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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2017
friendlist ship of all Thomson ships crew waiters all staff have allways loved ship and will miss her special mention to Abdul matradee, jacky dinner room supervisior, dainiel dining room waiter, Elizabeth wine waiter, J D (my son) barman, ... Read More
friendlist ship of all Thomson ships crew waiters all staff have allways loved ship and will miss her special mention to Abdul matradee, jacky dinner room supervisior, dainiel dining room waiter, Elizabeth wine waiter, J D (my son) barman, mary ann barstaff ( and her lovley husband) valla bar supevisior all work extra mile to make your cruise, entertainment team were all good the groups were great good music entertainment team could mix a bit with customers but they do work hard food very good great choices, not keen on service at sit down breakfast they lacked something was on discovery in june and there breakfast sitdown service was excellent, majesty ship was spotless as always cleaners working all the time thought with decommissioning standards would have slipped but no all first class better toiletrys in shower this time better gel and shampoo we will miss the lady and her excellent crew hope they all get posts they want it would be nice if you could keep them together on an other ship Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
This was our first cruise and after reading the reviews of The Majesty we were a bit concerned. After spending a week on board I now wonder what planet these people that are critical are from. The food is delicious, plentiful, well ... Read More
This was our first cruise and after reading the reviews of The Majesty we were a bit concerned. After spending a week on board I now wonder what planet these people that are critical are from. The food is delicious, plentiful, well presented and varied. The entertainment from the show team was fantastic. They are beyond talented. Especially Ben Yates but all the team are exceptional. The costumes and variety of shows are impressive. The vocals from all the team are awe inspiring. The crew from the captain down go above and beyond to make this experience as pleasurable as possible. Everyone is greeted with a genuine smile and exceptional service. The rooms are kept immaculately clean and maintenance attend immediately when called upon. The waiting staff are efficient and polite but extremely sociable and happy to share a laugh. The cabin was small but who cares - they are only to sleep in! Congratulations to Thompsons - their customer service training must be first class. Nothing to complain about at all. For anyone who comes on here to write a scathing review, I suggest you return to the real world and remember how fortunate you are to be able to afford the luxury of cruising. We will definitely choose Thompsons for our next cruise. We can't wait. Read Less
27 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Just the places we wanted to see. Returned from the cruise last night. Very impressed with everything and we all enjoyed the cruise. I would recommend that you include a drink package as otherwise the drinks are £4 each. Majesty ... Read More
Just the places we wanted to see. Returned from the cruise last night. Very impressed with everything and we all enjoyed the cruise. I would recommend that you include a drink package as otherwise the drinks are £4 each. Majesty ship is good but does look old and tired. We had an outside room which had a window but the tender boats had blocked the view. So if you are allocated a room on deck 8 this could be a problem. All staff are very helpful which made the cruise experience memorable. Food was very good, plenty to choose from and plenty to eat at all times. Even the fussiest person would find something to eat. I was nervous about the excursions however here are my recommendations.. Day 1Palma - MajorcaDay We boarded the ship at 3 and just found our way around. Day 2Day at sea We enjoyed the breakfast, shows, lunch and dinner and of course had plenty to drink. Day 3Calvi* - Corsica We got dropped off at the port and Calvi is walking distance. We managed to walk all around and spend time on the beach in 4 hours. We also went to the top of the hill where we saw house of Christopher Columbus. Also at the same time we enjoyed the great views. Day 4Livorno (For Florence And Pisa) - Italy We wanted to do Pisa and Florence and the ship excursion price for both was £82 each. So for 7 of us this would have cost us total of £574. However I found a 8 seater taxi just on the outside of the ship which took us to Pisa and Florence for total of 260 Euros. The taxi journey started at 9 and we returned back to the ship at 4.30pm. Pisa was ok as not much to do but we found Florence beautiful. Taxi driver drew us a map which we followed so managed to walk and see all places. Day 5Villefranche* (For Monaco And Nice) - France We walked to Villefranche train station in 10 mins and bought a return ticket for 7 of us for 70 Euros. This journey included travelling to Monaco and Nice. We did Monaco first as its furthest. Once in Monaco we did a little bus/train tour of the city which I highly recommend. Jump on a local bus as the driver will advise you where to catch this tour bus from. Bus ticket will cost you 2 Euros each. Once we finished the tour we caught the bus back to Monaco station and train to Nice Ville. Make sure you get off at Nice ville. We didn't like Nice at all. Streets are dirty and not much to do. We spent 30 mins in Nice and caught the train back to Villefranche. Day 6Marseille - France We used the ship's shuttle service for 7 Euro each to Marseille as the port is 15 mins away. Taxi was going to cost us more. Once in Marseille we used the little bus/train which shows you all of Marseille for 9euro each. Must get off at Notre Dame de la Gard church for spectacular views. As this is a hop on hop off tour it will not cost you extra. Day 7Barcelona - Spain As soon as you come out of the port there is a hop on hop off bus stop. We bought the tickets for red and blue bus for 29 Euros each. Do both routes as it covers all of Barcelona. We did half of the red route and got off just where the blues route crosses. Did the whole blue route and finished the second half of red route. Day 8Palma - Majorca We didn't get off the ship even though our leaving time from the ship was 5.15 pm. We had to vacate the room by 8am which was annoying but ok. The luggage has to be packed and left out side the room the night before so have a hand luggage for final bits. All in all a pleasant experience, in future I would go for a room with a view or may be a balcony. I would also choose a cruise which had more days at sea but I suppose on 7 day cruise it's not possible. We did get tired as we had late nights and had to be up early to fit everything in. We took part in a game show in Royal fireworks which I highly recommend. It's on at 9.45pm every night. Musical shows in the jubilee was not my cup of tea but most people loved the shows. Captains night was ok. I may have had high expectations but I found it a waste of time. I personally would not go again and did find many others who didn't go. Hope my experience helps others. Tom Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We have sailed on Thomson ships for many years but not the Majesty until now. We stayed for 7 nights in a suite which was in need of a lick of paint and a general tidy up with marks along the walls and a carpet that had seen better days. ... Read More
We have sailed on Thomson ships for many years but not the Majesty until now. We stayed for 7 nights in a suite which was in need of a lick of paint and a general tidy up with marks along the walls and a carpet that had seen better days. The bathroom floor was worn away in places so was the bath enamel and the sealant/grouting was patch with signs of mould. Like I say it looks very tired and not what we would of expected considering how much a suite costs. The showteam was another bitter disappointment! The ship has a 3 person band, a 4 person band and a showteam. The trio could not hold a note between them and the guitarist struggled to find the right chords. The 4 person band that opened the evening entertainment had a good lead singer but lacked everywhere else. The showteam had a very strong lead male singer accompanied by an equally as good female singer but the others that made up the ten strong team were just useless. several times we would sit there and listen to the show but have to leave due to the poor standard. This being said we did not have a bad cruise. The food is fantastic with a great variety to suit all tastes, the crew ie waiters/housekeeping are the friendliest people you will ever meet and nothings too much trouble. The only drawback as far as facilities are concerned is the gym which consists of a few cable machines, 2 treadmills,2 cross trainers and 2 pairs of dumbells! Now I have been on the Majesty I wouldn't sail on it again. the other Thomson ships offer much more in the way of entertainment/cleanliness/size/facilities etc. I can understand why it is being removed from the fleet. Read Less
23 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
This was our first cruise and we absolutely loved every moment. The food, cabin, excursions, ship and mostly the crew were great. This ship apparently is one of the older ones, but I thought it was just lovely. We went on 2 ... Read More
This was our first cruise and we absolutely loved every moment. The food, cabin, excursions, ship and mostly the crew were great. This ship apparently is one of the older ones, but I thought it was just lovely. We went on 2 arranged excursions (Pompei and Rome in a day), both of which were amazing. We weren't sure if a cruise would be "our thing", but we definately have the bug now. You can dress up or down in the evenings, it really is your choice and what ever you decide, you wont feel out of place. We didn't go on the very formal night, it just isn't for us, but we did dress up and have a treat in one of the restaurants. The entertainment was first class, with a selection of bars with waiter service. Everything from first day boarding to leaving the ship was done smoothly with no hassle at all. We booked the drinks package, which was well worth it and cheaper I believe if its booked whilst booking the holiday. I cant wait to go with Thomson again. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
2 week cruise ..loved it. been on the Spirit, the Dream, the Discovery & the Destiny ..(remember that one!) but now a little sad the Majesty is leaving the fleet. So much choice, so many places to eat and drink ...and we had ... Read More
2 week cruise ..loved it. been on the Spirit, the Dream, the Discovery & the Destiny ..(remember that one!) but now a little sad the Majesty is leaving the fleet. So much choice, so many places to eat and drink ...and we had a go at all of them! we often dined in the 7 seas restaurant at dinner and loved the wacky waiters and daft singing from the (men in black) managers, we did chat to a couple of guests who chose to have every meal in the buffet restaurant because they didn't want to sit with other guests, ...for some reason they didn't know there were tables for two? lots of tables for two, indeed the waiters often removed two placings on a table set for four just to accommodate. Fabulous entertainment team & great shows, Great formal night ..please don't change this tradition, we didn't bother with a photo with the captain but its great dressing up and seeing some fine ladies in evening dresses, for the men all you need is a tie, (we were on Thomson Discovery last September and some people were confused with what to wear on the 'odd' formal night!) or maybe it was just us? Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
The reason we chose this cruise was because we watched presenter of pointless do a special on Rome, Portillo do Spain and Soller on Majorca, and Alex Polizzi do review of Amalfi coast. The cruise we went on was two weeks and would let us ... Read More
The reason we chose this cruise was because we watched presenter of pointless do a special on Rome, Portillo do Spain and Soller on Majorca, and Alex Polizzi do review of Amalfi coast. The cruise we went on was two weeks and would let us visit everywhere we had seen on telly- first week to Sicily, Sorrento/Pompeii, Rome, Corsica, Menorca, and also southerns Spain and Casablanca. The ship is old but is constantly being touched up and cleaned, Service was flawless and have to take my hat off to every one of the ship crew and staff. Food was great and the excursions helped us get the most out of the trip. It felt like we visited every wonder of the world by the time we got back. We had the drinks package arranged before we went away and service was friendly and helpful throughout. The atmosphere on the party nights and entertainment was great and was jumping every night with a great feel amongst the passengers. Guides on the trips were great and although the excursions seemed expensive - found out later royal Caribbean charge twice as much for the same trip. We also priced the trip up at 5000 for 4 people but same trip with RC would have been 7500 plus so TUI offered better value for money. Read Less
36 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
My Wife booked this cruise for my 60th. I have cruised before but she hasn't. Based on that I told her to keep within safe waters like the Eastern Med. Wow... we enjoyed this trip so much. Firstly, I must add we always read reviews ... Read More
My Wife booked this cruise for my 60th. I have cruised before but she hasn't. Based on that I told her to keep within safe waters like the Eastern Med. Wow... we enjoyed this trip so much. Firstly, I must add we always read reviews and this one did not come out on top, however, many just moaned about the poor deco or tired looking rooms etc. Many stated the cabins were too small and some said it was awful. Well let me assure anybody due out on this Majestic before its decommissioning in October you will not be sorry. Yes, the cabins are small, about the same size as a 2 birth caravan but plenty enough room to sleep and wash. With so much going on in the ship you would be silly to spend your time in your cabin. We choose an inside cabin which saved us money, if you prefer a port hole then pay the extra for the privilege of seeing the sunshine when you wake up. The cabin staff, Philipe & Mohamad could not do enough for us. They leave you alone when you want it, they clean your room if you require it. They leave nice touches such as chocolates on your pillows and turn your clean towels into swans or rabbits etc. The waiters in Seven Seas (our prefered choice) were nothing short of fantastic. I'll let you see what I mean when your there. We cannot comment on the four seasons restaurant because we stayed put in Seven Seas. Before entering any restaurants you will be greeted by the man with the gel, a quick squirt into your hands to ensure cleanliness. The food choice top class, again, will let you see for yourselves. Entertainment on the ship was very good. Live shows every evening in two sittings. Then afterwards another show such as a singer or comedian. We had Phil Doyle, a comedian who will have you in stitches for an hour. Disco's do go on until early morning but cannot comment as we didn't go. We had full board package which included all cocktails unless listed as extras. Drinks package in our view is a must because the prices you see are expensive and it wouldn't take you long before clocking up few hundred quid. To finish off I want you to know we were slightly worried about the reviews we read but so glad we ignored them. Talking to other guests they all said the same, so glad they ignored the negative reviews. My only regret is having a 7 night instead of 14. Can't wait for next cruise and will definitely book with Thompsons again. Happy Cruising. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We had never been on a cruise before and were a bit apprehensive before, however from embarkation to disembarkation, we could have not had a better time. While the cabin was not that large, 2 adults and 2 kids, it was more than ... Read More
We had never been on a cruise before and were a bit apprehensive before, however from embarkation to disembarkation, we could have not had a better time. While the cabin was not that large, 2 adults and 2 kids, it was more than adequate. All the staff were excellent and could not do enough for us - we felt very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The food was plentiful and of good quality - not cold as other posters have alluded to. While we only booked one shore excursion, that was OK. All other ports of call, we obtained the maps from reception, and found at most places, very helpful local tourist offices, who advised what to see and the costs. While this ship is one of the oldest in the fleet, it was kept clean, and staff seemed to take pride in their work. The biggest advantage to other cruise companies are that tips are included and no large bill at check-out. We would definitely book with Thomson again. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We have just returned today after 14 glorious nights on board this majestic ship. We chose this particular itinerary as it included many new destinations that we hadn't visited before on previous cruises. Before we departed we had a ... Read More
We have just returned today after 14 glorious nights on board this majestic ship. We chose this particular itinerary as it included many new destinations that we hadn't visited before on previous cruises. Before we departed we had a lot of apprehension after reading so many negative views.......what a lot of rubbish some people write. Were they even on the same ship? Brilliant caring staff,fantastic selection of food in every restaurant,clean cabins and great entertainment. We have been on many cruises before and as a retired travel agent I always give an honest and fair review on any holiday whether on land or at sea. For those who have doubts just work out how much you paid per day,to include flights,transfers,accommodation, all food and an all inclusive drinks package and visiting 12 amazing destinations.....could you do it for the amount you paid off your own back...or indeed on any of the more upmarket cruise ships?.need I say any more. Well done Thomsons we will be back! Read Less
Celestyal Majesty Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 0.0
Dining 3.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 3.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 5.0 0.0

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