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Wow , so glad I was able to to experience best cruise on this beautiful ship , everything was great, best cruise ever, entertainment, restaurants, atmosphere , Excellent staff, big beautiful grand ship , so much to do and to see , ... Read More
Wow , so glad I was able to to experience best cruise on this beautiful ship , everything was great, best cruise ever, entertainment, restaurants, atmosphere , Excellent staff, big beautiful grand ship , so much to do and to see , can’t wait to do next cruise with Princess, loved every minute Planning on Alaska. Raise as I have been thinking of doing that cruise for a while now I have met some great people on this curenht trip and made lovely friendships, sitting in the international caffe in the Piaza , going every night to the great show in the Princess theaty, after a great dinner in the Conqerto restaurant being spoiled by magnificent waiters and greeted by all your wait staff Can’t fforvet great cruise director Andrew with his put in every night about next days program Well , now on to planning a next cruise and looking forward to great time again well done Princess cruises Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Princess keeps improving its standards for passengers with special dietary needs. This has been my sixth cruise with Princess and it just gets better and better. The head waiters are ultra-attentive because they want to make sure you ... Read More
Princess keeps improving its standards for passengers with special dietary needs. This has been my sixth cruise with Princess and it just gets better and better. The head waiters are ultra-attentive because they want to make sure you get the best out of your dining experience. The chefs go out of their way to make sure you get to experience food the way everyone else does. Escargot cooked in margarine because you can't eat butter? Not a problem! Can't have ice cream? How about rice milk semifreddo? Going on a shore excursion where there might be food? That's not a problem either. I was pleasantly surprised to find a form in my cabin where I could detail my dietary requirements. This was forwarded to the venue for the shore excursion I chose. When everyone else was eating cheese scones and sweet muffins at Hobbiton, I was eating two gluten-free, dairy-free cakes. Something as simple as this is very much appreciated. Add in an unbelievable entertainment experience - 5 tribute acts, 3 Broadway-style shows, aerialists, a juggler and a magician - Wow! And the activities organised by the cruise director's staff - absolutely amazing and such fun. Unfortunately the weather got the better of us and we missed out on Port Chalmers and Fiordlands but Picton was a delightful seaside town and the cruise staff stepped up the entertainment because of the extra sea day. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We chose this cruise as we wanted to cruise on the newest Princess ship in Australia, the Majestic Princess, this particular cruise fitted in with our holiday time available, and it went to both Islands of New Zealand, which we had on our ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we wanted to cruise on the newest Princess ship in Australia, the Majestic Princess, this particular cruise fitted in with our holiday time available, and it went to both Islands of New Zealand, which we had on our Wishlist after visiting the South Island on Emerald Princess two years’ ago. We flew in from Perth the evening prior to our cruise departing and stayed at the Adina Hotel Apartments close to the airport (fully recommend this place), and then caught the train into Circular Quay. Our first view of the beautiful Majestic Princess was breathtaking and the cruise itself didn’t disappoint! Embarkation was smooth as usual for Princess. We were allowed into the OPT by 10:30 am and onboard by 11 am. The welcoming staff invited us to put our hand luggage in our stateroom, even though the steward had not completed his duties there, so we were able to quickly do that before doing our traditional tour of the new ship. The ship being quite new was oustanding in its appearance! From the dazzling Piazza to the beautiful artwork and decor throughout the ship, the Majestic is very impressive. We did miss the opportunity to walk around a full Promenade deck, but there are lots of other areas to provide exercise, if desired. We were in an starboard aft balcony stateroom and enjoyed that very much. The room was always spick and span, and there was plenty of storage room for clothes etc, with an abundance of coat hangers, much to my wife’s delight! We thoroughly enjoyed the embarkation lunch in the Concerto dining room, thanks to CC tipsters. We were assigned to the Allegro dining room for tea at 5 pm, and used that on a few occasions, depending on the menu for the day. One negative point to note is that although booking a table for two, in Allegro the tables were so close together that it may as well have been a table for ten! Interestingly, this was not the case in the Concerto for the two lunches we ate there. So if you are looking for a quiet, intimate, romantic table for two, avoid the Allegro. The food itself in the MDR was of usual Princess standard, with a certain sameness appearing during the two-week voyage. The food in the Marketplace was excellent, we found, with good variety and contrary to many CC reports we had read earlier it was always hot, not warm. We also tried the Noodle Bar and Alfredo’s Pizzeria and were impressed with the standard of food at both of these complimentary food outlets. We didn’t eat at any of the specialty dining places, but can understand the criticism of the location of the La Mer restaurant. Being so close to the Piazza must surely detract from the atmosphere of a Michelin Star restaurant. We enjoyed one live show at the Princess Theatre, Fiero. It was quite full but we did find a seat, even though we arrived just before the show started. From observation, some shows did appear very popular and would have been difficult to get a seat for. Some were shown via video link to other parts of the ship. We did catch some of the live performers in the Piazza and similar places around the ship. Whilst entertaining, it wasn’t outstandingly so, we felt, but admittedly this is very much a personal preference thing. Nonetheless, it was very relaxing to enjoy a coffee and cake from the International Cafe (IC) whilst listening to some pleasant background music. We did enrol in the Enclave at the Lotus Spa ($299 per couple). Whilst we made some use of this, scheduling to use the spa and saunas was challenging with so much happening on the ship and on shore days. We probably didn’t get the full value out of this and wouldn’t likely be tempted in the future with this. The Internet service deserves a mention—it was painfully slow! Fortunately we only used our complimentary internet time to check emails, etc, so we were largely spared the frustration! The library was small but with quite a good selection of books, and there was ample board games to be borrowed and used. Again, it was very relaxing playing Yahtzee in the adults only Hollywood Conservatory, which is well equipped with an undercover swimming pool, spa pools, and cabanas. The service staff onboard were as usual excellent! Waitstaff in Allegro were friendly, helpful and amusing, and the behind-the-counter staff in the IC were outstanding. The front desk staff were helpful when my wife lost a piece of jewellery and it was recovered within 24 hours. Very impressive! Our steward, Maynard, was efficient and unobtrusive. The intinerary introduced us to a new port in NZ, Tauranga, and we absolutely loved the visit here. The magnificent beach with its adjacent alfresco cafes was stunning, and the climb up Mt Manganui presented a vista well worth the effort. The only downside was that due to the late arrival time in Tauranga (10 am), the walk up the mountain was done in the heat of the day, and being a hot day it was quite physically draining. A cruise that lands earlier in the morning would make this shore excursion far more enjoyable. The other shore highlights for us were the visit in Wellington to the Te Papa Museum, which was hosting the Terracotta Warriors display. This was an outstanding exhibit! Also, we again enjoyed visiting Akaroa. This beautiful French style town has so much to see. This trip we did the lighthouse tour (thanks Tom and Clive for such an informative commentary) and visited the Garden of Tyne bush walk which had some fascinating bird life. Next time we’ll remember our binoculars and NZ bird book! The museum in town and the town library are also well worth a visit. The only negative I could make about our shore visits would be the HOHO bus in Auckland. The price for this service ($45 pp) is a rip-off, and it is one of the worst organised services of it’s kind I have encountered. Half of the bus trip was spent waiting for passengers to fill whatever seats happened to be empty (no standing allowed apparently), having to do this as they negotiated the steps on the double-decker bus without tripping over prams etc which were stored in the aisles and exit of the bus! What a schemozzle! We used this service primarily to visit the Kelly Tarlton’s Sea World display ($30 pp) which was great value, especially the penguin area and Scott’s Hut display. Given our time again, we would catch the free shuttle out to Sea World and skip the HOHO bus. Whilst on shore excursions, I must mention that we did miss Dunedin and Fiordland due to poor weather conditions, which would have been disappointing for ones who had booked with these highlights in mind. We had seen them on our last trip, so we weren’t too disappointed, and appreciated the skill of the captain and crew in ensuring a pleasant and safe cruise. In summary, this was a memorable cruise on an oustanding ship! We have already booked other cruises with Princess, and wouldn’t hesitate to go on Majestic again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This ship was amazing, great restaurants,buffet area and of course delicious food. The decor and furnishings all over the ship were well thought out and very stylish. Comfortable cabin and luxurious bed.The Ports we visited were good but ... Read More
This ship was amazing, great restaurants,buffet area and of course delicious food. The decor and furnishings all over the ship were well thought out and very stylish. Comfortable cabin and luxurious bed.The Ports we visited were good but we were disappointed that we couldn’t visit Fiordland National Park because of bad weather but better to be safe. Sea days had activities, pool games and movies and concerts on the big screen. The adults only area was one of the best I’ve seen. Pool, spa, bar, lounges, tables and chairs,board games and again great decor. The fitness centre had plenty of great exercise equipment, and a great amount of treadmills. Always very clean. The entertainment was the best that I have seen on a cruise. There was a Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury tribute shows. The entertainment cast and band were also very talented. I travelled with my husband and there weren’t to many children on the cruise.We would definitely cruise on this amazing ship again and again. So if your thinking of doing a cruise check out Majestic Princess. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I chose Majestic because being a new ship I wanted to know what it was like. I’d read a lot of negative reviews that there wasn’t a promenade deck, that there weren’t enough bars and that it was for the Asian market. I went into the ... Read More
I chose Majestic because being a new ship I wanted to know what it was like. I’d read a lot of negative reviews that there wasn’t a promenade deck, that there weren’t enough bars and that it was for the Asian market. I went into the cruise with an open mind though. The Sailaway Party was great but because most cabins have balconies there never many people on the decks so it felt a little bit empty and there wasn’t really a party vibe going on. That might have been the cruise’s demographic though. I went to a couple of activities on the second day and they were fun, the staff had a lot of enthusiasm for what they were doing and were always friendly. The trivia and karaoke nights were also a lot of fun, with myself and a few others as regulars. The staff always made us feel very welcome. Towards the end of the cruise I made friends with a few other people in my age group - 25-35 and it would’ve been nice if there had been activities for this age group like there was for the 18-20 year olds. It sort of felt like this age group was ignored in meet and greet activities and excluded from some of the trivia with the questions targeted at either older people or really young people. I missed having a proper promenade deck. I don’t get why a ship would be built without this. The facilities were fantastic. I loved the piazza and the on board gym which is the best I’ve seen on a ship. Crooners Bar was also good and there were so many places you could either have a quiet drink or party. The cruise entertainment staff - the assistant cruise directors were brilliant and very organised. It was always heaps of fun and they always joked around and were good humoured. If you like trivia, music, karaoke, live music in the bars and lounges then you’ll love Princess Cruises. Despite Majestic receiving negative reviews it’s a fantastic ship and there is something for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We wanted a new years cruise but had to be back by January 17th so this cruise fit perfectly. We also wanted to avoid the heat of the islands at this time of year. We embarked quickly, staff were always friendly and the food and ... Read More
We wanted a new years cruise but had to be back by January 17th so this cruise fit perfectly. We also wanted to avoid the heat of the islands at this time of year. We embarked quickly, staff were always friendly and the food and entertainment (especially the on-board dancers and singers) were fabulous. Our cabin was always clean and well maintained as you would expect from a new ship. The ports of call were what we expected and disembarkation and tenders were smoothly run. We finished our cruise with a ship organised fishing trip and it was the highlight of the holiday. It was professionally run, the boats were not crowded, the skippers friendly and they went out of their way to make sure everyone caught something! I would totally recommend this experience. Princess made sure that the cruise was safe and the adult only pool area made sure we could escape too many children if we needed to. A wonderful experience all round. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Sailed to NZ on the Majestic Princess over the new year. It was the first time we had been on a cruise and it far exceeeded our expectations. Service and staff were excellent and probably the best thing about the boat. Enjoyed the ... Read More
Sailed to NZ on the Majestic Princess over the new year. It was the first time we had been on a cruise and it far exceeeded our expectations. Service and staff were excellent and probably the best thing about the boat. Enjoyed the entertainment we saw ranging from comedians to magicians and singers. Did not get to see the musicals only because it’s not our thing however we heard they were good. Fine dining and specialty dining was very good with the exception of Harmony which we did not rate being spoilt by excellent Chinese’s food in Australia. I suggest anytime dining rather than set times as it was tricky at times to coincide eating with going to shows. Loved the Italian Pizza restaurant NZ was spectacular and the excursions we did through the boat were well organised and really good. Cooking school at Akaroa was a highlight and was booked via the ship. Our self tours were also great and there are lots of options once you left the shop to self book things and tours. Rooms were a good size we thought and well designed with lots of wardrobe space and balcony was good enough for us- would def8nitley always go a balcony room for future cruising Remember to have money left in AUs or NZ dollars for a tip for exceptional service from staff at the end as we were a bit disorganised with this. We did not do the drinks package but maybe in hindsight we would in future as we love a cocktail however you are able to byo with corkage at ports for bottled wine and bubbles which we only realised towards the end of the cruise. Only negative we had was pools way too small for the Aussie market and inside pool was like a swim centre but definitely would book with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
My husband and I wanted to cruise on the Majestic Princess and chose the New Years Eve cruise to New Zealand. The ship was magnificent and the staff were all very friendly and efficient. New Years Eve was fabulous and the ship ... Read More
My husband and I wanted to cruise on the Majestic Princess and chose the New Years Eve cruise to New Zealand. The ship was magnificent and the staff were all very friendly and efficient. New Years Eve was fabulous and the ship celebrated in style. It was a formal night so most people were dressed for the occasion. We had lobster tails in the dining room. The captain had his usual champagne waterfall and introduced all the major staff. We were all given party poppers and either hats or tiaras for NYE and at midnight it was a fabulous experience welcoming in the new year on such a beautiful ship. The weather was perfect with smooth seas and sunny, blue skies in every port. Even the days at sea were clear so the pool area was very popular. We went to the adults only area called “Hollywood” on Deck 17 where there is a pool and plenty of cabana-type seating. Being at the front of the ship, there were panoramic views. Our cabin steward was fabulous and always had our cabin neat and tidy. He was by far the best cabin steward we’ve ever had. The waiters in the bars and dining rooms were all very friendly and efficient. The entertainment was top class. The production shows were outstanding and the Australian Beatles were fabulous. The only criticism I had was that the Princess Theatre was very cramped and the seats at the back couldn’t see the stage. Embarkation and disembarkation was very quick with no delays. We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and although we had been to New Zealand many times before, we were still amazed by the breath taking scenery. The ship was all we were hoping for (and more, if that’s possible). Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We chose this cruise to experience a reasonably new ship and to have a Christmas at sea. We overnighted in Auckland before going down to Princes Wharf about midday on the 18th. Our bags were whisked away in a flash and we then presented ... Read More
We chose this cruise to experience a reasonably new ship and to have a Christmas at sea. We overnighted in Auckland before going down to Princes Wharf about midday on the 18th. Our bags were whisked away in a flash and we then presented ourselves at Check In. As we were the first deck to load we were on the ship around 1230hrs and got our first look at the Atrium all decked out for Christmas with Carolers preparing to welcome all with Christmas cheer, We decided on a quick visit to our stateroom to dump our carryon luggage and then head off for lunch at the World Fresh Marketplace on deck 16, There was plenty to select from and we were soon replete and off to our Mini Suite (R210) on Riveria Deck (14) to unpack and meet our Stateroom Attendant Johner who looked after us very well throughout the cruise. The cruise itself was everything we expected it to be and more. (Snow in the Atrium during Christmas Carols, lovely food all over the ship, friendly helpful staff everywhere and what a beautiful ship decked out in her Christmas finery). She is indeed a beautiful ship but some small things puzzled us, like no wrap around Promenade Deck (deck 7), having to jog into and then out of the Sports court as you do laps and more could be done with the mini golf greens to make them interesting. The trek from the front of the ship to the Allegro Dining Room requires the use of more than one deck as there is no way to walk the length of the ship on deck 6. (where the Concerto and Allegro dining rooms are located). Still good for the digestion I guess. These things should not detract from the ship as a whole. She is indeed a Majestic Princess. We were located in the Allegro dining room (Tradional Dining) and were looked after by Elvie and Roy. Elvie is the consumate professional. She is vivacious and funny and we didn't just eat there; we were entertained and enjoyed every moment of it. Roy is a shy young man, but very friendly and efficient and looked after us well. They were a great team. As for our Stateroom it was excellent even for three people. The only small problem was that the curtains which divide the room didn't mearly meet in the middle. It was kept clean and tidy throughout the cruise. The entertainment on this cruise was absolutely first class, from the shows in the Princess Theater, the entertainment in the Atrium and of course the other bars and showrooms although we didn't spend much time in these. The Cruise Director was efficient, funny and had the ships entertainment running like clockwork. He even ran a Christmas Church service which was well attended. I think this is all I need to say about this cruise. I do however have to mention the disembarkation in Sydney. It was smooth, rapid and we were in a Taxi heading for our accommodation in a most timely manner. Top points for this. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This is only the sixth cruise of my lifetime (on five different lines) and it was easily the best of the lot - to say nothing of the tremendous value it represented versus Regent et al. Even if all six cruises had identical prices, this ... Read More
This is only the sixth cruise of my lifetime (on five different lines) and it was easily the best of the lot - to say nothing of the tremendous value it represented versus Regent et al. Even if all six cruises had identical prices, this cruise would have earned first place by a wide margin. The ship, itself, is so new and well-maintained that it spoiled us with its finishes and amenities. Embarkation was truly efficient and we never felt there were 3500 guests and another 1500 staff. It always was so spacious - a genuine achievement. The staff was a tremendous blend from around the world - Antonio from Portugal did a yeoman's job as our cabin steward and Monika in guest services lounge was priceless to us in terms of helping secure meal reservations for our difficult party of 7. Room service in the mornings was unbelievably precise and prompt - the best we've ever experienced. Great amenities for the kids and teens (of which there were many on this Christmas Cruise). Our captains (one from NZ and one from Italy) did a tremendous job with the seas and we had the smoothest sailing I can remember. Our day in the Fjords and Milford Sound was one of the most rewarding, sunniest and relaxing days I will ever live. Harmony Restaurant (and expecially Caesar) won our hearts for the extraordinary menu, service and ambience. Crown Grill was the best team on the ship - Dennis at the front and Jaron from Serbia - best waiter anywhere on the ship. The Concerto and Symphony dining experiences were average in terms of both food quality and inattentive service (mostly from inexperienced, young Eastern European servers). La Mer was a standout experience until that music starts to play in La Piazza below and any opportunity for a civilized experience goes out the window. The music on the ship was uniformly bad (the open La Piazza is a genuine problem for programming) and the 'program staff' was an odd group with an over-inflated sense of self-importance, but they could not detract from this extraordinary experience and the truly flawless itinerary. One significant disappointment was that tidal levels significantly shortened our visits at every port and as my family was strictly doing independent shore excursions, we were under outrageous pressure throughout the cruise to return under the shortened time frames. There was always a tour that arrived after the ship was already to have departed (according to the posted 'All Aboard' time) during this particular sailing. Leaving from Auckland, sailing Milford Sound, visiting Tasmania and Melbourne and arriving in Sydney (at Circular Quay, no less) is a simply flawless itinarary. Christchurch, Dunedin and Rotarua are all brillint spots to visit and pre- and post- tours in Auckland and Syndey are not to be missed. This itinerary is a 5 out of 5 and being onboard with mostly Kiwis and Aussies made the trip especially pleasant for us, as Americans who are not accustomed to such polite colleagues. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We chose this cruise to celebrate with a friend who was turning 70. Having this celebration and Christmas on board was a highlight. The boat was decorated throughout with Christmas decorations, making for a pretty sight. Whever you ... Read More
We chose this cruise to celebrate with a friend who was turning 70. Having this celebration and Christmas on board was a highlight. The boat was decorated throughout with Christmas decorations, making for a pretty sight. Whever you dined the food was exceptional along with the staff that worked continuously throughout. Talking about the staff - we made conversation with quite a few to learn where they came from, how long had they been on board and whether they enjoyed working for the Princess and they in return found out about us. In short - very happy and friendly. Cabin was small but still well set out and decorated. Chai, our housework saviour was spot-on! Bed was made, room tidied, bathroom cleaned and towels changed, each day. At night he straightened the bed and left two chocolates for us to enjoy. For us woman, this alone is magic, it left us time to enjoy the cruise. Entertainment each day and night was well orgainized and plenty to visit. Bar attendants quenched our thirst without a hitch. Entering the Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds on a beautiful day was breathtaking. Sydney harbour is very pretty. We parked between the opera house and the bridge!!! Embarkment and Disembarkment was so easy, thanks to the experienced staff. So, thank you Majestic Princess for a lovely cruise and for ordering the calm seas. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We went on a 12 day cruise New Zealand, we had booked our flights and transfers with Princess everything went smoothly and we were on board in no time at all, our room was not quite ready but Noel our room steward said it was okay to leave ... Read More
We went on a 12 day cruise New Zealand, we had booked our flights and transfers with Princess everything went smoothly and we were on board in no time at all, our room was not quite ready but Noel our room steward said it was okay to leave hand luggage in the room .We went off to explore the ship, had lunch in the Market place and had no problem finding a seat and that was the same for the rest of the cruise for Breakfast and Lunch.We ate in the anytime dinning for dinner and ate early which suits us. The food in the dining room was very good and our waiter Manual and Eberth were very efficient nothing was too much trouble. The Piazza was always busy and seats were at a premium , but didn't bother us as we prefer to be out in fresh air We managed to get in to all the shows starting at 7pm, the Theatre was full for all the shows but we got in about 30 mins before the shows and there were plenty of seats available,it you left it to about 5 mins before the show, the seats were all gone. We also attended some of the activities that were held in the Live Studio We missed out on going to the Milford Sound due to bad weather , but safety comes first. We enjoyed the Hollywood Pool area and could always get a seat we also used the gym on sea days. We found the Majestic very nice ship, we have booked another Cruise on the Majestic next year Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This cruise suited the timing of a party of 8. We had done a similar cruise to NZ 10 years ago, and what we saw prompted 2 land tours since and another one already booked. After booking, our 3 mini suites were elevated to club class at ... Read More
This cruise suited the timing of a party of 8. We had done a similar cruise to NZ 10 years ago, and what we saw prompted 2 land tours since and another one already booked. After booking, our 3 mini suites were elevated to club class at no cost. No idea how or why, but no complaints. Boarding was as quick as we had experienced. Club Class gave us not only priority seating at all meals, but also the same wait staff, which we prefer. It also eliminated queuing which would have eaten into the attention span of our one-year-old grandson. The dining staff welcomed him and made sure he had everything he needed. (New words he learnt included "more roll"). The ship is new and brighter than some, but the lack of a full-lap promenade deck annoys us. There are only a couple of areas on deck 7, but are mostly narrow, and only partial length. You can walk laps on the exposed top deck through the basketball court. Not pleasant. The Princess shows were of the usual high standard, if short. The guest entertainers we saw were excellent. As we had cruised and toured previously, we only took one excursion - to Christchurch to look at the rebuilding progress. Most times we accompanied one or more of our family if they weren't doing their own tours. Unfortunately we were unable to go through the Fiordland National Park as we had to proceed quickly to avoid some nasty weather in the Tasman Sea. We had been in there before, but felt disappointed for those who hadn't. Disembarkation was at the allotted time, but the usual chaos prevailed at the kerb. We took the Princess transfer to the airport, after working our way through the crowds trying to get to their transport. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
I chose this cruise because it was the right time of the year for me - just before summer in NZ and getting cold in the Pacific Northwest where I live. Everything was handled perfectly from embarking to disembarking which is quite a feat ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it was the right time of the year for me - just before summer in NZ and getting cold in the Pacific Northwest where I live. Everything was handled perfectly from embarking to disembarking which is quite a feat considering the huge number of passengers. The cabin, dining, entertainment were A-1. I have many food allergies but the chefs and servers ensured I never had a problem. I enjoyed every port and the excellent entertainment on board. But most impressive were the Captain and every crew member I met. I felt like royalty. The only thing that would have made this cruise better for me would be to have an extra day in each port. So much to do in so little time. I did notice that people had to wait a long time for elevators and that seating in the Piazza area was quite limited at times. I personally am still able to take the stairs and did so most of the time. Thanks to using the stairs (and the exercise room) I pigged out on the fine dining guilt free and never gained an ounce! Thank you Majestic Princess for an awesome time! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This was the third time I have done this cruise, but the first on the beautiful Majestic. Also first time out of Sydney. We got down to the port early, as we were not departing port until 6.45 pm. Spent some time trawling through the ... Read More
This was the third time I have done this cruise, but the first on the beautiful Majestic. Also first time out of Sydney. We got down to the port early, as we were not departing port until 6.45 pm. Spent some time trawling through the market at The Rocks, before heading on board about 12.30. We werent due to embark until about 3.15, but with a Platinum card, I thought I would chance it. We has already dropped our bags earlier, so it was just getting out cards and boarding. There was no queue, and we were on in about 15 mins flat! Had lunch at the Trough, which was the only time I went there. It was set out well, very spread out. Again, not many on board, so no queues or dramas. Our cabin was well positioned and very spacious. As usual, the beds were comfy but the pillows less so, The new TV system was great, and we caught a movie before heading off to muster. Again, this was a lot less crowded than usual, with most people finding a seat or a perch. Not having to lug your life jacket was a plus. Catching the lifts afterwards was also not the usual scramble. (Travelling companion has a few mobility issues). The Atrium was beautiful, but not enough room for the popular line dancing or ball room dancing classes. Would be the only complaint in that area. A Kiwi comedian was very entertaining (cant remember his name unfortunately), as was the comedy duo Pearson and someone. I had seen them before, and found them genuinely funny both times. Think Morecome and Wise. (although they were from a group called The Kinsmen, who some Australians would know). The dining room was beautiful, and Daria, our waitress was just perfect. Very professional, kind and knowledgeable. The food portions have gone up in size, but I thought the menu was a little limited, not as much variety as there use to be. No lobster on either formal or the last night. The bomb Alaska has improved from previous sailings, as in the egg white was not as raw as previously. The only issue I would have is that the dining rooms are only open until 9am for breakfast. First sitting was at 5.15 which was great for getting to a show, but starting to get a little early. Loved the adult only areas, and there were plenty of them, including a pool. Although I didnt swim this trip and only went to the Hollywood Conservatory once. Again, a very beautiful place, although I did hear stories of people arriving early, spreading their stuff to prevent others from sharing and staying the day. Signed up for a TRX class at the gym, but this was unfortunately cancelled at the last moment as they were still selling shoe lifts/inserts. They were also a PT down. One was flown in from Dubai, and so I did the last class (only 2 were scheduled). They are getting a little expensive. The Princess Theater was lovely, but the chairs were smaller than an airline seat! A little cramped, esp when the Cruise Body starts being felt. The shows were what you would expect, but with more dramatic lighting. The costumes were stunning. Unfortunately there were only two waiters on and there was no little table or cup holder to put your drink. They really need more waiters. Also if they could offset the seats it would allow for better visibility. Didnt go to the shops, as they were all high end, Effy (which I love looking at their jewelry, but most of it is the price of another cruise, so I never buy), Cartier, and other top names. Even though the ship was large, I didnt feel as if I walked any further than usual (and I have the Cruise Body to confirm this), I also didnt feel crowded. In fact, I actually saw more people more than once than which is a little unusual for me. Overall, I found the whole experience very positive, the crew seemed a lot happier than on some of the other ships. The ship was very clean (as you would expect with a new ship), and elegant. Absolutely loved it. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
The Majestic Princess was a fantastic way to travel to Tasmania. The staff are so friendly, the food is amazing and the entertainment was excellent. Even with 3500 travellers on board you could always find a seat in the public areas. Our ... Read More
The Majestic Princess was a fantastic way to travel to Tasmania. The staff are so friendly, the food is amazing and the entertainment was excellent. Even with 3500 travellers on board you could always find a seat in the public areas. Our stateroom was well appointed and very clean. We encountered rough seas but the newer and larger ship was much smoother in the conditions than the smaller ships. The embarkation and disembarkation process was very quick and efficient. The adults only area with cabanas and a pool was included in the price. A great area to chill out. Our ports of Hobart and Port Arthur were very interesting places to visit with so much history. The tender service to and from the ship to Port Arthur was run very smoothly. It was lovely to have 2 nights in Hobart to explore the city at night. I would definitely recommend this ship to travel on. Princess is ahead in so many ways. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We chose this cruise to experience the Majestic princess and we were not disappointed. Embarking was very quick and efficient as was disembarking. The ship is beautiful. The decor is lovely and not over the top. The entertainment was ... Read More
We chose this cruise to experience the Majestic princess and we were not disappointed. Embarking was very quick and efficient as was disembarking. The ship is beautiful. The decor is lovely and not over the top. The entertainment was great. The food was good with enough variety and the staff was very accommodating if you wanted to change or add anything to your meal. I liked the new look in the Fresh Market dinning option and thought there was a good variety to choose from. Enjoyed the International cafe. It was very popular so was sometimes hard to find a seat. I especially enjoyed the adult only pool and Hollywood conservatory area. The decor was lovely and I found it very relaxing. We had some rough seas and strong winds but the ship was very stable and comfortable. Overall I would rate my cruise as very relaxing and would highly recommend Majestic Princess. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
What a beautiful ship. Disappointing that you can't walk around deck 7. The gym equipment on deck 17 rear needs to go and an adults only pool & spas needs to go in there. The suite we were in was beautiful. Dining was excellent ... Read More
What a beautiful ship. Disappointing that you can't walk around deck 7. The gym equipment on deck 17 rear needs to go and an adults only pool & spas needs to go in there. The suite we were in was beautiful. Dining was excellent and the World Market Place was great. A lot more room to walk around and make your selections. The shows were fantastic. Definitely gone up a couple of notches. Having booked a suite we weren't aware that we had use of the Executive Lounge 24hrs a day with a concierge in the lounge assisting with anything we needed from 7.00am in the morning until 8.00pm at night. Monika did a great job and was always smiling and ready to help in any way. Monika made our trip special. We often had lunch in the lounge chatting with fellow cruisers. Having heard many negative reports on the Majestic we weren't sure what to expect. Our experience was very positive. We'll be back. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We thought it would be wonderful to see the Milford Sound by ship and it was, it was raining and this only made the scenery more spectacular with waterfalls everywhere. The weather improved after this and all the other ports were so ... Read More
We thought it would be wonderful to see the Milford Sound by ship and it was, it was raining and this only made the scenery more spectacular with waterfalls everywhere. The weather improved after this and all the other ports were so pretty and so picturesque to sail into, a balcony was a must,some mornings we layed in bed just watching the scenery sail by. The food for me was quite okay but my husband is a strict vegetarian and he sometimes just had mashed potatoes, French fries and rice for lunch. He could order ahead for the "Anytime Dining" but sometimes you don't know what you will be hungry for the next day. He is rather spoilt at home with his favourite vegetarian meals on request. He says he is willing to put up with just filling up on what he can as he enjoys cruising,he did put on two kilos over the ten days so the food was okay. The Majestic Princess is an amazing ship, just the perfect size, big enough for a person to walk off the calories but not too big. The adults only section of the ship was so fantastic, a very relaxing decor, recorded bird trills added to the ambience and some musical instruments to play for fun. We spent many an hour watching from this area which is at the very front of the ship, there are private cabana and comfortable lounges everywhere. We can't wait for our next cruise on this new ship to our area of the world. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
A beautiful ship from bow to stern. Great service and dining options. The rooms were comfortable and well designed. The bedding was first class and luxurious. The production shows were excellent as were the singers and other ... Read More
A beautiful ship from bow to stern. Great service and dining options. The rooms were comfortable and well designed. The bedding was first class and luxurious. The production shows were excellent as were the singers and other entertainment that were throughout the ship. The Harmony specialty Asian restaurant was a nice change of pace from most Princess ships. The Crown Grill was as good as ever. We liked the Princess@Sea app to keep track of friends although a message chime would have been helpful to alert us of messages. Both embarkation and debarkation went super smooth. Even though this new class of Princess ships are larger than we’ve sailed on in the past, we never got a sense of overcrowding. The fitness center was very well appointed and never seemed crowded. Also the sports deck was well laid out. We liked the addition of pickle ball and the enclosed ping pong courts. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Everything on board was what we expected and more Ship was amazing no trouble finding our way around Cabin was excellent as was our cabin steward Dinning room and staff were great Overall everything was beyond what was ... Read More
Everything on board was what we expected and more Ship was amazing no trouble finding our way around Cabin was excellent as was our cabin steward Dinning room and staff were great Overall everything was beyond what was expected As we try to cruise at least once a year we highly recommend Princess The captain and his crew were very helpful and kept us up to date with the running of the ship.The Buffet area very clean and staff were helpful and friendly .We dinned at the Harmony dinning area and found that to be good although food couldbeen a little warmer.We found the outside eating area was well serviced and food was good We discovered the Hollywood relaxation area on deck seventeen and it lived up to its nameand again we found the service there excellent All around the ship the entertainment and activities were also good Ports and excursions were good and run well Looking forward to our next cruise with Princess Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We liked the itinerary and we really enjoyed the cruise on the magnificent MAJESTIC PRINCESS, a truly amazing ship. The shows were all top class, a big crowd every night. The Dining Stewards were amazing nothing was too much trouble for ... Read More
We liked the itinerary and we really enjoyed the cruise on the magnificent MAJESTIC PRINCESS, a truly amazing ship. The shows were all top class, a big crowd every night. The Dining Stewards were amazing nothing was too much trouble for them. It is a very large ship which handled the rough seas coming across the Tasman Sea very well. The Captain was very good and kept everyone up to date with the details of the weather and how far we had travelled and what to expect each day. The Cruise director was excellent also his staff they made it a very enjoyable cruise, we look forward to cruising again on this amazing ship in the near future. The dancers and singers put on some amazing shows and the guest artist were amazing as well, the Pop Choir was very good made up of talented cruisers and the Voice at Sea was also very good, all from fellow passengers. Read Less
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
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
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
Sail Date October 2018
Majestic Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.6
Entertainment 4.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.0 3.7
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.6
Family 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 3.0 3.1
Service 4.5 3.9
Value For Money 4.0 3.3

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