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16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed, We picked up the ship at Majorca and could not criticise anything. The staff were amazing and great fun. Ova and Mary in the Bar Teams were first class, although all the staff were ... Read More
This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed, We picked up the ship at Majorca and could not criticise anything. The staff were amazing and great fun. Ova and Mary in the Bar Teams were first class, although all the staff were polite, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The facilities were excellent, with plenty of places to eat and drink The curry night was fab and the fine dining waiter service was brilliant as well. Our rooms were kept spotless and there was fresh towels and beach towels daily. We went on the Mediterranean cruise and the only disappointment was Morocco, Casablanca. Most cruisers were disappointed with this stop Gibraltar was great fun and we had a great walk up to the cable cars to see the monkeys. You did not need to book trips as you could walk to most places There was a shuttle bus of £6.00 per person to Valencia and Morocco (we would however not recommend walking around in Morocco as we did not find this area safe). Cadiz and Catagena was on the doorstop and there was plenty of shopping to do with some great deals. The boat is cashless and any extras are on the card for your account, This is debited once half way through your trip and then on the last night House cocktails were generally good and you could purchase additional cocktails for £1.50 on top of the Drinks Package. All soft drinks were branded. The only thing that was expensive on board was ice cream. We wasnt sure on dress wear and this was varied. Trousers were required in the waiter service, although these were informal and out son worse smart shorts when he went in to these restaurants. In the buffet style restaurant, where the food was far better than we had experienced at AI hotels, the dress was very casual. There was a wind on board at night and with the air con, it is best to take a cardigan. Embarking and Disembarking was very straight forward and you received itineraries in your room daily with port times to leave and be back on board. The gym was good if you like it, but was little time to attend. Entertainment was varied. There was a discos at night until approx 2.30am AI ended at 2am which was plenty. Just be careful of your mobile roaming on board as this is not treated as EU data at all times. Thomson cruises have got it spot on and we are already planning our next trip. We are hooked Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Having read reviews on this site I was worried about our trip. I need not have worried as from the moment we came through the passport control the Thomson colleagues made us welcome and efficiently transferred us to the ship. Our bags were ... Read More
Having read reviews on this site I was worried about our trip. I need not have worried as from the moment we came through the passport control the Thomson colleagues made us welcome and efficiently transferred us to the ship. Our bags were in the cabin before us. The ship is very well maintained and impeccably clean. Our cabin was serviced twice a day. We upgraded to a balcony cabin which we had prebooked to get an uninterrupted view. Unfortunately the Thomson agent in the U.K recommended 921 which was 80% obscured by a lifeboat. Do not book this cabin if a view is important to you. This was not the fault of the staff on board so we could only flag when aboard and were refunded the booking fee. By then all other balcony cabins were obviously booked. Apart from this the bed was comfortable and cabin roomy. The food on board is perfectly acceptable without long queues. In the Seven Seas restaurant we had fantastic service from Jommel Gigs and Johnny. The upgraded restaurant was also lovely service and food. We enjoyed deck 7 by day and night. Most families gathered by the pools which meant this deck was quiet to read. By night it was deserted and lovely to walk right round the ship at sunset. The entertainment is similar to that in Thomson hotels - a good standard. The comedian was very funny. The destinations we visited were lovely particularly Trapani, Propriano and Mahon. We did cancel trip to Rome due to heat and had a full refund. Overall this was a great first cruise experience. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We travelled with our two friends and chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary as we have sailed on The Celebration in the Eastern Med several times and fancied a change., After reading some of the reviews we were genuinely worried. ... Read More
We travelled with our two friends and chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary as we have sailed on The Celebration in the Eastern Med several times and fancied a change., After reading some of the reviews we were genuinely worried. However,from the minute we embarked on the ship we were astounded by the friendliness of all the staff. On our first night we were shown to a table and introduced to the waiters, Aris,Roy and the Wine Waiter, Ian, they were delighted to serve us and we were given this same table every night and indeed excellent service .The food was superb, a great variety, hot and well presented. Mr Abdullah the Restaurant Manager does an excellent job and very kindly gave us a bottle of champagne. We chatted to the Hotel Manager, Bell, who has the unenviable task of being in charge of the whole hotel section of the ship, which he does with extreme efficiency and still has time to chat! He gave us some gorgeous red wine with his compliments, which was greatly enjoyed! As we have sailed 16 times with Thomsons we were invited to a Cocktail Party, hosted by the Captain and Senior Officers which was most enjoyable and we were thanked by the Captain for our loyalty to Thomsons. The staff in the bars worked very hard and we were always served very quickly. Last year on the Celebration we had to wait some time to be served, but never this year. Niki, Ella, Kiwan and Joshua deserve a special mention, as they always had a little chat and were so friendly. The entertainment in the Jubilee Lounge was okay, but the only show we really thought great was the Moulin Rouge. Some of the shows we have seen before, so perhaps a change of repertoire is called for. The Crew Show was the highlight of the entertainment, the DJ, Aural was fantastic! To sum up, an excellent cruise, super staff service and food! So sorry the Majesty is going as we would have had no hesitation in sailing on her again. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
This was our first cruise and loved every bit of it. Ship was immaculate and feel sad it is being decommissioned in November as we thought it was still in great order. Staff were so friendly and food was amazing, cant fault anything to ... Read More
This was our first cruise and loved every bit of it. Ship was immaculate and feel sad it is being decommissioned in November as we thought it was still in great order. Staff were so friendly and food was amazing, cant fault anything to be honest. Our cabin was on deck 9 Outdoor plus and was roomy with large porthole window. Cleaned well twice a day. Entertainment was fab and so were the tours. Marseille was the only place we did not visit as it was a distance from the port and we were warned would be very busy and very warm so decided to have a nice relaxing day on the ship. The bus we got from Pisa had no air conditioning and this was badly needed. Everyone was near fainting point. The tour guide was very good but Thomson need to check that the coaches are all fully equipped before hiring. Would definitely sail with Thomson again, no doubt at all. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
This was our second cruise and the first time with Thomson Majesty. I had read previous reviews and the majority mostly sum up my experience. To summarise our cabin first; We had an outside standard cabin and it was much smaller than ... Read More
This was our second cruise and the first time with Thomson Majesty. I had read previous reviews and the majority mostly sum up my experience. To summarise our cabin first; We had an outside standard cabin and it was much smaller than expected. It would be fine for one person but not for two people for two weeks! We had to live out of a suitcase as the single wardrobe and drawer space was not sufficient for two people. The bathroom was the smallest ever and a very tight squeeze. It was old and shabby with a shower curtain that didn't cover the space and thin worn towels. Very dated interior throughout and the television had little available to watch with an intermittent service, so we didn't use it much. The housekeeping team were very intrusive and always wanted to attend to our room when we were using it! That said - the rest of it was just great! The dining options were varied and they catered well for me and always offered me the menu the day before so that they could prepare my gluten free meals. Our waiter Manny and our wine waiter Leandro in the Seven Seas restaurant were excellent and looked after us incredibly well for the two weeks. Mary Ann in the Polo lounge was also great fun and a real character! She always looked after us very well and went out of her way to find us a seat when it was busy. All the staff work so hard for such long hours but their commitment to their job is outstanding. They were the highlight of the cruise, with all of them being such good fun to be around, entertaining us with their own cabaret show and impromptu dancing, singing and magic! I would definitely go on a Thomson Cruise again and wish I could choose the ship where the staff will move on to when they retire the Majesty in November. We had good fun in the sun and look forward to our next cruise with Thomson next year! Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Having read some of the reviews before I went I was a bit apprehensive, I have sailed on Thomson Spirit and P&O ships before, I dont know why I was worried, yes the ship is old, but it is spotless. The embarkation was easy and ... Read More
Having read some of the reviews before I went I was a bit apprehensive, I have sailed on Thomson Spirit and P&O ships before, I dont know why I was worried, yes the ship is old, but it is spotless. The embarkation was easy and staff very helpful, we got on to the ship and went to explore, the inside was lovely not dated like I expected. We had an inside plus cabin which had enough room for us, the bathrooms are small but adequate enough. plenty of wardrobe space for both of us, We ate in Le Bistro one night as it was for a celebration, the buffet restaurant was good, plenty of food available for everyone, the waiter service restaurants were very good as well.Excellent food in all of the restaurants onboard. The bar staff were brilliant so friendly and made you feel so welcome and very cheerful, made us laugh a lot, they couldn't do enough for you.The entertainment team were brilliant, we saw most of the shows and they put so much energy into it, We only did one excursion which was Florence, very easliy run, coaches all waiting for you when you got off ship, we couldn't get off the boat in Corsica because of the sea was a bit choppy for the tender boats Overall I know this is the last year for this ship but if it wasn't I wouldn't hesitate to go on it again, we had a lovely cruise and will do Thomson again, I personally found it more friendlier than the P&O one we did last year. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
lst cruise ever with a friend on Thomson Majesty 'Treasures of the Med' (7 nights) in May 2017 - Deck 4. Basic twin outside cabin. On the small side but we got used to it by 3rd day. So impressed with service/everything and felt ... Read More
lst cruise ever with a friend on Thomson Majesty 'Treasures of the Med' (7 nights) in May 2017 - Deck 4. Basic twin outside cabin. On the small side but we got used to it by 3rd day. So impressed with service/everything and felt value for money !! Returned in July 'Mediterranean Medley' (7 nights) - Deck 7- outside cabin+. This cabin slightly larger than deck 4. The service remained high (better than 5* hotels I had stayed at previous years), staff beyond friendly, entertainment fantastic - I even enjoyed the shows 2nd time around, food/dining choices endless, cleanliness excellent and the ports of call varied. The flights and transfers by Thomson excellent. The terminal/port services very good. My friend and I were 'all at sea' perse on the lst cruise, then we knew what we were doing on 2nd cruise which made me feel confident enough to return in November 2017 (14 nights) solo-lucky me. For the most part dress was smart/casual, cocktail dresses/lounge suits. Tuxedos were worn on the Gala Night but not by all and I heard one or two gents say they cldnt wait to return to cabin to change out ha ha ha. Yes, in places the ship is looking a little tired but it didn't take away my thorough enjoyment of the cruise. Really pleased to hear that Majesty is not being decommissioned at end of November but will continue for another few months, I believe, so hopefully I will be booking my (4th) 2018 cruise with Thomson. I was more than surprised at the Captain's cocktail party that passengers on board were on their 20th+ cruise with Thomson for which they received a bottle of champagne from the Captain himself !! Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Not been to many of the places before. This is an older ship and it does show. However it was kept clean and all staff friendly and helpful. We did not attend the captains night. We have before and prefer things a bit more casual but that ... Read More
Not been to many of the places before. This is an older ship and it does show. However it was kept clean and all staff friendly and helpful. We did not attend the captains night. We have before and prefer things a bit more casual but that was our choice. Obviously some people prefer the formality but not all. A lot of people that night in the buffet restaurant which was excellent. We had the drinks package included and this was good. Our cabin though a little dated was clean and spacious though we had stayed in it before and had 2 windows and in good position on ship. No engine noise. We have had 4 great cruises on the majesty and will remember them with great pleasure. The staff were attentive without being in your face. We will look forward to another thomsons cruise in the future on another boat. We did not do the shore excursions but wandered around each port. Information needed was helpful and if needed shuttle buses in operation. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
As first time cruisers we have nothing to measure it against, all I can say is that we really enjoyed ourselves, yes the Ship is looking a bit tired in places, but considering the Price Paid we think it was brilliant value, for less than ... Read More
As first time cruisers we have nothing to measure it against, all I can say is that we really enjoyed ourselves, yes the Ship is looking a bit tired in places, but considering the Price Paid we think it was brilliant value, for less than £130 per day per person, you get a flight to and from Majorca and a 7 day cruise (inc the Drinks package) We found the staff (as it was a UK only customer base) super friendly, hard working and a pleasure to deal with. ( we didn't treat them like slaves ) The food available as a help yourself buffet ( as in most holiday Hotels ) offered a very good choice, in the evenings we always dined in the 2 Waiter service Restaurants ( really good service and a reasonable choice on the menus) great quality in our opinion. The Cabins ( we went for the very cheapest ) were ok compact but we only intended sleeping in there so was more than adequate. The entertainment team worked really hard with a different show every evening, and were without doubt offering a better evening compared to that available at a typical 4* Hotel on land. No tipping is required for the staff, everything is charged to your Card account so it's a cashless Cruise Of course you also get to see 7 different places On a quick calculation on looking at our end of Cruise statement I think we had approx £450 worth of drink between us ( compared to typical U.K. Drink prices £3.80) So in respect of comparing it to a typical 4* Holiday Hotel in our Opinion this wins easy. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We booked this cruise as the itinerary appealed to us. We did enjoy the ports we called at although there was very little to see and do in Corsica. The ship is very old and in poor condition and it is no surprise that Thomsons are ... Read More
We booked this cruise as the itinerary appealed to us. We did enjoy the ports we called at although there was very little to see and do in Corsica. The ship is very old and in poor condition and it is no surprise that Thomsons are getting rid of it at the end of this year. There is significant rust around windows and lots of juddering when docking in port. It was clean though. We had an outside cabin and it was the smallest we have ever been in. It was clean and the cabin staff did a very good job. We felt that the food was average at best. The portions for starters were very small and the choice is more limited than on other cruise lines. The range of vegetables was extremely limited with us having carrots and green beans on virtually every meal. We are not people who complain but there was nothing special about any of the food. The choices in the buffet restaurant were very limited. The staff are very friendly and the entertainment team work extremely hard. They have to work with very limited facilities compared to those on other cruise ships.and the quality of shows is just not up to the same standard. We are not the type of people who complain about everything, but the cruise was not particularly cheap and we would never cruise with Thomson's again unless their new ships are in line with other cruise lines. 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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