Majestic Princess Cruise Review by crookiemonster
We specifically chose this trip to try a brand new ship. We normally sail with Princess but on the smaller sun class (2000 pax) so we didn't know what to expect on the Majestic at 3560 pax built specifically for the Asian market. Check in at Sydney was straight forward with no delay, took about 15 minutes from check in to arriving at our cabin. We had a mini suite on deck 12 (A212) which was very comfortable but nothing special. In hind sight we could have saved some $$ and had a deluxe balcony cabin for the same experience. Other than the free glass of bubbly to welcome us on board, the only other perk we had with the mini suite was a free canape session at 4.30pm each day in the Vista Lounge which we didn't go to as there were too many other things to do. The staff were all friendly and professional and up to the usual standard we have experienced on other Princess ships. There was plenty of room to spread out on the ship and we didn't feel like we were on a crowded ship almost double the size of what we were used to. The Piazza was always crowded as there was always some entertainment there, again the same as other ships. The main dining room service and food was what we have previously experienced, although they were out of 2 wines on day 1. The buffet on deck 16 called the Market Place had a confusing layout to locate food, food was OK, no better or worse than other ships. There were lots of shows and entertainers all high quality. The costumes and stage sets on the main productions were the best we have seen. The biggest criticism from guests and crew was the inadequate size of the Princess Theatre, it held around 1000 pax which was way too small for such a large ship. There were 2 shows per night at 7.45pm and 9.45pm. If you wanted to ensure a seat for 7.45pm, you had to get there no later than 30 minutes before the show. There were often people sitting on the floor and standing. Disembarkation was smooth and took under 30 minutes. Princess is now very popular with older cruisers with most being over 70 on this voyage, there were many mobility aids being used that really slowed up traffic walking from one end of the ship to the other. We are in our 50s so it felt like an old aged home to us. We had expected to be wowed by this brand new ship but we weren't.
crookiemonster’s Full Rating Summary
Balcony was very narrow. Bathroom had a full sized bath with shower over the top. There was plenty of hanging space and storage for clothes. We had 2 large wall mounted TVs and a large 3 seater lounge. There was a connecting door to the next cabin that made a very loud howling noise when the balcony sliding door was opened when we were sailing at top speed. The ship felt very stable crossing the Tasman Sea but we didn't have the huge seas we have previously experienced.
Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins
More Australia & New Zealand Reviews
More Majestic Princess Reviews
More Princess Cruises Reviews