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This was my fourth cruise (all with RC) and definitely the most disappointing. It began when my wife and I funneled all of our wedding expenditures through a RC Visa which earned us enough points for this "free" cruise for two for our first anniversary. We hawked RC's website all year to find a cruise for under $1000 (the "free" allowance) and finally got it on Cyber Monday for this cruise which included $250 onboard credit. Unfortunately, it's $1000 off a regular priced cruise (per the fine print) so we had to settle for $750 onboard credit and use and additional 25,000 points. FYI 1% cash back cards are probably a better deal. Anywho... to the cruise. Ship is teeny and the layout has you running back and forth on the ship all day. The rooms are your typical closet size spaces with an unnecessary mini bar taking up most of your counter space (made great use of the closet). Beds weren't very comfy and the shower drain backed up quite a bit. They were constantly doing some form of maintenance in the hallways and it smelled awful (like roadkill) out there with varying intensity. Food: Meh! Buffet was plentiful, but nothing to write home about. Dinner in the dining room was alright, but not as good as past experiences. Didn't go anywhere else except for pizza place which was like other ships, but Freestyle machine only had one working and selection was limited. Drink: Freestyle machines were annoying for sure and located in a very inconvenient location. However, it was nothing compared to the bar issue. Fine initially on the cruise, but worsened as the days went by with Spring Breakers in full force. Simply not enough bars open on the ship. It took 20min to get a drink and it always felt like it was done purposely to keep people's drink quotas down so RC could make more off the drink packages. This was especially true when bad weather ended the Key West port and activities added were mainly more trivia. Ports were alright with a stop at Nassau and Coco Cay. Nassau was as crazy and off putting as I had been told when we first got off (you are basically attacked by taxi drivers and tour guides which is rather uncomfortable), but the city and the people were friendly and fun to walk through and see once you're in it. We did the stairs, visited the fort, did some shopping, and hit a recommended little restaurant in town which was great. Spent the rest of the time on the ship which was not busy and activities were fun by the pool. The next day we came to Coco Cay. Okay... We read the reviews on Coco Cay and they recommended the Cabbanas. They are $200ish and accommodate 3 couples. It comes with a private beach, covered couch and chairs inside and 4 beach chairs, snorkel equipment, floating mats, 4 giant bottles of water on ice and a fruit tray. There are only 14 and you have your own bar and private "upgraded" buffet with steak, chicken, and shrimp skewers. You are on the least windy part of the island with no birds and have a gorgeous view of the ship. In other words, "Everyone is Crazy For Not Fighting Over These". It is an excursion, but can't be booked until onboard at the desk. We signed up right away when on board and the desk said we were the first to sign up. The mats and snorkeling for 6 alone make it worth it and no wait for drinks was ridiculously awesome. One of my favorite all time cruise experiences. As far as the crew, they were absolutely on point. As good as any I have been and this was huge because it is what makes the ship a 3 instead of a 1 star. 5 stars from the bartenders to the waiting staff to the room attendants to maintenance to the captain and crew. They didn't have much to work with, but rocked it. Entertainment: Shows were not great. Comedian wasn't very funny, juggler was a juggler, dancing crew shows are old and tired (ABBA and 70's of course). However, cruise entertainment crew shows were fun and full of energy. Kudos to the the piano player though. BEST PIANO MAN ON ANY SHIP I HAVE BEEN ON! Overall, crumby ship that was saved by the crew and staff, RC Visa is pretty much false advertising at its grandest (in my opinion), and RC seems to be making bar service less accessible to save money (at least on smaller ships). Majesty is great on a budget, but you get what you pay for.

Fine for the money, but I'd recommend going bigger.

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review by Sir_ffej

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Bahamas
This was my fourth cruise (all with RC) and definitely the most disappointing. It began when my wife and I funneled all of our wedding expenditures through a RC Visa which earned us enough points for this "free" cruise for two for our first anniversary. We hawked RC's website all year to find a cruise for under $1000 (the "free" allowance) and finally got it on Cyber Monday for this cruise which included $250 onboard credit. Unfortunately, it's $1000 off a regular priced cruise (per the fine print) so we had to settle for $750 onboard credit and use and additional 25,000 points. FYI 1% cash back cards are probably a better deal.

Anywho... to the cruise. Ship is teeny and the layout has you running back and forth on the ship all day. The rooms are your typical closet size spaces with an unnecessary mini bar taking up most of your counter space (made great use of the closet). Beds weren't very comfy and the shower drain backed up quite a bit. They were constantly doing some form of maintenance in the hallways and it smelled awful (like roadkill) out there with varying intensity.

Food: Meh! Buffet was plentiful, but nothing to write home about. Dinner in the dining room was alright, but not as good as past experiences. Didn't go anywhere else except for pizza place which was like other ships, but Freestyle machine only had one working and selection was limited.

Drink: Freestyle machines were annoying for sure and located in a very inconvenient location. However, it was nothing compared to the bar issue. Fine initially on the cruise, but worsened as the days went by with Spring Breakers in full force. Simply not enough bars open on the ship. It took 20min to get a drink and it always felt like it was done purposely to keep people's drink quotas down so RC could make more off the drink packages. This was especially true when bad weather ended the Key West port and activities added were mainly more trivia.

Ports were alright with a stop at Nassau and Coco Cay. Nassau was as crazy and off putting as I had been told when we first got off (you are basically attacked by taxi drivers and tour guides which is rather uncomfortable), but the city and the people were friendly and fun to walk through and see once you're in it. We did the stairs, visited the fort, did some shopping, and hit a recommended little restaurant in town which was great. Spent the rest of the time on the ship which was not busy and activities were fun by the pool.

The next day we came to Coco Cay. Okay... We read the reviews on Coco Cay and they recommended the Cabbanas. They are $200ish and accommodate 3 couples. It comes with a private beach, covered couch and chairs inside and 4 beach chairs, snorkel equipment, floating mats, 4 giant bottles of water on ice and a fruit tray. There are only 14 and you have your own bar and private "upgraded" buffet with steak, chicken, and shrimp skewers. You are on the least windy part of the island with no birds and have a gorgeous view of the ship. In other words, "Everyone is Crazy For Not Fighting Over These". It is an excursion, but can't be booked until onboard at the desk. We signed up right away when on board and the desk said we were the first to sign up. The mats and snorkeling for 6 alone make it worth it and no wait for drinks was ridiculously awesome. One of my favorite all time cruise experiences.

As far as the crew, they were absolutely on point. As good as any I have been and this was huge because it is what makes the ship a 3 instead of a 1 star. 5 stars from the bartenders to the waiting staff to the room attendants to maintenance to the captain and crew. They didn't have much to work with, but rocked it.

Entertainment: Shows were not great. Comedian wasn't very funny, juggler was a juggler, dancing crew shows are old and tired (ABBA and 70's of course). However, cruise entertainment crew shows were fun and full of energy. Kudos to the the piano player though. BEST PIANO MAN ON ANY SHIP I HAVE BEEN ON!

Overall, crumby ship that was saved by the crew and staff, RC Visa is pretty much false advertising at its grandest (in my opinion), and RC seems to be making bar service less accessible to save money (at least on smaller ships). Majesty is great on a budget, but you get what you pay for.
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