Sail Date: December 2018
Me and me family been Cruise a lot... and this is the worst ship I even been. It’s super old, and dirty. The public restrooms ( pool are) are very very small dirty and smell.. the worst part is when we arrive our cabin was totally ... Read More
Me and me family been Cruise a lot... and this is the worst ship I even been. It’s super old, and dirty. The public restrooms ( pool are) are very very small dirty and smell.. the worst part is when we arrive our cabin was totally disgusting, dirty small and the worst area was the bathroom was a lot hairs, the sink dirty the trush cans disgusting and dirty smell very bad. The closets dust also the small places where you put the staff. We call customer service to make a complain so they send the housekeeping clean the room again...also this ship offer babysitting for kids under 3 and then we get her and they donde have it. So I don’t know what to said about it now we have to babysitting put kid all the cruise... you can go better ship for the same money. We don’t recommend this cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Everyone chooses this ship because they want to see Havana. It's a very popular itinerary so like many others--by the time we booked only oceanview cabins were available. The cabin was so small that one person had to be on the bed while ... Read More
Everyone chooses this ship because they want to see Havana. It's a very popular itinerary so like many others--by the time we booked only oceanview cabins were available. The cabin was so small that one person had to be on the bed while the other person walked down the narrow aisle to the desk and bathrooms. The bed was basically boxed in on 3 sides and if you aren't capable of climbing over your bed partner--then don't book on this ship. Did I say that the cabin was small--I think the smallest in over 25 cruises we've been on. And besides being small there was literally no drawer space. Everything had to either be hung up on the 8 hangers allotted to you--jeans, sweaters, bathing suits--everything. There were 4 small draws for underwear, socks, etc. We easily made friends with our neighbors on deck 7 because EVERYONE kept on commenting to one another: I can't believe how small our room is. Embarkation was remarkable for the long lines--maybe because of the added complication of Cuba visas. I don't usually go on Royal Caribbean--but I do go on other "value" cruise lines and I was continuously amazed by how much the line has cut back on and how much they try to nickel and dime you. No beach/pool towels in the room and everytime you got one of their thin beachtowels you had to scan your room key. Do people actually take those towels? There was room service--and a surcharge for everything except continental breakfast. The only place I could think of to even put a tray was on top of the toilet--(did I mention that the room was really small?) so we didn't try room service. Drinks were outrageously priced. After ordering our first drink and seeing the bill everyone said that there would be no more drinking on this cruise. Single shot drinks were $16 + service charges that brought the price up close to $18.00. (On day 3 of the cruise--suddenly there were drink offers--5 drinks for $35.00--I guess everyone else had curtailed their drinking also.) There were no cholocates on the pillow--no fruit available for the room. No free drinks in the casino even when betting $50-$100 per hand in BlackJack. No robe in the room. No surf and turf served on formal night (unless of course you wanted to pay a surcharge.) I had never before been on a cruise ship where lobster wasn't served on formal night at no charge. This was a very loud cruise--loud music blaring at the pool most of the time--and the pools were crowded, crowded, crowded. As were the elevators. Almost impossible to even get on the elevators except at off times. Come to think of it the only thing that wasn't loud was the sound on the football games shown on the Lido--they were muted so that loud music could be played. We ended up retreating to our small room to watch football or to the schooner bar which was overflowing with people. The waiters were very attentive and polite. Just got really tired of listening to speeches on the last day at dinner about how talented the chefs were and how we should rate everyone so highly. Just let us eat dinner please--it was only a 4 day cruise and the food was OK, not great. 50% of the menu was the same every night. Nothing special. I didn't like that "superior food" was available for an extra charge. Would have been uncomfortable eating "better" food than my tablemates. Cuba--everyone should go. But be prepared for lines getting off the ship and lines getting back on the ship. There's also a line for money changing. Don't stamp "Trump lives here" on $20.00 bills because the Cubans won't take that money. Seriously--someone in our party did that. More practically--make sure that your $20.00 bills looked normal--some had a green line across the bill and the Cubans wouldn't take those either. I forgot my voucher on the ship for a 3rd party tour and couldn't get on and off the ship in an hour, so I missed my tour. I did feel that the cruise director prepared us well for what to expect in Cuba--very good cruise director. I really liked the fact that this ship was a beautiful promenade that goes completely around the ship. Not sure why--but they turned off the lights on the promenade by 7-8PM and it was pitch black walking at the front of the ship. I thought that walking in a pitch black area was dangerous. Due to the fact that this was a 4 day cruise--there were a fair share of drunk folks on the cruise. My imagination was concerned that one of them was going to trip and fall overboard, or climb up on the dark guardrail and fall overboard or alternatively pitch someone over. And--did I mention that our stateroom should have been more aptly called a statecloset. Boy was it small. Almost hate to mention it --but maybe you can take advantage of the following until the cruise line reads this. In Havana you can buy liquor like rum and bring it back on the ship without it being confiscated. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We are an older couple. It was a celebration of our golden anniversary. The ship's crew made us feel really special. It's a nice ship but a little old. The pool is really small. It has no USB ports but the productions shows and other ... Read More
We are an older couple. It was a celebration of our golden anniversary. The ship's crew made us feel really special. It's a nice ship but a little old. The pool is really small. It has no USB ports but the productions shows and other entertainment are really good, We selected this ship because we wanted to go to Cuba at this time of the year and we do not regret it. The food was delicious. The service is great. I mean starting with embarkation and ending with disembarkation. The crew is very friendly. The service in the dining room and the Windjammer caffe. The cabin steward was very good. We loved the walking tour of Havana. We highly recommend it. .The tour guide was excellent and the tour ended with a visit to a night club where we tasted smoking cigars, drinking rum and drinking coffee. It was great. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We sailed on the Majesty 4 years ago for a short weekend cruise and it was great. So we did it again this year when we found ourselves with a free weekend. It was just my husband and I on this trip and we really had an awesome time. ... Read More
We sailed on the Majesty 4 years ago for a short weekend cruise and it was great. So we did it again this year when we found ourselves with a free weekend. It was just my husband and I on this trip and we really had an awesome time. We’ve sailed on 6 different Royal Caribbean ships from many different classes so we knew going into it that the Majesty wasn’t a flashy ship with a lot of innovative features but not once did that detract from how awesome the vacation was. The crew on this ship is on top of their game! Everyone we met was super friendly, attentive and just nice to talk to. They really went above and beyond to make sure everyone was cared for in a genuine way. Bar service was even better than on some of the bigger ships. It was quick to get a drink no matter what bar you went to or just laying by the pool. We didn’t have a tough time getting a chair by the pool any day we were there either. The main dining room was phenomenal! Food was fantastic. Service was great. Our waiters were quick to bring drinks and would bring you a couple different starters or entrees to try and share at the table. We certainly never left hungry or dissatisfied in any way! Our first stop was Havana. We were so excited to check our Cuba and Royal made it as easy as they could. Cuba was definitely a cool place to visit and interesting to learn about. Also cool to get some Cuban cigars to bring home too! Be careful where you buy them though. Make sure it’s a reputable store. We overheard someone at dinner saying they bought a box of cigars for $55 and when they opened it, it was full of garbage. Nassau was also a good stop. We have been a few times before so it was tougher to find something to do and not pay exorbitant prices for Atlantis. We did the Rainbow Reef Snorkel tour and it was amazing! It was short but efficient. They didn’t waste time with ‘mandatory’ shopping stops or sightseeing. They took us straight out to the reef. Got in the water and fed the fish to bring them closer. We were literally swimming in a school of fish which was so cool. If sightseeing Nassau is your thing, this isn’t for you. But if you just want to spend some time in the water and take a boat ride, this tour is perfect. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
As I write this, I'm sitting in the 12th deck restaurant that has 24-hour coffee service, concerning which I'll say more later. This is my 11th cruise in 25 years. Compared to other ships I've been on, I'd rate the ship itself and the ... Read More
As I write this, I'm sitting in the 12th deck restaurant that has 24-hour coffee service, concerning which I'll say more later. This is my 11th cruise in 25 years. Compared to other ships I've been on, I'd rate the ship itself and the hotel department excellent. A recent refit really shows. The crew could not be more cheerful or helpful. The food on Majesty is mediocre at best when compared to other ships. The dinner menus are uninspiring and similar from one night to the next. Presentation shows a lack of imagination. I had duck a l'orange on the formal night and found it to be dry and tasteless. A fellow passenger warned me off of ordering steak. I rate dinners barely acceptable. The lunch/dinner buffet is marginally better, but the menu is decidedly monotonous. I think the food buyer needs a bigger budget. The only high spot In food service is the breakfast buffet, which has all the expectable choices and plenty of them. One of us attended one of the shows. The theater was commodious. The juggler who performed was entertaining, but his act could use some more variety -- perhaps demonstrations of other skills besides juggling. We took a half-day bus tour in Havana and learned a lot about Cuban history, though from the vantage point of a committed revolutionary. We got to see some of the extensive waterfront fortifications and much of the old city. RCL personnel shepherded us all through Cuban immigration in expert fashion -- without them to meter the flow of passengers into the arrival hall, there would have been a free-for-all with much variation in waiting time. A very welcome cold washcloth and drink of water greeted us on return. We spent the one day at sea in a professional seminar, so we have nothing to say about the shipboard activities one expects. We wore our regular street clothes to the formal dinner without any comment from the staff. We walked around Nassau on our own. At our age and state of fitness, the many beach alternatives were not attractive. Embarkation was reasonably fast and efficient. But we arrived very early at FLL, knew enough to take a shuttle to the pier, had our luggage tags on our bags and handed them off to porters as soon as we arrived, etc. Not our first rodeo. Debarkation was a breeze compared to other cruises, where we had long waits in a crowded lounge while US immigration fiddled and diddled. On this cruise, we had barely arrived in the lounge where we were supposed to wait when our group was announced. There was no line at customs. About that coffee... At 5:30 am yesterday, the coffee was lukewarm. This morning, my first cup came with a healthy dose of coffee grounds in the bottom of my mug. You'd think no-one could mishandle coffee service. The Internet service aboard Majesty is unacceptable, and that's being charitable. I bought the high-speed service on the assumption that I'd have access to all the services I'm accustomed to while ashore. I couldn't get my e-mail because the POP3 protocol is throttled to the point of choking. It seems that the server really only supports HTTP connections, and them badly. IF YOU NEED TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE WORLD, steer clear of this ship. This aspect of the cruise is so important to me that I can't say I'd travel with RCL again until it's addressed. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise solely because it was going to Havana. That being said we were pleasantly surprised at how nice a time we had aboard the Majesty of the Seas. Yes, it’s an older ship without all the bells & whistles of ... Read More
We chose this cruise solely because it was going to Havana. That being said we were pleasantly surprised at how nice a time we had aboard the Majesty of the Seas. Yes, it’s an older ship without all the bells & whistles of the newer, larger ships but it is still well maintained from our point of view. The ocean view cabin was small but not unexpected but still plenty enough for two adults and small child for a 5 night cruise. Our cabin attendant Samuel took excellent care of the room and was very friendly. The Windjammer was smaller than other ships but still had decent food, the front was always crowded but we never had a problem finding a seat in the rear area. We ate there for breakfast and some lunches. We had the early seating in the Starlight dining room, our waiter Amine was awesome and always made sure my kiddo’s food came out quickly and his recommendations were always on point. The Thanksgiving Dinner served on Wednesday was excellent. Sorrento’s and Compass Cafe were the late night options with pizza, wraps, sandwiches, some desserts, etc. The entertainment was pretty decent with a comedian, singer, and magician as the headline shows along with the onboard entertainers that turned in some decent performances. The live acts that performed in other venues around the ship were all very good. My 6 year old had a fantastic time in Adventure Ocean, she truly loved the staff and went both in the morning and evening because she liked it so much. It was super clean, the staff was amazing, and they had theme nights which were a lot of fun. While we didn’t have a drink package the couple of times we did order a cocktail in Bolero’s and Schooner’s they were well made and quickly served. We did have the coffee punch card which we had purchased before on the Freedom-this time it didn’t work the same as only a small hot beverage was worth one punch and an iced beverage used up two punches. Minor issue but slightly misleading. The pools and hot tubs were decent, we used them every day and had no issues finding seating. The kids splash area and water slide was used daily by my little one. Embarkation at Port Everglades was a bit slower than usual, I chalk that up to the Cuban visa paperwork being reviewed. Key West disembarkation was very quick, we booked a trolley tour directly and not through the ship. Havana disembarkation took about 90 minutes to get off the ship the morning it docked in Havana so be aware of that when scheduling third party excursions the first day. After that it didn’t take more than 5 minutes entering or leaving the rest of the time we were in port. We booked a 3 hour tour through Old Car Tours which was excellent and the meet up point is a very short walk from the port. We spent the rest of the time wandering around on our own. Disembarkation at Port Everglades was very fast and efficient. All in all it was a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We would certainly do it again! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
We specifically chose this cruise for the intinerary and the ability to visit Havana. Food was the worse we’ve had on RC, disgusting slop just thrown on a plate with zero thoughts of presentation. That first night was short rib with ... Read More
We specifically chose this cruise for the intinerary and the ability to visit Havana. Food was the worse we’ve had on RC, disgusting slop just thrown on a plate with zero thoughts of presentation. That first night was short rib with root vegetables and I got one tiny root vegetable with the most crappiest piece of meat they could find. We were also placed in the back of the dining room right next to the kitchen opening so our chairs got budged every time some waiter came rushing over with their stacks of plates. Upkeep of the ship was terrible and we even got asked to leave our room for eight hours so they could fix some rust that was noticed by our steward. On an average day at least 50% of the stalls in the ladies bathrooms were closed for maintenance. Unfortunately due to the rust problem for the rest of the cruise our room smelt like chemicals. Really was disappointed, food would have been the saving grace if any of it was edible. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
As others have mentioned Majesty is well maintained for a ship it’s age. You choose Majesty to go to Cuba, not for the big ship bells and whistles. Food, entertainment, etc are pretty on par to other RCCL cruises. Stateroom ... Read More
As others have mentioned Majesty is well maintained for a ship it’s age. You choose Majesty to go to Cuba, not for the big ship bells and whistles. Food, entertainment, etc are pretty on par to other RCCL cruises. Stateroom attendant and casino workers seemed friendly and happy. Other workers were forgettable. Fitness center is rather small as is casino but it still worked out okay. Sorrentos and Boleros wer actually bigger than other ships. Note to Diamond/suite guests. There is NO concierge club or Diamond club on this ship. However they did a great job or cording off the Viking Crown lounge where we had our nightly coacktail party with appetizers. Lots of paperwork/hassle going to Cuba so be patient when going through boarding process and then through immigration. Cabin was huge and beautiful but the constant noise made me want to sleep on pool deck. (See detailed cabin review below) Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We picked this trip just for the Havana overnight and it fit into a week we already had off. The ship is old but well maintained. Cuba exceeded expectations. We did a tour with Discover Viñales that was one of my favorites ever! ... Read More
We picked this trip just for the Havana overnight and it fit into a week we already had off. The ship is old but well maintained. Cuba exceeded expectations. We did a tour with Discover Viñales that was one of my favorites ever! Two and a half hours each way and well worth it. The overnight in Havana have us time to get out of the city the first day and still have the evening of the first day and the second morning to explore Havana. The food and drink quality was consistent but our cabin was subpar. It was on deck 6, exterior, no balcony and right underneath the jogging track so we had a lovely wake up each morning listening to those clearly more dedicated to their fitness than us. The AC was inadequate and the room stayed pretty warm. Size was what I expected but the heat and wakeup call were not. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Apparently, I had a week to reply to the guest satisfaction survey. Is that an effort by RCCL to minimize their response rate or something? Seems unnecessary. Anyway, if I can't submit a survey, at least I can vent on Cruise Critic, ... Read More
Apparently, I had a week to reply to the guest satisfaction survey. Is that an effort by RCCL to minimize their response rate or something? Seems unnecessary. Anyway, if I can't submit a survey, at least I can vent on Cruise Critic, right? Normally, I wouldn't be so picky, but this trip was in celebration of my dad's 75th birthday and it was pretty disappointing. First of all-- The food quality on Majesty is easily the worst I've ever had on a Royal Caribbean ship. And considering that their food quality across the board has gone down in recent years, that's saying a lot. I expect minimal standards in the Windjammer, but even in the dining room-- Steaks were overcooked, chicken tough and dry, salads wilted and overdressed. The late-night pizzeria was OK, but the food in the "deli" was a joke. Very little variety and nothing I'd describe as tasty in the least. The worst, though, was the birthday cake I had ordered for our last night aboard. At $25.00, one would expect to receive something resembling the beautiful cake depicted on the RCCL site (https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/royalgifts/onboard-delivery-product/culinary/celebration-cake/). What they brought us was six wedge-shaped brownies jammed together on a plate and hastily covered in chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Did they run out of cakes? That's somewhat inexcusable, considering I had ordered it many weeks prior. Regardless, they didn't explain or even mention the last-minute replacement. They just plunked down this frankencake in front of my dad, sang happy birthday (off-key) and bolted. What a disappointment! It didn't help that our service in the dining room was some of the worst we've experienced. Our waiter was OK, but the assistant waiter, Juan, was completely lost. Orders constantly mixed up, drink orders not taken or horribly misinterpreted. One night, he asked for my drink order four separate times before he brought it. I was concerned for his mental health. Another nail in the coffin came on the last night as my Dad found, after using the toilet in our suite, that it would not flush. He called guest services. Then my mom called an hour later. Then I called about a half-hour after that. We ended up staying up until 2am-- unable to use the toilet-- waiting for someone to come fix the thing before we finally just left a terse note on the door and went to bed. More than anything, though, I want to communicate to you fellow cruisers how utterly BORING the Majesty of the Seas is. With none of the bells and whistles of other RCCL ships (water slides, carousels, etc), one would think that the cruise staff would try to assemble a fun-filled program of activities to keep everyone entertained. What we found was a smattering of activities during the day and then everything packed into a very narrow window at night. There is apparently no effort given to scheduling shows, games, etc. to ensure that people can actually have dinner and then enjoy an evening of entertainment. Almost all of the activities are scheduled on top of each other within a 3-4 hour timeframe. You're lucky if you can do one or two things in an evening... and after 10pm or so, it's the piano bar or the casino or nothing. No dancing in the lounges. No activities in the Viking Crown Lounge. No parties at the pool. The ship just shuts down for the night. Does this make it easier on the crew or something? Because it's certainly a bummer for the passengers. Whatever the reason, it was a first for me and by the last tedious evening of wandering the Majesty, I decided that our next cruise will definitely not be on a Royal Caribbean ship. Read Less
Majesty of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 3.0 3.9
Entertainment 3.0 3.7
Public Rooms 3.0 4.1
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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