1,857 Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Smallest rooms on a cruise I have ever seen, lights are flickering, housekeeping broke some of my items while cleaning my room, I can go on and on about how awful the rooms are. The ship itself is so boring, never anything to do, pool is ... Read More
Smallest rooms on a cruise I have ever seen, lights are flickering, housekeeping broke some of my items while cleaning my room, I can go on and on about how awful the rooms are. The ship itself is so boring, never anything to do, pool is tiny and always closed. Food was also inedible, including the fancy dinner place that served essentially freezer dinner quality food, with poor service that messed everything up every night. Rude staff everywhere. No disability accommodations at all. Also we were 1.5 hours late to our destination and no compensation for missing out on our plans. Awful experience overall and I would not even let my worst enemies go on this cruise. I would not even pay 20$ for this cruise. I am never going with Royal Carribean after this. I would rather swim to shore and risk my life than spend another minute of my life aboard this ship. You have been warned!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
The rooms are very dated with filler covering up rust. The public areas are equally uninspiring. The entertainment is low grade with one man shoes rather than big performances. However the ents staff are very good. Rest of staff are ... Read More
The rooms are very dated with filler covering up rust. The public areas are equally uninspiring. The entertainment is low grade with one man shoes rather than big performances. However the ents staff are very good. Rest of staff are mostly good but many of bar staff just don't care.. You ask for a particular drink.. On the menu.. But staff say they don't have... And show no willingness to get it etc. It's truly the shabbiest ship I have ever been on and they have no irons to press your own shirts etc... You must pay to have shirts ironed.. 6 dollars a pop! Everything is an up sale. Food on board was generally good despite lack of choice. Gym was worst I have seen on a ship. No cross trainers and rowing machine broken, cramped space limited equipment available and no sign of any staff to assist. I won't be taking another royal Caribbean cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
This was my nineteenth cruise and my worst experience. I had a small credit on Royal Caribbean from a previous cruise which was not all that great so I needed to book an inexpensive cruise to use it. What a mistake! First of all Royal ... Read More
This was my nineteenth cruise and my worst experience. I had a small credit on Royal Caribbean from a previous cruise which was not all that great so I needed to book an inexpensive cruise to use it. What a mistake! First of all Royal Caribbean is very inflexible with the way they do business. They did not allow me to bring my service dog on board but that is not why am very disappointed with my cruise and Royal Caribbean in general. My first impression when boarding was this is a disgrace to offer cruises on this ship. I came very close to leaving before the boat departed. I went to check out our ocean view cabin and again I was shocked to see how cramped the room was. The two beds were put together and pushed up against one side of the wall with very little room on the other side.the bath room and tv were postage size. The room however was clean and our attendant was excellent. I next checked out the buffet. The food as a whole was very low budget quality. I basically lived on pizza which was excellent French fries and mashed potatoes. The desserts were very poor with a lot of mouse and jello. The soups were salty and tasteless. Checking out the spa, the steam room in the dressing area which only had six lockers was smaller than I could imagine. The entertainment was almost nonexistent. They did have an outdoor movie screen but only played four repetitious movies.the one production show was of poor quality singing. This boat is a disgrace and should have been retired years ago. Royal Caribbean only cares about the bottom line and nothing else. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Price was very cheap initially , however after all the extra charges might as well booked a nicer ship . Too many staff on their first deployment ( no experience ) NO LOBSTER night ,, unheard of !!! Rancid bacon at breakfast ... Read More
Price was very cheap initially , however after all the extra charges might as well booked a nicer ship . Too many staff on their first deployment ( no experience ) NO LOBSTER night ,, unheard of !!! Rancid bacon at breakfast 30 % of staff unfriendly self serve ice cream was not and the server seemed intent on breaking the machine. put the ice cream part of the cone in my hand !! "can i get a napkin ?" pointed and grunted! A lot of broken equipment in spa . Room was very clean and room attendant excellent Head waiter and waiter excellent ... Assistant waiter new ,, never got a single drink order we asked for ( day 3 on we brought drinks to the dining room . Food quality ( heat ) poor , some nice tastes , however mostly cold food .. Our table mates sent their food back 4 times ... Selection was not great but adequate .. Left the dining room on 2 occasions headed buffet for hot food and better desert. Comedians great ,, dancing almost non existent .. no entertainment staff around for dancing music . Bridge crew smoking in non smoking areas ! Seems they have a few very very good crew trying to train newbies or crew that have been demoted. disembarking with no bags took 90 minutes. Summary it seems cheap , overall average price .. book a newer ship with better crews and better food . Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This is my first review, after having read a hundred, so I figured it was high time I contributed one. We just got off the Majesty 3 days ago, and had a really great time. After reading mixed reviews, I wanted to add my 2 cents worth. ... Read More
This is my first review, after having read a hundred, so I figured it was high time I contributed one. We just got off the Majesty 3 days ago, and had a really great time. After reading mixed reviews, I wanted to add my 2 cents worth. We sailed on her 9/16/19 - 9/21/19. I looked for reviews on parking services and decided to use Park N Go because of the large number of 5 star reviews. I was very impressed with the service. They not only saved us a lot of money on parking but were extremely efficient. When we pulled up, they unloaded our bags from the trunk for us and we stepped right onto the shuttle bus while they loaded our bags. We went from car to port in 2 minutes, where they unloaded our bags to the porter. When we disembarked, there were several shuttles clearly visible and we again had our bags loaded for us. When we got to the parking lot, the shuttle driver actually got out and loaded our bags in our trunk for us. We never carried a bag, except for through the terminal. It was awesome. Embarkation was a breeze as well, considering we were the only ship in port on a Monday. From the car to fixing our plates at the Windjammer, 35 minutes. There's a lot to be said for smaller ships, this being one of them. We never waited in a line once the whole cruise. We never had trouble finding a seat at a show or game, although most were well attended except for a few early trivia contests where a few straggling couples showed up, which only increased our chances of winning a keychain, the prize of the week, it seemed. Shows were really good, some were great, even. Our favorite was singer/entertainer Bryan Cheatham, who blew it out of the water. He was just beyond amazing.We always love the Quest show and Love and Marriage show for laughs, and as usual were not disappointed. Unfortunately, I have to get ready for work now. The first day back always seems to be the hardest after a cruise, still in vacation mode in my brain. I will write more later about the cabins and food, etc. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for reading! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We wanted to go to Cuba but after booking it we could not go so they gave us a discount to keep the cruise We took it. The Air Condition broke down so did the elevators and Electric for hours They we had no water for 7 hours I fell down ... Read More
We wanted to go to Cuba but after booking it we could not go so they gave us a discount to keep the cruise We took it. The Air Condition broke down so did the elevators and Electric for hours They we had no water for 7 hours I fell down and not one staff person helped me only the other passengers The Bar area was great and so is the food Entertainment so so Not to much to do on this ship at sea only sit by the pool with lack of chairs I called Customer Service and they said they need to investigate this and will get back to me. My friends called Maintenance for their toilet sit was broken and they fixed it with duck tape Really We know this was a old ship but with a foot that was hurt after fulling down the stairs I had to walk up 7 flights of stairs to get to my room with the Elevator not working People with wheel chairs had to wait hours for the elevator to start working again and it was hot Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We were looking for a 4 or 5 day cruise. The price was right and the itinerary (Costa Maya and Cozumel) was perfect. We had been in this ship in October 2016 and it has since been refurbished. IRoyal addressed many of our concerns over ... Read More
We were looking for a 4 or 5 day cruise. The price was right and the itinerary (Costa Maya and Cozumel) was perfect. We had been in this ship in October 2016 and it has since been refurbished. IRoyal addressed many of our concerns over the last trip. Activities and entertainment on board was quite good. The food was way better. The new Cruise Director was 100 percent better than the last one. "Tornado" Tayna was everywhere along with her activities manager. Their team was exceptional. Plenty of things to do, The Gym however even though updated was still tight. The air needs to move in there and the update didn't address the stuffiness of the area. The rooms are nice, or Stateroom attendent was exceptional and so were our waiters.. Aside from meeting the dining room manager once, we never saw him again. The food though was very good as mentioned before. The rock climbing wall was put in and the pool area was updated. Plenty of room and chairs to catch a tan. We have one more booked on this ship out of Florida before it heads to New Orleans. For what was the largest ship in the world and now considered Royal's dinghy it still gets the job done. Fantastic vacation. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was our second time on the Majesty of the Seas , so we knew what to expect. What we did not expect was 2 FREE days added to the back end of our cruise, Because of hurricane Dorian 2 extra days were added to the back end of our ... Read More
This was our second time on the Majesty of the Seas , so we knew what to expect. What we did not expect was 2 FREE days added to the back end of our cruise, Because of hurricane Dorian 2 extra days were added to the back end of our five day cruise, I have to say the the captain was on the P A system sometimes twice a day letting us know that because of the hurricane RCCL would stay out 2 days longer than planned and there would be NO added cost to passengers and Drink packages and internet packages would also be extended at NO extra charge. The only thing I wondered was the room attendants and waitstaff would be shafted on 2 days of gratuities because of our FREE days?? The ship is small and compact with easy access to everything, There are literally No steps so mobility issues are no problem, Food was good and drinks were a bit expensive if you don't have the drink package ($17 for a Mojito at the pool bar) Shows and entertainment were typical for a cruise ship and even the extra days there were production shows and performers. Overall Nice cruise , the only downside was downtime in the cabin the TV was TERRIBLE There were almost NO movies or TV shows , Everything was taped loops and cartoons or sports that most people don't follow. Royal you really need to improve your stateroom entertainment.. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We originally planned the cruise to go to Cuba but that destination was cancelled so went to Costa Maya and Cozumel, visited Chichen itza. We especially enjoyed the Aviary in Costa Maya that is a well kept secret and only $12 affording ... Read More
We originally planned the cruise to go to Cuba but that destination was cancelled so went to Costa Maya and Cozumel, visited Chichen itza. We especially enjoyed the Aviary in Costa Maya that is a well kept secret and only $12 affording views and photo opportunities not only of the colorful birds but also the dolphin show below. We stayed on the sixth deck, room, bed, and pillows were comfortable. Our attendant, Michael was excellent! We loved the food without the need to do specialty restaurants, our head and assistant waiters, Ketut and Ivon were outstanding and friendly. Sitting with two other couples at dinner was a great idea as we quickly became friends and went to Karaoke and shows together Stopped to see Igede at the coffee shop at least twice a day and he always had a smile on his face and a kind word. Highlights included the shows in the Chorus Line including the three comedians, juggler, and singers, and dancers, including Karaoke were all outstanding. Overall, the staff were very friendly. I wish smoking were banned from the ship as sometimes we had to sit by smokers at the pool since these were the only seats available. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
I have been on upwards of 20 cruises before and I wasn’t sure what to expect coming on to a ship this dated. If you are used to being on newer ships with lots to do or even smaller nicer ships like Disney Cruise Line, this ship is ... Read More
I have been on upwards of 20 cruises before and I wasn’t sure what to expect coming on to a ship this dated. If you are used to being on newer ships with lots to do or even smaller nicer ships like Disney Cruise Line, this ship is definitely going to be a big culture shock. It’s a small ship with charm, the crew is very nice and hospitable and the ship itself is very clean so we did not feel gross or uncomfortable. However, the size of the cabin is far below average and cannot imagine having stayed with more then 2 people to a cabin and especially not any kids. There is limited space for storage anywhere in the cabin so plan to pack a little lighter. The stewardess kept everything very tidy and made it feel a little more homey than usual. We were on deck 2, with an ocean view cabin, the porthole is not huge so for the money I think we probably should have just went with an interior cabin. The bathroom is VERY small, but bring your own toiletries for sure, 2 in one shampoo and conditioner will destroy your hair and there’s no body wash really. As for food, the Buffet is decent. The choices are a little below any other ship but what they do, they do pretty well. It’s mainly carbs and starches and a few different meats. Upstairs is sorrentos pizza and the compass deli which has sandwiches and salad, my tip is to go after 9 pm, they have a loaded nacho bar!!!!! The main dining room, I must say was phenomenal. The food was always great, the service was GREAT, and we never had a SINGLE problem. Above and beyond. Activity wise, it’s pretty dry. There is overall not much to do each day so be prepared to improvise with going to the pool, doing sudoku, watching tv, making it work. The shows are a little pathetic but entertaining enough to watch. Overall, she’s definitely a little old but she did the trick, not sure we will return but had a fun time for what the money was worth. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We cruised in mid August 2019 to Costa Maya & Cozumel. The main dining room & buffet dining room are warm, no need for a sweater. The staff do their jobs, provide good service, & keep everything clean. My advise to RC is to ... Read More
We cruised in mid August 2019 to Costa Maya & Cozumel. The main dining room & buffet dining room are warm, no need for a sweater. The staff do their jobs, provide good service, & keep everything clean. My advise to RC is to teach your staff to speak to customers. When you walk on board excited to start your vacation there are no staff at the entry door to welcome you and when you leave no staff thanks you for choosing RC or wishes you a safe trip home. The bartenders don't greet you with 'good morning' or ask if your having a good time, they just ask what you want. The room attendants and waiters in the main dining room are very friendly. When you pass staff walking around they avoid making eye contact, don't smile, & don't say a polite hello. Allot of the staff speak limited English. The food menus are very repetitive - 100% same food every morning on breakfast buffet; 80% same dinner menu in main dining room; & 80% same lunch buffet items - this gets very old quick. The entertainers in the theater are average. The pool side contests, couples trivia game show, and karaoke contest were our favorite. RC should leave a flyer in the guest staterooms on the last day explaining that if you did not purchase the pre-paid gratuities that they have automatically billed your stateroom account $14.50 per guest per day for gratuities. The only thing we got a blank tip envelope with no information on tipping guidelines or saying we were already charged the minimum gratuity automatically & the envelope was for extra tips, or how if the 1 envelope was for the stateroom attendant only. What is you wanted to leave an extra tip for bartenders or wait staff or cooks, there was no procedure for that. Overall the ship was quaint & not too crowded which was nice. We had a relaxing time. The other guests were polite and friendly. The ship could use an update again at this point, it's looking a bit outdated. The TV's in the cabins are like 16" small. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Just off the Majesty this morning... Here are my thoughts! First, when rooms open at 1:00, double check you are in the correct stateroom BEFORE you start unpacking  Yes, the ship is small, but some people still had problems ... Read More
Just off the Majesty this morning... Here are my thoughts! First, when rooms open at 1:00, double check you are in the correct stateroom BEFORE you start unpacking  Yes, the ship is small, but some people still had problems navigating! Yes, the staff is AMAZING!!! The ship's condition was average. I didn't see paint peeling, mold or obvious signs of wear and tear.  Deck 8, cabins 8516 and 8520 had zero problems with air, bathroom, smells, etc. The water pressure was a little weak, and the air conditioning was never TOO COLD but everything was average, no complaints! The cabins are small. Fine for 2 people, I would have struggled with 3 adults. Minimal storage space, but for a 4 night cruise, we had no problems. There IS storage space behind the vanity mirrors, and of course, under the bed. Shelves, safe and plenty of hangers in the closet. Full length mirror on door, 2 wall hooks and a drying line across the shower stall. Body wash/shampoo/conditioner mix provided in the shower, as well as a hair dryer in the vanity drawer. Shower Curtains were cloth and NOT the kind that hug you while showering! Food is all personal. I am a vegetarian, and managed to always find something tasty. Let's be honest, if "restaurant rccl" was on land, I probably wouldn't go, but while cruising, the options were plentiful and it did the job.  Entertainment was good. The shows were typical old school cruise shows. The singers and dancers were very good. The comedians were funny. BINGO ... complete rip off  They promote the "packages" but you can buy the sheets without the "extras", and make out much better! It cost $96 for 2 packages + 1 pkg free.  If we just bought the sheets, I think it would have been just $75.  Oh, and that was for just 1 round of bingo  Casino was good to me. I went once, played about 4 spins and came out 5xs ahead of my investment! Was smart enough to walk away and not return! Then had my husband cash in the voucher so i wouldn't be tempted to give it back!  The pools are small. On day 1 and the sea day they were literally filled shoulder to shoulder with people... It was "people soup" at its finest! . on the mornings of port days, we had the pools to ourselves. Plan accordingly, people!!! Boarding was a breeze! We arrived at about 10:00 and through check in within 10 minutes. Waited a bit then were on board in no time! Debarkation was equally fast! We walked off at 7:30, through customs (they do not participate in mobile passport at port everglades), waited about 15 minutes for an UBER, checked in at FLL and waiting for our flight by 8:30.  If only the weather had cooperated that day.  Our scheduled flight was delayed multiple times due to severe lightning storms.  What we had expected to be a 6 hour trip with plane change turned into a 12.5 hour trip with 4 hours spent on the tarmac!  Those are the highlights!  Being loyal to royal, almost Diamond ➕ members, who usually prefer to travel on the big ships, my companions and I agreed that we would happily sail the Majesty again!  If anyone has any specific questions, I will try to answer them! Happy sailing!!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Though we got a discount on the fare (like everyone else) due to Cuba itinerary change, we were shocked after sailed that our state room only has 2 beds for my husband, I and our teen (fares are paid based for 3) so they had to separate my ... Read More
Though we got a discount on the fare (like everyone else) due to Cuba itinerary change, we were shocked after sailed that our state room only has 2 beds for my husband, I and our teen (fares are paid based for 3) so they had to separate my family with an insulting $100 on-board credit (basically doesn't cover nothing). Post-cruise customer service centre based in Manila, Philippines is simply set-up to block escalations to the leaders. We know the ship is old with not much activities. The most annoying part however is the crowd. It's not your typical Royal Caribbean cruisers, for example, our next door neighbour only return to their state room 3am every night and played loud music, screamed and laughed hysterically (mix of men & women - I tried not to think too much). I am usually a deep sleeper but had to call security twice on them and once they kicked on my door to retaliate (on security record). I have seen some washrooms flooded in the common areas (gross) and again you have to deal with crowd with different mannerism in the buffet area (Windjammer) which makes the experience less pleasant. The only saving grace is the food and the dining room attendants. We love ours and they are the only reason this ship gets more than 1 star. Entertainment wise Winnie Houston tribute is a must see, though the stage is the smallest one we have seen. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We chose this cruise for a family members wedding. When Cuba was cancelled, the wedding was postponed. However, because of the discount we decided to keep the date and enjoy a nice relaxing family vacation. The food and drinks on this ... Read More
We chose this cruise for a family members wedding. When Cuba was cancelled, the wedding was postponed. However, because of the discount we decided to keep the date and enjoy a nice relaxing family vacation. The food and drinks on this ship were great. The only disappointment with the food was my medium well steak was like rubber and I could not cut it, other than that the food was delicious. The ship, although small, wasn't bad. It was easy to navigate around. The entertainment was great. But if you are looking for lots of activities, this isn't the ship for you, especially if you have little ones. We had the Grand 2 Bedroom Suite room # 1549. The size of the room was awesome, with lots of storage space and great perks for it being a suite. The perks of the suite are excellent from getting on and off the ship, perks in the room, special dining places, discounts and more. However, bathroom #1 is tiny and there is barely enough room to get dressed in it. I got creative and opened up the closet door in the hallway and dressed behind it. Bathroom #2 was perfect and there are two beds and one pullman bed. Great for a family. The noise level in that suite is HORRIBLE, especially if you are a light sleeper. Being behind the elevators and below a bar and seating in the pool area in addition outside noises I barely got any sleep. During the day the noises aren't a bother when you are up and about, but a majority of the louder noises start around 2:30 - 3:00 am. We did inquire about the noises because by day 3 I was a zombie. We had some ups and downs on the cruise, however, that will not stop us from cruising with Royal again. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Cuba or bust...bust....but had a great time on sea days, Key West and Nassau with changed itinerary. Full disclosure: we have been on 16 RCCL cruises including every class of ship in fleet, including Majesty years ago. We too were ... Read More
Cuba or bust...bust....but had a great time on sea days, Key West and Nassau with changed itinerary. Full disclosure: we have been on 16 RCCL cruises including every class of ship in fleet, including Majesty years ago. We too were apprehensive going on a 22 year old ship but RCCL did not disappoint. The ship is aging well...all carpet, public rooms and our stateroom were in good shape. We are not saying the ship is of the Oasis class with all the bells and whistles but we knew that going in. We would say if someone boarded the Majesty as their very first cruise, they would be impressed. It just doesn’t feel “old”. Dining: windjammer for lunch and breakfast were what to be expected but I must add omelet station was exceptional. Omelets were not too big and way better than some past experiences. Hidden gem for lunch: Compass deli which is on 2nd floor of buffet (deck 12). Fresh made paninis and salad bar every day. Two soups and a variety of desserts and fruits. The spot was never crowded and was right next to Sorrentos so you could have a nice fresh salad with your pizza. Dining room: excellent service as we have come to expect from RCCL. Food was great but not the variety of a bigger ship. That was to be expected. Sea days: pool was very crowded. Don’t plan on swimming laps! But we could still find a spot around the pool area with patience. Schooner bar was a comfortable place to have a well made cocktail and listen to music or trivia. Boleros was a great spot too. As was Spectrum (karaoke). The service in all of these venues was excellent. Stateroom: we had an ocean view room. Yes they are smaller than newer ships but for our five night adventure, there was plenty of room. The room was clean and everything worked just fine as you would expect. Our adult daughters had a room on another floor and their room was also perfect. The cabin attendants for both rooms were attentive and did a great job. Spa: had a fifty minute Swedish massage and it was one of the best I have had and i have had numerous on RCCL. She listened to where I said the stress points were and she focused on that. Instead of an overpriced back rub, I received a very helpful massage. For early fifties with twenty-something “kids”, we found this vacation to be very fun. We were, as I am sure everyone else was, initially disappointed about the Cuba change of plans. But we sure are glad we decided to “stay the course”. We couldn’t recommend RCCL more and for this length of trip, the Majesty was perfect. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
First off, The Majesty of the Seas is not one of the Oasis class ships new to the blue seas, but is the perfect value smaller getaway ship for a 4-5 day cruise. We have been on the larger ships as well and had a great time on our recent ... Read More
First off, The Majesty of the Seas is not one of the Oasis class ships new to the blue seas, but is the perfect value smaller getaway ship for a 4-5 day cruise. We have been on the larger ships as well and had a great time on our recent cruise. My wile and I recently went on a 5-day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale and visited Key West and Nassau, Bahamas. Plus two relaxing days at sea. I highly recommend snorkeling in Key West. We also bought a day pass online in advance at the British Royal Hilton in Nassau (included full use of beach/pool, kayaks, generous food/beverage credit and towels). The Hilton is a 10-minute walk from the cruise terminal in Nassau. We totally enjoyed both outings. The rooms are small, but all we do in our stateroom is sleep, shower and change so we didn't mind at all. See attached photo of our room 5516. Our room attendant was our best on any cruise to date. The entertainment was really good each night! On par with other RC ships. We saw two different comedians, singing and dancing group was off the charts (two shows) - fantastic, with a full orchestra, and an amazing piano player from Australia who played classic rock and Jerry Lee Lewis. Dining - We are vegan and found very delicious offerings to meet our plant-based diet. The Windjammer buffet was excellent for breakfast and lunch. They had soy milk! We also had a vegan pizza made at Sorrento's pizza restaurant. Hold the meat and cheese please :)! In the main dining room, our head waiter helped plan our vegan dinner for the next day. All meals were delicious! Don't worry, they still have shrimp cocktail apps, prime rib and seafood for those of you that partake! Enjoy! All and all, this was one of the most relaxing cruises we have been on to date. Don't listen to the negative Nellie's, this smaller ship offers a fantastic quick getaway at a reasonable price. A good value. If you want more options and amenities then spend more for one of the larger newer ships. We'll be back on The Majesty of the Seas again soon! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We booked this cruise specifically for Cuba, but were rerouted to Costa Maya instead. The changed itinerary was terrible. The ship was in fair condition, lots of wear and tear and in need of another cosmetic remodel. Our rooms Were ... Read More
We booked this cruise specifically for Cuba, but were rerouted to Costa Maya instead. The changed itinerary was terrible. The ship was in fair condition, lots of wear and tear and in need of another cosmetic remodel. Our rooms Were 3544/3540-the adjoining door didn’t open, and even if it did open, one of the beds was blocking the door. Rooms are very small. Windjammer was overcrowded with hit or miss food. I will say that the staff working in the Windjammer was attentive to all guest, and stopped by tables frequently, even if they were pushing champagne brunches and other onboard events. The piano player in the Schooner Lounge has a tip jar out while playing the piano which we all found overkill. The restaurant for dining was inconsistent. Our head waiter struggled with English and the other waiter maybe said ten words the entire time, except to fill out the questionnaire. Food was hit or miss here too. The music in the dining room was horrible. Incredibly distracting and way too loud. One night it was all sci-fi music. We were supposed to have a table for four, but noticed on night one that our kids were sitting at a different table. We thought we took care of this at guest services but were out at a table for six. When I originally booked our reservations, they had asked if we were celebrating anything special, which we were, however my daughter’s birthday came and went without any acknowledgement. On board entertainment was okay, one comedian, Kivi, was hilarious, the other was gutter trash. Cafe Latte-Tudes, served Starbucks coffee but they ran out of syrups/flavoring. They had a nice sampling of desserts and croissants. Deck 7 was for walking/running but two days it was closed for maintenance. Disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale was miserable as there were only two custom agents-it took us an hour and a half to disembark. The captain was low to communicate with passengers throughout the trip-we have had European cruises where the captain would broadcast every morning however captain Daniel very rarely communicate with the passengers over the PA system. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Majesty of the Seas July 13 thru July 17 Room 6045 – Tween Deck We chose the Majesty of the Seas because of the stop in Cuba. Unfortunately, Cuba was cancelled and replaced by Nassau. We did receive half our cruise fare back. ... Read More
Majesty of the Seas July 13 thru July 17 Room 6045 – Tween Deck We chose the Majesty of the Seas because of the stop in Cuba. Unfortunately, Cuba was cancelled and replaced by Nassau. We did receive half our cruise fare back. We flew in the day before and stayed at the Best Western Oceanfront. Great hotel. The ocean is behind the property. So a quick, two block walk and we sat on the beach for a few hours before leaving for the ship. We used LYFT for all our transportation. Only one time did the driver have trouble finding us and that was at the airport. So, we used a cab that had stopped right in front of us. LYFT definitely is less costly. Arriving at the port around 11:15am, we were on board by 1130am. The lines were short going thru security. We walked right up to the check in window. The Windjammer was almost full by the time we got there around noon. We liked the variety in the Windjammer and the desserts were great. When we got to our room around 115pm our luggage was already there. Our room was on Deck 6 (Tween Deck). We chose this location because of easier access to the pool/dining room. This was a quiet deck. Only once during the 4 days did I hear people in the hallway. The room was small but worked for the two of us. Our room stewardess, Ni, did a great job for us. We had requested distilled water and an extension cord for my husband’s CPAP machine. It arrived later that evening. We had any time dining in the Sterling Dining Room. We did eat there 3 of the 4 night. Even had the same waiter 2 of those nights. Service was excellent. Food was wonderful, we ate at a table for 2 all 3 nights. The comedian for the welcome abroad show was excellent. This was the only show we went to. The show rooms are located in the front of the ship. Loved the fact you don’t have to walk thru the casino to get to the show rooms. LIDO Deck was our favorite. We were able to find chairs in a shaded area. The pool areas were crowded. Later in the evening you could actually get in the pools and walk around. The hot tubs weren’t as crowded as I’ve seen. The only thing negative was the big TV on the pool deck so the same thing all day long. Seems they could have found something else to show. We purchased all our excursions thru Royal Caribbean and were well pleased. In Key West, we did the Hop On/Hop Off Trolley and Butterfly Conservatory. We would love to do this again. Really enjoyed this stop in Key West. We did stop and eat at Sloppy Jo’s before getting back on the trolley to go back to the ship. We booked the Blue Lagoon, VIP tour. The ferry type boat takes all of the tours going to Blue Lagoon. The VIP tour gives you a choice of two different adult only beaches. We paid $56 for a cabana (bed type) rental. Lunch buffet was also included in the tour price. There were also waiters to get drinks or anything else you may need. By far, this was our favorite tour. Upon returning to the ship that night we had a late lunch in Johnny Rockets. Service was great here. Debarkation day we took the Everglades Airboat Ride. They dropped us off at the airport at the end. Very interesting tour and a great way to spend the morning. We enjoyed our cruise on the Majesty. It was nice to experience a smaller s Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
I chose the cruise to celebrate my son’s 55 birthday. He wanted to go to Cuba and we like Royal Caribbean. When Cuba got cancelled we decided to go anyway. This itinerary is not good. The Bahamas is a big nothing. The tour we went on was ... Read More
I chose the cruise to celebrate my son’s 55 birthday. He wanted to go to Cuba and we like Royal Caribbean. When Cuba got cancelled we decided to go anyway. This itinerary is not good. The Bahamas is a big nothing. The tour we went on was very poorly organized and we drove in circles for 3 hours. Coco Cay is beautiful, but they charged a lot of money extra for all the activities. The ship is old and very unorganized. The staff didn’t know where anything was. The food was very poor quality. It is almost impossible to get a salt-free diet. My husband has a heart condition and his food was special ordered but came out salty. None of the staff smiles or tries to be friendly. We asked for a sharing table because we like to meet people, so they put us at a table for 12 people and nobody else showed up. So after complaining to no avail, last night I went around the dining room and saw all the other big tables with only 2 people and invited others to join us, which they happily did. At that point I was admonished because I upset their system. My answer was that in the hospitality business they should have been more proactive. I will never go on this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
My wife and I took this cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an outstanding time. Even though we were initially scheduled to go to Havana, Royal Caribbean rerouted us to Costa Maya and gave us 50% credit for the trip. We did The ... Read More
My wife and I took this cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an outstanding time. Even though we were initially scheduled to go to Havana, Royal Caribbean rerouted us to Costa Maya and gave us 50% credit for the trip. We did The Mayan Ruins excursion there and it was great. In Cozumel, we took the submarine ride. I highly recommenced it. Everyone on the ship was extremely friendly and helped us with any questions we had. The cabin was well taken care of. The food was outstanding. Our 2 Waiters, Kris and Mario did an amazing job. Super friendly and just kept bringing us anything we wanted. Also I think the cruise director, Tornado Tanya and her staff did an outstanding job with entertainment. The process of boarding the ship and also disembarking was extremely easy. I was amazed at how quickly the process went. We will be taking another cruise soon. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We booked this cruise at the last minute and didn't have a lot of high expectations but we were pleasantly surprised by this cruise and the ship. The ship is definitely smaller however it was more than adequate for what we needed. We ... Read More
We booked this cruise at the last minute and didn't have a lot of high expectations but we were pleasantly surprised by this cruise and the ship. The ship is definitely smaller however it was more than adequate for what we needed. We are a middle aged professional couple and we found the activities and the pace on this ship to be pretty good. The embarkation was fairly smooth. Fort Lauderdale isn't the nicest port to leave from but getting on board was very efficient and the port staff were super friendly. The first day dining at the WindJammer Cafe was a total mess as there was a huge line up to get in and a lot of people didn't get fed. Not sure how Royal Caribbean could mess this one up. Other than this initial faux pas the dining for the rest of the cruise went well. We had set dining for 8pm and the food and dining room staff were fantastic every night. There are limited choices for bars on the ship and Boleros was closed for a private function one night which was discouraging. Not sure what they were thinking on this one. There were not too many children on the ship but the ones that we did see were generally well behaved. There were only a few pools and hot tubs on the ship so we took advantage during port days. The service on the ship was fantastic with one exception. The idiots that gave out the towels by the pool need serious lessons in customer service. We dealt with 2 different people on 2 different occasions and they were both very rude and horrible. One of these morons actually screwed up and they tried to charge me $50 for a lost towel. Needless to say I didn't pay it and I have lodged a complaint with RC about this. I mean, how hard is it to do a good job at handing out towels. We stopped at 2 ports on this trip - Costa Maya and Cozumel. We have been to Costa Maya before and didn't bother wasting our time going on shore here. Cozumel was OK but the aggressive vendors wore us down after a while and we headed back to the ship for some peace and quiet. They had Starbucks coffee on board and we found the cafe to be very friendly and efficient. We patronized it several times during the cruise and they always did a good job. Getting off the ship was fairly stress free. Unfortuantely we travelled through the Fort Lauderdale Airport which was a horrendous experience. The next time we will go through Miami. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We live in Florida so we didnt explore the port town. The process getting on board was normal and smooth. The staff on board were pleasant but it wasn't as lively as other Royal cruises I've been on. The hallways to room had a ... Read More
We live in Florida so we didnt explore the port town. The process getting on board was normal and smooth. The staff on board were pleasant but it wasn't as lively as other Royal cruises I've been on. The hallways to room had a mildew smell that seem to come and go through out the cruise. We were on level 5 which seemed to be perfect location to everything and not too bad to take stairs if elevators were busy. There were few options for food outside of dining times. The windjammer had very little hot food and seemed to always have leftovers from main dining the night before ( cold squid, shirmp, scallops and whole fish eyes and all!) YUCK!!! Also the variety was terrible. With the exception of the pizza place the other places had the same exact food. The water was pretty good but the tea had a funky taste and the coffee was like drinking oil. I love strong coffee but you could add enough creamer or sweetener! Absolutely the worst food! The last shows were ok but the last one was the only one we thought was a good job. Maybe they were new together but there was a ton of technical difficulties. The band was impressive but the shows were just not that good compared to other cruises. Also I would have bought more photos if the photographers would have taken time to say hey your bra strap is hanging out or your necklace was sideways. I was really looking forward to a good photo of our family. :-( Also the drinks were so stinking weak!!! 2 drinks was 25.00. It just blows me away I could spend 75.00 and not even get tipsy and I'm an occational drinker! The rest of the cruise was typical with funny game shows, and contest. I liked that smoking wasn't allowed everywhere. I only smelled it when I went to the bar by the casino. The kids club was my favorite part. My Daughter loved the teacher Ms Salsa! My daughter has TYPE 1 diabetes and I was concerned it would be a problem but they didn't seemed phased by it. They took instruction called us with any questions, gave us a beeper and only charged 7.00 per hour if she stayed later. She had so much fun she begged us to go! We could pick up any phone around the ship and check on her. Absolutely our favorite part. I will probably never go on this ship again. It just wasn't that good. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
I got this cruise playing MyVegas so only had to pay port fees. We found out 6 days before we sailed that we would not be going to Cuba. We were disappointed but we were also going on vacation so just adjusted our plans. We did have to ... Read More
I got this cruise playing MyVegas so only had to pay port fees. We found out 6 days before we sailed that we would not be going to Cuba. We were disappointed but we were also going on vacation so just adjusted our plans. We did have to fly to Fort Lauderdale which took 30 hours due to storms in Atlanta. Spent Sunday at a hotel. Left the hotel and in less than 1 hour we were on the ship. It is a smaller ship, it did seem like some people cancelled as it was not very busy. Our cabin was fine. Always clean and cute towel animals. Crew were always friendly and helpful. Saw crew members cleaning the halls and other areas also. Food was good, as were the drinks. Drinks were very strong which surprised me. Used to all inclusive at which are not strong at all. Stayed on board in Nassau, really enjoyed CocoCay. We did have a really good time on this ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We chose this cruise because it was a good deal for the itinerary. Key West is one of our favorite ports and we had never been to Cuba. We knew the ship was older and we did see signs of wear. The cabin was small but we did not spend ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was a good deal for the itinerary. Key West is one of our favorite ports and we had never been to Cuba. We knew the ship was older and we did see signs of wear. The cabin was small but we did not spend much time in it. We food was good. We ate in the dining room whenever we could. It was quieter than the Windjammer. We had the early seating in the dining room. Our waiter and assistant waitress were attentive. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise so we were able to arrive at the port close to 11 a.m. Embarking was fast. We were in the Windjammer before noon. The first day was at sea. We took part in trivia and other daytime activities. There were enough activities to keep us busy all day. We did go to the shows every evening. They included a comedian, juggler, and the on board troupe. The crew members and staff we interacted with where all helpful and friendly. We explored Key West on our own. It is a very walk-able port. In Havanna, we booked a private six hour excursion. Because we were the only two people in the car, we were able to personalize the tour to include what we wanted to see. The second day we did a free walking food tour. Both excursions were very interesting and allowed us a good insight into the lives of the Cuban people. Disembarking was very easy and went fairly quickly. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Ship is a older ship but public areas were well kept. Some of the best service I have had in the past 3 or 4 cruises. Entertainment was excellent and really enjoyed Key West and Cuba. Dining options were great with great late night ... Read More
Ship is a older ship but public areas were well kept. Some of the best service I have had in the past 3 or 4 cruises. Entertainment was excellent and really enjoyed Key West and Cuba. Dining options were great with great late night snacks. Excellent Diamond Club and Dining staff. The older ships has more personality and the staff are more personable. Cuba was one of the best ports that I have visited. It was very clean and I felt really safe even at night. I loved the overnight option but plan to rest up before hand. We really enjoyed our day tour and also our night tour. Embarkation day was the only bad experience we had. Took us longer to check in than normal with very long lines. It does seem that Royal is using more contract workers at the pier than Royal Staff. All in All we had a excellent trip and would definitely visit Cuba again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
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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