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Overall our cruise was a fun 4 day getaway. Kudos to RCI for their smooth and fast embarkation and disembarkation during the entire cruise. At first I thought it was a fluke that it went so well, but as the cruise went on, it became apparent that the process was well managed. Our cabins were ready before we finished lunch and when we got there, so were our bags. The Majesty is an old ship and shows signs of wear rust. We were in cabin # 8072, small but comfortable. Dining was typical cruise ship fair and though we rarely do buffets, the Windjammer was very good for breakfast and lunch. The main dining room was ok but portion sizes almost made you want to go for a snack later. We did not do any of the shows but the bands were pretty good. Our cabin attendant, John, was super and took great care of us. Key West was a great port but 4 hours didn't cut it. We did the the ships Old Town Trolly Tour, shore excursion and was worth the money, however, it didn't allow enough time to really see and enjoy all Key West has to offer. A visit to the Key Lime Pie Company is a must. Our day in Cuba was awesome. We were off the ship, through the Cadeca money exchange and in the plaza of the Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, across from the port with in 30 minutes. We booked a third party tour with Geikis of "Nosotros Cubaneamos". Our tour guide, Abdel, was awesome as was our driver and his 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon. On our nearly 7 hour tour, we were taken to several interesting sites and provided much history, particularly on the current conditions as well as the revolution. Our only regret is that because we arrived on a Monday and left before 9 PM, we didn't have an opportunity to see and hear any of the great music Cuba is known for. Last but not least, to dispel all the hype about how hard it is to travel to Cuba, I must say it was the easiest we've ever encountered. #1. With Regards to the "Guest certification for authorized US travel to Cuba" form, the average traveler should check box #2, and complete part B & C. #2. Currency, we found exchanging US currency to Euros before we left and then exchanging the euros for CUC's when we arrived gave us a bigger bang for our buck. However, some places, though not many, were happy to accept the US dollar. #3. Reentry to the US was a joke, we weren't even asked about declaring anything and had I known, I would have picked up some more Rum and Cigars :-)

One day at a time!

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review by cirquskid

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
Overall our cruise was a fun 4 day getaway. Kudos to RCI for their smooth and fast embarkation and disembarkation during the entire cruise. At first I thought it was a fluke that it went so well, but as the cruise went on, it became apparent that the process was well managed. Our cabins were ready before we finished lunch and when we got there, so were our bags. The Majesty is an old ship and shows signs of wear rust. We were in cabin # 8072, small but comfortable. Dining was typical cruise ship fair and though we rarely do buffets, the Windjammer was very good for breakfast and lunch. The main dining room was ok but portion sizes almost made you want to go for a snack later. We did not do any of the shows but the bands were pretty good. Our cabin attendant, John, was super and took great care of us.

Key West was a great port but 4 hours didn't cut it. We did the the ships Old Town Trolly Tour, shore excursion and was worth the money, however, it didn't allow enough time to really see and enjoy all Key West has to offer. A visit to the Key Lime Pie Company is a must.

Our day in Cuba was awesome. We were off the ship, through the Cadeca money exchange and in the plaza of the Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, across from the port with in 30 minutes. We booked a third party tour with Geikis of "Nosotros Cubaneamos". Our tour guide, Abdel, was awesome as was our driver and his 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon. On our nearly 7 hour tour, we were taken to several interesting sites and provided much history, particularly on the current conditions as well as the revolution. Our only regret is that because we arrived on a Monday and left before 9 PM, we didn't have an opportunity to see and hear any of the great music Cuba is known for.

Last but not least, to dispel all the hype about how hard it is to travel to Cuba, I must say it was the easiest we've ever encountered. #1. With Regards to the "Guest certification for authorized US travel to Cuba" form, the average traveler should check box #2, and complete part B & C. #2. Currency, we found exchanging US currency to Euros before we left and then exchanging the euros for CUC's when we arrived gave us a bigger bang for our buck. However, some places, though not many, were happy to accept the US dollar. #3. Reentry to the US was a joke, we weren't even asked about declaring anything and had I known, I would have picked up some more Rum and Cigars :-)
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Ocean View
Cabin 4N 8072
Though most of the cabin views on the Majesty are partial to totally blocked, 8072's window is in between the lifeboats which gave us a semi good view. There was a near emergency issue when our shower and floor drain began to overflow, but maintenance came right away and resolved the problem.
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