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Boarding in Tampa was quick and easy. They were basically waiting on people to check in at about 1:30 when we got there. The cruise director Patricio was fantastic. The live music, not so much. The DJ was great at the pool but then sometimes a band would play and it was essentially "island music" background music from a keyboard. They didn't really sing and certainly did not get the crowd into it. The band name was something like Umba. All of the activities like trivia, belly flop contest and karaoke were all awesome. Dinner in the dining room was fine. As usual, they are slow on bringing bar drinks and soda so its always better to fill before you go in. Especially slow for soda at breakfast. The couple times we ate in the Windjammer it was kinda cold. It would have been nice if there were more freestyle soda machines (there is one on 4 and one on 12 I think it was). The ports were fantastic. Key West was fun (we took the Hop On Hop Off trolley). It was Fantasy Fest!! Havana was amazing and quite an experience. It took about half hour to get through immigration. We exchanged $180 ($65 CUC was for our tour) and we did not have enough for souvenirs after lunch and giving various tips and buying a couple things in the City so we had to scramble at the port to exchange more money. My advice is to exchange well more than you think and then just exchange any you don't need back. There are plenty of tellers to exchange back when you are ready to go back on the ship. In Cozumel we did the semi sub reef explorer which was worth the money, and then we took a taxi to Money Bar to snorkel and hang out. This was a great trip. Yes the ship is old and yes the rooms are small, but you're on vacation!

Escape to Cuba

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review by TampaJules

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
Boarding in Tampa was quick and easy. They were basically waiting on people to check in at about 1:30 when we got there.

The cruise director Patricio was fantastic. The live music, not so much. The DJ was great at the pool but then sometimes a band would play and it was essentially "island music" background music from a keyboard. They didn't really sing and certainly did not get the crowd into it. The band name was something like Umba. All of the activities like trivia, belly flop contest and karaoke were all awesome.

Dinner in the dining room was fine. As usual, they are slow on bringing bar drinks and soda so its always better to fill before you go in. Especially slow for soda at breakfast. The couple times we ate in the Windjammer it was kinda cold. It would have been nice if there were more freestyle soda machines (there is one on 4 and one on 12 I think it was).

The ports were fantastic. Key West was fun (we took the Hop On Hop Off trolley). It was Fantasy Fest!! Havana was amazing and quite an experience. It took about half hour to get through immigration. We exchanged $180 ($65 CUC was for our tour) and we did not have enough for souvenirs after lunch and giving various tips and buying a couple things in the City so we had to scramble at the port to exchange more money. My advice is to exchange well more than you think and then just exchange any you don't need back. There are plenty of tellers to exchange back when you are ready to go back on the ship. In Cozumel we did the semi sub reef explorer which was worth the money, and then we took a taxi to Money Bar to snorkel and hang out.

This was a great trip. Yes the ship is old and yes the rooms are small, but you're on vacation!
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 1N 2126
Small with a tiny shower. But adequate for a short cruise.
Deck 8 Outside Cabins