9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
I chose this cruise on Majesty of Seas over the Disney Dream because the total price for Majesty was less than the price for one person in the lowest category of interior cabin on the Dream. I have cruised on the Disney Dream and knew ... Read More
I chose this cruise on Majesty of Seas over the Disney Dream because the total price for Majesty was less than the price for one person in the lowest category of interior cabin on the Dream. I have cruised on the Disney Dream and knew what I was missing, but wanted an inexpensive getaway over President’s Day weekend. Having said that, I went in to this experience with very low expectations, knowing Majesty was a very old ship with mixed reviews. I’m a frequent cruiser, but really don’t have any brand loyalty. I have cruised the most on Carnival. We flew in to MCO Thursday night and stayed at LaQuinta near the airport. It had a free shuttle and was relatively cheap. I probably would not stay at this hotel again, but it served its purpose for a night of sleep. I booked Cortrans shuttle and they were prompt in picking us up at the hotel at 10:15. I have used them several times in the past and will continue using them. We got to Port Canaveral around 11:15 and there were no lines to check in. They were selling drink packages in the terminal before you got on the ship, which I found interesting. We were on the ship by 11:30 and we headed to Windjammer to eat lunch. I found the buffet more plentiful then Carnival’s, however the poolside food on Royal is nonexistent, which is a major negative for me (we spend most of our time poolside). The single ice cream machine by the pool bar was not open 24 hours and was broken or shut off at various times. My only purchase for the weekend was an overpriced beer ($7.25 after my lame platinum discount) and the Freestyle Coke cup. There were plenty of people who took advantage of the drink package, and I found this short 3-day cruise comparable to the 3-day cruises I have taken on Carnival. There were a lot of intoxicated people and always very long lines at the bars. I don’t have a problem with this at all, and did not really witness any unruly behavior, except the usual 2-3AM drunks running down the halls. We travelled with a child, so we were not interested in making this a “booze cruise.” The pools were freezing cold unfortunately, but the hot tubs we went in were functional and I thought it was nice that there was a kid’s area/small slide on the pool deck. My child is 6, so he thought it was babyish, but there were plenty of kids who were playing on it. They also had a small area for kids in diapers. I did not like how all the deck chairs were lashed together with a thick rope-there was barely enough room to squeeze between two chairs to sit down and you could not position the chairs for optimal sunning. My son loved the rock wall, and we spent most of the available climbing times out in that area. The rock wall staff was great. I do wish there was mini golf, but oh well. I don’t gamble, so I can’t comment on the casino. There were only two Freestyle Coke machines that I found on deck 12 near Sorrento’s. I did ask if there were others, but was told no. It would have been nice if there was one located near the coffee shop on deck 7. I found the pizza at Sorrento’s barely edible, but was a step up from the garbage they served on Oasis and Allure (don’t know how this is possible). This pizza is clearly frozen, while the pizza on Carnival is fresh-baked in a pizza oven before your eyes, and is quite delicious. The grilled items at Windjammer were quite horrendous, which is a clear tactic to steer you towards Johnny Rocket’s $$$. I dared to try a buffet hamburger and I had to spit out the one bite I took-it was worse than high school cafeteria food. I noticed at the dinner buffet they did not serve French fries or typical grilled fare, again, to steer you to spend money at Johnny Rocket’s. I did enjoy the salad bar at Windjammer and the carved meats were good. The staff at Windjammer was great and was always offering to get you a drink. I did find a strange mildew aroma present at both the dining room and Windjammer which was somewhat concerning. The stairs in Windjammer leading to deck 12 were particularly smelly and had an abundance of staining and crumbs ground into the carpet at all times. I do wish the Compass Deli had longer opening hours. We ordered room service for dessert each night and found the service prompt and the desserts tasty (better than what was served at the buffet). Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of this cruise was our stateroom. As I stated before, I went into this experience knowing the cabins were very small-in fact I viewed many pictures of cabins online to prepare myself. Upon entering our inside stateroom on deck 2 (remember, I wanted an inexpensive trip, so we booked the cheapest cabin), I found it to be badly worn and absolutely filthy. There were red stains on the carpet, crumbs, a bobby pin in the main walkway of the cabin, and dust everywhere. The bathroom had mold and rust present everywhere. I get that the cabin stewards can’t get rid of rust and worn fixtures, but they should at least vacuum the carpets? I dropped something on the floor and when I bent down to retrieve it, I came face to face with a filthy and dust/dirt encrusted vent. I was horrified. The last night when my son was showering, I noticed water flooding the bathroom. I went in to clean it up and encountered a massive flood of dirty water flecked with rust, hair, and blobs of dirt/dust. I felt like vomiting. I was glad to be leaving this filthy stateroom in the morning. The sound proofing in the cabins was nonexistent-you could hear the TV/music, and people talking in the rooms next to you (we did NOT have a connecting cabin). I don’t know if more expensive cabins would be this filthy and in such poor repair, but our cabin definitely needs to be gutted. I did not smell any sewage smells on deck 2 that I have read about. Our cabin steward was a nice guy, but terrible cleaner? This cruise was the sailing directly after the life jacket debacle that grounded the Majesty at Port Canaveral for a day. Curious to inspect the life jacket in my cabin, it was definitely not new, and looked quite faded and worn – I’m assuming the Coast Guard had an issue with the jackets stored on the open decks and not the ones in the cabins. My son enjoyed the few hours he spent in Adventure Ocean. Royal runs top notch kids' programs. He loved the kid's club on Oasis and Allure, as well. Regarding ports, we stayed on the ship in Nassau and enjoyed Coco Cay. It was a perfect day there and the island is absolutely gorgeous! The island BBQ lunch provided was very good. It’s too bad the bookings for summer 2018 were not available; otherwise I would have put a deposit down on a future sailing. Debarking the ship on Monday morning was pretty painless-we took our own luggage off the ship and easily found out Cortrans shuttle back to MCO. In conclusion, I probably would not choose Majesty again as we prefer newer ships with more amenities. The filthy stateroom was a major negative. Luckily we did not get sick from breathing in the mold and dirt that was present in this room. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
We wanted a quick trip for the fam with our teenage kids for president's weekend. We chose this cruise because of the convenience and price. I always go for RCCL over Carnival or NCL. I have been on about 4 other RCCL cruises. ... Read More
We wanted a quick trip for the fam with our teenage kids for president's weekend. We chose this cruise because of the convenience and price. I always go for RCCL over Carnival or NCL. I have been on about 4 other RCCL cruises. Majesty was the most run down ship i've ever seen on RCCL- much worse shape that Enchantment. I really wouldn't go on her again. Our rooms were so small- so cramped- our toilet wouldn't flush the last night. Bed not super comfortable. Sewage smell in the hallways. Every surface on the ship looks like it needs a facelift, the carpet on all the stairs is very worn, lots of rust in the windows- cracks in the surfaces- just looks so old. Food in main dining room not great the first night- the last night it was a little better. Food in the Windjammer was decent. Breakfast was actually very good. Couldn't get enough pizza at Sorrento's (be careful if you are on a diet) Hot tubs were always too crowded and not warm enough and the jets were barely working. I try to stay away from all the upselling of food and drink on RCCL- that is one thing that bothers me so much. Some positives: The staff on board every RCCL is always wonderful, and helpful. Our stateroom attendants were great! The comedian on board was actually really great!! The headliner "juggler" though was kinda boring. I didn't really attend any other shows. The ports were very nice. Nassau we did The Segway tour at Blue Lagoon was great, but just way too short! and since we get in so late- you don't have time after to really enjoy your time there. Love Coco Cay- beautiful day there! I think the lunch buffet there is great! So to sum it up, I would definitely go on RCCL again, but would not be on the Majesty. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
So this was our first experience on a cruise ship. Went with Royal Caribbean because we were told one on the best ... Ha! We were stuck in Port for over a day!! The issue was never really stated by the company. They said it was our life ... Read More
So this was our first experience on a cruise ship. Went with Royal Caribbean because we were told one on the best ... Ha! We were stuck in Port for over a day!! The issue was never really stated by the company. They said it was our life jackets were out of date from 1991!! News stories said over 50+ safety violations. Who Knows!! Basically laziness on the part of Royal Caribbean to keep the ship up to codes. Next, we arrived in Nassau at 1:00Pm a half day late so we essentially only had 5 hours in port because everything shuts down at 6PM. The next day we couldn't go to the island of Coco Cay because of bad weather. Really!! Could they not have kept up in Nassau and given us another day there?? No, we rocked back and forth for over 5 hours hover around the island before he finally announced we were headed back to Florida. After all this we were refunded 25% ... Wahoo!! Less than $200 is what that translates. Only Positives: Staff is amazing. Activities are fun. Interior of ship was in good shape and clean. Many good Gluten-free options in dining room. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
I booked this cruise the last minute as a Valentine's gift for my lovely spouse! Getting on the ship was very smooth with great efficiency. It took us approximately 45-50 minutes from the time we parked in the covered garage to ... Read More
I booked this cruise the last minute as a Valentine's gift for my lovely spouse! Getting on the ship was very smooth with great efficiency. It took us approximately 45-50 minutes from the time we parked in the covered garage to receiving our Sea pass card to getting on the ship! Once onboard, we made our way to the Windjammer (which is very small a compared to other RC ships). The food was pretty good in the Windjammer. The man dining was excellent! We have cruised a great deal and our waiter, NEFTALI and AMALIA were the BEST in the business!!!! They were very professional, happy and brought a great deal of energy to our table.....very special people! The WORST experience of our cruise was the extra day we spent in the port due to safety issues with the Life Jackets. This embarrassing fiasco was all on the news! As a result of the Ship Captain's negligence, we lost a day of cruising and NEVER got the opportunity to enjoy Coco Cay. The Captain's communication was unacceptable and he NEVER showed his face! No pictures with the Captain, no formal introduction.....NOTHING!!!! There were 100s of first time cruisers and as a RC loyalist, I tried very hard to assure the this issue was an anomaly. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2017
My husband and I were on our Honeymoon vacation. We had driven over 13 hours to arrive in Port Canaveral the night before embarking. We got on the ship with no issues, attended our Muster drill at 3:30 PM and received word from the Captain ... Read More
My husband and I were on our Honeymoon vacation. We had driven over 13 hours to arrive in Port Canaveral the night before embarking. We got on the ship with no issues, attended our Muster drill at 3:30 PM and received word from the Captain via intercom that we were still scheduled to leave on time at 4:00 PM. Approximately 5:00 PM or so we received another message from the Captain via intercom stating they were working with the US Coast Guard and that our embarkation had been delayed due to some life jacket safety concerns and we would be updated as soon as possible. It was almost 2 hours later while sitting at dinner that we heard another announcement from the Captain stating we would now not be leaving port AT ALL due to having to replace the outside life jackets. We were told they were expecting to get them in the morning and would have further updates on the itinerary then. Mind you, the next morning we were supposed to be at port in Cococay, Bahamas where my husband & I had an all day shore excursion pre-booked. We proceeded to stand in the ever growing Guest Relations line to attempt to get further information on the situation. We were told that we wouldn't be leaving until 4:00 PM the next afternoon and if we wished to leave the boat for the night, we would have to be back by 2:00 PM. However what they didn't tell people is that if you were parked in the parking garage, your vehicle was locked in with no way of getting it out until the next morning. In the meantime on the ship, the Casino and shops could not open since we had not left port. That left the remainder of the ship extremely crowded since there was nowhere else to go or things to do. The next morning came and went with little to no updates, other than seeing the story on National news with far more information than we received from the Captain. All we heard from the Captain during this day was that we were "excpecting" to leave later on today... no real time or itinerary updates as promised the night before. 4:00 PM came and went and we still were not moving. Eventually around 5:00 PM we were finally headed out of port. The only plus was that this was Valentine's Day, they decorated the ship very nicely and had roses for all the women at dinner. ONLY PLUS, The Captain then informed us we were no longer going to Cococay, and that we would be headed straight for our 2nd port which was Nassau, Bahamas. He then told us we would not be arriving there until around noon the next day instead of our intended 8-9:00 AM from the itinerary. This now affected the 2nd set of shore excursions my husband and many others had. Although we were assured we would still get all of the same time at port as promised, they did not seem to understand that when you have a beach day schedule for 9:30 AM-2:00 PM, that is much different than having a beach day from noon-5:00 PM as the sun is setting and everything is cooler, missing the entire point of having a beach day! Even after all that, we still did not get docked, cleared, and off the boat until nearly 12:45 PM the next day. We were not set off on the ferry to reach our shore excursion until 1:15 PM and thus only had 3 hours of time on the actual beach for our scheduled 5 hour excursion. We were offered zero compensation for this. They attempted to make up for missing the morning at the port by saying that we were going to stay at Nassau until midnight. However most everything on the island was closed after we had our dinner at 6:00 PM and had another 6 hours of wasted time sitting on a giant floating bobber. We were given conflicting information by 3 different people about what would be happening on day 4 of our cruise. It was originally going to be an "at sea" day which was fine seeing as the weather in the Bahamas was supposed to be horrible. Then we were told the Captain was going to try and take us to Cococay on that day to make up for the day we missed that port. So, we docked outside of the port, where we were getting slammed with heavy winds and large waves that literally vibrated the entire cabin for 5 whole hours until he finally decided we could not send tenders to the island. It then turned into the expected "at sea" day as we proceeded back to Port Canaveral having only gotten a few hours at 1 port on our 4 nights, 5 day cruise. Now, you would think Royal Caribbean being a reputable corporation would take that into consideration and offer a generous compensation. Had you gotten off the boat on day 2 before leaving port, they offered a full refund. This was not feasible for us since we had driven an entire day to make it there. They also told us we would not receive a refund for 2-3 weeks. That made it impossible to try to salvage a Honeymoon vacation had we left the ship. Royal Caribbean only offered us a 25% off original booking price onboard credit for all of this trouble. Along with 25% off a future cruise. As if we would ever want to cruise with them again after the way we were treated. Upon returning to port, we made a phone call to the Corporate office. The guest relations desk was handing out their number since they basically blamed the lack of compensation on them and would not offer any other suggestions. When I spoke to the corporate office, informed them this was our Honeymoon, she seemed more concerned and put me on hold as if to review something or find a better way to make up for the ruined cruise/Honeymoon. She came back on the line stating there was nothing else they could offer since they had to stay consistent on what everyone was given. All she kept telling me was that Royal Caribbean is a reputable company and this was an isolated incident. While that may be true, it was an incident that was totally preventable. The safety violations were easily things that could have been completed prior to the day we were supposed to set sail. If you are looking to take a cruise to celebrate a special event or your Honeymood, DO NOT choose Royal Caribbean, as it is obvious they do not care at all when it gets ruined. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
My wife and I and two other couples decided to take a short cruise to escape the winter. The start of the day went well. We boarded the ship with ease and enjoyed the sunny afternoon. As the 4 pm departure time passed we all started to ... Read More
My wife and I and two other couples decided to take a short cruise to escape the winter. The start of the day went well. We boarded the ship with ease and enjoyed the sunny afternoon. As the 4 pm departure time passed we all started to wonder what time we would be leaving port. Thats when the Captain announced that we were delayed as the Coast Guard was conducting an inspection. a few hours later the Captain annonced that the Ship had failed the inspection due to faulty life vests, and we would be stuck in port for 24 hrs, 25 hours later new life vest were put in place and we were off. Our Cabin was an ocean view but on deck 2 so all night you heard the waves hitting the side of the ship. Much louder then one would think. We were suppose to be in Cocoa Kay on Tuesday (beautiful day) but didn't leave until 5 that afternoon. so we headed straight for Nassau. We arrived on Wednesday at 12 noon. and enjoyed an afternoon in port. at 1130 pm we headed to Cocoa Kay but of coarse when we arrived Thursday the waves were so high we could not get off the ship. so we headed back to port. The Staff and food were amazing and that is the only thing that made this trip. Shame on Royal Caribbean for failing a safety inspection. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
I went with 12 other ladies for a fun, quick getaway. We drove down the night before and stayed at the Country Inn which also provides parking and shuttle. We arrived at the cruise terminal a little after 10:30 and check in was a breeze. ... Read More
I went with 12 other ladies for a fun, quick getaway. We drove down the night before and stayed at the Country Inn which also provides parking and shuttle. We arrived at the cruise terminal a little after 10:30 and check in was a breeze. It took very little time. We liked it that it was easy to find your way around the ship and you didn't have to walk very far. The cabins are small but the staff was friendly and attentive. Everyone raved about the food both in the main dining room and in the Windjammer. I am Diamond level and they have some lovely perks including a free Happy Hour in the Viking Sky Lounge plus 3 drinks loaded on your SeaPass card that can be redeemed at any bar from 5 to 8:30 each day. Our favorite place to hang out was in the Schooner Bar, The pianist was really good and lots of fun! New rule on RCL - you can't take a power strip so find a multi-plug outlet to use if you need to have more than 2 items plugged in at one time. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We have sailed with RCL 26 times,this was our 5th trip on the Majesty.We have sailed on the Oasis which has its own charm despite her size and large capacity.. The Majesty has her own very unique charm. Yes the cabins are small yet we ... Read More
We have sailed with RCL 26 times,this was our 5th trip on the Majesty.We have sailed on the Oasis which has its own charm despite her size and large capacity.. The Majesty has her own very unique charm. Yes the cabins are small yet we were very comfortable in the time we spent in the room. Our cabin attendant Roy always met us with a smile and filled any request we might have. This same sense of service to the passengers extends to all cfrew members that you meet. I believe the Captain sets the tone and it filters to evefy crew member.. We had all our dinners in the MDR and teh food was outstanding . Quick service bu our waiter and assisitant was flawless.Th emeals were delivered a swe ordered and the wait staff always letting us know that if there was anything else they could do for us The shows inthe theater wwere very entertaing with the singers and dancers giving it their all.. In summation RCLyou have done a great job in providing so many different cruising venues all of which make for a great vacation Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
We had an opportunity to jump on this cruise on short notice. We were in Orlando taking care of family, had extra time to vacation and wanted to try cruising- just a 4 day-M-F available. This was a perfect first cruise. The time of year ... Read More
We had an opportunity to jump on this cruise on short notice. We were in Orlando taking care of family, had extra time to vacation and wanted to try cruising- just a 4 day-M-F available. This was a perfect first cruise. The time of year was good for us as it wasn't spring break or summer so not overrun w/ teens/kids ( not that we don't like them). It was not too big of a boat so we were able to navigate the different areas and learn quickly where everything was. We didn't chose for destinations we chose to have a cruise ship experience and availability. The pros: the main buffet was wonderful food. We loved the comedian. The state room was great- 9020- ocean view. Bigger than we expected. The room steward was very attentive. We were told it was exceptionally calm seas- but we aren't' sea sick prone anyway. Another plus to Royal Caribbean - my husband vapes so the options for where to vape were plenty- 2 decks starboard - 7&11. we didn't know ahead of time that RC is friendlier to smokers We loved the movie, the comedian- Kivi- was so funny. Piano bar, games, We enjoyed the activities. I participated in many. We laughed and forgot about the world, the news and social media- it was nice to really relax and unplug. Also they have hand sanitizer stations everywhere and encourage you to use. That was great. The cons: The main dining was a disappointment. We are not dress up people and the food was just ok. The variety and options weren't enough to keep us there more than one night. Had to send food back twice - under cooked and overcooked. Felt the staff was too cutesy repeatedly ( "yummy for your tummy"). The spa was in a great location but it is pushy to sell product and other than a couple morning classes - some you have to pay for- very limited. The hot tub was taken over many times by groups/families for long periods and even with 4 hot tubs you would be lucky to get in except for late at night or very early. And it was never very hot-especially in the cold winds of night. Cococay was disappointing- food not great and cold water and low tide, windy- so not good for water activities. Glad we didn't book trip ahead of time. And you don't have too as everything is available there. Didn't know there was a shuttle to south beach till we were ready to leave. Would have used that. Nassau - well it is Nassau. We booked a tour through Trip Advisor- cheaper than onboard ship and we were very happy with it. It was warmer and we would have like to go to one of the beaches but dint have enough time as we lost one of our cruise cards and had to return to boat and work it out. And they are used to that. We didn't know - we were worried. Staff getting on and off are happy and not difficult. We chose to carry bags off ship when deporting - but I will take less stuff and clothes next time. Will take a water bottle or case of water as I didnt drink enough. My husband lost his Coke cup they give you the first day by the pool and if you dont have it you cant get anything but a 8 oz glass from bar. The coke machine at Sorrento's doesn't work without the cup- and the pizza was bland. Overall we would cruise again with Royal Caribbean and we like The Majesty of the Seas ship. We learned the ropes. This board was very helpful for us in preparing. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
I had a very enjoyable 4 days on board the Majesty. What impressed me most was the service. I did not run into one single grumpy or half-hearted worker the entire cruise. Every one on board seemed truly happy to be there, they acted ... Read More
I had a very enjoyable 4 days on board the Majesty. What impressed me most was the service. I did not run into one single grumpy or half-hearted worker the entire cruise. Every one on board seemed truly happy to be there, they acted like they really enjoyed their job. That impressed me the most. The only employee I met who did not strike me as very friendly was the guy who supposedly helps you with your Wi-Fi issues. What a grump! I'm glad I only had to deal with him once. He needs a new job working with computers, not with people. His advice was wrong, my friend had to go back and deal with him again. Our room steward was amazing. (Connie) Always smiling, quick to help. I found the mattress to be rather hard, and I woke up hurting. She immediately promised to put extra soft padding on it which she did, and then the next day she made a point of asking me if it had helped, and it really did. The Piano Bar was alive every night with a very good piano man. It was fun, and many were dancing. The shows were ok, but sorry... I'm not into that too much, so I shouldn't judge. The ship overall was very clean, except the outside of my "ocean view" window. Very streaked, needed to be cleaned badly! Otherwise the cabin was very clean, and had sufficient amount of storage for 2 people on a 4-night cruise. The water was nice and hot, and the a/c was nice and cold! The main dining room meals were wonderful! The staff there were so attentive, charming, funny, willing to do anything to make sure you enjoy your meal. The only port was Nassau, which we decided to do a little shopping and no excursion this time. We also went to Coco Cay which had very nice beaches, and plenty of chairs. The food service closed down earlier than we thought it would, so we missed having lunch that day. Overall, it was a great way to just unwind and take a much needed 4 day break. If you want something fancier, more to do on board, a little more size to your stateroom, more shops on board, then pay more and go on a bigger ship. To me, it was just about perfect. The people who work on the Majesty should be highly praised and rewarded, they make this smaller, older ship seem much nicer! I would definitely go again. Many thanks to the great people who work on the Majesty! Read Less
Majesty of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 0.0
Dining 3.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 3.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 2.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 3.0 0.0
Rates 3.0 0.0

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