't find something there, stay at home and cook for yourself! Had Sorrento's Pizza several times, and it makes a good snack. No, it won't be as good as your pizzeria at home, but it's only meant to be a little something to snack on as you're roaming around the ship. Had dinner in Moonlight dining room and it was fantastic!!! Never had a bad meal. The beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes was exceptional, one of the best meals I've ever had! Lasagna and steak were also great, and lemon meringue pie for dessert was heavenly. Wait staff (Patel and Felix) were attentive and anticipated our needs. We asked for iced tea and cappuccino the first night, and they automatically brought the next nights! They also offered repeatedly to bring something else if we did not like something. Casino was fun. I lost but that is not RCL's fault! The shows were all enjoyable. Saw comedian the first night and he was funny! Shows are heavy on 70's and 80's, but I like that and thought the lead singer had a nice voice. No, it's not broadway shows like on the Oasis, but if that's what you want, then book with the newer ships! Port of Nassau was fun. No shore excursions, but went on our own and saw Fort Fincastle, Queen's Staircase, and the Straw Market. I did like it better years ago when people made their own things to sell, but oh well, times change! Coco Cay visit was changed due to windy conditions, but there again, not RCL's fault. We went to Nassau early and visited Coco Cay on our sea day. Went on the scuba dive and it was a nice reef, lots of fish and an eagle ray swam close to me! No, not tons of sharks or turtles, but if you want that, dive off Jupiter, Florida! It was definitely worth the money. Did the stingray city excursion and totally enjoyed it. Got to feed and pet rays. Only negatives would be leaving the ship. Way too many carrying own luggage and were routed up the stairs and through the dining room. Would like to see more people or something checking people out. Would also like it if you could get and return towels on Coco Cay. Have to check out towel and return on ship, but it rained while on Coco Cay and had to lug heavy, wet towel back to ship. Overall, a fantastic time! Well worth the money for a little getaway. Majesty is an older ship, but still well maintained and fun. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
This was a family vacation with my boyfriend's family. Before we left we stayed in Orlando and hung out there and shopped. Arriving and leaving was better than flying and dealing with TSA. I found security to be way better with the ... Read More
This was a family vacation with my boyfriend's family. Before we left we stayed in Orlando and hung out there and shopped. Arriving and leaving was better than flying and dealing with TSA. I found security to be way better with the cruise line. I enjoyed our room and the ship. I was glad to have an adapter for charging things with me. We only had one outlet in the room. We had the best servers for my time dining. I wanted to take my team home with me. They remembered us and called us by our names from day one. The ice skating show was nice. I enjoyed the comedians that were provided. The ports were lots of fun but next time I see that we go I will not take an excursion that takes two hours to reach the destination. The travel for one excursion ate up the majority of our trip. I would definitely go again. I actually have a disability that the staff was wonderful working with I never felt like it was a problem and I had a blast. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
Majesty of the Seas is like getting in a 20 year old high end Mercedes Benz. It's still nice but the best years are in the rear view mirror (ship was launched in 1992) and no matter what, it feels old. The in-water re-furb in Spring ... Read More
Majesty of the Seas is like getting in a 20 year old high end Mercedes Benz. It's still nice but the best years are in the rear view mirror (ship was launched in 1992) and no matter what, it feels old. The in-water re-furb in Spring 2016 was only the pool deck; everything else still looks just like Monarch which was retired a few years ago. Can you have a great time on this cruise - yes! It is very affordable for a quick 3/4 night get-away. Great crew, food. Tipped our cabin steward extra was a super guy. Bad pool deck set up - no tables (crowded) and way to much smoking. Easy to get a drink, plenty of bars and bartenders. Bahamas is what it is. Cool cruise director; entertainment was cheesy buy fun. Easy embarkation - horrible debarkation as everyone walks-off and the line was up 4 floors (either go really early or really late). Rooms are smallest anywhere on any ship (same as Monarch) I have ever seen; have been on the two class ships bigger than this and rooms, even on the Vision Class, are much bigger (even the basic window only rooms). Parked at cruise terminal very convenient. RCCL if you are reading this it is time to retire Majesty! No reason to have anything less than a Vision class on this route. You could pack an even larger ship than a Vision class year round on these 3/4 cruises. It is 2016 and the old girl needs to go! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
Our large family of 10 chose this ship mainly because the dates worked for everyone and was in our price range. We had a lovely time on our cruise. However, I would have to say that 4 days to Nassau and Coco Cay was plenty. The staff ... Read More
Our large family of 10 chose this ship mainly because the dates worked for everyone and was in our price range. We had a lovely time on our cruise. However, I would have to say that 4 days to Nassau and Coco Cay was plenty. The staff was exceptional. Very polite, friendly and helpful. They did their best to accommodate anything we needed. The food in the Starlight Dining Room was wonderful served by excellent staff. The Majesty of the Seas is a smaller ship, but we were still shocked to discover that there was one small pool and 4 small hot tubs on the ship. Keep in mind this ship sails to the Bahamas and the weather was very hot for ONE small sized pool. The entertainment was a mixed bag. A few shows were good, but overall the shows were incredibly cheesy. The 70's show was simply painful. The dancers put a great amount of effort into the show but it was the same thing over and over again. LOUD 70s music, same dance steps. Majesty, you have got to do better in this department. The main activities aboard this ship are: drink, gamble and spend your money in our shops. I felt there could have been some more activities offered that did not involve spending more money. We actually enjoyed our days OFF the ship more than on the ship. We had a great day at Coco Cay (we loved snorkeling and jet skiing). While we found Nassau interesting (our first time there), we feel that now we have "been there and done that". We took Royal Carribean's shore excursion that was part Catamaran tour/Bus tour. I was surprised at how run down Nassau appeared unless you were around the Atlantis property. Overall, we enjoyed our cruise, but would choose a different ship and destination next time. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
Chose this cruise for a weekend getaway. We arrived at the port at 10:30 am and were on the ship by 11:15. Ship was very clean and well maintained for its age. ***Dining -- We had my time dining and ate in the Starlight dining ... Read More
Chose this cruise for a weekend getaway. We arrived at the port at 10:30 am and were on the ship by 11:15. Ship was very clean and well maintained for its age. ***Dining -- We had my time dining and ate in the Starlight dining room. For anyone who has cruised on Royal Caribbean in the past, the dining room menu has not changed since we first cruised with them in 2012. The service was a little slow at times but the food came out hot and exactly as ordered (if you order your steak or prime rib medium rare, it comes out medium rare). It didn't bother us as we were on vacation and not in a hurry to be anywhere. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Formal night was the night we were in Nassau and you saw a variety of attire from fancy dresses and suits to sundresses and khakis and polos. They did not enforce the dress code on the other nights of no shorts and flip flops in the dining room but the people that did have them on still had on a decent shirt and not a tank top or anything like that. Windjammer had a good selection to choose from. ***There were a variety of activities for all ages. The Quest game show and the Love and Marriage game show were the best we have seen out of all of the cruises we have been on. The cruise director and his staff are phenomenal. ***Nassau -- had purchased Aquaventure day passes to Atlantis via their website a couple of months before we traveled. Took taxi from the port which cost $20 for the 4 of us. During this time of year the passes are good until 7 pm for the water park/beaches as this is when they close them all down. You can stay on the property for as long as you like and catch a taxi right out front back to the port. ***Cococay -- did some snorkeling on our own and just sat on the beach. Lunch menu is the same as it was in the past (chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, corn, rice, etc). However, if you want to get any desserts I would recommend getting at the same time as you get your food because by the time we were done eating the cookies were gone and all that was left were cakes. I wanted a frozen strawberry daiquiri and was informed that they only have one frozen drink available and it was a cocoloco (pina colada, mango, and strawberry mixed). If you get one of these specify if you want the souvenier cup or not as they charge you $12.95 with the cup. I was not given an option because had I known I would have saved the money because I will never use the cup again. Read Less
26 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
This was our third cruise, all with Carnival, and by far our worst to date. I'll start with the good first, then get into our issues with it. First, the ship was extremely stable and motion was not an issue at all for either of ... Read More
This was our third cruise, all with Carnival, and by far our worst to date. I'll start with the good first, then get into our issues with it. First, the ship was extremely stable and motion was not an issue at all for either of us. Next, the food was mostly good, Lido buffet was solid, dining room food was good, and we even did some room service. Of course the social aspect of cruising is always good. My wife and I aren't much into the club scene, but we've always enjoyed chatting with new people in the hot tub, on deck, or at meals. Now, for our issues. First and foremost, the crew was just awful. Obviously there were exceptions, some warm personalities, the room steward is always great (although we saw MUCH less of him than we did on our previous cruises). The on deck crew ranged from absent (forget about a traveling bartender anywhere other than Lido) to unapproachable. There were several occasions where crew members where plowing right through passengers to get to wherever they were heading. It was sad how frequently we encountered crew members that were actively avoiding eye contact and the very worst thing was that many of them were on their personal cell phones texting/surfing while on duty! Did I mention the crew was ignoring passengers in favor of burying themselves in their personal cell phones????? Second, the ship just wasn't clean. On our previous cruises, empty drink cups were an oddity and dirty dishes were promptly removed. Not so on this cruise, where drink cups sat around all day, probably until the overnight cleaning and tables on lido remained dirty for 20-30 minutes. Then there was the underlying smell of raw sewage, as has been reported by several users. There were times in the shower, too, where I questioned whether or not the water filtration system was working properly. Next, serenity was a big disappointment which is a feature we most look forward to. For starters, it is right next to the water slide which is right next to lido. Unlike the fantasy class ships where serenity is on the back and very separate, serenity on the victory is loud. There was a bar up there, but it closed sometime around dinner and was not ever once open in the evening. As mentioned earlier, there were ZERO traveling bar tenders who made their way up there to grab drink orders, so you were stuck walking down to the busy lido bar to get your drinks. The hot tubs on serenity were also awkward, frequently too hot to enter, but also had a strange bench that forced you into an awkward uncomfortable position. Trust me, the second you sit down in one, you'll say "oh, I see what he meant!" Finally, as previously mentioned, empty drink cups sat out up here all day long, and Serenity is also the area where the sewage smell tended to be the worst. Onto our cabin, which I will open by saying I fully admit our issues were partially my fault for lack of planning, but I'll get to that in a second. This time, we sprung for a balcony cabin and booked very early. I checked regularly for, and got, several upgrades thanks to early saver. We ended up in an 8F balcony on the 11th deck which, according to their number/letter rating system, should have been one of the better balcony cabins on the ship. First off, we ended up having a balcony that was NOT private because our lack of roof meant that folks hanging out at the railing on serenity might as well have been sitting on our balcony with us. Moving on from there, Camp Carnival was on the deck right above us, and I'm pretty sure they spent most of the day playing a game called "lets see if we can jump down the stairs while screaming". Last, and certainly worst, was the cleaning ritual that occurred starting at about 0300 above our heads. If I went up there and found them bowling, it would have actually made sense, as it sounded like their deck cleaning involved dropping boulders off the crows nest down onto the deck. Again, I accept responsibility for not planning better. I am normally much more diligent about getting a cabin sandwiched in between passenger decks, but it was just bad. Moving on to the dining room. The food was good, something about the waitstaff was off. They all seemed to be very stressed and were all running extremely slow. We did anytime dining, as we have done in the past, but this time the service was so slow that we started wondering if they were understaffed and teams were responsible for too many tables. Our water cups were nearly always empty, food was slow to arrive, and orders were slow to be taken. On our last night in the dining room, we showed up at 6:15 and didn't get out of there until just before 8. For the most part, the staff was nice, but they were very very rushed and the maitre'd seemed to be playing his own game of "can I make an appearance at every table in the dining room in under 60 seconds". Steak and lobster night wasn't a thing either, which was a bummer. You could get steak or lobster, for $20.... The entertainment staff was meh also. On our past cruises, the cruise director was interactive and informative, on this one, we never really knew what was going on. As an example, formal dining happened without a single announcement. Had I not noticed the small blurb that it was cruise formal night in the daily pamphlet, we would have showed up to dinner in shorts. We also watched the "hairiest chest contest" on lido and the MC clearly did not want to be there, making jokes so sarcastic that he wasn't really funny, just plain nasty. Finally, despite being a bigger boat than what we've cruised on in the past, it just felt crowded and plain. It honestly just felt like a bigger version of the fantasy class but with the same staff and more passengers. Lines were much longer than I've ever seen. Overall, it just wasn't the same experience. My own personal opinion is that a change of crew management, or at least a change of direction for them, is all that's necessary to bring this cruise to greatness. Had we never cruised before, we would likely say this would be our last cruise, but we do know that it can and has been so much more with a better crew. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We have been on many cruises with many cruise lines, and we actually really like Carnival. It is the fun ship for a reason. We enjoy the comedy club, the laid back environment, and the non-stop activities. However, this last sailing on ... Read More
We have been on many cruises with many cruise lines, and we actually really like Carnival. It is the fun ship for a reason. We enjoy the comedy club, the laid back environment, and the non-stop activities. However, this last sailing on the Valor was just awful. The air conditioning was broken in our cabins (and then we were called liars by customer service when we went to report it...a third time), the entertainment was the WORST (one stage show and the rest was just nothingness, the food was unimaginably awful, and the cigarette smoke... Okay, let's talk about the smoke. Carnival was a leader, years ago, with an entire smoke-free boat. Now the smoke is so thick on deck 5, that your clothes and hair will smell simply walking through to the comedy club. Forget about even trying to get into the casino to play cards, the air is thick with black smoke. It is awful. People smoke on their balconies - even though it is against policy. Carnival doesn't enforce their policies, so people light up. There was nowhere we could go to get away from the awful stench of cigarettes. Speaking of our lovely fellow passengers. They were rude, loud, belligerent, angry, and mean spirited. At one meal, the woman in the booth behind us was vomiting all over her table after a fun filled day drinking. The people across the hall played music all day and night...and into the morning. People screamed up and down the halls all night long. Security is an absolute joke. We would have escaped to our balcony, but alas we were surrounded by smokers. We like to drink and have fun - but we are considerate of our fellow passengers!!! The crew was nonexistent. You couldn't find anyone - ever. The food was terrible. With the exception of Guy's burger bar and the steakhouse the food was inedible. I LOST A POUND ON THIS CRUISE!!!!!! To keep from sounding like the most miserable wretch alive I will say there were a few highlights - the Red Frog Pub and the Alchemy Bar! Some of the solo musicians were good and the comedy club is our favorite! The steak house! Guy's Burgers. But alas...man can not survive on burgers alone. Come on Carnival!!! Fix this...I don't want this to be my last Carnival Cruise ever! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
I have been cruising for many years and often on Carnival. They have the best rates by far, and until this cruise I have always been happy with the food. I was disappointed that quality steaks and lobster were additional charges, in past ... Read More
I have been cruising for many years and often on Carnival. They have the best rates by far, and until this cruise I have always been happy with the food. I was disappointed that quality steaks and lobster were additional charges, in past at least one night these were on the menu. On two different nights I had to send my food back, once it was overcooked and the other the flavor was just bad. The first night I ordered the only steak without an up charge the portion was god but it was not cooked to order though I did not send it back. I was disappointed in the dinner scheduling, they now do this song and dance thing with the waiters and it is cute but it slows service and I never was able to finish dinner and make it to the 9:30 stage show. Late seating opens at 8:15 if it had started at 8 pm or they cut out the wait staff dancing it would have been possible. The staffing on board has appeared to have decreased, breakfast on Lido deck they had very few people picking up trays making it hard to find a clean table. Also in the past every time you turned on deck someone was touching up paint or changing light bulbs, didn't see any of that and the rust spots were visible everywhere. The cabin service was still excellent our end of the hall had 2 different guys who always greeted us by name, filled ice in our beer bucket without asking and even the sand from my shoes was always cleaned up. When walking to the opposite end of the ship all the cabin staff said hello, have a nice day, they know hospitality. Bar service with the exception of one bartender in the Sports Box was good that guy was just slow and didn't know who was next, good thing he was in the least busy of the bars. This cruise went to Grand Bahama and Nassau we did not purchase any shore excursions but rented a car in Grand Bahama and drove to Lucayan National Park- easy drive and with 6 of us a car and $5 park fee was much less expensive and gave us more time at the Park- we saw the Caves and the Beach. If you don't rent a car your only option is an acre of small sheds sent up as shops or a couple of the standard Port Bars. Nassau we walked to the beach then back to ship for lunch and then off to the Queens staircase which is still beautiful unfortunately other than the hospital which is much improved in appearance that end of town is almost vacant and so run down. I've been to the Bahama's many times living in Florida it is an easy extended weekend trip. I will probably be back I was thinking about renting a car in Nassau but the traffic by the Port and downtown is crazy, though walking past Arwak in one direction or Potter's Cay in the other is about my comfort zone. Taking the ferry to Paradise Island is also a nice option which I've done in the past. As for a taxi the drivers are getting so pushy it is uncomfortable even walking past them. I hear the local bus service is pretty good - something to investigate. Read Less
18 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We are loyal RC cruisers, well maybe not any more. We were very happy to hear that the Majesty had returned. Since we had sailed on the Majesty before we looked forward to another great cruise. This time we booked a back to back cruise ... Read More
We are loyal RC cruisers, well maybe not any more. We were very happy to hear that the Majesty had returned. Since we had sailed on the Majesty before we looked forward to another great cruise. This time we booked a back to back cruise beginning on May 20th. We put a 3 and 4 day cruise together to give us 7 days. Big mistake. it started out very well. After a 2 1/2 hour drive we arrived at the ship and 25 minutes latter we were on and eating lunch. RC has done a super job of making embarkation easy. The first cruise of our back to back was just fine. The cabin was really small in fact we could not walk around the bed. It was pushed against the wall to make room. But having traveled many years in a motor home this was no big deal for us. The attendant did a great job, the room was clean and neat so for us it worked out. We eat at the Windjammer buffet because in the evening we like to dance and don't want to miss any chance to do so. The food was average to very good. The staff was top notch. The Windjammer was clean and we never found it difficult to find a table, The dancing was very limited on the first cruise but we were able to find enough to keep us happy. At one point we used our own music to dance in the Spectrum, a dance area seldom used on the 8th deck. There was no one there and there was no back ground music so we used ours. The Centrum is normally the focal point for activities and dancing. Yet on the Majesty it was a total waste of space. The band occupied the entire floor leaving no place to dance. Worse than that there are no chairs in or around the Centrum, no place to put your drink down if you thought you could dance on the carpet and no place to buy a drink, so we avoided the Centrum. It did not work for us nor anyone else who wanted to dance. The crew was friendly and all went well for the first of our 2 cruises. At the end, those of us doing a back to back were escorted off the ship, through customs and back on without any problem or delays. It all went down hill from there. What was good on the first cruise. the cabin, Windjammer and staff was also good on the second cruise. But the evening entertainment/dancing was terrible.This was the second part of our back to back. The cruise offered almost no dancing.The dancing was non existing until well after 9 each night. We asked a crew member one afternoon if they would change the background music to some dance music in Boleros since there wasn't anyone there. We could at least dance a little. But were told NO only Latin music is played in Boleros. We travel with our own dance music so we went to the Spectrum on deck 8 where we were able to use our music on the first cruise and danced in the afternoon. This time in the Spectrum the back ground music was loud gangster rap. I asked a crew member if he could turn the music off or at least down so it would not drown out our music. He just shook his head no and walked away. During the repeaters party I asked an officer about changing the background music to play easy listening or dance music but was told the music selection was made at the corporate level and can not be changed. REALLY??? Corporate wants gangster rap with " I got my shot gun and gunna have some fun" played as background music? WHY? We thought we had a chance to dance when the orchestra was scheduled to play a 10:15 PM but instead of big band music or ANY dance music they amused themselves by playing 45 minuets of jazz, They couldn't care less that most people got up and left. Like us, many were expecting dance music. But no, I guess corporate decided people should listen to jazz instead of dance music? The Centrum was terrible, There was a very good band that played there most nights. But with no dance floor, no chairs and no place to put your drink down or even buy one what is the point. Many many people complained about this. Sure lots of people showed up for nightly events in the Centrum not because they liked standing around but because there was just nothing else to do. Because of this we cancelled the next 4 cruises we had booked on the Majesty. We have 12 more cruises booked with RC but if this lack of dance music and micro management by corporate is going to be the trend we'll find another cruise line. We had been to Nassau before but it was good to get out and shop a bit. Coco kay was a great beach day so no complaints about the shore excursions. To sum it up. If you want an evening of dinner, dancing and a few drinks forget about this ship. Debarkation was fast and easy. When our time came to leave we were off the ship and headed home in about 25 minutes. That was the best part of our second cruise this time around. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2016
We chose the Disney Dream because so many people had raved about the experience. Let me say that the customer service was exceptional from embarkation to debarkation. The cleanliness of the room and the cabin steward were excellent as ... Read More
We chose the Disney Dream because so many people had raved about the experience. Let me say that the customer service was exceptional from embarkation to debarkation. The cleanliness of the room and the cabin steward were excellent as well. The food was ok in the dining rooms. I actually enjoyed the buffets better than the selections and quality found in the main dining rooms. Because I am not the biggest Disney Fan, and my daughter is simply a "fun" fan, we were not overjoyed with all things disney on this ship. There opportunities to take lots of pictures with all of the characters from Disney. My daughter simply wanted to swim in the pool and on the beach.....and thats exactly what she did. The kids program was also phenomenal. Overall, I think the cruise was fun! We truly enjoyed ourselves. I do think that there are other cruise lines that provide a more "whole family" enjoyable experience. I would go again! Read Less

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