6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
My daughter and I said yes when Royal offered us a “free” cruise and saw it had a stop in Cuba. I mean who doesn’t want to go to Cuba? Well folks, I’ll share about Cuba saving you money to find out it’s sad...really sad. ... Read More
My daughter and I said yes when Royal offered us a “free” cruise and saw it had a stop in Cuba. I mean who doesn’t want to go to Cuba? Well folks, I’ll share about Cuba saving you money to find out it’s sad...really sad. Socialism and Communism just does not work. Havana is truly falling apart. We took part of Royal’s nine hour tour so we got a pretty good idea about the area. I asked the tour guide why the “living” lived in horrible conditions, maintained by the State, and the cemetery was just down right beautiful and well kept. She replied: “It’s good to be dead.” Sums of Cuba. If you decide to take a Royal tour here is what to expect. You will meet as a group to head off the boat first (a definite plus) but once thru security no one tells you what to do or expect. It’s not hard going thru the security at Cuba but they will take a picture of you. After security don’t stand in the long line you see first to get your money exchanged. Right beside that line are stairs. Take those stairs down a flight and there’s cashiers waiting to exchange your money. Now remember Cuba charges the American dollar ten percent more than any other currency. Add that to the normal three percent and you deduct 13% right off the top. Treat Cuban money as you do the American dollar. It’s that similar, so no confusion when buying stuff. Then back up stairs, go right and look for the bus number of your group. Our nine hour tour was by bus for six or so hours then you can choose to get off at the ship or go on a walking tour with the guide. We got off at the ship. The tour took us all around and we found our guide interesting but a bit closed mouth as all tourism is owned by the government. We did find out the usual monthly pay for government workers is around $500. We had lunch at one of the very few restaurants privately owned. Total American looking place which surprised us all. We had cigars and rum at a really neat pace. Our bus was comfortable and had AC. We were surprised at how sad everyone seemed to be. Apparently, it’s hard for someone in Cuba to get a Visa as everyone in Cuba is considered a “flight risk.” The tour gave out bottle water but we found our couple extra from the ship needed. So, if you are downright serious about seeing Cuba then I think this tour is worth booking. That said, you do not need to book a tour. The city is within walking distance if you are a normal walker. That said, I’m not sure I would feel comfortable walking back at night. We did the short tour thru Royal to Atlantis to see their well....fish and more fish. Skip this tour and pay a taxi to get you there and back. But if you choose to do this tour then a bus will take you there and will take you back every thirty minutes. You will have a guide who tells you about the fish. The place is down right beautiful and worth seeing. Their Casino is big and also beautiful. Backing up to getting on the ship. We stayed at Springhill suites and paid them $20 to take and pick us up at the end of the cruise. We arrived close to 11 and stood in line for around 35 minutes. We walked upstairs thinking we would see a ton of people but were surprised they were already boarding. We headed to the Windjammer for lunch. I’ve been on all the big ships and have to say, Majesty has the best buffet of them all. In the Windjammer there are stairs to the pizza and sandwich shop. Pizza was pretty good and my egg salad sandwich was really good. On the big ships I usually go to all their shows but on this small ship the shows are going to be rather “high schoolish.” That said, we skipped them all but heard thoughts about them from others that did go. Apparently, just as I thought. But, at the end of the day, with nothing to do the show is going to be your best bet, unless, you like to gamble at the Casino...which we did. The casino bar staff were the best! We both got the drink package and tried several places. The pool bar staff are like bartenders in training. The casino staff are like professionals. The casino turned out to be really fun. Maybe that has to do with hitting a thousand then hitting hundreds here and there. Came home a winner. Overall, the staff on the Majesty, were truly the best. It’s like they were all trained by Chick-fil-A. In the windjammer staff would asked you if you wanted coffee or your drink filled back up. Never had that level of service on Royal before. It was amazing. Our ocean view room was 8050 which, we knew, was going to have some blockage by life boats. Very little blockage. Doable room for two. Beds were hard so our cabin guy (he was awesome) put a padding on it which did help. I brought my own pillows but their’s seemed o.k. My advice is to bring your own shampoo and bar of soap, even though they offer those two. No offering of conditioner. Bathroom small but also doable. Heck, if you do not spend much time in your room then this is the room for you. Quiet and nicely located. As I stated, we got the drink package which we found to be a good deal for us. On this ship, Starbucks coffee is included which is a plus is you Iike their milkshake kind of drinks. We both got the internet package too. Overall it worked fine though sending pictures does take a few moments. No biggie. The pool was, of course, small like the ship but there’s not as many people as there are on the big ships. The ship is old but clean. There is, at certain places, a raw sewage type of smell but only in short spurts. Smoking section on one side of the pool and casino was partly non smoking. Getting off the ship was easy. We just got off around 8:30. Security took around 5 minutes and our luggage was waiting for us. We called the hotel and someone was there to pick us up within 15 minutes. Springfhill was nice and offers free pick up and delivery to the airport but charges 10 dollars to get to the cruise port. It was worth it. To close, if you go on the Majesty with the understanding it’s an older ship that offers very little in the form of entertainment but looking for great service then this is the ship for you. I’m more of a big ship girl so that’s where I’ll go in the future. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
This was my 21st cruise with RCCL and my second cruise on Majesty OTS, the first time was a three day spring break cruise, my mistake and I am an "old person" then there were a lot of drunken college kids and very little ... Read More
This was my 21st cruise with RCCL and my second cruise on Majesty OTS, the first time was a three day spring break cruise, my mistake and I am an "old person" then there were a lot of drunken college kids and very little security. This cruise was more family oriented with a good amount of pre school and school age kids, and for the most part, both children and parents were well behaved. This time my experience on Majesty OTS was more enjoyable. EMBARKMENT: Arrived at Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood airport from RDU, picked up my luggage and checked in with the RCCL cruise representative and sat and waited, we boarded the bus about 10:45 am and were at the terminal in under a half hour. Check in was fast and one the ship before noon. Staterooms were not ready till 1 pm, so I headed up to the Windjammer (WJ) on deck 11. After a nice lunch headed to the stateroom 5553 (interior) slightly after 1pm. INTERIOR STATEROOM: Standard interior stateroom with two twin beds and a collapsible wall mounted night stand between the beds. A chair, desk, three drawer dresser and one closet. Sufficient for only one or two people. The bathroom is function with its commode, sink and 30' x 36" shower with a curtain, just don't drop the soap. SHIP COMMON AREAS: The Majesty recently went through a dry dock "refreshment", but according to another passenger it was most for mechanical purposes. The bars and lounges were clean and comfortable. DINING OPTIONS: The deck 11 Windjammer buffet has the standard fare, breakfast and lunch is very good, but still saw too many passengers loading up their plates and leaving a lot so there was tremendous amount of wasted food. Sad, but eventually, this will cause the cruise lines to increase their rates. The main dining room (MDR), I was assigned to was the Starlight, early traditional dining at 5:30 pm, the sit down breakfast was good, but the menu was somewhat limited, but it is nice to be served. The same food is offered in the WJ buffet. I only had breakfast once in the MDR. Lunch in the WJ buffet was good and a nice variety daily. The Serrento's Pizza is on deck 12 above the buffet and a they have added the "Compass Deli" to the left and the Johnny Rockets to the right side of the ship. I did not eat at Johnny Rockets as there is a service charge. The Compass Deli has hot hand carved pastrami, but only has white and whole wheat bread. Hot pastrami sandwiches need to be served on RYE BREAD. Also, it needs to be sliced thinly. There was no deli meat slice in the Compass Deli, but they do have a "Pastrami Counter" poolside on second sea day where they sliced the meat. RCCL has pretty much "standardized" its dinner menu, its just about the same on all ship, an offering of pasta, poultry, fish and meat. The portions are reasonable and very satisfying. I sat at table 34 with waiter, Yasa and assistant waiter, Saputra, provided excellent service. It appears the produce buyer for RCCL got a great deal on CARROTS and BROCCOLI, as it was the vegetable offering on your dinner plate EVERY NIGHT!!! There is only one pool and most of the chairs on by the pool were occupied early on sea days and vacant when the ship was in port. Beverages by the pool have had a increase price since last year, a 16 ounce beer no costs $7.99, plus the gratuity and the drink of the day is about $10, plus gratuity, and cocktails / mixed drinks at $12 and up, plus gratuity. The price increase appears to push guests to purchase the drink package which is about $70 per day, plus gratuity, so if a couple goes not the cruise and one drinks and the other does not, they both have to purchase the drink package. The Chorus Line theatre had the standard production shows and a couple of comedians, most the entertainment was pretty good, after all it is not Las Vegas. The Casino Royale casino is small with (1) three card poker, (1) texas hold'em, (1) ten player poker table, several blackjack tables, one craps table and (2) roulette tables. There was a variety of older and new generation slots. For the most part this cruise did not have very many "gamblers" as there were empty seats at both the tables and the slot for the entire cruise. The casino staff was very friendly and cordial, drinks in the casino came quickly. As I am a member of the Casino Royale players program, I receive free drinks in the casino while gambling. RCCL has a player program that is based upon points earned, for 2400 points you receive a free cruise certificate for an interior cabin, for 3600 points you receive a free cruise certificate for a oceanview cabin, and for 4800 points you receive a cruise certificate for a balcony cabin. THE COST on slots is about $5 per point, and the table play is based upon the amount wagered and the amount of time you spend at the table playing. The Centrum Shops has a liquor store, that also sells cigarettes and cigars, before you go ashore on port day in Cozumel, be sure to check the prices for your favorite adult beverage and write it down noting the price and size, 1 liter, 750 ml. as I have noted the liquor prices on the ship have increased and you might be able to get a better deal in the port shops. In the centrum common area they have the usual $10 table of "stuff", watches, wallets, ties, purses, scarfs, etc, etc. you might find a "bargain" made in China. The Port of Cozumel have a abundance of silver shops, its fun to bargain, and make sure you refuse their first offer, and start to walk away as they will always come back with another offer that is still "too much" and begin to walk away, then the sales person will ask you what you are willing to pay, make an offer, wait for the counter offer and make you decision. It is a lot of fun. If some one in your family or friends does any baking you have to get the Mexican vanilla in the one liter, but since last year (October, 2018) the price has doubled from $5. to $10 per liter but still worth the price. I did not get off the ship at Costa Maya as the weather was overcast and it did rain. EXCURSIONS: I have been to Cozumel and Costa Maya on previous cruises so I did not do any excursions. If you are a first time cruiser, I would suggest that you book an excursion through RCCL, and as the cruise line guarantees it won't leave you behind if the excursion returns to the ship late. If you book through an independent tour operators/excursion outfits in port, and it returns late to the ship, you might be waving good bye from shore. You can always check out the tour operators for your next visit. DEBARKMENT: You can lug your bags off when you leave the ship in the morning, or you can tag your bag the night before and leave it outside your stateroom for pickup at the dock the next morning. I was in group one and was off the ship by 8:45 am, out of the terminal by 9:15 am with my luggage and checked in for my bus tranfer to the airport, but I bus did not arrive until 10:15am and did not leave until 11:00 am. OVERALL: Remember, you are there to enjoy yourself, relax, have a cocktail/beer or two, dine well and converse with the other passengers, do some sightseeing and you will have a great time. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Convenient for our family and somewhat lower price than others. We cruised on IOS last year, a larger ship, and were a bit concerned about some of the negative comments on MOS in the forums. For us, they couldn't have been more ... Read More
Convenient for our family and somewhat lower price than others. We cruised on IOS last year, a larger ship, and were a bit concerned about some of the negative comments on MOS in the forums. For us, they couldn't have been more wrong. The staff on MOS is outstanding, always catering to your needs and requests with a smile. We didn't even get to experience all the activities, as we were so busy having fun at others. Our waiters, Dody & Vitalli, bent over backwards to please us. After mentioning a delicious dessert we'd had the 1st night, SIX of them magically appeared for our table the next evening! I had THREE lobster tails on our final night! The food was delicious, the headliner comedians were very funny and the game show/trivia events were hilarious. I enjoyed the smallness of the ship and would definitely sail her again. GO, you'll love MOS! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Pros- Majesty has the best service in the fleet! Also, food was excellent in the dining room. Entertainment was better than expected. We were impressed by the comedians. We are Diamond members and enjoyed the happy hour in the Viking ... Read More
Pros- Majesty has the best service in the fleet! Also, food was excellent in the dining room. Entertainment was better than expected. We were impressed by the comedians. We are Diamond members and enjoyed the happy hour in the Viking lounge as well as the option to continue to enjoy complimentary drinks while early dining. We also appreciated the outstanding enrichment lectures about Cuba. Cons- Majesty is a lovely lady in need of some cosmetic care in the cabins. Paint touch up and glue for the wallpaper would do wonders. Also, there seemed to be a chronic problem with the sewer. We noticed an odor in the bathroom and water kept coming up in the shower. Crew seemed to be working on this continually. Embarkation took much longer than we've ever experienced. We booked this cruise to see Havana and celebrate NewYears Eve. The celebration on board struck us as a moneymaker for RCCL as they sold tables to enjoy the festivities both inside and poolside. There were many empty tables poolside as I think others thought this was as tacky as we did and did not "reserve" any table. That really did not spoil our good time. We stopped at Key West before heading to Havana. Getting off ship in Havana was another long wait, but going through customs once off was swift. Havana is worth the effort!! We booked a private tour with Fer Tours and very very pleased with our experience. Once back in FLL, disembarking was swift and painless! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
As a family of 5, New Years cruise to Havana. Crew and Cruise Director were excellent. Dinner in Main Dining Room was excellent and breakfast was the usual section of good choices. Cuba was fantastic, we did our own thing ashore ... Read More
As a family of 5, New Years cruise to Havana. Crew and Cruise Director were excellent. Dinner in Main Dining Room was excellent and breakfast was the usual section of good choices. Cuba was fantastic, we did our own thing ashore and Visa's were no problem. As previously mentioned in other reviews, you DO NOT need to book a Royal Caribbean shore tour. Carry some Euro's with you as reserve currency as US$ incur a extra 10% tax. Negatives; 1. Lunch was not much chop and the pizza's were not good. 2. Drinks were prohibitively expensive, a bottle of MOET at the 'special promotion' price was US$105....... the drinks package did not help as the cocktails were nothing but sugar syrup and ice. There is only so much sugar one can consume in a day. 3. Every Royal Caribbean cruise I have been on ends the same way; lining up disembarkation morning to have the pool towel cost $25 removed. Anyone in management that thinks a worn out blue pool towel will be stolen, let alone worth $25, has spent too much time in the sun. We enjoyed the cruise, however automatic daily gratuities per person, plus the 18% service charge plus prohibitively expensive drinks does detract from the experience. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
Majesty of the seas is an old ship, one of the oldest they have and probably should be retired soon. However, my husband and I wanted to see Havana so we went on a Holiday cruise for 4 nights to Havana and Bahamas. Food: -No ... Read More
Majesty of the seas is an old ship, one of the oldest they have and probably should be retired soon. However, my husband and I wanted to see Havana so we went on a Holiday cruise for 4 nights to Havana and Bahamas. Food: -No specialty restaurants except Chefs Table, which we did for my husbands birthday. It was horrible. We have now been to 3 Chefs Table and this cruise was the worst. The food was bad, they forgot about us so we got up and started serving our own wine. I did get my money back for it but it took a lot of complaining for them to even do a thing for me. -You can bring two bottles of wine on a cruise, so my husband and I brought a bottle to the main dining room, they charge you $10 cork fee. Well, the waiters helper pushed our cork into our bottle, so they actually dumped out our bottle of $50 wine. They didn't even try to strain it! They said we brought a bad bottle on board. I told them to get us a new bottle, so they brought us a $5 cab, and we couldn't even drink it. -Late night dining was good. They had pizza and a cafe with tacos and other food. It was probably our favorite food of the cruise. There are very few balconies on this cruise, we booked a spacious ocean view room, it was fine. We had enough space to get around for 4 days. Havana is incredible, I highly recommend visiting there. We did a tour through the boat, our tour guide did not know any English so he just walked and we followed him (all of us were english) then he ended the tour 2 hours early. It was a joke. But since we were there until 2 am, we went around and toured it ourselves. Everything closes by 8, except bars and restaurants. We had fun watching people dance and drinking the $2 mojitos. We felt very safe there at night. We also took a taxi for $15 it was a hot pink 50's car, very cool. Bahamas we booked a tour through Viator. We went to Atlantis all day and used their water park. Very fun! Bahamas is beautiful. The resort is amazing. Like I said in my last review, try not to book tours through the ship! If I were to go back to Havana I would not go on the Majestic, we spent $1300 a person for this 4 night cruise and it was not worth it. I would find another cruise line for this particular stop! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We paid a small fortune for what was supposed to be a two-days-in-havana cruise. THIS CRUISE IS NOT TWO DAYS IN CUBA!! We spent a half day in Cuba (only Havana, because there is not a lot of time to go anywhere else) before the sun went ... Read More
We paid a small fortune for what was supposed to be a two-days-in-havana cruise. THIS CRUISE IS NOT TWO DAYS IN CUBA!! We spent a half day in Cuba (only Havana, because there is not a lot of time to go anywhere else) before the sun went down and it became too dark to see the sights. Day two is from midnight to 2:00am, which isn't a "day" at all. Very misleading Royal Caribbean! Havana walking tour was excellent and Cable beach in Nassau was picture perfect. This ship, however, was disappointing. It's small, old, and rundown. It is not a smooth sailing ship at all. You can feel every wave. The interior cabins are cramped and falling apart. The food was good at times in the sit down place, but inconsistent. The front of the restaurant is next to the very loud (and just as bad) karaoke lounge. Not a quiet dinner at all. We asked for a table in the back of the restaurant on the next night and ended up right over engine or something like that. It felt like riding in a buggy all night. The buffet was good for breakfast, but just so-so for dinner. We couldn't wait to get off this cruise and finally relax in Florida for a couple of nights before going home. I will spend my money elsewhere next time. To give credit where credit is due, we had no issues with the service. Staff was friendly and helpful. And they put the Browns game on the big screen, which was, by far, the best part of being stuck on that ship. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
I sailed on the Majesty of the Seas in December 2018 on the 5 Day Havana Overnight Cruise - and what a disappointment it was. I was so excited about my trip which ended up to be a cruise of sailing up and down the coast of the Florida - ... Read More
I sailed on the Majesty of the Seas in December 2018 on the 5 Day Havana Overnight Cruise - and what a disappointment it was. I was so excited about my trip which ended up to be a cruise of sailing up and down the coast of the Florida - so glad a paid for that. While I realize that weather is not anyone's fault but and the safety of the passengers and crew are important, and a change was needed but don't not compensate for getting what you paid for. I paid for two days in Havana and didn't even get one and then just sailed up and down the coast of Florida. I could have booked a beach vacation if that is what I wanted. I could go on and on about the mess this cruise was - I booked an excursion in Havana that was supposed to 9 hours and was only about 8 hours with no explanation as to why. In addition to this there were so many other issues - we left the Port late by about 2 1/2 hrs, with no explanation, and when I reached out to Royal Caribbean about all the issues I find out it was due to the fact that they were loading water onto the ship - don't you think this should be done prior. Not to mention that the rooms on on the small side, we were only two people and were tight in there ( only one person was able to get dressed at a time) I can only imagine if there were more than two people in the room. The ports of call were Key West and Havana and yet we spent most of the time at sea - while sea days are nice on cruises to such close locations all the time at sea is not necessary, While stuck on the ship sailing up and down the coast of Florida, the stench on some the decks was absolutely discussing and with no explanation as to why. In addition some of the lower decks were flooding - which probably caused the stench. The only positive was the crew on the ship ( wait staff, cruise director and entertainment staff) were nice as could be and tried their best.. Even with this the Headliner shows were not the best - two comedians who were not even funny, one was even outright rude and disgusting and one who would not have been funny had it not been for the passenger that was chosen to help out with his act. After all this when I reached out to Royal Caribbean it took almost 2 weeks for someone to get back to me and then they were nasty as anything, Should I ever go on another cruise I will think twice before sailing with Royal Caribbean, Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
My spouse and I are second-time cruisers, our first being a California Coastal cruise on the Grand Princess. We chose this cruise due to the scheduled overnight in Havana. Without that attraction, we would never have considered cruising ... Read More
My spouse and I are second-time cruisers, our first being a California Coastal cruise on the Grand Princess. We chose this cruise due to the scheduled overnight in Havana. Without that attraction, we would never have considered cruising on Majesty of the Seas at the price point offered. Nevertheless, we're glad we went. Majesty is among the oldest of Royal Caribbean’s active fleet of over two dozen ships, and among the smallest. As I’d read negative reviews of this ship on Cruise Critic and other sites, I did not have high expectations. But I was pleasantly surprised by several aspects of life on an older, smaller ship. First, the crew to passenger ratio allows for more personalized service. The ship’s tour we took on our second day made clear that even small ships require constant care and meticulous planning. Our room attendant, Herman from Nicaragua, made sure our small cabin (7546, with an ocean view) was kept clean and orderly. At dinner each night, we had the same waiter and assistant, Cany from India and Shandy from the Philippines, in the Starlight dining room. The food there was never less than very good and at times excellent, if a bit mainstream. Each course was delivered with optimal timing – we were neither left waiting nor feeling rushed. The Windjammer buffet was about what one would expect of a mid-level buffet restaurant. We only used it for quick breakfasts and our initial meal after boarding. Again, the attentiveness of the service will win over all but the most jaded. There are a few more options for the hungry: Sorrento’s offers nearly round the clock pizza of middling quality; Compass Deli has Continental breakfast, lunch sandwiches (including about the best egg-salad sandwich I’ve ever eaten) and light desserts; and Johnny Rockets – a 1950s-style burger joint which costs extra. I would not recommend the latter - the burgers are fine but the fries mediocre, not worth the extra cost. Our major complaint is about the ship's internet - it's highly throttled and we were unable to load the web-cam where our dog was being boarded, either on our phones or the ship's computer nook. The desktops there are older with badly out of date internet browsers. In the end, I thought of Majesty as akin to an old pair of leather shoes: a bit scuffed, maybe resoled a few times, but familiar, and comfortable to walk in for miles. We chose to hoof it on our own in Key West, making a stop at the Little White House before some drinking and dining. After we re-boarded, the captain announced that - due to an approaching storm - our scheduled overnight in Havana was being cut short - instead of Thursday 8:00am - Friday 1:00pm, we would be leaving shortly after midnight. Subsequently, the stopover was further reduced and we wound up leading at 6:00pm Thursday. Fortunately, we had chosen the morning Old Havana Sightseeing Tour. That morning, we made our way to the theatre, then waited at least a half-hour before we departed the ship. The lines at Sierra Maestra terminal moved at a reasonable pace, the border agent stamped my passport, took my photo, and welcomed me to Cuba. Then it was more waiting until we boarded our tour bus and met our guide, Daily (pronounced DYE-lee). She was very knowledgeable as she guided us to the Cristo de la Habana statue, La Cabaña fortress, Colon Cemetery, San Jose market (where the vendors can haggle like born capitalists), and the Plaza de la Revolución. Although by now the official tour was complete, Daily offered to extend it, and those of us who opted to stay on were driven to La Moneda Cubana – one of the private restaurants that have sprung up in Cuba in recent years. Meals there run about $20 per person, and we enjoyed about the best meal we’ve ever had at that price point. To top things off, we were even treated to live music. My overall impression of Havana was that of a city which has definitely seen better days, but that’s on the mend (new construction and refurbishment of existing structures were happening all around). The infrastructure was not as bad as we’d been told, and some of the roads are in better shape than their Ohio counterparts. The most disappointing site was the constant presence of litter, and I saw several people – not tourists – tossing wrappers to the ground. Nonetheless, the Cubans we encountered were nice to each other and to newcomers alike. We plan to return. Although I regretted we would not be staying overnight, weather events are unavoidable and the crew really rose to the occasion during our full day at sea Friday. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Having done RCI for several cruises prior, my spouse and I chose Majesty for its itenerary to Cuba. 4 night, Havana and Nassau stops. Long review, so here’s the summary: Overall, Majesty had a wonderful crew that made it feel like ... Read More
Having done RCI for several cruises prior, my spouse and I chose Majesty for its itenerary to Cuba. 4 night, Havana and Nassau stops. Long review, so here’s the summary: Overall, Majesty had a wonderful crew that made it feel like their goal was to make your cruise a happy one. Getting on and off the ship was super easy, and I appreciated the cruise director’s helpful and honest explanations of Cuba. Take Majesty if itenerary and service are important to you. Don’t if older cabins and a smaller ship with less amenities will turn you off. Pros: Excellent service Tasty and plentiful casual dining Lots of activities Smaller, easily navigable ship Efficient embarkation/debarkation Cons: Outdated inside cabins Waiting for hot tub space As others will note, the ship is older. I did not see it prior to renovations, but what they did seemed to update most of th ship. The Windjammer had plenty for us as vegetarians. We liked it so much we only did formal dining once, though part of that was because we felt the vegetarian options were very limited there (seasonal fruit medley two nights as an app, really?). I have to give it to whoever was cooking the Indian food. It was perfectly spiced, and I was able to have Chana masala for breakfast! A vegan meal was possible in the Windjammer, but of course variety will be limited. They did have a full selection of non dairy milk on request. When we weren’t eating (which was often), we were lounging by the pool, at the casino, or taking in some of the scheduled entertainment. As a small ship, expect a packed pool area and spa area. We didn’t have any problem getting chairs at he pool, but sometimes it was a few minutes before we got into a hot tub. Our comedian, Dean Austin, was great, and really interacted with the crowd. The casino was fun, but it had the worst odds I’ve ever seen. Single odds on craps and 26 (or was it 25?) on a straight up Roulette number is abysmal. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I gambled on a cruise so this may be standard. Yes, it’s just another form of entraintainment and I consider the money already lost, but the house doesn’t need that much of an advantage. But, we took this cruise for the itenerary and ports. Getting on and off the ship was easy, and Cuban customs and immigration was surprisingly fast. This is the advantage of the smaller ship. We generally don’t do ship excursions and opt for cheaper and often better third party experiences, but the selection onboard seemed fair. Thankfully, there are really excellent third party excursions in Cuba and Nassau. Overall we really enjoyed our time in port and on the ship, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Majesty for a Cuba trip. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
My first time on Majesty was one of my early cruises (this was #12) and over a decade ago! This was my first ever SOLO cruise. so I thought a smaller ship would be a better choice. While some aspects of smaller WERE preferable (fewer ... Read More
My first time on Majesty was one of my early cruises (this was #12) and over a decade ago! This was my first ever SOLO cruise. so I thought a smaller ship would be a better choice. While some aspects of smaller WERE preferable (fewer people, got to know the crew better), the lack of major amenities (Solarium, Promenade, better hot tubs, etc) was a big downer. Add to that the ship is showing its age (I heard it was heading for some "cosmetic surgery" in Jan) made it an overall "Miss". That said, the service and food were up to the usual high standards. The shows are one of my fave parts of sailing, and while the talent was all there, the smaller theatre with FAR less "tech" features was a disappointment, especially after experiencing Freedom, Quantum and Oasis class ships.The result: It's go BIG or don't go for me from here on out! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
My room was smelly and had a lot of problems The toilet stopped working three out of the six nights and the shower gurgled as water came up that smelled like rotten eggs The ship was old and at night while we laid in bed creaked ... Read More
My room was smelly and had a lot of problems The toilet stopped working three out of the six nights and the shower gurgled as water came up that smelled like rotten eggs The ship was old and at night while we laid in bed creaked all the time There was only one pool on deck 11 which inconveniently was right next to the kids water park The drinks were severely overpriced and hardly any alcohol in them if you’re going to charge 1250 for a piña colada you should have a little rum in it oh let’s not forget the three dollar service charge so excuse me $15 for a piña colada and there’s no alcohol in it In my opinion this ship should be retired as it is old smelly rusted out and is in dire need of some rest As far as the drinks are concerned you really need to reevaluate your prices and your pours Read Less
7 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 ... 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
6 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 ... 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
1 Helpful Vote
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 ... 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
2 Helpful Votes
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
The price was very for our first cruise but it sure did leave a bad taste in our mouth for cruising. The food in the main dining room was awful the buffet was so so the entertainment was underwhelming the pool was small 2 of the hot tubs ... Read More
The price was very for our first cruise but it sure did leave a bad taste in our mouth for cruising. The food in the main dining room was awful the buffet was so so the entertainment was underwhelming the pool was small 2 of the hot tubs were closed for all the days that we were on the ship which left the others overcrowded. The Wi-Fi that was sold on the ship was worthless it never work properly and was entirely a waste of money. I do have to say the rooms were kept relatively clean but the rest of the ship was old and maybe needs to be put to rest. Most of the Associates on the ship for underwhelming they just assumed run you down than anything else. We're certain we won't be traveling Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines again we're going to try celebrity in the fall of 2019 Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Review for Majesty of the Seas I would be classified as a Senior (over 75). My wife and I have been on over 18 cruises on many different cruise lines. This was our third cruise on Majesty of the Seas. We have been on a 3 day, ... Read More
Review for Majesty of the Seas I would be classified as a Senior (over 75). My wife and I have been on over 18 cruises on many different cruise lines. This was our third cruise on Majesty of the Seas. We have been on a 3 day, 4 day and now a 5 day. I chose this ship to try a JR Suite. Although this ship is older and smaller, it was in excellent shape. I don’t know when it was last refurbished, but it must have been recently for it was very clean and crisp looking. The service was excellent from start to finish. From embarkation to debarkation. My wife and I had came in 3 days early and had stayed at her mothers who lives near FLL. We rented an ALAMO rent a car which has a car return near the port. You can rent at airport and return at pier. We dropped the car the car off and took shuttle to ship and the whole process only took 15 minutes. We checked bags and entered terminal. I was walking with a cane and was immediately offered wheelchair assistance which I was very glad to except. I was wheeled thru the check in process and into the Diamond area to wait. We had arrived at terminal about 1115a. At about 1150a an agent came and got me and wheeled me up to the ship. From the lobby of the ship, My wife and I went up to the windjammer café for lunch. I was glad to see they had changed the buffet line to the food “Kiosks” like they have on the newer ships. It was quick and easy to make your choices and get your food. The selection was extensive and lots of choices from heavy to lite. We went to the cabin when the announcement was made the they were available. The cabin was all made up and set up just the way we had requested. Our baggage arrived about 300p and we had time to unpack before muster. There was more storage space than we needed for a 5day cruise. Plenty of draws and hanger space. I tend to overpack but there was an abundance of space. This was also our first Jr Suite. Our cabin steward RUEL visited us and noted our special instructions which he provided throughout the cruise. The room was clean and he made us some fantastic towel animals. After muster, we went to the Schooner Bar to have our first drink on the cruise. Our waiter was Ganashe. I ordered a mudslide and the rest of the cruise he called me by name when I came in and remembered what I drank. He also gave excellent service. We had late seating in the Main Dinning Room and were joined by another couple. We hit it off and became good friends by end of cruise. Our waiter was Neil and his assistant was Erwin and they gave us excellent service each and every night. The menu was changed every night but some of the favorites were there every night. I had escargot and shrimp cocktail every night. Steak was also on menu each night. Most nights I chose to entrees. I thought the food was very well presented and quite good. Our tablemates and us did not make it to any of the shows in the theater because we had a leisurely dinner including coffee at the end. We really enjoyed PEDRO in the Schooner Bar each night. My wife is a huge John Denver fan and he could really play and sing just like John Denver and when you closed your eyes you thought John was really there. He also could play classical guitar. He was well worth the price of a cruise. With the casino and other venues around the ship we were very satisfied with the ship. Yes, the Majesty of the Seas was older and smaller but a very good change from the newer and bigger ships. It would be a very good cruise for the first time cruiser. Overall the cruise was perfect and we loved the Majesty staff and crew. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
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! Two ... 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
2 Helpful Votes
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 attendant ... 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
2 Helpful Votes
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 root ... 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
1 Helpful Vote
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 the ... 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
Sail Date: November 2018
This was an anniversary cruise that encompassed Cuba as the highlight. The reason we chose this itinerary was for the opportunity to visit Havana, Cuba. Havana did not disappoint. We did a private "third party" tour with Blexie ... Read More
This was an anniversary cruise that encompassed Cuba as the highlight. The reason we chose this itinerary was for the opportunity to visit Havana, Cuba. Havana did not disappoint. We did a private "third party" tour with Blexie Tours. We actually had Blexie himself provide the tour with Lou as the driver. Blexie was great. He answered every question we had in regards to Cuba, politics, living conditions, etc. He was very thorough and forthcoming about all things Havana and Cuba. We had no problems with the visa or going through customs in Havana. The ship itself was fine. We have sailed on Majesty before (8 or 9 years ago). We have no problems with how she has held up over time. The food in the main dining room and the Windjammer was good, the spa services my wife used were great, the various trivia shows, karaoke, and disco were all entertaining. Embarkation was very quick (about 20 minutes) and we had access to our cabin at 1pm. Disembarkation took longer with more lines (almost an hour), but overall not a problem. If you want to see Cuba, I would recommend this ship and itinerary. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
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
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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