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Sail Date: May 2017
We've cruised on all three ships in this class on their maiden voyages. While we had an excellent cruise, the Majestic fell short of our expectations given our experiences on the Royal and Regal although the cruising portion went ... Read More
We've cruised on all three ships in this class on their maiden voyages. While we had an excellent cruise, the Majestic fell short of our expectations given our experiences on the Royal and Regal although the cruising portion went very smoothly. We chose this voyage based upon the destination ports of call and the offered excursions through Princess and our expectation that as a sister ship it would be a continuation of our previous experiences. It was not. Pre-voyage we booked into the Hotel Hesperia Presidente through Princess, and booked air accommodations through Princess EZ aire. While the Presidente is a little more pricey, its in a great part of Barcelona, includes breakfast and has excellent rooms and excellent staffing. For our post hotel accommodations, we made our own arrangements for three extra nights in Rome, plus our own transfer service sharing with two other couples. During the voyage we booked excursions entirely through Princess. We had only one disappointment out of many and Princess refunded 40% of our cost. Our favorite excursion was at port of Livorno, where we did the best of the best for Pisa/Florence and had an excellent guide. Our journey included a five-star luncheon at the Villa La Massa just outside Florence, in the countryside. It included the Galleria Accademia (for the statue of David,etc,) and the Uffizi Gallery. Outstanding service from our guide. Our cabin aboard ship, was an aft balcony. While it was nice, it wasn't worth the extra money, mainly because we were never in it long enough to appreciate it and because we never had a great sunrise or sunset view. The food was unremarkable in selections but well prepared and served. Aboard ship, we were disappointed to not have the Sanctuary as we had known it from the Royal and Regal. Instead they have the Conservatory, which is noisy, lacking in style and purpose. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Disappointing is the only way to describe this new ship, its layout is way behind the times and poor use of space. We were on board for 3 weeks and found the crew to be disinterested, not very energetic and there is a distinct lack of ... Read More
Disappointing is the only way to describe this new ship, its layout is way behind the times and poor use of space. We were on board for 3 weeks and found the crew to be disinterested, not very energetic and there is a distinct lack of supervision. The food is not good particularly the buffet where food is prepared elsewhere and left to serve yourself was not hot, bland and repetitive. The specialty restaurants are not worth the visit with the exception of the Crown Grille. The only good thing to say about the dining room is that the food is hot. There is no shopping to talk of on board. Drinks are outrageously expensive, particularly wine and buy by the glass serve is miniscule. Don't bother with the Casino, it is only a place to make a donation. The plus side is minimal with the exception of the in cabin TV which would be amongst the best in the Cruise ship world, possibly to make up for the lack of entertainment. All ports were outstanding and ship excursions overpriced. Read Less
Majestic Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.6
Entertainment 4.0 3.4
Public Rooms 4.0 3.6
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.5
Family 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.1
Service 4.5 4.0
Value For Money 4.0 3.3

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