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Majestic Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Disappointing

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by jjjjswan

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Trans-Ocean
  • Cabin Type: undefined

Disappointing is the only way to describe this new ship, its layout is way behind the times and poor use of space. We were on board for 3 weeks and found the crew to be disinterested, not very energetic and there is a distinct lack of supervision.

The food is not good particularly the buffet where food is prepared elsewhere and left to serve yourself was not hot, bland and repetitive. The specialty restaurants are not worth the visit with the exception of the Crown Grille. The only good thing to say about the dining room is that the food is hot. There is no shopping to talk of on board. Drinks are outrageously expensive, particularly wine and buy by the glass serve is miniscule.

Don't bother with the Casino, it is only a place to make a donation.

The plus side is minimal with the exception of the in cabin TV which would be amongst the best in the Cruise ship world, possibly to make up for the lack of entertainment. All ports were outstanding and ship excursions overpriced.


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Cabin Review

Cabin Veranda D127

Cabins are small but very good with comfortable beds.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Cartagena (Spain)

Outstanding city which is very clean and friendly. Great historical sites and beautiful food.

Gibraltar

We shared a taxi/van with 6 others and is the way to go. Inexpensive and they are available just after you walk off the ship at the entrance.

Genoa

A nice town to walk around and take in the sites, worthwhile.

Naples

Naples itself is not so good but don't miss Pompei, again a train takes you there. Just catch a bus to the train station and catch the train. Tickets are available at most small shope when you clear the ternibal. Just by well aware of the pickpockets, esspecially on the bus ride to the train. Tourist get robbed everyday. Isle of Capri is also outstanding and you can get a high speed boat from near the shipping terminal in Naples.

Athens (Piraeus)

Fantastice place, don not miss the appathenon which is atop the Acropylis. The best way to get there is the tourist bus at the shipping terminal which runs continuously all day from the ship and comes every 20 minutes to half hour depending on the amount of ships in port. The cost is only a few Euro reurn each.

Santorini

What a beautiful place, the view from the top will blow your mind. Try travelling up by donkey (5Euro) but I would come back down by skytrain.

Petra Walking Tour

Not much in Aqaba but Petra is worth every effort to visit. We booked our tour from the ship which is not cheap but I think the only way to go. There is a bit of a walk once you arrive in Petra but if you can not do the walk there are horse buggies for $40 to take you down and back. There is ample shopping at every part of Petra including cheap hats and very cheap bottled water. Our tour included lunch at the Marriott, both the lunch and hotel were outstanding and cost was covered in the onboard excursion. Be prepared for a long bus ride but there is plenty to see. If you have seen Lawrenece of Arabia you will see some familiar desert, it was partly filmed there.

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Dubai

Great place to visit but you do need time.. The desert safaris are a standout but time is the factor. The best wy to see Dubai is get a taxi to the nearest subway (not far and about $2.00) then go down the subway and buy a one day tourist pass but make sure you pay the little extra and get a gold ticket. That way you get the 1st class cabin and seat for only a couple of dollars extra. You can see everthing you want to see just read the tourist guide supplied with your ticket.

Toulon

Toulon is a nice town with friendly locals.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

What can you say about Rome? Fantastic place, not to be missed. There is a train station at the port which takes you straight into town,


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