Sail Date: July 2019
Majesty of the Seas July 13 thru July 17 Room 6045 – Tween Deck We chose the Majesty of the Seas because of the stop in Cuba. Unfortunately, Cuba was cancelled and replaced by Nassau. We did receive half our cruise fare back. ... Read More
Majesty of the Seas July 13 thru July 17 Room 6045 – Tween Deck We chose the Majesty of the Seas because of the stop in Cuba. Unfortunately, Cuba was cancelled and replaced by Nassau. We did receive half our cruise fare back. We flew in the day before and stayed at the Best Western Oceanfront. Great hotel. The ocean is behind the property. So a quick, two block walk and we sat on the beach for a few hours before leaving for the ship. We used LYFT for all our transportation. Only one time did the driver have trouble finding us and that was at the airport. So, we used a cab that had stopped right in front of us. LYFT definitely is less costly. Arriving at the port around 11:15am, we were on board by 1130am. The lines were short going thru security. We walked right up to the check in window. The Windjammer was almost full by the time we got there around noon. We liked the variety in the Windjammer and the desserts were great. When we got to our room around 115pm our luggage was already there. Our room was on Deck 6 (Tween Deck). We chose this location because of easier access to the pool/dining room. This was a quiet deck. Only once during the 4 days did I hear people in the hallway. The room was small but worked for the two of us. Our room stewardess, Ni, did a great job for us. We had requested distilled water and an extension cord for my husband’s CPAP machine. It arrived later that evening. We had any time dining in the Sterling Dining Room. We did eat there 3 of the 4 night. Even had the same waiter 2 of those nights. Service was excellent. Food was wonderful, we ate at a table for 2 all 3 nights. The comedian for the welcome abroad show was excellent. This was the only show we went to. The show rooms are located in the front of the ship. Loved the fact you don’t have to walk thru the casino to get to the show rooms. LIDO Deck was our favorite. We were able to find chairs in a shaded area. The pool areas were crowded. Later in the evening you could actually get in the pools and walk around. The hot tubs weren’t as crowded as I’ve seen. The only thing negative was the big TV on the pool deck so the same thing all day long. Seems they could have found something else to show. We purchased all our excursions thru Royal Caribbean and were well pleased. In Key West, we did the Hop On/Hop Off Trolley and Butterfly Conservatory. We would love to do this again. Really enjoyed this stop in Key West. We did stop and eat at Sloppy Jo’s before getting back on the trolley to go back to the ship. We booked the Blue Lagoon, VIP tour. The ferry type boat takes all of the tours going to Blue Lagoon. The VIP tour gives you a choice of two different adult only beaches. We paid $56 for a cabana (bed type) rental. Lunch buffet was also included in the tour price. There were also waiters to get drinks or anything else you may need. By far, this was our favorite tour. Upon returning to the ship that night we had a late lunch in Johnny Rockets. Service was great here. Debarkation day we took the Everglades Airboat Ride. They dropped us off at the airport at the end. Very interesting tour and a great way to spend the morning. We enjoyed our cruise on the Majesty. It was nice to experience a smaller s Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
My wife and I took this cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an outstanding time. Even though we were initially scheduled to go to Havana, Royal Caribbean rerouted us to Costa Maya and gave us 50% credit for the trip. We did The ... Read More
My wife and I took this cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an outstanding time. Even though we were initially scheduled to go to Havana, Royal Caribbean rerouted us to Costa Maya and gave us 50% credit for the trip. We did The Mayan Ruins excursion there and it was great. In Cozumel, we took the submarine ride. I highly recommenced it. Everyone on the ship was extremely friendly and helped us with any questions we had. The cabin was well taken care of. The food was outstanding. Our 2 Waiters, Kris and Mario did an amazing job. Super friendly and just kept bringing us anything we wanted. Also I think the cruise director, Tornado Tanya and her staff did an outstanding job with entertainment. The process of boarding the ship and also disembarking was extremely easy. I was amazed at how quickly the process went. We will be taking another cruise soon. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Ship is a older ship but public areas were well kept. Some of the best service I have had in the past 3 or 4 cruises. Entertainment was excellent and really enjoyed Key West and Cuba. Dining options were great with great late night ... Read More
Ship is a older ship but public areas were well kept. Some of the best service I have had in the past 3 or 4 cruises. Entertainment was excellent and really enjoyed Key West and Cuba. Dining options were great with great late night snacks. Excellent Diamond Club and Dining staff. The older ships has more personality and the staff are more personable. Cuba was one of the best ports that I have visited. It was very clean and I felt really safe even at night. I loved the overnight option but plan to rest up before hand. We really enjoyed our day tour and also our night tour. Embarkation day was the only bad experience we had. Took us longer to check in than normal with very long lines. It does seem that Royal is using more contract workers at the pier than Royal Staff. All in All we had a excellent trip and would definitely visit Cuba again. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I really didn't know what to expect on this cruise, as the reviews are all over the place, but we had an amazing time. 1. I know it's an older, smaller ship. However, since this was my kids' first cruise, they had ... Read More
I really didn't know what to expect on this cruise, as the reviews are all over the place, but we had an amazing time. 1. I know it's an older, smaller ship. However, since this was my kids' first cruise, they had nothing to compare it to. The kids in our party (3 families, kids ages, 3, 7, 9 and 9) had a blast between the pools and the kids' club. We were all happy to hear the kids beg to go back to "Adventure Ocean" (the kids club). I didn't really have any moments where I looked around the ship and had it feel shabby. 2. The cabin was small. It's a cruise. We never planned on spending a ton of time in the cabin, so we didn't really get upset by that. I recommend poo-pourri if you're sharing a room with 3 other people. Sometimes trying to navigate all 4 people getting ready was rough, but it generally was fine. 3. Our waitstaff in the dining area was super fantastic and accommodating. On the final night when they offered lobster tail, they made it clear that the lobster was small and *wink wink, nudge nudge* you can order 2 meals. 4. Lastly, I feel like this is the most important advice I have - we did NOT use the cruise line for our excursions. And the options we chose were WAY better than anything offered. - In Key West, we did used Fury Cat (https://www.furycat.com), and chose their Ultimate Adventure. The family with the 3 year old didn't do that with us, but for the older kids it was PERFECT. Super fun, completely fit within the time we had on shore, and the experiences and staff were awesome. - In Havana, we used Havana Journeys (https://havanajourneys.com), and they were so above and beyond amazing. They were so communicative while we were setting up the tour from home and gave us everything we needed, including pictures of our guide and driver so we knew who to look for. They are OFAC compliant, which was important for out travel, and Eileen, our guide was so so great-- really knowledgable, smart, timed everything perfectly - if we ever get to go back to Cuba, we will absolutely call them again. We planned this cruise for the sole purpose of going to Cuba, and it was 100% worth it. Even with our large group, everyone had an amazing time. I've seen some bad reviews, but I think every trip is what you make it. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This was the first time I’m this ship. Pro 1. The ship is easy to get around 2. The staff was over the top friendly. 3. The rooms are extremely cozy. 4. Shopping was easy, not like the larger ships as if it were Black ... Read More
This was the first time I’m this ship. Pro 1. The ship is easy to get around 2. The staff was over the top friendly. 3. The rooms are extremely cozy. 4. Shopping was easy, not like the larger ships as if it were Black Friday. 5. The shows were fun, and enjoyable. 6. The ship is clean Con. 1. Smoking in the casino ( yuk yuk) those of us who can not breath due to asthma, or other lung issues can not go into the casino, not only that due to the fact the smoke and smell filters out into the entry wash while going into the schooner bar. It’s nasty PLEASE stop smoking inside the ship. This is a fire hazard, and it stinks. Second hand smoke is not healthy for the staf eather. 2. Coffee has not been consistent some days it’s great, other days it’s been bitter. 3. Diamond purks are not consistent one ship we get unlimited cafe, espresso. This ship nothing, we paid. 4. No fridge in the room. Overall. We love this ship and will come back. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Destination was why we booked the MAJESTY OF THE SEAS. Pricing was why we selected an INSIDE STATEROOM. Experience of ship and destination exceeded our expectations. We selected the 8 hr BEST OF HAVANA, also the 5 hr EASY PANAROMIC TOUR ... Read More
Destination was why we booked the MAJESTY OF THE SEAS. Pricing was why we selected an INSIDE STATEROOM. Experience of ship and destination exceeded our expectations. We selected the 8 hr BEST OF HAVANA, also the 5 hr EASY PANAROMIC TOUR (included lobster lunch w/entertainment, by the sea). 5 hr tour was alot of repeat of the 8 hr tour, with a couple of new stops added. If you want souvenirs, best selection is on the 8hr tour. However, we found the coffee and rum best affordable on the 5 hr tour at the Fort. It is there you get the best view of Havana. You also visit the marble Christ statue. No admission into fort. This is also where you see the man (and his wax figure) who holds the Guinness world record for rolling the longest cigar. We purchased a cup of coffee at this shop. Affordable, but not recommended if you must have weaker coffee and/or with cream. We thought it was delicious. Prior to leaving home, we exchanged US dollars into Euros. Bank did not charge us any fee. Upon disembarkation in Havana, we exchanged those Euros for Pesos (CUC). Small 3% fee. Had we changed US $ into CUC, there would have been a 13% fee. We changed back to Euros, prior to leaving Cuba. Took equivalent of @ 100 Euros and spent about half. I did tip many (bus driver, tour guide, musicians, washroom attendants, & man I saw cleaning the cemetery). I left money in the church donation box. So, you will get the chance to use the CUC. I also took small (hotel-type) toiletries and spread the loot around as washrooms were visited. Always most appreciated. Some offered paper, but BRING YOUR OWN TP. Camera recommended if your cell phone is slower. Lots of storage necessary. Photo ops are many. The CARS! Revolutionary Square. It is endless and exciting. This being said, there are tour opportunities for touring in the classic cars, as well other options. Sun is brutal, so you want your hat and sunscreen. A note about the bus: it was new, comfortable, with seatbelts, and a toilet. A note about condition of city: walkways, as streets, are often uneven and in bad state of disrepair. Wearing good walking shoes and be mindful of where you are walking. We were too exhausted from 8 hr tour to go back out at night, but you could if desired. The VISA fee of $75 is worth it to see this destination. Touring on your own may not be permitted. Rules keep changing in Cuba. Note for Inside Stateroom: separating beds gives you floor space plus a shelf you would otherwise not have. We did get robes, foam pillows, nice toiletries. Everything worked and was clean/comfortable. The Diamond + experience was good. Breakfast in dining room in special area with specialty coffees. Evening was in the Viking Crown. No complaints - view was fantastic. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Cuba was on my bucket list so decided to take this cruise. We had a great time. The ship is in good shape, the room was small but we did not spend much time in it. Small sofa was beautiful, not quite as much storage as larger ships but ... Read More
Cuba was on my bucket list so decided to take this cruise. We had a great time. The ship is in good shape, the room was small but we did not spend much time in it. Small sofa was beautiful, not quite as much storage as larger ships but adequate. Our tour "The Best of Havana", was amazing. We got to see so much in the 7 hour tour. Hemingway's house was great to see, the cemetery was very interesting, and all the old cars were fun to look at. We had a wonderful lobster lunch right on the water at Mr. Crab. Our tour guide was amazing and answered all kinds of questions we had about Cuba and the local life in Havana. We had bad weather on the way to Costa Maya and couldn't dock so the captain made a decision to go on to Cozumel, that was fantastic as we had great weather to spend sunning on board. The food was very good, the staff in the dining room was A No. 1. Our cabin attendant made us towel animals and kept the room in tip top shape. This is an older ship that I cruised in 1998, but it hasn't lost it's luster, we truly enjoyed our five days on the ship. Entertainment was good, the comedian was awesome, the ventriloquist was excellent and the singers and dancers put on a good show. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
our group of six cousins does a weekend cruise every winter. this time, we wanted to stop in havana and chose the majesty and it was fantastic! i found the ship to be in fine condition and the crew was very friendly and accommodating. ... Read More
our group of six cousins does a weekend cruise every winter. this time, we wanted to stop in havana and chose the majesty and it was fantastic! i found the ship to be in fine condition and the crew was very friendly and accommodating. this is my 16th or 17th short cruise and i've been on royal, carnival, celebrity and princess. in other words, this ain't my first time at the rodeo. we had a delay embarking due to the tragic death of a crew member on the way into port. i can't imagine how the crew members who knew this person managed to put on a happy face after such a sudden shock. the muster was mercifully short and well-organized. we had the moonlight dining room and i can't recall the names of the waiter and assistant but they were both right on the ball and very sweet. my sister has celiac disease (gluten allergy) and the staff was very solicitous of her the whole trip. they were very kind to me the time i was too hungover to eat anything but mashed potates :-) the dining room meals were very good and the buffet was good too. i didn't realize the pizza place (sorrento's?) was free until the last night. oh well. the cruise director whose name i've also forgotten was one of the best i've experienced. his second in command was also really fun and charming. kareoke was hilarious. the comedian was surprisingly good too. i usually find them cringeworthy but this guy was actually funny. we listened to a guitar player and a piano player - both excellent. and the band in the show was very good as well. our cabin steward was eugene and he was both adorable and very sympathetic on my hangover day. we re-arranged the cabin a bit. i don't know why cruise lines insist on having extraneous furniture in cabins. we had a good size table that i shoved under the desk. i put the chair between the beds and used it as a luggage rack. we were way up the front of the boat on level 2. it was pretty noisy the first night but it settled down after that. other people from level 2 said they hadn't heard anything so it might have been the location on that floor that was the problem. we had not-so-great weather. so we didn't hang out at the pool. it's on the small side but we only had one day at sea so no big deal. we stopped in havana and nassau. don't believe the hype about going to havana - it could NOT have been easier. both the US and cuban immigration/customs folks glanced at our passports and sent us on our way. we went to junkanoo beach in nassau. not as loud as i remember and great conch fritters. would definitely recommend the ship and the itinerary. 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: 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
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
Sail Date: November 2018
This was a 6-day cruise from Ft Lauderdale that included a 36 hour stop in Havana, Cuba. This was our first time visiting Cuba and it proved to be very interesting and informative. I would highly recommend a cruise with a 2-day visit to ... Read More
This was a 6-day cruise from Ft Lauderdale that included a 36 hour stop in Havana, Cuba. This was our first time visiting Cuba and it proved to be very interesting and informative. I would highly recommend a cruise with a 2-day visit to any of my friends. THE STAFF: Compared to other ships, I felt the staff on the Majesty of the Seas was more attentive and accommodating. According to an officer at our Cruise Critic Meet and Greet, this was a major goal on this ship. Specifically, there were more service staff at pool-side during days at sea allowing for easier and quicker service, there were hardly any lines for dinner and the service was fairly quick, and the buffet area tables were cleaned quickly. The common areas were clean and seemed to be less congested. The lines getting off and on the ship in ports were relatively short and quick. Despite the very basic production shows (no props), the dancers were very precise and energetic and the band and singers were very good. The comedy shows were surprisingly funny and got lots of laughs from the older crowd..The side entertainment throughout the ship was good. The dinner menus had many good choices, making it difficult to choose, including free Caribbean lobster on the last night. Our cute waitress from the Ukraine was entertaining and very efficient. The buffet food was adequate. There was a sandwich bar above the buffet that had good sandwiches. There were many separated buffet serving stations (instead of a few long stations) so it didn’t seem as crowded. There were three separate areas with tables to sit on two levels so we were always able to find a free table. Our morning room service was not on time twice so we simply requested it a half hour earlier the third time. THE PORT: Because this ship was going to Havana, Cuba for 2 days, there were very special Visa and guest certification and documentation requirements. Royal Caribbean did a good job laying out and reminding us of all the requirements before the cruise. To help alleviate our understandable apprehension in visiting Cuba, the cruise director provided a very good and thorough 2-hour presentation in the theater the day before we arrived in Havana. He carefully explained what we could possibly expect on shore and how to deal with the different cultural issues. It helped me a lot but as usual, they over sold the need to use their RC excursions because you really didn't have to. Good news - even though he said it could take up to 90 minutes to go through Cuba Customs, it was a lot shorter, especially if you were independent and did not have to sit around in lounges waiting for everyone to show up.. It seemed that the Cuban authorities were more interested in making sure we didn’t smile when they took our pictures than anything else. After they stamped our passports the first time through, subsequent re-entries over the 2-day stop were quick and simple. RC allowed us to bring back bottles of rum from Cuba without confiscating them. We went on an independent tour of Havana the first day. We were able to get off the ship early at 8 and miss the long lines. We were able to get through customs and still have an hour to walk around before our tour started at 9:30. The Locally Sources Havana Tour only had 12 guests on it and it was quite informative and fun. We could see the renovations being done to some of the buildings in Old Havana. It included lunch on a rooftop and a 1 hr drive around in an old classic car. That evening, we took the very expensive RC excursion to see the Tropicana show because we were overly concerned about our safety at night. We found out from other guests that independent excursions were a lot cheaper (half the cost) and safety was not really a concern, assuming you are careful and choose reputable companies. The second day, because to the distance away from the ship, we took a RC excursion to the UNESCO Las Terrazas Reserve an hour out in the country. It was very nice to see the contrast between the crowded and crumbling city of Havana and the countryside of Cuba. It included a nice lunch with entertainment. Although the tour was scheduled for 9 hours, it only lasted about 7 hours, probably because there were only 12 people on the tour. THE BASICS: Unfortunately, we happened to arrive at the Ft Lauderdale port at 12:30 and the embarkation line was, not surprisingly, quite long. As we were getting on the ship 45 min later, we looked back and there was hardly any line by then, and our rooms were ready.Debarkation was quite organized and pretty much on schedule and fairly easy. We realized that we could not hear general announcement in our hallway. After I called the front desk, it was fixed that day. For some odd reason, this ship does not broadcast announcements about ship clearance at ports and other useful information on the in-room TVs so you had to open the stateroom door to hear them. Cuba Visas cost $75 each. The forms are handed out when you board. Fill them out according to the instructions because replacements also cost $75. Room Gratuities are $14.50 a day pp. Drinks were more expensive this year: about $37 for a bucket of 5 beers including service charge, about $10 to $13 for pool side drinks w/ sc. After a few days, they offered a 10 drink voucher for $88. Converting US $ to Cuban Pesos requires an additional 10% tax on top of the normal 3% conversion charge. Canadian $ and Euros do not have the extra 10% tax. US Credit Cards are not accepted in Cuba. The ATMS on the ship are turned off at midnight before you arrive in Cuba due to regulations. This ship only has one deck with balconies and these cruises sell out fast. We booked late and reluctantly accepted an ocean view. I wasn't so bad on this short trip. The room was good sized and had plenty of drawers. The room itself was not that expensive. Finally, it did not seem that this ship with a capacity of 2700 guests was full. The common areas and theater were not crowded and were were many lounge chairs available on the days at sea. There was a private band related event on board but we did not see any evidence of it except for a few t-shirts. I'm not complaining. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
This was our second time on the Majesty in 5 months sailing to Cuba. We arrived a day early in Ft. Lauderdale as experience says never fly in the day of a cruise. We stayed at the Embassy Suites which is a beautiful full service ... Read More
This was our second time on the Majesty in 5 months sailing to Cuba. We arrived a day early in Ft. Lauderdale as experience says never fly in the day of a cruise. We stayed at the Embassy Suites which is a beautiful full service hotel, walking distance to many restaurants and a shuttle service ($9/each) to the port. We arrived about noon at the Port as we are ones who do not need to be at the ship at the crack of dawn - let the crew clean the ship. All seemed good until entering the terminal. We realized that this was Majesty's first cruise to Cuba out of Ft. Lauderdale, , but this was not their first rodeo! Absolute chaos by port staff. Even with completed Cuba forms in hand, they were passing out another form (RCCL - put this on the check in website), and must have asked 15- 20 times "have you completed the form"? Last "have you completed the form" question got us to the cruise line check in. Signage is not good for for Pinnacle/Suite, Diamond/Diamond Plus. Signs are in the middle of the lines vs. at the entrance. Once finding D+ line, though short, took another hour! Port staff was directing other lines to the D+ and higher check in. We watched as staff checked others in at less than 5 minutes. the 5 working the D+ and upper took 15 -20 minutes - just chatting. All in all it took almost 2 hours to check in. I never want to hear any one complain about Galveston! As it took so long, cabins were accessible as soon as we boarded and, since we were on her in May.June, we knew our way around the ship. Dropped carry ons in cabin, walked forward to take elevator to Windjammer and saw our luggage on cart. Unpacked and off to lunch. Muster was quick and easy. Sail away we were in Diamond lounge for cocktails. Nice and friendly staff. We went to dinner at 8 pm, deck 4 as we had my time. No problem getting table, but was seated at very back of dining room near kitchen doors. We sat there two nights, but changed as neither of us like being ear the kitchen. Service was so-so. Nassua was out first port. Stayed on the ship most of the day. Decided to get off, but not for long. Just can't deal with all the bars, loud music and hawkers selling t-shirts. Have been there many times so didn't miss anything. The whole point of the cruise was to return to Cuba! Sea day was relaxing, beautiful weather and quiet time at the aft loungers. Havana at last! Off the ship around 9am. Easy, no issues - just like June. We had no tours planned, just walk around. We love Havana, the people, food, music and history. We walked, ate, met people, purchased cigars, walked, listened to music, walked! We had drinks at the Engineers Club with a gentleman we met - uniquie and lovely experience, then to the Iberostar Parque Central Hotel to their tobacco shop. Magnificent Hotel worth seeing. Lydia, in the shop, has been there 20 years. So glad we met her. Walked to the Rum museum to make tour reservations for next day; next block was a small local restaurant where we had lunch. Good food, music and service. Back to the ship to clean up, drinks in lounge then off ship for dinner. No real plans, though we had the names of some restaurants. Happened upon Palador Donna Eutemia - lobster 12 CUC! Very nice restaurant with indoor and outdoor eating. Excellent service and food, musicians and singers entertained. The highlight was the young man (14) who sang several songs a capella. We found out he won a local singing competition in Havana. Beautiful voice and personality. Walked ablock or two away to the Patio Amarillo to listen to music - music is all over Havana, Small, local bar with friendly service, good musicians and nice locals. Walked along the Malecon back to ship around midnight. Off the ship ext day for more exploring, rum factory tour, lunch at Cafe de Paris with music and more cigar purchases. Walked to market, but same all over, just tons of stuff. We took a 3 wheeler from the market to Plaza de Armas for 10 CUC to walk around old town again, Overall, we love Havana and plan to return, but by air, for a much longer visit to explore the country. We never had any issues getting off or on the ship and found the immigration staff much friendlier this time. Being polite goes a long way as does a smile. At sail away we stood on deck 9 aft - lots of people on Malecon waving and telling us to return. Ate in Windjammer last night in Havana. Sea day relaxed by pool, cocktails in then early dinner on 4. Sea day was relaxing. We had breakfast each morning for Diamond plus (with exception of first morning in Havana) - excellent service. Overall, the cruise was perfect. Love the Majesty, staff and crew. Francois Chevalier is the hotel manager and does an excellent job. He is out and about meeting people and talking with staff. Would never hesitate to sail Majesty again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
I was so impressed with our time on this cruise ship. The service was impeccable which is amazing considering their intense work schedule, the food was good with lots of variety, and the entertainment and overall vibe was spot on! ... Read More
I was so impressed with our time on this cruise ship. The service was impeccable which is amazing considering their intense work schedule, the food was good with lots of variety, and the entertainment and overall vibe was spot on! Whether you want to do nothing and relax on the quiet deck with the ocean breeze, or partake in various activities with different people, this experience is bound to please. The worst part was the 2-3 hour check in process and I think that's because we were cruising our first time with RC, as those who came long after us, but were frequent cruisers, breezed through quickly. It was a great time and I look forward to cruising again. Big shout out to the cruise director Patricio, activities staff Bernie/Bernard, Jason in housekeeping, and Pratik and Tetiana in the dining room who were all so kind, high energy, and clearly out to help make our and everyone's experience incredible! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
cruise to Cuba with two days and overnight stay. The onboard staff entertainment was okay. The headliners were great. Arrived early sat FLL port and getting on ship was easy. First port Nassau and did not get off the ship. The lounge ... Read More
cruise to Cuba with two days and overnight stay. The onboard staff entertainment was okay. The headliners were great. Arrived early sat FLL port and getting on ship was easy. First port Nassau and did not get off the ship. The lounge chairs around ship were plentiful. Did not use the gym or spa but did tour and the steam room was very small. The food and service in the dining room was surprisingly excellent--some of the best we have had. The ocean view room was a good size and had a refrigerator and great storage space. The two days and night in port in Cuba were awesome. Hired Blexie for tour in old car convertibles for two days and guide Yinela which was the most educational and excellent tour. Did the Tropicana at night and it was energetic and entertaining. Cuba overnight is a must do. They are building more piers so go soon. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
I am a former travel agent,, but we have never cruised, never really wanted to. I have sold many cruises, to include the QE2 on down. I've had the opportunity to guest on many ships while in port. I know the saying goes that ... Read More
I am a former travel agent,, but we have never cruised, never really wanted to. I have sold many cruises, to include the QE2 on down. I've had the opportunity to guest on many ships while in port. I know the saying goes that it's not about the destination, it's the journey. This time for us, Havana WAS the destination. The opportunity to go to Havana lured us in. This was our first cruise on a "big" cruise liner (although Majesty is considered small). The size is comfortable. It was nice, and not overwhelming. We anticipated all sorts of negative experiences, and were pleasantly surprised. Maybe this was beginners luck. We went out of Tampa - check in was smooth as silk. Our visa paperwork for Cuba taken care of easily. Had a comedian of a check in guy at the counter - thanks Larry. Minimal time to board - probably about 20 minutes max. Hubby and I describe ourselves as laid back beach-bum types. We did not eat in the fancy restaurant at 5:30. We did not go to the shows. We were very happy with the offerings at the buffet and the deli. All over the ship, the service was excellent wherever we turned. Our cabin was as we expected. We do recommend two things we saw on Cruise Critic. There are only two plugs and they are loose - bring a power strip for your chargers. Bring a few heavy duty hooks with magnetic backs. We attended the on-board briefing about Havana. They told us about how long the lines would be. They tell you horror stories about going through customs. The next morning while eating breakfast, the cruise director gets on the loudspeaker and says we've been cleared early, so if you hurry up, you dont have to wait to disembark. We breezed through their customs and hit the streets. If you are on the RCCL tours, they will have your areas well organized for you, and easy to find. We organized our own private tour, and it was wonderful. No, you do not need to take an RCCL shore excursion, although they make it seem like it's mandatory to go with them. So much of the information they will give you is very confusing, and I cannot tell you what is really right. The briefing told us two litres of rum. We knew we wanted to bring enough back as gifts for friends, and so we decided to exceed the limit, and if we had to pay tax- so be it. We walked back onto the ship, expecting them to hold our purchases - we had more than the limit. But they just waved us through. I cannot promise that will happen to you, but it just might Same thing while returning through US customs - they just waved us back in through Tampa.. My summary of Majesty - we loved it. It was a pleasant comfortable cruise for us. Sure, she's an old ship, and showing her age here and there. Aren't we all? Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
My Sister-In-Law and I took this cruise because she's never been to Key West and neither of us have ever been to Cuba. This was her first RCCL cruise and my second. We were supposed to go on Empress of the Seas in September 2017 but ... Read More
My Sister-In-Law and I took this cruise because she's never been to Key West and neither of us have ever been to Cuba. This was her first RCCL cruise and my second. We were supposed to go on Empress of the Seas in September 2017 but due to the hurricanes, everything was cancelled. Worked out for the best! We had a great time! It was an easy taxi ride from TPA to the port terminal. We each had a 22" carry on roller bags and checked them in curbside. The line inside the building at 11:30am moved at a decent speed through security and then again while waiting to check in. We got our room/id cards and went directly on the ship. We opted not to get any drink or internet packages as we would be able to use wifi in Key West and then again once we were back in Tampa. Neither one of us are big drinkers. Also, reporting our every move to our friends and family was not a priority to us like it is to other people. We had a $25 credit and our first day at sea got us two drinks from the pool bar which ended up costing only 10 cents. LOL! My SIL said it was one of the best frozen margaritas she ever had and my pina colada was top notch. There was aways great music playing from both the live bands and also the dj. Majesty may be slightly older and a little smaller but she is extremely charming. We really enjoyed the fact that as a passenger, you don't feel lost in the crowd. On our cruise, there were less than 15 kids traveling. They were all very well behaved and we never saw one child or teen running around by themselves. Everywhere that we went on the ship was always clean. We found that the cabin attendants, waitstaff and bar waitstaff were the friendliest of all. Also, the girl in the perfume shop from South Africa (I forgot her name) was wonderful and would wave at us whenever she saw us outside the store. Entertainment: The comedians and the other guest entertainment was awesome. The ship's singers had wonderful voices and the dancers were very good. What drove me nuts was their costumes. It drove me batty seeing costumes that looked so cheaply made. To me that was a turn off that made the house entertainment sub par. It's just little things like the costumes that can bump it up to the next level if the looked like someone took the time to really design costumes that could compete with the newer ship entertainment. Dare I say they looked like hand me downs. Food: OMG the food. Windjammer has so many buffet choices daily. We had both breakfast and lunch there. Staff was great. Food was excellent. We opted to do little taster sizes and if we wanted more, we'd just go back. However, seeing people pile food a mile high not on one plate, but two, and just when you think that second plate was for someone else then to see both plates are for one person....and this was a lot of passengers, it kind of made us lose our appetite! Acting like they never ate before or as if the food would run out (which we know would never happen) was just insane. We opted for the 8pm sit down dinner in The Starlight. It was wonderful! We shared a table of 4 with an older couple from Tampa. We never felt boxed in or crowded. The appetizers, main course and desserts were heavenly! Our table was handled by Halyna and Lokhai. With my SIL being a very picky eater, they catered to her and she had nothing but the highest praise for both of them. She loved every dish that Halyna suggested. Lohkai always had hot tea ready for her right before the main course was served. We also saw them during breakfast and lunch and they always went out of their way to greet us and see how our day was going. I can see them both as section maitre'd. Room: See below. We had inside room #4011. Disembarkation/Embarkation Key West - Easy peasy. No waiting in line. When returning to the ship, they had freezing cold wet towels for every passenger. It felt so good! Key West - We were the only ship docked that day. It was awesome! No crowds and so easy to get around! We took the Conch Train tour. We didn't bother to get off at the Southernmost Point Buoy since there was a line so we took our picture from the train. LOL! We also walked around a little bit and saw the loose chickens and roosters. What a panic! Before going back on the ship, we each had a slice of Kermit's Key Lime pie. Sublime! It was soooo delish! Disembarkation/Embarkation Havana, Cuba - Easy peasy again! We had third party tours scheduled and so we were off the ship in record time. Customs took all but 3 minutes and the only line was for the currency exchange. Word to the wise, if you are exchanging USD to CUC, there is a 13% tax. If you have money to exchange back into USD, you get charged 13% again. I figured out exactly what everything was going to cost and then added USD $20 more to it. After our tour, getting lunch and drinks and getting souvenirs we had .05 CUC left. So we just went right through security, freezing cold towels waiting for returning passengers and no line to get back on. We returned around 6:30pm. Havana, Cuba - Wow is all I can say. We did a 3 hour Old Cars Havana tour with a driver and a guide. It was $120 CUC and well worth it! They were on time at 10am and we cruised around in a beautiful pink and cream 1956 Buick Special convertible. They took us everywhere and we learned so much. At one point they asked if we wanted to go to a cigar factory, which we didn't, and they adjusted the tour and took us around to different neighborhoods for more history. Be advised that when you go through tunnels, the gas/diesel fumes have no place to escape to so be prepared to hold your breath. We highly recommend getting a guide along with the driver for the extra $20CUC. Don't expect Club Med. This is a communist country. You will get a wake up call for sure. The majority of people only make $40-50 CUP a month. Yes, a month. But walking through the neighborhoods going back to the ship, we were stopped a few times by folks that in broken English thanked us for visiting because it means a lot to their economy and for people to see how the locals live. Lastly, make sure you bring toilet paper or toilet paper tablets with you because many of the bathrooms do not have paper. I did my research ahead of time and so we were prepared. Havana Lunch - I did not want to go to an over-hyped tourist trap. So I did my research and found Wanda's Cafe Bar on TripAdvisor. It's diagonal to La Floridita. Russ, the owner is awesome. He's originally from Toronto. He speaks English, Spanish, Italian and French. The drinks and food are not only priced beyond reasonable, they are so delicious too! My SIL had a mojito and couldn't contain herself it was so good. She ordered another one and savored it! I had a pina colada (without cinnamon) and it was delish! I also had a mango daiquiri and words cannot describe how wonderful it was. We also had The Cubano sandwich, at Russ's suggestion. It's Cuba meets Italy. His own recipe. Excellent. Everyone that came in ordered it so it has a fan base. We stayed at Wanda's Cafe Bar until 6:00pm or so (5 hours!) and we made new friends and had an awesome time. People from Scotland and Russ's friends from Cayman Islands that made a surprise visit. Disembarkation Tampa - Very easy. We opted to leave our bags in the hallway the night before. We walked off the ship after they announced our group and had no problems finding them in the terminal. Customs was very easy. All we had to declare was magnets LOL! Another word to the wise, don't book early flights if you are leaving the same day. We were lucky to arrive on time and the ship was cleared with no delays. But always be prepared just in case that doesn't happen. I booked our flight for a 3:50pm departure. We didn't have to rush and we had a nice tomato bisque lunch in terminal F as well as Starbucks before we boarded. All in all, yes, I know this was a long review, we had a great time. My final bill was $400 which included 2 t-shirts on the second to last day crazy sale, 2 room id neck holders, 2 RCCL water bottles, 4 drinks, 1 bag and the per person tips. We can't wait to go on another Royal Caribbean cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
The trip went smooth, especially with excursions. And the excursions were very organized and well worth the money. Second time cruising, different destinations. By chance both times on this same ship. This time we booked an inside cabin as ... Read More
The trip went smooth, especially with excursions. And the excursions were very organized and well worth the money. Second time cruising, different destinations. By chance both times on this same ship. This time we booked an inside cabin as we didn’t think the window cabin we had last time was worth extra money. Day stop at Havana was a smoothly run operation. Everything was clean. Cabin 2219 was noisy while the band played in the main area. Wouldn’t stay in this cabin again due to that. Last minute booking. Have found without excursions, our days aren’t as smooth. Great crew members as always. Getting VISAs on board for Cuba was a very simple, smooth process. Beautiful weather, and Hurricane Michael was the week prior. A little choppy seas the first night. But not bad. Smooth ocean the remainder of the time. But excursions, drink packages, Wi-Fi, etc prior to boarding. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Chose this one because one of the stops was Cuba. And being able to visit there after all of these years is historical. The trip to the Keys was beautiful. It walking around Cuba was so interesting. The only complaint I had was the meal ... Read More
Chose this one because one of the stops was Cuba. And being able to visit there after all of these years is historical. The trip to the Keys was beautiful. It walking around Cuba was so interesting. The only complaint I had was the meal we had in Cuba on the tour, it was awful...the only bad meal I had on the whole cruise. The food on board was great and there was a lot of it. We ate every night in the dining room because it was always an adventure. The two people who were our wait help every night Paying and Huijun Wei, spoiled us. They catered to every need we had. They called us by name, even when we saw them else where during the cruise. We went with another couple and we all decided we would definitely take another for a longer period of time. We would be interested in going to the Mediterranean and New England. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Like most people, we decided on this particular cruise for the opportunity to visit Cuba. This is now my 6th cruise (2 Carnival, 2 RC, 2 Disney). We knew going in that this ship was the smallest of the fleet and did not have all the bells ... Read More
Like most people, we decided on this particular cruise for the opportunity to visit Cuba. This is now my 6th cruise (2 Carnival, 2 RC, 2 Disney). We knew going in that this ship was the smallest of the fleet and did not have all the bells and whistles and tech of the newer mega ships, however for a 4 night cruise where the destination is the main draw Majesty was more than adequate and accommodating. Despite many of the reviews on here of "an old and tired ship" and "terrible food/stay clear of the fish" our experience was quite the opposite. The ship is in great shape for being 26 years old, and very clean. The service on-board was as good as any other cruise I have been on, there were enough activities for a 4 night cruise with one day at sea, we were never bored or felt we did not have something to do. The theater shows were very well done, and yes they are of generally 60s/70s music but the production was very good and the performers were very talented. The comedian (Chris Bliss) was great as well. The food on-board was good to very good. Dinner options were not as diverse as I would like however and lobster tail was a $29 up charge. I had fish twice while on this ship, once for dinner (swordfish-was excellent) and once in the windjammer buffet (baked fish-was good). The pizza at Sorento's was very good. Johnny Rockets we had for lunch on our day at sea and was okay I guess, I wouldn't go again as it is $9.95. We did a couples massage on day 3 after Cuba and it was incredible, they advertised $129 per person for 50 minutes I believe but they will knock of $30 if you ask. As far as the ports of call: Key West was lovely, make sure to beeline it for the southernmost point marker for photos because a line does form. Drinks at Sloppy Joe's were awesome. There is a free trolly tour available. CUBA! our day in Cuba started by lining up at the theater with our excursion tour, we were led out in a line to go through customs (which was interesting!) overall pretty easy but about a 45 minute wait to get from ship to Cuban soil. We did Royal Caribbean's Havana walking tour, It started out with a 15 minute bus ride through old Havana driving by many sights and historical locations. We stopped first at a place called "Salon Rojo" which is a night club of all places, there they had arranged Cuban cigar lessons with Mojitos, Havana Club rum and Cafe con leche. We were there for about 45 minutes and for me this was the highlight of the tour as it was totally unexpected and felt very authentic. Afterwards we took the bus for another 10 minutes to another location got out and started the walking tour going through many plazas, squares and beautiful architectural locations. There were a few negatives for us in Cuba: one was the beggars on the streets: I was grabbed by my arm several times by woman in Cuban dance costumes to get me to want to take a picture with them for tips, we were hassled by men playing guitar who felt that if they came close to you and started playing/singing you were obligated to tip them, we were also annoyed by men drawing/sketching pictures of us unbeknownst to us and coming up trying to guilt us into buying them. The other negative to Cuba was our tour itself: never was there an opportunity to get something to eat, and speaking of eating in Cuba- DO NOT DO IT! - Our guide at the end of our tour (when we were absolutely starving) advised us that if we chose to eat in Cuba to make sure our lunch was at least $20, if we were to only pay $7-$10 for lunch than they probably did not use sterile water and the food may make us sick! Our reaction was "well what if they sell us $7 food for $20???? Needless to say we rushed back to the ship asap to eat on-board. We did NOT convert currency at all and spent money in 3 locations in Cuba, all took USD at the correct conversion rate. Overall Cuba was visually stunning in many ways and totally worth the trip. The ship has a great crew (besides the Bingo host with the lisp who WILL NOT STOP TALKING) the food was very good and we had a blast. Do not hesitate to go to Cuba on Majesty- Ryan and Shaloni. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise primarily because we wanted to go to Cuba! Day 1 - we were scheduled to sail at 4:00,but wanted to get on board as soon as possible, so we were at the port at 9:15. At 9:30, we were allowed to head on in and get ... Read More
We chose this cruise primarily because we wanted to go to Cuba! Day 1 - we were scheduled to sail at 4:00,but wanted to get on board as soon as possible, so we were at the port at 9:15. At 9:30, we were allowed to head on in and get the registration process taken care of. It was very easy.....we simply handed over the paperwork we had already filled out, answered a question about any recent illness, had our picture taken and were on our way! We were ushered to a seating area and waited for about 30 minutes......meeting some very nice people during our wait...…..and then it was time to board! We had checked all of our bags, so we didn't have any luggage to drag around (*A quick note about this.....when we arrived by Uber at the terminal, we were met by a guy with a cart who loaded up our luggage and took it away. We rode the escalator up to where you enter and found that some people were already there - with all of their luggage. They ended up having to take it back down and it was confusing for them. So, make sure to find someone to take your luggage before getting on the escalator!!. ) We were greeted by several staff as we boarded and we decided to tour the ship and find a snack. They had a full blown sail away buffet at the Windjammer & we had multiple food choices! In comparison to Carinival, the food is much better!!! At 1:00, they announcstied that our rooms were ready, so we headed up to deck 9. Our luggage was still in the hall, but just steps from our cabin. Ida, our room attendant, was great. Friendly, helpful and always had a smile on his face. After unpacking, we headed to the Schooner Bar for a drink. I can't say enough about the service on this ship. From the minute we boarded, we were continuously greeted by our names and they remembered what drinks we liked.....I don't know how they do it. Eduardo, Deepan and KoKo were amazing and took great care of us! We had early dining, so we changed and headed to the dining room. The food was delicious ! We didn't have anything we didn't like. I even tried the escargot one night...….I would order it again! After dinner we checked out the comedy show, watched some Karokee, checked out the sail away pool party and then decided we needed a midnight snack. Important - Deck 12 - it will be your best friend! Sorrentos always had great pizza - and always 4-5 different kinds! And, most importantly, it was good! I remember not liking the Pizza on Carnival at all, but this was very good! Then, just around the corner is the Compass Deli, also open late. Taco and Nacho bar everynight, plus sandwiches and pastries. You will not go hungry on this ship!! Another important note....we got the unlimited drink package....it was a great decision for us. Our soft drink cup was in our room when we arrived, and our sea pass card had a sticker that alerted the bars that we had unlimited drinks. We had no issues whatsoever with it and were very glad we got it. Day 2 - Key West. We were not supposed to dock until 1:00, but got there early, so we were off the boat by 12:30. Before getting off the boat, we attended a Cuba Q&A & found it to be very informative! I would recommend going! We had all been to Key West before and done all the tourist stuff, so we just walked a little, rented an electric car and went to the beach and had some conch fritters. I like Key West, but it's just sooooo crowded. We drove by the Southern Most Point and there must have been 50 people in a line waiting for a photo. We headed back to the boat and hung out in the Schnooner Bar for a while. We enjoyed listening to Kim at the Piano bar later in the evening. And, again back to deck 12 where the midnight snacks were! Day 3 - Cuba! We didnt plan a shore excursion, we just wanted to tour on our own and had no problems at all. We had not planned to head out until 9:00 ish, but they made an annoucement at 7:30 that the Empress of the Seas was pulling in and that customs might get a little chaotic, so we headed on out. Going through customs was quick and easy, changing money took no time at all and we were quickly wandering around the streets of Havana. As an army brat, I spent some time in Turkey in the mid 70's and it was like I was back there again.....the smells, the vendors, the buildings.......very nostalgic! The people were welcoming and friendly. We ended up walking about 10 miles, stopped for a snack, stopped for a drink in the hotel Hemmingway used to haunt and then made our way back to the boat. It was a great adventure.....somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time. The next time I go, I will book an overnight in Havana so I can see the show at the Tropicana. We were parked next to the Empress of the Seas and I was admittedly jealous to watch them heading out at 7:00 pm to the city and the shows while I was getting ready to sail away. Day 4 - Day at Sea. Always an easy, breezy day. Shawn at the bar in the Windjammer had a Bloody Mary bar set up, so we had a few and lounged in the sun for a while. We had lunch in the dining room and the salad bar was in one word AMAZING! I've never had anyone prepare a salad like that for me before! So many things to choose from and apparently it is only at lunch in the dining room! I wish I had found out before the last day of the cruise! After lunch, we lounged in the sun some more, napped a little and had a late dinner in the Windjammer. Headed back to our cabin to pack.....always sad and depressing, and got to bed for an early departure the next morning. Day 5 - Heading home. We did self service disembark and were on our way at 7:15 ish. Waited in line for maybe 10 minutes and then rolled through customs and headed to the airport. Made it to Atlanta easily enough but then the storms had rolled in so we were delayed in getting on the plane to Chattanooga. Finally boarded and sat on the tarmac for 2 hours for a 20 minute flight! The joys of travel! Can't wait to do it again! Final thoughts: This was our 3rd cruise - the firsts 2 were on Carnival ships. Would I cruise Royal Carribean again - absolutely! The Majesty is an older ship, but she has held up well. I found her to be sparkly clean and well maintained. They layout is not as open as a larger ship and I confess to getting turned around a couple of times, but nothing that would deter me from sailing on her again. I can't say enough about the service on this ship. Patricio, the cruise director, was funny, engergetic, informative and super friendly! Everyone was! If you have the opportunity, take the Majesty of the Seas and go to Havana.....you won't reget it!! 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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise primarily due to destination - Havana - and timing - We were able to get off the ship and tour on our own, and then went on an excursion to the Tropicana - highly recommend - for a great evening - The next day we did ... Read More
We chose this cruise primarily due to destination - Havana - and timing - We were able to get off the ship and tour on our own, and then went on an excursion to the Tropicana - highly recommend - for a great evening - The next day we did a cultural tour which was outstanding - the buses were new, clean and air conditioned and the tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable - We did the 'rays and sharks' experience in Cozumel, and enjoyed that, too - We had a stateroom with a balcony, which was very nice to get some outside quiet time - The food in the main dining room was very good (dinner), as was the food in the Windjammer (breakfast / lunch) - We did the Chef's table dinner, and enjoyed that as well - We had been on this ship 15 years ago, and the refurbish was done well - As we prefer smaller ships, this was perfect for us - Had a great time! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We selected this particular itinerary because Havana was the destination; and the ship sailed out of Tampa (within driving distance). We cruised only once 8years ago on Royal Caribbean and felt comfortable with our selection. Only ... Read More
We selected this particular itinerary because Havana was the destination; and the ship sailed out of Tampa (within driving distance). We cruised only once 8years ago on Royal Caribbean and felt comfortable with our selection. Only hiccup was arrival at the port...paperwork indicated Dock 3 when ship was actually at 6. So after a steamy walk, we got through check in very quickly. We were in the Windjammer before we knew it! We mistakenly walked past baggage drop off, so we even had our bags with us. Everything fit through security, so no problem there. Cabins were ready earlier than we were told, so we were unpacked and settled in no time! Muster drill was soon after, then we found a beverage and a deck chair to watch sail away. All in all, our cruise was wonderful! From our stateroom attendant to dining staff...everyone was incredibly friendly, helpful, pleasant and totally professional. We ate in the dining room every night because the food was fabulous...even when in port until after our designated dinner time! We did have the deluxe beverage and internet plan...but now I believe internet is a must, beverage maybe not so much. I found I was trying to drink enough to ‘get my money’s worth’ which really took the joy out of it! How many perfectly concocted mojitos can one drink...don’t answer that! We just walked around Key West as I have been there several times without my husband for songwriter events. I showed him all my old haunts (we can always come back on a driving vacay since we are Floridians). We hurried back to the ship so we wouldn’t miss dinner! Havana was very interesting; arrived before dawn so we eerily sailed into the harbor with every deck rail space taken by a passenger. Breakfast in Windjammer began early because of excursions. We took a RC excursion just to be sure we wouldn’t have any issues with paperwork and timing. The guided bus tour took us to major sites around the city. Our guide gave us lots of history and descriptions of the way of life in Havana. After the tour ended, we walked around a little as far as the Capital...then back in time for dinner. Last day was cruising back to Tampa. We participated in the galley tour and endless mimosa brunch...was wonderful. Then in the afternoon we had a wine tasting...very enjoyable. Before, between and after our scheduled events, I was able to find a quiet deck chair to finish my book. The next morning, we did self-depart and we were back home by 10 am! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise strictly by price. We cruise often but first time on RCl. After reading some reviews I had concerns-not to worry I really enjoyed this ship. First of all the crew was terrific! Enjoyed the Buffet and Dining Room. I ... Read More
We chose this cruise strictly by price. We cruise often but first time on RCl. After reading some reviews I had concerns-not to worry I really enjoyed this ship. First of all the crew was terrific! Enjoyed the Buffet and Dining Room. I thought the food was really done well and also liked the variety.. YES THE INSIDE CABINS ARE TIGHT. I cannot explain why I just felt at home on this ship .Getting back to buffet all the crew were helpful but Abi was so nice. He always made sure table was cleaned and always spoke to us and often helped us. Forgot to tell you to try the Deli. Best pastrami and I do not like pastrami also pizza bar is good. Finally-Yes I will go back on Majesty of the Seas. Embarking and disembarking were very well planned. I saw a few people in Johnny Rockets-we did not go if you went I would like to read about it. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
This was a very last minute trip. Only 1 cabin available, inside on deck 2. But, it was going to Cuba so we didn't care! Embarkation was EASY! Got to the pier at 10:30. Platinum tier so we had a dedicated line and waiting area. ... Read More
This was a very last minute trip. Only 1 cabin available, inside on deck 2. But, it was going to Cuba so we didn't care! Embarkation was EASY! Got to the pier at 10:30. Platinum tier so we had a dedicated line and waiting area. As soon as we sat down to wait, they started calling groups. We were at the Windjammer having our first drink and lunch by 10:50am. Yes, the ship is older and smaller but still looks great! Crew was amazing. Every one was helpful and friendly. Only ate 1 meal in the MDR. Did not like sharing a large table but it was fine. Only 2 of us so we understood sharing since this was not "My time dining". Had the steak and it was the best steak I have had in a while. Everything was delicious. Meals at the buffet were good - food temperature could be better (hotter) but the variety and taste were good. Had a different theme every night so good variety. Cabin - inside cabin on deck 2. It was small. Had the king bed a 2 Pullman beds. Meant for 4 people - not sure how 4 people would do but it was ok for 2. Storage - our lack of - was main concern. Only 4 small drawers and a small closet. However, we pulled down one of the Pullman beds and used it for our clothes, bags and other items. Made getting out of bed a little tricky some mornings but it worked out. The main thing was that the TV was on the outside wall behind the bed. So if you were lying in bed the right way, the TV was behind you. We just laid the other way to watch TV and then switched to go to bed. Can you tell we are very laid back people and go with the flow? You had to do that in that small cabin, we are used to suites and balconies but had no choice on this cruise. Ports: Key West - been there done that. Stayed on the ship and enjoyed the empty pool. Cuba - LOVED CUBA! Already booked to go back next year. Will write another review on the message boards to give more details. But, very easy to get on and off the ship. Cozumel - stayed on ship Disembarkation - very easy and well organized. Customs was fast and simple. Overall a nice getaway over the Labor day holiday. Ship was easy to navigate, crew was outstanding and will definitely sail the Majesty again (this was our 3rd time on her) Read Less
Majesty of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 3.0 3.9
Entertainment 3.0 3.7
Public Rooms 3.0 4.0
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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