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After taking 4 previous cruises with Princess, we had high expectations of the new Majestic Princess having sailed on her sister ship the Royal Princess, also the Sun and Dawn Princess. What a dreadful let down, now having Platinum status we were looking forward to a speedy check-in, wrong, it took two and a half hours as they did not have a card for us (prior to setting of were TOLD we had an upgrade to a junior suite, all well and good till we found it was under the pool area so we declined and said we wanted the cabin we had booked last August and were told that we would indeed have the one we booked) Cabin OK en-suite minuscule, cabin steward very good. Ship fitted out for Chinese market not European market. Food in Market Place Buffet was terrible,, had better in transport cafes, badly laid out nothing grouped together you spent ages trying to find food (eg rolls opposite end from soup etc)Food was never hot , barely warm, meat always under cooked, veggies same, could always see next day dishes which seem to have been made up of leftovers from previous day, poor uninterested service, some fruit on display such as rotting black bananas out of cool room, other brown fruit on display, though some good fresh cut fruit available. Lots of greasy Indian food and USA stews. We opted for Allegro restaurant fixed early sitting but found food not well displayed on plates and indifferent service, after a few nights started going to Anytime Dining and found the food was much better there though service hit and miss. Entertainment worst ever, a few good shows in the Princess Theater but bad ones too, only 1 full show a week which was good but the Chinese juggler, please this is supposed to be first class entertainment? I think not also at least 4 Tribute shows and a runner up in a Philippines talent show, shame on you Princess. No shows in the Vista Lounge, what a waste, no Wheelhouse Bar no entertainment on deck except a film in the afternoon and one at night which blasts you off the deck and who wants to sit in high heat and humidity. The library was just about non existent and only 2 computers for 3,500 guests (not everybody has a Kindle or I Pad computer) The shops available were so high end big names that no one went in them. Enormous Karaoke room no one used, heaps of trivia which questions apparently they recycled so that people who got on at the start of the cruise won all the time. Planks on the deck of a man made compound so you burnt your feet, no loungers in the shade as the sids under cover where you used to be able to lay and relax now all table and chairs, also the tiles in front of the Hollywood Pool lethal when wet like ice as I found out when I slipped and hurt my knee, the Hollywood Pool all enclosed stunk of chlorine.. As to disembarkation in Shanghai, what a farce, all colour coded bags and deck numbers totally mixed up, it was a case of find your case ff you can. The trips were very expensive and very badly organised out of all the trips we took the only good one was in Japan to a national park. The guides on the others were woeful and harped on about their "supposed families"they must think westerners a bunch of idiots.I am surprised there complaints box was big enough to hold them all, most people we talked to felt the same as us, on the positive side, we did at least have a good rest and met some very nice and interesting people. We have heard that the Majestic Princes will be sailing out of Sydney next year, if this is so, then the ship will have to have a complete refit as Australians will not stand for this standard of food and entertainment,. This cruise has certainly put us off cruising and will be a long time if ever that we go on another cruise and you can bet it wont be Princess. A very expensive flop.

MAJESTIC FLOP

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by Denhal

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
After taking 4 previous cruises with Princess, we had high expectations of the new Majestic Princess having sailed on her sister ship the Royal Princess, also the Sun and Dawn Princess.

What a dreadful let down, now having Platinum status we were looking forward to a speedy check-in, wrong, it took two and a half hours as they did not have a card for us (prior to setting of were TOLD we had an upgrade to a junior suite, all well and good till we found it was under the pool area so we declined and said we wanted the cabin we had booked last August and were told that we would indeed have the one we booked)

Cabin OK en-suite minuscule, cabin steward very good.

Ship fitted out for Chinese market not European market.

Food in Market Place Buffet was terrible,, had better in transport cafes, badly laid out nothing grouped together you spent ages trying to find food (eg rolls opposite end from soup etc)Food was never hot , barely warm, meat always under cooked, veggies same, could always see next day dishes which seem to have been made up of leftovers from previous day, poor uninterested service, some fruit on display such as rotting black bananas out of cool room, other brown fruit on display, though some good fresh cut fruit available. Lots of greasy Indian food and USA stews.

We opted for Allegro restaurant fixed early sitting but found food not well displayed on plates and indifferent service, after a few nights started going to Anytime Dining and found the food was much better there though service hit and miss.

Entertainment worst ever, a few good shows in the Princess Theater but bad ones too, only 1 full show a week which was good but the Chinese juggler, please this is supposed to be first class entertainment? I think not also at least 4 Tribute shows and a runner up in a Philippines talent show, shame on you Princess.

No shows in the Vista Lounge, what a waste, no Wheelhouse Bar no entertainment on deck except a film in the afternoon and one at night which blasts you off the deck and who wants to sit in high heat and humidity.

The library was just about non existent and only 2 computers for 3,500 guests (not everybody has a Kindle or I Pad computer)

The shops available were so high end big names that no one went in them.

Enormous Karaoke room no one used, heaps of trivia which questions apparently they recycled so that people who got on at the start of the cruise won all the time.

Planks on the deck of a man made compound so you burnt your feet, no loungers in the shade as the sids under cover where you used to be able to lay and relax now all table and chairs, also the tiles in front of the Hollywood Pool lethal when wet like ice as I found out when I slipped and hurt my knee, the Hollywood Pool all enclosed stunk of chlorine..

As to disembarkation in Shanghai, what a farce, all colour coded bags and deck numbers totally mixed up, it was a case of find your case ff you can.

The trips were very expensive and very badly organised out of all the trips we took the only good one was in Japan to a national park. The guides on the others were woeful and harped on about their "supposed families"they must think westerners a bunch of idiots.I am surprised there complaints box was big enough to hold them all, most people we talked to felt the same as us, on the positive side, we did at least have a good rest and met some very nice and interesting people.

We have heard that the Majestic Princes will be sailing out of Sydney next year, if this is so, then the ship will have to have a complete refit as Australians will not stand for this standard of food and entertainment,.

This cruise has certainly put us off cruising and will be a long time if ever that we go on another cruise and you can bet it wont be Princess. A very expensive flop.
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