43 Orlando (Port Canaveral) to Bahamas Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Cruise Reviews

I got very worried after reading all the negative reviews about Majesty of the Seas, but had an overall positive experience on a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas. Yes, the ship is dated, but the services and food was on par with every other ... Read More
I got very worried after reading all the negative reviews about Majesty of the Seas, but had an overall positive experience on a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas. Yes, the ship is dated, but the services and food was on par with every other Royal Caribbean cruises I've been. Our seaview cabin was small but very clean, and our stateroom staff was very friendly. The restaurant service was warm and fast, many options on the menu and the quality of food was quite good. It was intended to be a short and relaxing cruise, so Majesty really met my expectations. If I were to go on a longer cruise (7 nights) I would probably have chosen one of the newer and bigger ships just to enjoy their better facilities and more entertainments. Pros: service, food, entertainment staff Cons: outdated facilities, bad smell in the corridors, standard (but limited) entertainment options. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Majesty is the third Sovereign class ship we have sailed on, and the only one still in the Royal Caribbean fleet. We found a week that suited our schedule, and a cruise that suited our budget and travel time. We first booked an Oceanview ... Read More
Majesty is the third Sovereign class ship we have sailed on, and the only one still in the Royal Caribbean fleet. We found a week that suited our schedule, and a cruise that suited our budget and travel time. We first booked an Oceanview stateroom, but when I called to check and see if we could upgrade to a Superior Oceanview, we were upgraded at no charge. We arrived at the port at 12 and were on board by 1:15. Our stateroom was ready, so we dropped off our carry on luggage and stowed our wine in the fridge, then set off to explore and find lunch. In the Centrum, there were several departments with promotions and asking if you wanted to sign up for their tour or a drink package. The dining table was promoting the Chef's table dinner, and i told him that was something we could not do, but he asked if we wanted to take the galley tour with brunch on the sea day, and at $25pp it was something I wanted to do. We booked it. Our stateroom was large enough for two. We spent a lot of time in the room, and enjoyed looking out our window. We used the television minimally, only for seeing our location and watched a movie on the sea day. We did use our safe, and liked that we had plenty of storage for clothing in the cabinets and closet. We took all of our breakfasts and dinners in the main dining room for my time dining. Our wait staff were I Wayan and Apri. They took excellent care of us. The only issues we had in dining were the roasted meats, they were overdone or under cooked. The lobster bisque was terrible. Every other thing we had was good or great. We had issues in Bolero's. They were missing many of the liquors advertised in their menu. That made no sense to me, but many of the cocktails were unavailable. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We were looking for a cruise out of Cape Canaveral and decided on the Majesty. I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews - but we were extremely happy. The staff was awesome. The ship, while showing its age a little, was ... Read More
We were looking for a cruise out of Cape Canaveral and decided on the Majesty. I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews - but we were extremely happy. The staff was awesome. The ship, while showing its age a little, was still in good shape and we found it to be clean. It seems that some people are expecting a luxury cruse experience from a moderately priced cruise. The cabin was small, but we went into it knowing they were on the small side - it was however, clean, smelled fine, bed was comfortable and pillows were good (we did ask for two more, which were quickly provided). Irwin, our cabin steward, was phenomenal - he went above and beyond on everything. Our Server, Nower, and Assistant Server, Kaywana, were terrific. Food was good, drinks were strong. Entertainment was good, but not great - but we were not expecting great on a small ship. You should definitely go to Cococay - it was great! Casino was very smokey. Great value for the money! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
This was our first cruise so we didn't know what to expect. Without having other ships to compare this to, I'm not sure how helpful my review will be. We had an outside cabin on the 3rd deck with a porthole window. Our room ... Read More
This was our first cruise so we didn't know what to expect. Without having other ships to compare this to, I'm not sure how helpful my review will be. We had an outside cabin on the 3rd deck with a porthole window. Our room steward was amazing and took very good care of our room. The ship is older but it is very clean. I thought the rooms were easy to find. As for other things on the ship, near the elevators there were deck layouts so you knew where you needed to go. We ate in the dining room for dinner every night and had the same wait staff each night. They were also amazing! The food was pretty good too. We did try out the buffet for snacks and breakfast, it was okay. Our bed was comfortable and we both slept well. The AC in our room could have worked a little better, most of the night we slept uncovered so that we weren't too hot. My only other gripe about our room is the water pressure in the shower, it was awful. The first morning it wasn't too bad but the rest of the time it was pretty bad. I don't recommend the late seating for dinner, we were with a group and were scheduled for 8:30 dinner and by the time we got out of there, it was after 10pm and most of the shows had already started. We really enjoyed Schooners. The piano player at night was really good and took requests from the crowd. It was really fun and the bartenders were great. We enjoyed the ports, Nassau was interesting to walk around the straw market and the other shops along the way. We enjoyed Junkanoo beach for a few hours before heading back to the ship. CocoCay was AMAZING!! I would definitely go back there. We went down to South Beach and swam and enjoyed the beach. It was gorgeous! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We got a really good last minute deal and decided to go with our friends. The reviews on CC were not good, and we were wondering what we would experience. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our oceanview room was clean, centrally ... Read More
We got a really good last minute deal and decided to go with our friends. The reviews on CC were not good, and we were wondering what we would experience. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our oceanview room was clean, centrally located on the ship and well maintained by our room attendant. Our meal experiences in the main dining room were delicious, tasty and very pleasant due to our exceptional waiter and asst waiter. This is my 4th RCL cruise, and our evening meals were the best that I have ever had with RCL. Selection, presentation and quality left nothing to be unhappy with. The ship was maintained well, the Christmas decorations made for a very festive atmosphere, and the overall interaction with the staff was wonderful. The four of us had a wonderful time, and hope to have a return visit on this ship in the near future. There is no perfect cruise experience but I wonder at some of these recent reviews because I can't imagine what caused such negative reviews. To each his own, but I would recommend this ship and her staff with no hesitation. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Rooms were very nice. Our steward was excellent. Dining room staff were a+, Meals in dining room I would rate a 7 on scale of 1-10. Disappointed that lobster wasn't offered. Also, very disappointed that there wasn't an adult ... Read More
Rooms were very nice. Our steward was excellent. Dining room staff were a+, Meals in dining room I would rate a 7 on scale of 1-10. Disappointed that lobster wasn't offered. Also, very disappointed that there wasn't an adult only pool. Also, hot tubs had to be shut down due to allowing babies in them with no diaper. It also appeared that this ship was used as a training ship for new staff. All I all, still had a very nice time. Entertainment was very good. We enjoyed Coco Cay very much. Beach was beautiful and if anyone is disabled they had wonderful beach wheelchairs. Our room steward was exceptional. One of our friends lost her glasses in the cabin and our steward turned the room upside down to find the glasses. We also had a wonderful dining room attendant, Carmen which we absolutely loved. She needs to be rewarded for excellent service. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
I had low expectations based on reading many reviews and the price tag for the cruise we took. All in all we had a lot of fun but there were things lacking. You get what you pay for. I was pleasantly surprised by the rooms. We had two ... Read More
I had low expectations based on reading many reviews and the price tag for the cruise we took. All in all we had a lot of fun but there were things lacking. You get what you pay for. I was pleasantly surprised by the rooms. We had two ocean view staterooms on deck 6 for two adults and two kids. The rooms were not fancy, spacious, or special but definitely served their purpose. The room attendant was fantastic and thoughtful though. He based his towel animals on passing conversations he had with the kids which was really sweet. Service in the main dining room was also good but outside of the room attendant and main dining room, I found service on the rest of the ship to be quite lacking. The first day on ship we started at the Windjammer for lunch after buying the Coke refillable cups for the drink package. (Unless you are a serious soda addict don't buy the drink package. It was not worth the cost at all) Not one server approached us to serve drinks at all during that lunch (or any after!) and it took until the next day to find out from someone that you can get all the coke soda flavors self serve from the coke machine on the 12th floor. Up until then I would go to a bar and get it filled for the kids with only a choice of coke diet coke or sprite. In fact, with the exception of the main dining room, and one morning at the windjammer where a server went around with a tray of orange juice, I was not offered a drink- alcohol or non- the entire cruise. We did the stingray city excursion at coco cay and I give that 5 stars. It was amazing and fun and reasonably priced. We were given plenty of time to interact with the stingrays, feed them, ask questions, and snorkel around. The guides were knowledgeable, patient, and wonderful with the kids. I can't say enough about that excursion. I would do it over and over and over again. We also paid for the Treasure hunt snorkeling excursion at coco cay. I say we paid for it- but we didn't actually do it. We got the snorkel gear and tried. The excursion is listed as suitable for ages four and up. The wind and waves were enough that I couldn't as a strong swimmer, get my 8 and 10 year olds (also decent swimmers) safely to the spot where the snorkeling is supposed to be. Also, its listed as if you are getting a special tour or something. It is completely independent and the only difference between the treasure hunt and just renting snorkeling gear is that if you find a coin you can turn it in for a chance to win a prize. The treasure hunt was a disappointment in that sense. I have heard the snorkeling area itself is great so my suggestion would be just go into it knowing it is weather dependent (especially for kids) and just opt for the gear rental instead of the treasure hunt. To RCI's credit they refunded the cost of the excursion when I brought the situation to their attention. We still had a great time at Coco Cay and can't wait to go back! On Nassau, we did the glass bottom boat tour in the morning and opted to walk around on our own in the afternoon. The boat gives you a nice tour of the harbor near nassau and Paradise island and the guide was very informative. He gave lots of anecdotal information and was funny and kept the kids interested. The part where you go below to see the glass bottom and what is under the boat wasn't fantastic. I have been on other glass bottom boat tours where we could see more and weren't so cramped around the few windows. The kids did love it and all in all for the price I would do it again. I haven't checked but would be curious what the cost would be to book directly with the boat tour instead of through RCI. The glass bottom boat tour is right there in port next to the ships and very easy to walk to. RCI made it sound like we had to take a bus there which is partly why we booked with them. We had to meet at 8:30 am in the theater and between waiting there, and waiting in a group after getting off the ship before we could walk to the boat tour it took until about 10am to get to the tour itself. It was ridiculous to take that much time to walk maybe 50 yards to the glass bottom boat. Compare prices. If you can book directly for cheaper then I would do that. Get yourself by foot those 50 yards and save yourself the hassle. Onboard activities I can't speak much to, because we didn't spend much time doing much on the ship. We did go to the show the last night and was pleased with it and the kids liked it. We didn't make it to the other shows because with a 6pm dining time we never could make the 7pm show and the later one was too late for the kids. Keep that in mind when planning. The pool is very small. It didn't matter much on this cruise because the weather was quite cool and the water was also, so the pool was never full. I would not want to be on this ship in the summer though. With kids ages 8 and 10 I didn't find there was much for them to do onboard. We had looked forward to watching movies poolside but the kids movie was at 6pm when we were at dinner and the 8:30 movie was not appropriate for their age (more for adults). There seemed to be teen activities, and a late night party at the kids activity area every night which started at 10pm. The times earlier in the day that I did take them to check out the kids club activities, there didn't seem to be any kids there over the age of 6/7 or any activities suitable for older than that. One day there was pirate face painting and singing which seemed great for younger kids. I can't really review the kids activities since we didn't use them other than to say that for this "tween" age there wasn't much on ship that was appealing to them. I was hesitant to self-carry our luggage off ship when we returned to Port Canaveral but I was glad we did. It was pretty painless and we were in our car before we were even supposed to be meeting on deck 5 for our appropriate luggage tag number group. I would self-carry again for sure. My summary: We did have a lot of fun, especially for the money. The cruise met or exceeded my expectations based on what I read about Majesty. I would cruise with Royal Caribbean again (this was my first time) but probably not on this ship unless I could go without kids. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
The ship is older but still in pretty good shape. The crew was incredible. The facilities nice, although there is only one pool and it is small. Food was average to good, not great. Activities are plentiful, something for everyone. ... Read More
The ship is older but still in pretty good shape. The crew was incredible. The facilities nice, although there is only one pool and it is small. Food was average to good, not great. Activities are plentiful, something for everyone. Entertainment was enjoyable. Coco Cay was amazing! On board spa was sorely lacking. Here's what we learned in a nutshell: 1. do not buy anything from the shops until the last day. The prices are incredibly inflated until the true clearance days. 2. Do not buy the beverage plans. You can get free sodas, juices, coffee, etc from the Windjammer. Just get it yourself. Unless you are a severe alcoholic, you won't drink $63 worth of alcohol per person per day. Just pay as you go. Beer is $5.95 to $6.50 each. All liquor drinks, wine and champagne are $10 ea. I truly think the liquor was watered down so you're better to go with a dark liquor that you can more readily tell if water has been added. 3. Everyone on board will try to push products, upgrades and extras. Be prepared to say no ALOT. it gets tiring, like you're at a flea market. 4. Do not waste your money on any spa services. I had 3 different ones and they were all terrible. There is obviously no training and certainly no certification. To do massages, facials, pedicures, you should have to be certified. I get a lot of these in the states and when I'm paying twice the stateside cost, I expect excellent service and clean facilities. I received neither. Spoke with others who had the same experience. If you choose to take your chances, don't book precruise. You'll pay full price. They have special deals starting the first day, so not only did I have poor service but I paid full price. 5. Gratuity is included in everything. You can't run a tab, everything is paid as you order. Don't get motivated by guilt and add extra unless it is truly deserved. Otherwise, you'll end up tipping $4.00 on a $10 drink and $30 on a $65 pedicure. Watch your numbers on your receipts. 6. If you get motion sickness, choose a cabin on the lowest level possible. Also, the staterooms are tiny but efficient. 7. Make friends with the crew members that will be servicing you regularly. It makes a difference in your overall experience. Bad service can ruin your trip while good and thoughtful touches make it special. 8. Don't go to any of their seminars unless you want to be sold something. They're not for information, they're for sales. 9. Coco Cay was amazing!!!! Stay as long as you can and definitely do lunch there!!! 10. Nassau was good if you like tee shirts and bags. Every store, every straw market vendor has the exact same products. Haggle. They're all made in China anyway. There are no handmade crafts by artisans at the straw market or in the squares. The food is good though and worth the trip off the ship. Also, Paradise Island is a great stop but you have to pay out the butt if you want to see anything but the lobby and casino of Atlantis. There are other things on the island to see and do though. We had a great experience with the exception of the spa. I was dragged on board kicking and screaming but really had a great time. We will be going again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Ok! We just got back (Nov 18- Nov 21) and had a blast!!! Ship was clean. Our room attendant was phenomenal. Be sure and go to Schooners for the piano man or to just hang out and ask for Havi. He was one of the best servers ever. The entire ... Read More
Ok! We just got back (Nov 18- Nov 21) and had a blast!!! Ship was clean. Our room attendant was phenomenal. Be sure and go to Schooners for the piano man or to just hang out and ask for Havi. He was one of the best servers ever. The entire Windjammer staff was great and we loved their food. Room service was also amazing! We loved all the events ... the poolside dance party, trivia, karaoke, etc. The service in Boleros was disappointing. The 2 bartenders couldn't keep up and kept running out of the items for their signature drinks and the bar tenders at the pool bar closest to Windjammers were down right grumpy. Main dining room service was ssssllloooowww and the food tasted very bland. I will definitely go again!!! Overall still an 8!!! I didn't want to get off the ship (apparently they frown in you wanting to stay for free lol) Cocoa Cay was good, also. A little windy but that is to be expected this time of year. Each time we go it seems we find a few more tricks to make it easier on us! Great job to the staff and crew of the Majesty!!! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
I did a TON of internet research on this cruise before we went, heard everything, the good, the bad and the ugly. I also am experienced in knowing a lot of people who write reviews tend to do so to vent, this is not that type of review. ... Read More
I did a TON of internet research on this cruise before we went, heard everything, the good, the bad and the ugly. I also am experienced in knowing a lot of people who write reviews tend to do so to vent, this is not that type of review. We booked this suite as we were sailing with a party of 20 for my wife's 50th birthday. Our two small children stayed with us in this room. Let me first point out that if your expectations are sheer luxury and being pampered...you aren't paying for it on this cruise...check your ticket price. This cruise caters to those who want to party, knowing that going in saves you a lot of heart ache later. We had 5 kids under 11 with us but everyone in the party used our room as the central meeting point. It was spacious, not huge or grand. The deck was a fair size...we sat 8 adults out there. It was clean, not spotless the only downside was that the toilet smelled but that wasn't a huge deal...I mean after all its a vacation. They put a roll away in there for my daughter and my son used the fold down bed. Our main bed was comfy. and we had plenty of room to maneuver around with 4 of us in there. We always kept the fridge stocked with wine and champagne and had preordered gift food to show up...that was fun...you never knew who would be at the door, family or food and drinks. Yes the boat is old, but when you get the lower end cruises the people watching makes up for it big-time. The best part was seeing the whole spectrum from drunk party goers to dressed up elderly. The food was "meh" but we didn't get sick so thats a big plus. The dinners were nice and the waiters were very attentive. Some tips for you if you rent this suite. Internet, we got the surf and stream package...let me assure you there is no stream. lol. We used Facebook as our primary means to communicate with the group. I brought in some Tommy Bahama scents for the room as I wanted it to smell tropical and it did. If you are going to use it for a larger party make sure you tell the room attendant you want extra glasses as there will only be 2 champagne and 2 wine. The boilers need to heat up at least about 2 hours before you take a shower. This means WAIT until the boat leaves for a bit before showering otherwise its cold. Lastly, debarking the ship, you need to tell people you are in the royal suite to skip the lines. We left close to 8:30am and just blew past everyone getting off. There will be 2 places you need to the them, on floor 4 and when going thru customs. They aren't good on asking. We breezed right off. All in all, it is what it is. You aren't paying $8k like a Disney cruise or like the Oasis of the seas. The room is small if you are thinking it will be huge. I found it to be just the right size however would have liked it bigger but then again...why complain? Fun cruise, excellent people watching, great room attendant, great dinner waiter but watch out for the heavy pour drinks...lol. I had to tell the bar tender "I want a normal rum runner, not a 23 year old nitro version!" Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
The staff does the best possible service they can, but they are short on staff. The friendliness of the staff was superb, but a person can only do as much as they are able. The RCI corporate has set the ship up for failure by making huge ... Read More
The staff does the best possible service they can, but they are short on staff. The friendliness of the staff was superb, but a person can only do as much as they are able. The RCI corporate has set the ship up for failure by making huge advertising claims, without the staff to provide these things. The rock wall was barely opened, the kids area was only open for limited hours, the dining staff had more than they could handle. Everyone on the boat worked as hard as they humanly were able. It almost made it unenjoyable to be surrounded by people who were hustling so hard. The staff all wanted to take the extra time and care to say hello and interact with my children, but they all were constrained on time and being called to other duties. I would like to say that I spoke to Michael, who stated that he is the highest level supervisor in the call center. I couldn't have been more disappointed in the customer service provided. I will never sail Royal Caribbean again, and I will do my best to dissuade anyone I talk to from choosing RCI as well. There is NO NURSERY, and no in room babysitting. So plan to chase toddlers around the ship without anything to do, unless you want to take them to swim around the upper pool with lots of half naked people, drunk, and screaming profanities. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
We chose this cruise to take our daughter (8 years old) on her first cruise. We wanted a relatively short one that left from Orlando and over her fall break. This was my eight cruise and my husband's fourth. We arrived at the port ... Read More
We chose this cruise to take our daughter (8 years old) on her first cruise. We wanted a relatively short one that left from Orlando and over her fall break. This was my eight cruise and my husband's fourth. We arrived at the port at 10:30 am and security and check in were a breeze. We were through it within 5 minutes and on the ship at about 10:50. We made our way to the Windjammer for lunch, and there was no wait. Spent the next few hours at the pool and hot tubs. Room: Our room was ready right at 1:00 and our luggage was waiting in the hall. Our room steward, Jean, was great and always able to get us what we needed. We had brought two bottles of wine with us, but forgot a corkscrew, and he had one readily available on his cart for us to use. We are platinum C & A members and he also brought our robes on the first night, which we weren't expecting since we had never received them before :-). We had an oceanview on deck 3. We had a pullman bed for our daughter. It was pretty tight in the room for 3 people, but we were really only ever in there to sleep or get dressed, so no big deal. Dining: When my husband I cruise, we generally like to eat the main seating in the dining room at a table for 2. We are introverts and prefer not to be forced to talk to strangers. However, our daughter is a social butterfly, so we decided to just go with it and not request a special table. Royal did a great job of pairing our family up with another family of three who had an 8 year old daughter. They were also from the same general area of the country. The girls got along great and we had a nice time at dinner each night. Our waiters were Rommel and Jaywanna, and they were also great. They remembered our names and our preferences and service was generally good. The only issue was the second evening the time between appetizers and entrees was especially long. Rommel mentioned there was a backup in the kitchen and apologized several times. The food was pretty good, the best thing I had was the striploin on the first evening. It was very tasty! My husband was disappointed there wasn't free lobster on the formal night, but Rommel mentioned that is only on 7 night cruises. Pools: We spent a good deal of time a the pool on this cruise. We didn't get off the ship at all on the day at Nassau and we also had a sea day. Both of those days was spent on the pool deck. Our daughter loved the new kid splash area, however, it was only open when they had someone from Adventure Ocean there to stand in the area and direct the kids on the slide. If there wasn't a staff member, it was closed. She's a great swimmer, so she was able to go in the other pools no problem when that area was closed. There are 4 hot tubs, and they were nice and warm and open in the evening too. There are some newer deck chairs on the pool deck that are mesh instead of the old style slatted kind, and they were more comfortable. On the sea day, we went to the pool pretty early, so had no trouble finding a spot, but we did notice people later in the day looking for chairs and not being able to find one that didn't already have someone's stuff on it. I didn't notice any staff removing people's things from chairs if they hadn't been to them in 30 minutes. Adventure Ocean: We've never had to worry about Adventure Ocean before since we've never taken a kid on a cruise before. However, we knew enough to get her signed up on the first day in case she wanted to use it later. We signed her up about 3:00 on the first day. She went back the second and third night for about an hour each time. She had a lot of fun, but she preferred going to the shows and playing in the pool and making friends there. Ship: The ship is one of the older ones, and we knew that going in so our expectations were not inflated. There were definately areas of rust and such, but nothing that I really cared about and didn't affect our vacation one iota. There was some smells in the hallway on the floor of our room sometimes that smelled of sewage, but nothing in our room itself. The seas were rockier than normal the first two evenings and it was very noticeable. Not enough to make any of us sick, but if you were first time cruiser you might have been a little worried. Staff: Everyone we met, staff wise, was very nice and accomodating and did things to make our vacation better. We had one bar server not charge us for a frozen drink for our daughter the first day. We bought some pictures after formal night and my daughter came with me to pay and mentioned she liked the nice photo book they have for sale for $20. The lady who rang us up said, "For her, no charge" and gave us the photo book for free. It was little touches like that that made the trip special. Medical: We actually had to visit the medical area on this trip. Our daughter slipped on the pool steps and banged her leg up. Not enough to have to see a doctor, but enough where she needed an ice pack. We went down to the medical facility at about 3:55. They didn't open until 4:00. Right at 4:00, someone opened the door. The facility looked nice, but we didn't see a whole lot since we just needed an ice pack. Turns out, they don't have ice packs. They gave us some plastic bags and told us to have our steward give us ice. Worked fine. However, we did notice they had free seasickness medicine in a box outside of the medical facility with a note they also provide them at guest services. Never knew that! Entertainment: The singers and dancers were very good on this cruise. Probably some of the best singers we've seen. The headliner was en Elton John impersonator and his show was really good! We went to all of the shows and really enjoyed them. Shore excursions: The only thing we did was rent the sun shade and lounger on Coco Cay. I burn easily, so it was nice to have the lounger and shade and it was on the quieter side of the island. We were the second ship to go to Coco Cay since the hurricane and the water looked gorgeous. There was some evidence of the hurricane on the island, but overall it looked great. It became windier as the day went on and the tender we took back to the ship at about 1:30 was pretty rocky, but nothing terrible. I believe they stopped the tender service early coming back from the island because it was getting so windy. Debarkation: We decided to walk off the ship with our luggage, and this is the first time we've done this. Apparently, everyone on this cruise had the same idea. The line snaked from deck four up the stairs all the way to deck 6, I think. Once the line started moving, it went pretty fast and we were off the ship and through customs within 20 minutes of when we got in line. Overall: We had a great time and would sail this ship again. My first cruise 20+ years ago was on the Empress, so I knew what to expect. Our daughter loved it and can't wait to go on another cruise. I would highly reccomend this trip to anyone, as long as you know what to expect. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We picked this cruise because it fit within our time frame and we were taking our teenage son and his friend for their first time cruise. This was not my husband's and my first cruise. I cannot tell you how EXTREMELY disappointed we ... Read More
We picked this cruise because it fit within our time frame and we were taking our teenage son and his friend for their first time cruise. This was not my husband's and my first cruise. I cannot tell you how EXTREMELY disappointed we all were. Overall ship condition-this ship looks like it is ready to retire. It's overall condition is worn out and very dingy. We got the cheap rooms, thinking we wouldn't be in them very much. The room was clean as they could get it, but the shower bottoms were,rusted very badly. The buffet area was nasty. The floor was dirty, there were gnats all around the buffet. Especially, in the bread, meat and desert area. They were crawling on the bread and had to be shooed away! Food-All I can say is awful. No variety on the buffet , very small desert choice and always the same thing. As a vegetarian, usually a buffet is easy to find a good variety. My choice was salad with gnats buzzing above or noodles and some type of Potato. The dining room food was quite disappointing also,though our servers were a delight. Pizza place was much like Dijornos frozen pizza. Johnny Rockets was truly our best meal, which we paid for along with yet another gratuity. Even our teenagers, who are not picky eaters were looking forward to getting off the ship and getting a good meal. Drink plan- ok. This really stinks. . Without purchasing a drink plan you are limited to lemonade, tea, ship water or coffee. In order to get bottled water when you wanted it, you had to buy a drink plan that would cost us $50 per day for the four of us. To buy a single bottle of water was $5 per bottle!!! You could get a glass of tap water at the bars, but no where else. We should have brought our own cases of water. Staff and service- most were very friendly and did their best to please. One problem was language. I heard this issue from many other English speaking guests. We had a hard time communicating with the staff. The ship was also very crowded. It was full. Our teens were looking forward to a lot of pool time. It was so incredibly crowded you couldn't move let alone get into the pool. With the bar right there when you walk out to the pool or try to get to the deck chairs you had to fight your way through a bunch of drunks. Definitely needed another pool! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
This cruise was originally supposed to be a trip to Nassau, Bahamas and Cococay, as well as one day at sea. Before we left port, we knew the hurricane was coming and our itinerary was changed. Since Freeport is further north and closer to ... Read More
This cruise was originally supposed to be a trip to Nassau, Bahamas and Cococay, as well as one day at sea. Before we left port, we knew the hurricane was coming and our itinerary was changed. Since Freeport is further north and closer to Port Canaveral, we stopped there first and then went down to Key West. We enjoyed a fabulous day in Key West. We were docked there for 24 hours which is a rare event. Then we headed into the Gulf of Mexico for two sea days. We enjoyed blue skies and calm seas the entire trip. Because the ship wasn't able to get into Port Canaveral (the port was still closed) we docked in Fort Lauderdale where RCCI had 60 buses waiting to take us to Port Canaveral. Even though we were a day late arriving shuttles to the car parks were waiting. I was very happy with the service of Park Port Canaveral. The ship itself is older but we knew that ahead of time and found the smaller size very enjoyable. The ship is kept clean and the crew are fantastic. Because we were onboard an extra night, RCCI had an additional entertainer join the cruise in Key West. I was very impressed that they would do this and enjoyed all the entertainment on the ship. The food in the MdR was excellent and served in a timely manner. The food in the buffet was very good but I did start to find it repetitive by the end of the week. I was pleasantly surprised that despite having two sea days, we were always able to find a lounge chair and there was space in the pools and hot tubs if we felt like cooling off. Overall, I was most impressed with how Royal Caribbean and the captain and crew of the Majesty handled our "cruise in Hurricane Matthew"! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We decided to take a short cruise to just get away for a few days. We had sailed on the Rhapsody the previous year and were very happy with the ship. I had thought that this ship would be the same. It is much smaller. The ship was in ... Read More
We decided to take a short cruise to just get away for a few days. We had sailed on the Rhapsody the previous year and were very happy with the ship. I had thought that this ship would be the same. It is much smaller. The ship was in good condition and the crew was incredible. But, there was not place to get away from the noise and the luke warm tubs seemed to be full of children playing. We booked an ocean view cabin and were very surprised how small it was. Take seriously everyone's warnings on cabin size. The bed took up the entire width of the cabin save about a foot. My wife had to climb off the end of the bed to get in or out. There is essentially one set of elevators that go the entire height of the ship. Seemed to be too few for 2000 passengers. Embarkation was probably the smoothest I have encountered out of the US. Royal has this down to a science. Everyone nice and helpful. We stayed the night before at a local hotel and took the shuttle from the airport to the ship thru Royal. I highly recommend this approach. We were originally scheduled to go to Coco Cay and Nassau but due to the Himmacane Matthew we routed all over the place. The Captain did a wonderful job of keeping us in warm smooth sunny waters. We ended up at Freeport Bahamas, Key West and then entered a holding pattern north of Havana until we were able to re-approach the US. We ended up coming into Ft Lauderdale a day late (shucks) because they had not surveyed the entrance to Port Canaveral yet. This worked well because we were able to get a flight out that night instead of waiting several days in Orlando. Dining was the worst that I have encountered in my eight cruises with various carriers. The buffet was small so the choices were unimpressive. Royal did not seem to cater to its target audience very well. I tried the pizza also and it was ok but not wow. I did enjoy the deli and Johnny Rockets. The food was best at these two places. We ate at the main dining room once and seemed to get the second degree on why we avoided the main dining room. The Mexican restaurant was a complete rip off. For 18 dollars I got one taco of which the steak was full of gristle, two inches of corn on the cob, and white rice with a plate of black beans that I could put into the rice. Avoid this like the plague. Entertainment was good. My only recommendation for the singers is to match the songs to their strengths. They had good voices but not always the right song mix for their style of singing. Dancers were great. To paraphrase, the ship needs to retire due to size, food needs to be revamped (ask Carnival for help), but the crew is an awesome standout. We will probably sail on Royal again but on a slightly larger ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Majesty of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 3.0 3.9
Entertainment 3.0 3.7
Public Rooms 3.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.8
Enrichment 2.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 3.0 3.8
Rates 3.0 4.3

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