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Day 1: Left out of Miami - Luckily we are Florida residents as the wife left the tickets at the house. The porter said "no problem as they don't close the doors till 4:30". We drove home and got the tickets and scooted back. Our sailing friends called every 10 minutes to inform us the time kept changing for closing of the doors! The don't know when they are leaving? Dinner that night was okay - we chose the main dining room. From start to finish was over 2 hours! We actually missed part of the late show! Day 2: A day in Nassau, Bahamas. It was okay, but we didn't realize it was spring break until we got on the ship. Drunk and unruly kids everywhere! We ate in the buffet, so dinner was on time, and went to the show. Songs and dance from the 70's - nothing spectacular. I did a 2 tank dive - ships price was $149 - the same company, sharks cove, advertises for $105 and they pick you up and drop you off at the port. Day 3: Cocoa Cay - A one tank dive in the am. Other than that, just hung around the island. They serve lunch there, but it was disorganized! Too many kids, they had no clear lines and it took 30+ minutes to get a burger! Dinner in the Main Dining room again. We had to be done earlier than 2 hours as we had the Crown and Anchor cocktails with the Captain. 30 minutes in, we hadn't even gotten out appetizers. 1 of our party complained to the Maitre D and boy, did the waiters and food show. Of course, we were not popular after that! Day 4: Key West - First off, we were 1 1/2 hours late getting in. They gave us a 1/2 hour extension to help make up for it! We also had to clear customs, so we were supposed to be there at 10am, it was 11:45 by the time we got off the ship! We did the pub Crawl - a great way to see some of the off the path sights. Zam is highly recommended as a tour guide. Everyone had fun and the price was reasonable. Getting back on the ship was a long line as the drunk kids were holding up the process. Dinner was buffet again as we didn't want to face another night of apologize and excuses. One of our party slipped on the floor at the buffet and tried to tell the wait staff. They blamed his shoes until 3 other people slipped! Out later that night - decided to have a cigar. The cigar bar is closed - you can buy the cigars, but you have to smoke them on the pool deck. Don't forget to get the cigar cut before you leave as the pool deck has no cutters. Disembarking: what a cluster! Customs in Miami leaves something to be desired. Now for the highlights - We stayed on Deck 6 and it was easy to find as you could follow your nose. There was a sewer backup and the entire hall smelled like sewage for most of the cruise. The ship also decided to wash the windows at 3 in the morning with a pressure hose. Great thinking as who would be asleep at this time! The only highlight was that Royal has changed it's tipping policy. It was cash only for us. That allowed us to give the tip to the only one who deserved it - Our room steward! I would think twice before booking with any short cruises with Royal and stay off the Majesty of the Seas!  

Spring Break Cruisers - BEWARE!

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review by patchs10

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2010
  • Destination: Bahamas
Day 1: Left out of Miami - Luckily we are Florida residents as the wife left the tickets at the house. The porter said "no problem as they don't close the doors till 4:30". We drove home and got the tickets and scooted back. Our sailing friends called every 10 minutes to inform us the time kept changing for closing of the doors! The don't know when they are leaving?
Dinner that night was okay - we chose the main dining room. From start to finish was over 2 hours! We actually missed part of the late show!
Day 2: A day in Nassau, Bahamas. It was okay, but we didn't realize it was spring break until we got on the ship. Drunk and unruly kids everywhere!
We ate in the buffet, so dinner was on time, and went to the show. Songs and dance from the 70's - nothing spectacular. I did a 2 tank dive - ships price was $149 - the same company, sharks cove, advertises for $105 and they pick you up and drop you off at the port.
Day 3: Cocoa Cay - A one tank dive in the am. Other than that, just hung around the island. They serve lunch there, but it was disorganized! Too many kids, they had no clear lines and it took 30+ minutes to get a burger!
Dinner in the Main Dining room again. We had to be done earlier than 2 hours as we had the Crown and Anchor cocktails with the Captain. 30 minutes in, we hadn't even gotten out appetizers. 1 of our party complained to the Maitre D and boy, did the waiters and food show. Of course, we were not popular after that!
Day 4: Key West - First off, we were 1 1/2 hours late getting in. They gave us a 1/2 hour extension to help make up for it! We also had to clear customs, so we were supposed to be there at 10am, it was 11:45 by the time we got off the ship!
We did the pub Crawl - a great way to see some of the off the path sights. Zam is highly recommended as a tour guide. Everyone had fun and the price was reasonable.
Getting back on the ship was a long line as the drunk kids were holding up the process. Dinner was buffet again as we didn't want to face another night of apologize and excuses. One of our party slipped on the floor at the buffet and tried to tell the wait staff. They blamed his shoes until 3 other people slipped!
Out later that night - decided to have a cigar. The cigar bar is closed - you can buy the cigars, but you have to smoke them on the pool deck. Don't forget to get the cigar cut before you leave as the pool deck has no cutters.
Disembarking: what a cluster! Customs in Miami leaves something to be desired.
Now for the highlights - We stayed on Deck 6 and it was easy to find as you could follow your nose. There was a sewer backup and the entire hall smelled like sewage for most of the cruise. The ship also decided to wash the windows at 3 in the morning with a pressure hose. Great thinking as who would be asleep at this time!
The only highlight was that Royal has changed it's tipping policy. It was cash only for us. That allowed us to give the tip to the only one who deserved it - Our room steward!
I would think twice before booking with any short cruises with Royal and stay off the Majesty of the Seas!
 
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Cabin 6034
Cabin 6034 - Seemed quiet at night - except for the spring breakers running and screaming down the halls. However, the running track is right over your head - lots of pounding during the day!
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