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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
My first cruise - didn't know what to expect! I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of this cruise. Clean rooms, clean EVERYTHING!, friendly staff, amazing food, good entertainment (mostly), and great ports. The dine in meals ... Read More
My first cruise - didn't know what to expect! I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of this cruise. Clean rooms, clean EVERYTHING!, friendly staff, amazing food, good entertainment (mostly), and great ports. The dine in meals were very well presented as was the service provided by the wait staff. I was told that the Marketplace dining could be a bit 'cattle trough' on other ships so was interested to see. marketplace dining was amazing. The variety of food, well presented and an everchanging menu made it a fabulous choice for any meal. Room stewards went the extra mile every day, making our cruise a delight. Cocktails were a highlight each day. My only criticisms are that the adult indoor pool could have been warmer as the weather was quite cool, and I was disappointed that there was no happy hour. All in all??? A fabulous experience that has me already looking for my next cruise! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
Did Auckland back to Sydney on part of the NZ itinerary. I was very excited to be on a new Princess ship, and Majestic did not fail to impress. Lovely Atrium where most things happen. It does get quite busy around the Atrium and the ... Read More
Did Auckland back to Sydney on part of the NZ itinerary. I was very excited to be on a new Princess ship, and Majestic did not fail to impress. Lovely Atrium where most things happen. It does get quite busy around the Atrium and the Market Place (buffet), but the rest of the time, never felt crowded on this ship with the large amount of people on board. I found alot of places to escape and loved the Hollywood Pool Club on Deck 17 (adults area and free to use), with heaps of quiet spots and covered pool/spa. If wanting to indulge, the spa is amazing and the biggest and most beautiful I have ever seen on a ship. Food in the main restaurants was amazing and like Princess, service was fantastic. Also went to La Mer (French speciality) which was fantastic delicious food with very attentive service. Also did Harmony (Asian fusion) but was not impressed with either the food or the feel. Felt rushed the whole time. Drinks normal sort of bar prices. Beers from $7, wines from around $8, cocktails from $10. I totally enjoyed myself and look forward to being back on board for NY's cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We choose a local cruise and wanted to sail on the new Majestic Princess The Ship is beautiful the staff are amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment in the Piazza and shows. We met some great people on this cruise and ... Read More
We choose a local cruise and wanted to sail on the new Majestic Princess The Ship is beautiful the staff are amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment in the Piazza and shows. We met some great people on this cruise and enjoyed catching up with them in the evening. The Majestic princess has a wonderful friendly crew on board in all of the areas around the ship from shops, dinning rooms, cabin stewards and bar staff. We loved the Noodle bar for a light lunch and the World Marketplace Buffet. All the Princess favorites are there and after a few days we resorted back to light breakfast in the International Cafe and late lunch as it was becoming too difficult to choose from the many food options and also to prevent a thickening waistline! Embarkation in Sydney was fast and so was disembarkation in Auckland A very enjoyable cruise and a wonderful ship! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
Family holiday full of wonderful memories sailing around Sydney,melbourne and Tasmania. Followed by New Zealand. 13 days cruise for 9 of us. Ship did not disappoint. Staff friendly and ready to go the extra mile on level 5 where the ... Read More
Family holiday full of wonderful memories sailing around Sydney,melbourne and Tasmania. Followed by New Zealand. 13 days cruise for 9 of us. Ship did not disappoint. Staff friendly and ready to go the extra mile on level 5 where the atrium comes alive all day. Grest entertainment for all nationalities. Food was great at level 5 morning, noon and night. Restaurant choice is outstanding for all tastes. Ship was beautiful, very clean. Loved level 17 layout the indoor pool, particularly if the weather was not too good. Harmony restaurant- outstanding food and service. Crown grill- was average food. Better food and service at Harmony. Cruise trips very expensive. The family of 9 always used the local port guides. They are all professional and 60 aus dollars compared to 250 on the ship. They know their location and always exceed. Shows were great. Ship is outstanding and would recommend this cruise ship and locations for the UK market. There were previous reviews that worried me saying not for UK market, but I disagree. We all loved the special family time, memories and locations in New zealand. Great value for money. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise to experience this fantastic new ship. Embarkation was extremely smooth & easy from circular quay. Our cabin e225 was just perfect with a larger balcony & outdoor furniture which enabled us to put our feet up. ... Read More
We chose this cruise to experience this fantastic new ship. Embarkation was extremely smooth & easy from circular quay. Our cabin e225 was just perfect with a larger balcony & outdoor furniture which enabled us to put our feet up. As usual, princess offered excellent dining in all areas with superb service in all locations. The entertainment was fabulous! The cruise director, andrew, did an outstanding job! Early in the cruise, i enquired about booking the chef's table. The paperwork arrived & it was quickly organised. This was one of the many highlights of our cruise, with superb food, wines & ambience. a beautiful cookbook, photos, a souvenir menu & a fresh rose was given to each couple. The ports were really pretty, with many memorable shore excursions taken. The tender process was really quick considering the 3500 passengers on board. The total experience was fantastic! Thank you princess! We'll start planning our next princess cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
We had a wonderful time on our cruise and the ship was fantastic! We were able to board as soon as we arrived and did not encounter any issues. Everything was wonderful! A beautiful ship with excellent service, we could not fault anything ... Read More
We had a wonderful time on our cruise and the ship was fantastic! We were able to board as soon as we arrived and did not encounter any issues. Everything was wonderful! A beautiful ship with excellent service, we could not fault anything and would highly recommend it to everyone. We enjoyed all of the features the ship had to offer. The specialty restaurants, Harmony, Crown Grill and the French restaurant La Mer were very good. The food in the any time dinning restaurants was also good as was the World Fresh Marketplace, International Cafe, Chopsticks Noodle Bar and the Piazza . Our room was serviced on a regular basis and always with a smile. We were unable to enter Milford Sound due to weather but were able to cruise through other fiords that were just as spectacular. Photograph packaged were very affordable with lots of options available. Would happily book another cruise on this ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
My son and I recently had a chance to go on two cruises, one with Carnival, and the other with Princess. The review for the Carnival Cruise is in an earlier post, and when it came time to compare the two, there was no competition, our ... Read More
My son and I recently had a chance to go on two cruises, one with Carnival, and the other with Princess. The review for the Carnival Cruise is in an earlier post, and when it came time to compare the two, there was no competition, our Princess Cruise won in every category. We were incredibly blessed to be a part of the Majestic Princess inaugural cruise from Sydney to New Zealand, a glorious 13 nights, visiting both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. We visited Fiordlands National park, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, and the Bay of Islands. We arrived at the Overseas Terminal in Sydney three hours ahead of our scheduled boarding time, and as Princess was ahead of schedule, they were happily boarding all the early birds, which was really nice! The actual boarding process took all of about fifteen minutes, including the security screen and passport check, and even though we boarded so early, our cabin was already in perfect order. Being the inaugural cruise, the ship was, as expected, completely immaculate. There are hand tufted rugs and carpets, Italian marble, spiral staircases, and wide open spaces. It feels luxurious and welcoming, there are endless glass windows allowing for natural light, and the colours used in the furnishings are rich and of the highest quality. No matter what time you are wandering the ship, there are always staff seamlessly cleaning every inch, and they are so discreet they virtually fade into the background. In the entire voyage, never once did I see a space that was dirty or grubby, or anything except flawless. I was beyond impressed. The cabins are logically laid out, with even numbers having one corridor and one colour carpet, and odd numbers having the other corridor and other colour of carpet. The cabins are spacious and offer every amenity you could need, from Lotus Spa moistures and shampoos, to powerpoints for USA, UK and Australia. The cabin layout is thoughtful and functional. As you walk into the cabin, you have a foyer on the right, which houses the wardrobe, safe and cupboards. The bathroom is situated off this enclave, which means that someone using the bathroom won't disturb those sleeping, and the light won't reach the beds. Then you have the main section, which consists of the bed/s, two bedside tables and drawers, a full desk, mini fridge, more drawers, mirrors, phone, comfortable chair, and the TV. All of your blockbuster movies and TV shows are included for free on Princess, which is a nice way to relax before bed, presuming of course, that you get to bed. There really is not enough time for sleeping! Room service is free on the Majestic Princess, 24 hours a day, in case the munchies strike and you don't want to get dressed. The beds on the Princess ship are designed by an actual doctor, and are simply amazing! Every morning at breakfast people were talking about them, and if they would be able to smuggle the pillows out in their suitcases undetected! In case you are interested, you can actually buy the Princess beds, pillows and linens, which is something I will be doing once I can afford to. I honestly cannot remember ever having such a good nice sleep as I did on the Princess bed. The cabin stewards were amazing! You are never in danger of running out of anything, especially toilet paper. Honestly, when you are down to a quarter of a roll, they change it over for you. I don't know if the doors are somehow connected to an electronic system, but they were always in and out when we were not there, even if we had only ducked out for ice cream at midnight! The best thing about cruising, so I have been told, is the food, and this is 100% true aboard the Majestic Princess! There are so many places to eat, and so much variety, that you will be hard pushed to try everything during the voyage. Some of our favourites were Alfredo's, the Lobster Bar, Horizons Buffet, Concerto and Allegro. Alfredo's Pizzeria serves up yummy pizza, pasta, and calzones, and they even have some items that are not on the menu, like a word of mouth secret menu, which is cool. A word of warning, their individual pizza is actually the size of an Australian family sized pizza, so you may want to share one. The Lobster Bar is set on the pool deck, and is such a nice place to relax. They serve lobster, seafood baskets, hotdogs, burgers, and there is a self serve salad bar as well. Everything here is made to order, so you can request it cooked exactly as you like it, which is great when you travel with fussy eaters. Horizons Buffet is so big, and has multiple entries and exits, that is almost needs its own map! Every cuisine in the world is represented here, with delights such as Vegemite, pavlova, a carving station for roast meat off the bone, pastas, various breads and rolls, every vegetable you can imagine, soups, salads, and an endless array of condiments. There are hot and cold dishes, and each buffet has several variety of each item, such as mashed potato, baked potato and chips, or tomato soup, chicken soup or laksa. There is something for everyone here. The dessert bar is just delicious, and has numerous varieties of cookies, cakes, and baked desserts, along with cream, custard and ice creams. The breakfast buffet consists of waffles, pancakes, bacon, hash browns, muffins, baked beans, ham steaks and so on, as well as an omelette bar, where they will make your omelette to order. Allegro is one of the fanciest restaurants I have ever been in. We went here for breakfast every day, and were lucky enough to get the same waitress, who remembered our drinks order from day two onwards, and had them ready once we had been seated! The waiters here place your napkins on your lap for you, and will happily show you how to make some napkin art, like a swan, fan, cruise ship or Christmas tree. The napkins are insanely good quality, which is an odd thing to comment on, but I am in love with them! They are thick and luxurious, and feel like actual linen. Gosh, I don't even think I have sheets that are as thick as those napkins! Just glorious. Concerto has the same layout as Allegro, and we ate dinner here most nights, preferring table service to a buffet. The nicest thing about the Allegro and Concerto is the staff. They are impeccable. They all treated my son in the same manner they treated the adults, and happily conspired with him when they took his order. They are happy to switch out anything you don't like, and replace it with something else, and fully encourage you to order two desserts if you can't make up your mind, so that you can try them both. I ordered a meringue layer full of cream and passionfruit drizzle on night and liked it so much, that they later sent me one to the cabin! They don't even blink if you order the entire left hand side of the menu, as Wyatt did one morning for breakfast, just ask you with a polite smile if you would like anything else with that. I loved that, the fact that they don't rush you or make you feel bad for stuffing your face. Wyatt loved it to, as a teenager with hollow legs, he was always eating lol. I also need to mention that if you head down to the International Café before 8am, you can get jam or custard donuts, egg and bacon muffins, and other breakfast yummies. They go super quick though, so don't dawdle. The staff on the Majestic Princess are simply amazing. Nothing is too much effort for them. Do you need a pen? The service desk will happily give you a newly wrapped one, and ask if you want some paper as well. The entertainment team is a hoot, led by Andrew in the role of Cruise Director, they run so many fun activities, and during the day they are all family friendly. They host a morning show, called The Wake Show, which you watch on the TV in your room. each day they ask a question, and if you answer it correctly you go into the draw to win a prize. You collect the answer slips from the column near the customer service desk, and you can also pop in a joke or shout out. They film it the day before, so if you are still up, you can watch it on the TV from around 11pm, which is handy. Wyatt loved the Wake Show, and was super excited to actually meet Andrew in person, which was lovely. Each day you will find a Princess Patter in your room. This is a 4 page A4 sized newsletter showcasing the following days activities and shows, and is a great place to start planning your day. It is delivered the evening before, which is handy for those of us who like to pre-plan. We had so much fun about the Majestic Princess, there was so much to do that we averaged a total of five hours sleep most nights, and came home happy but exhausted! Some of the activities included: trivia, game shows in the Princess Live TV Studio, karaoke, line dancing, bingo, art seminars and auctions, destination talks, watercolour painting, hula hoop competitions, themed nights, live music, dance classes, shooting competitions, fruit carving, napkin folding classes, and lawn bowls to name a few. They even have their own choir, that is made up entirely of passengers, and performs in the atrium during the voyage. There is also an internet café, outside gym, inside gym, golf course, several pools, a spa, a library, a shooting gallery, dozens of shops, a basketball court, a dozen netted ping pong tables, three kids clubs, a medical clinic, a theatre, and numerous bars and cafes. The stage shows on the Majestic Princess were amazing. There is something for all ages, with two sessions per night. The later session is generally a little more risqué than the earlier session, for those who have children with them. On our cruise there was a tribute to Neil Diamond, a tribute to Queen, a magic show, electric violinists, dance troupes, and my favourite of all, Fiera. In fact, I loved Fiera so much, that I would book a cruise based entirely on if they were showing this performance or not. You can watch a snippet of the performance, on another Princess ship, here. This show had everything from catchy songs and star crossed lovers, to ferris wheels and actual fire. Just awesome. There was only one thing I did not like about the cruise aboard the Majestic Princess, and that was that it had to come to an end! Now, lets talk about the money side of things. Considering the fact that the Majestic Princess is a luxurious, all inclusive haven, I was surprised to discover, once all the figures were in, that it was actually cheaper than the nightmare cruise we had aboard the no frills Carnival ship. Another reason to stay with Princess Cruises, value for money. As Wyatt is now thirteen, he is considered an adult, so with that in mind, theses are the prices I paid for two adults. The cruise itself was AUD$1895, and we added the soft drinks package for both of us, as well as seven all day shore excursions for both of us, which brought the total up to $2895. With the added souvenirs and extras, it came to a grand total of $3400. Total bargain! Don't forget, when looking at your own cruise, that I booked mine twelve months ahead of time, and took advantage of some super specials they had going. What an amazing two weeks we had. We cannot wait to go back, and won't even bother trying any more cruise lines, we'll stick with Princess from now on. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise, because we wanted to cruise to New Zealand and also be on the Majestic Princess. We now can enjoy her more in March, for our cruise to Hong Kong. The embarkation was a breeze, in that we walked straight up to the ... Read More
We chose this cruise, because we wanted to cruise to New Zealand and also be on the Majestic Princess. We now can enjoy her more in March, for our cruise to Hong Kong. The embarkation was a breeze, in that we walked straight up to the check in counter, completed processing in little more than five minutes and walked straight aboard. Likewise, disembarking was also easy, although we found ourselves waiting in the carpark for quite a while for our transport. This was our error in disembarking early. The ship is very well presented with an abundance of polished brass, glass and marble along with timber finishes. Our interior cabin had more than enough space, although the bathroom was just a bit squeezy. Another 100 mm in all directions would make a huge difference. Our dining experiences were very good to excellent. There was certainly many choices of fine foods available from the Market Place to the Dining Rooms. The entertainment on the Majestic was very good to excellent. The Princess Orchestra was particullarly of very high standard indeed. Only one act left us unimpressed, but I will not name that, as others may have enjoyed it. Activities were superb, with much to choose from. Trivia, Liar's Club etc by the Entertainment Crew was most enjoyable. We found the service onboard to be excellent. Our room steward, Glenn, was a real kind gentleman. We were particularly amazed how a wonderful young lass, Min, remembered us from our cruise to Hawaii on the Golden Princess a year ealrier. Amazing indeed. We were very pleased with the ports and excersions in New Zealand. we nedd to repeat this cruise to partake in further experiences in New Zealand. Oh, did I say we loved it? Oh yes, we did love this cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
I wished to return to New Zealand after a 50 year absence & had the opportunity to travel with a friend to explore places enjoyed in my youth. We had a comfortably sized balcony stateroom & were impressed by all the staff & ... Read More
I wished to return to New Zealand after a 50 year absence & had the opportunity to travel with a friend to explore places enjoyed in my youth. We had a comfortably sized balcony stateroom & were impressed by all the staff & crew of the Majestic Princess. Our room had a TV with access to daily updates by the Cruise entertainment Director, movies, news channels & presentation re ports we visited. Activities & Entertainment were scheduled daily with much variety that difficult choices sometimes had to be made. The Princess Theartre was a wonderful venue for big events & smaller gatherings catering for everyone were held at numerous venues on a number of decks. Mastering the four sets of lifts took some time - the walk to our many varied destinations always good to work off the good food that settled where it shouldn't have.Though we did not do any serious excersise this was well catered for onboard, as were luxury pampering services. I was impressed with my dinning experience as my allergies were well catered for & meals delightful, especially the sweets (so much variety within my limitations). The Concerto dinning room staff were so attentive, helpful & friendly. My companion tried out the World Fresh Marketplace(Buffet) as she was an early riser - she found it catered to her tastes during the day. We also availed ourselves of room service to our late evening tea ritual - very civilized. My friend utilized the self managed laundry available on each deck but I enjoyed others doing my laundry & was impressed with the quick service. I also availed myself of the medical services on deck 4. Shopping of course is always a trap for us all - managed to pick up some bargains for myself & friends at home. We both had explored the onshore excursion options prior to sailling & prebooked our trips, choosing those rated as easy. These excursions were all wonderful experienses, seeing local flora & fauna, the rebuiling that had occurred in Christ Church since the earthquake in 201, exploring Maori History & Culture & that of the early & current European settlements. At times we also explored the local scene where the Majestic was docked & availed ourselves of very good local sea food & wine. New Zealands - both first Nations Peoples & the European settlers were extremely friendly & welcoming. It was fun dressing up on two formal nights on board & smart casual workred well for the remained of the time. The weather got warmer as we approached the north island but had deteriorated as we arrived back in Sydney & was awful back in the ACT - made mw want to go away again. One of the things I noticed on the Majestic - the mulicultural nature of the crew/staff & passengers. Everyone was so friendly, listening & exchanging stories. I was amazed that my cohort had done so many trips with the Princess line - alll coming back for more & planning ahead whilst on the cruise - the is a wonderful loyality program that entices them back. Both the embarkation & disembarkations for excursions & returning home were very well run. We were greeted as we arrived at the whalf in Sydney with a crew member relieving us of our bags & given instructions on where to board - then fed - all within the space of 20 to 30 minutes. This trip, my second in 18 months met my expectations, allowed my mind & body to rest - didn't realise how tired I was before I came. Would definetly do another cruise after I have fulfilled my committments back at home - will start saving again Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
On this cruise I had organised a Meet & Greet and 84 participants had agreed to attend, but some had other special places to be and we ended up with 76 in total . . as far as I was concerned that was a great turn-out. I sent out ... Read More
On this cruise I had organised a Meet & Greet and 84 participants had agreed to attend, but some had other special places to be and we ended up with 76 in total . . as far as I was concerned that was a great turn-out. I sent out invitations to the Captain, Cruise Director and other Senior Staff and all attended and spoke to the group. We arranged a Cabin Crawl to be done on the next day which was the first sea day and thanks to all you volunteered their cabins we were able to visit all different types of cabins . . . Suites, Mini-suites, Balconies, Inside, aft and forward . . . Thank you everybody. Now the review: Embarkation . . . After arriving at Sydney Airport from Port Macquarie we were escorted to a waiting Princess transfer bus that took us straight down to the Embarkation Wharf at Circular Quay and it was our first full sighting of the Majestic Princess. Boy what a ship . . . huge. We were directed to the Priority Boarding line (we are Elite Passengers) and soon were heading for the Registration Desk to get our cruise cards. It was at this point that we struck a little problem. Eileen received her card with no problem but apparently they had lost mine, so after searching everywhere they issued me with a temporary cruise card that would get me on board but not to the cabin area. Once on board I was stopped by Security and told to wait until the Purser’s Desk could check and print out another cruise card for me as their computer terminal had gone down. After three-quarters of an hour and very much apologising from the crew and ship’s officers, I eventually got my card and was allowed to proceed to my cabin where Eileen was already waiting for me. We had a Balcony Cabin on Port Side Aft and it was very nice and as expected was tidy, very clean and fresh. I checked for our little “Freebees” that Elite Passengers get and found that they were all in their right places and it looked like we were ready to sail. By the way we were celebrating our 59th Wedding Anniversary and my Birthday on board this cruise. The Ship . . . The ship can carry 3560 Passengers with a crew of 1345. There are 36 Suites, 306 Mini Suites, 360 Deluxe Balcony Cabins, 732 Balcony Cabins and 342 Inside Cabins. Please note there are no Ocean View cabins on this ship.There are 20 Decks and the ship has 2 gigantic anchors. The ship is propelled by 2 huge propellers. The ship was launched in 2017 . . . The Captain was Captain Dino Sagani. After Two Sea Day we started at our Ports of Call . . . The night before the first port of call, which was Noumea, we went to the Crown Grill, a Speciality Restaurant on board, and had a great evening. The food was excellent. Service was great. Our first port of call was Noumea. Noumea is a perfect combination of South Pacific hospitality and European elegance. Although we had been here before we decided to do an excursion and decided on the Noumea Sights and Anse Vata Beach Break. In our opinion not worth the money and quite disappointed in the excursion. This excursion went for 4 hours. The next port of call was Mystery Island. Apparently this Island is uninhabited and the islanderss who live on adjoining islands come across to Mystery Island to set up stalls only when the ship are expected. Went ashore and walked around the tiny island, had a look at the airstrip that the American Forces made and used in World War II. I think this airfield could still be used today. Got sand in our toes and had a refreshing time. The weather has been great for the entire voyage so far. Sea Day today so went to the usual Trivia, then to the Enrichment Programme which was about “The Golden Age of Pirates”, did other miscellaneous things around the ship but after dinner we went to the Princess Theatre show which was The Princess Entertainer of Year winner Nathan Foley . . . wasn’t too bad but the next show in the Vista Lounge was very good and entertaining and that was the Marriage Match Gameshow. Suva today, 21st September and my Birthday. I was 21 again and I felt like 25. Did not take a ship’s excursions as we have been here many times before and we decided to just hop on the free shuttle and walk around the shopping area. Some things had changed but not many and the city was still quite dusty, noisy and full of people hurrying from place to place. Headed back to the ship for lunch and then to the Vista Lounge for the movie “The Death of Stalin”, which was a disaster and we walked out just in time to get to the start of Afternoon Trivia. At this point I would like to mention our Trivia Team . . . Karryl and Warren, Terry and Bernadette and Eileen & John. We didn’t win any major prizes but we had fun. We had bookings at Harmony Restaurant as a treat for my Birthday and it was fantastic. The food was just so plentiful that we could not eat it all. The staff were excellent and the atmosphere was very, very Chinese. Highly recommend. Caught a bit of the “Mercury Rising” (Freddie Mercury) show but it was completely full up so decided not to wait till the late show and did other things about the ship . . . cocktails, etc. and watched the goings on in the Piazza. Lautoka The forecast for today was around the 27c and we had an excursion to the “Land of the Giants” and the Orchids that grow near this spot. The gardens were very lovely and we walked throughout the circular pathways and the orchid collection. Some of the orchids were amazing and after hearing about the “Black Orchid” we were intrigued to see where it was. Well we asked and it was pointed out us but it was a surprise . . . it was a white orchid with very small black flowers right in the centre of the flower. We were looking for a complete black orchid. After the excursion we went back to the ship for Afternoon Trivia!!!! Tonight was the “Hot Latin Nights Deck Party”. Another Sea Day today and tomorrow we arrive at Lifou Lifou First of all, the island looks different – less pine trees, higher cliffs. Secondly, there are no expensive resorts awaiting you, hardly any tourists are staying overnight (although you can, if you want to, stay overnight in basic, more traditional accommodation). People on Lifou Island go by their everyday business, and on days that a cruise ship arrives they pack their traditional clothes, their home cooked meals and their imported cheap souvenirs and welcome the day guests at the tender boat pier near Easo. Once the cruise ship departs, life returns back to its normal, quiet self until the next influx of 1,000 or so tourists arrive for one day only. Most people in Lifou live in modest houses these days, however, some of them still have a traditional hut in their yard which is sometimes open for visitors. if you want to be able to wade into the water safely, consider using reef shoes or other shoes that you can use in the water. Back to the ship for that famous game . . . Trivia. That was after we attempted to watch a movie in the Vista Lounge called “The Female Brain” . . . another terrible movie. The next two days were Sea Days . . . With all the activities that are on board we started off with the “Paper Plane Competition” then we went to morning Trivia followed later on to the “Explorers - Mapping Australia’s Coastline Enrichment Programme”. Then later in the afternoon we went to see the “Scrap Heap Boat Building Finals” which were done in windy conditions in the main pool area, then guess where to . . . Trivia. After dinner we attended one of the best show we have seen and that was “Fiere”. What a show, the costumes, the sets, the singing, everything was as you would expect from a full Broadway/Vegas show. After this show we went to the Simon McKinney Show which was a mixture of comedy and voice impressions. Very good. I must mention at this point that we did see another show earlier in the cruise, “Fantastic Journey”. It was really good, colourful, and we recommend it. Our last day at sea and the day before arriving back in Australia and apart from going to Trivia we went to the Enrichment Presentation which was “Famous Shipwrecks of the Australian Coast” . . . very interesting. We then went and saw the final of the Egg Drop Comp and surprisingly not one egg was broken when dropped from 3 decks above. Back to our cabins and we had to start packing so that before dinner we could put out our bags so they could be collected for disembarkation tomorrow. Disembarkation . . . This sad episode of the cruise went extremely well and we were off the ship within the hour after having our numbers called and we then met up with the transfer bus to take us to the airport. Our cruise was over. It was a great cruise and we met many nice people. We had a great turn-out for the Meet & Greet that was organised and Princess put on a great venue for us the Hollywood Conservatory. The exclusive Lounge set aside for the Elite, Suite and Platinum passengers was well attended and the pre-dinner complimentary hors d’oeuvres were excellent, changing every night. Last but not least on the two Sundays whilst on the ship we attended Interdenominational Church Services which were conducted by our Cruise Director, Andrew Kadillac. Thank you Andrew for a job well done. We would highly recommend cruising on this magnificent ship . . . The Majestic Princess. Read Less
Majestic Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.5 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0

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