We decided to take a 14 day winter break to the Canary Islands. We left from Bristol after a slight delay and arrived in Las Palmas about 8:00pm. The Thomson staff at the airport were helpful and getting on to Blue No 2 bus was very straightforward. We were spoken to on the bus and everything explained clearly. A quick bus journey approx 40 mins got us to the ship. Embarking the ship was a very quick and seamless process.
Our cabins were clean and adequate, not a great deal of space but we didn't plan on spending much time in them. Beds were comfortable. The signage on the ship made it easy to get around and difficult to get lost. The ship itself is generally in very good condition despite reviews saying otherwise. Wherever you were it was always clean and felt homely. It didn't have the glitz and razz-i-matzz of the newer ships but was friendly and charming.
The food was as you would imagine plentiful and there was good choice. We ate at the San Marcco buffet style restaurant about half the time and a la carte the reaming time. The waiters in the a la carte were extremely friendly and could never do enough for you. The food was hot and very enjoyable. No issues at all. We also had one meal at the "pay extra restaurant" which was a top quality meal but i don't think I would do again.
Entertainment ranged from excellent to not great. The visiting cabarets were good and some of the show team events were excellient. Some however we didn't feel connected with the audience, The Rocky horror Show being one of these. However the hard work, professionalism and commitment of all of the show team and the cruise Director cannot be faulted.
The other ships entertainment such as daily game shows and bingo etc were as you would imagine a bit of fun which all made the days more enjoyable.
There were a good variety of bars which pretty much catered for everyone, pianist, guitarist, easy listening, Quizzy type bar, Show bar etc. Prices were pretty much same as home pub prices or slightly cheaper (depending on where you live)
It wasn't the great cruise as the weather was hit and miss with only 2 days of sunshine. However this didn't stop us having a really good time. Ports were enjoyable with different things to enjoy on most with Morocco being the star of the week followed by Lanzarote. Do not miss either of these. On Morocco we did a taxi trip with Hassan which was 80 euro in total for 4 of us for an all day trip and a ships trip to Fire Mountain. Don't miss either...
So all in all nothing at all to complain about but much to praise. All ships crew were friendly and helpful when you ever needed anything. Would we travel on Majesty again....definitely.
Basic but efficient cabin. comfortable beds and a powerful shower which were the 2 most important things to us. not huge but then we didn't expect them to be. A few tv stations including Sky News.