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I really didn't know what to expect on this cruise, as the reviews are all over the place, but we had an amazing time. 1. I know it's an older, smaller ship. However, since this was my kids' first cruise, they had nothing to compare it to. The kids in our party (3 families, kids ages, 3, 7, 9 and 9) had a blast between the pools and the kids' club. We were all happy to hear the kids beg to go back to "Adventure Ocean" (the kids club). I didn't really have any moments where I looked around the ship and had it feel shabby. 2. The cabin was small. It's a cruise. We never planned on spending a ton of time in the cabin, so we didn't really get upset by that. I recommend poo-pourri if you're sharing a room with 3 other people. Sometimes trying to navigate all 4 people getting ready was rough, but it generally was fine. 3. Our waitstaff in the dining area was super fantastic and accommodating. On the final night when they offered lobster tail, they made it clear that the lobster was small and *wink wink, nudge nudge* you can order 2 meals. 4. Lastly, I feel like this is the most important advice I have - we did NOT use the cruise line for our excursions. And the options we chose were WAY better than anything offered. - In Key West, we did used Fury Cat (https://www.furycat.com), and chose their Ultimate Adventure. The family with the 3 year old didn't do that with us, but for the older kids it was PERFECT. Super fun, completely fit within the time we had on shore, and the experiences and staff were awesome. - In Havana, we used Havana Journeys (https://havanajourneys.com), and they were so above and beyond amazing. They were so communicative while we were setting up the tour from home and gave us everything we needed, including pictures of our guide and driver so we knew who to look for. They are OFAC compliant, which was important for out travel, and Eileen, our guide was so so great-- really knowledgable, smart, timed everything perfectly - if we ever get to go back to Cuba, we will absolutely call them again. We planned this cruise for the sole purpose of going to Cuba, and it was 100% worth it. Even with our large group, everyone had an amazing time. I've seen some bad reviews, but I think every trip is what you make it.

Such a great trip - but did our own excursions

Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review by Beelu

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Interior
I really didn't know what to expect on this cruise, as the reviews are all over the place, but we had an amazing time.

1. I know it's an older, smaller ship. However, since this was my kids' first cruise, they had nothing to compare it to. The kids in our party (3 families, kids ages, 3, 7, 9 and 9) had a blast between the pools and the kids' club. We were all happy to hear the kids beg to go back to "Adventure Ocean" (the kids club). I didn't really have any moments where I looked around the ship and had it feel shabby.

2. The cabin was small. It's a cruise. We never planned on spending a ton of time in the cabin, so we didn't really get upset by that. I recommend poo-pourri if you're sharing a room with 3 other people. Sometimes trying to navigate all 4 people getting ready was rough, but it generally was fine.

3. Our waitstaff in the dining area was super fantastic and accommodating. On the final night when they offered lobster tail, they made it clear that the lobster was small and *wink wink, nudge nudge* you can order 2 meals.

4. Lastly, I feel like this is the most important advice I have - we did NOT use the cruise line for our excursions. And the options we chose were WAY better than anything offered.

- In Key West, we did used Fury Cat (https://www.furycat.com), and chose their Ultimate Adventure. The family with the 3 year old didn't do that with us, but for the older kids it was PERFECT. Super fun, completely fit within the time we had on shore, and the experiences and staff were awesome.

- In Havana, we used Havana Journeys (https://havanajourneys.com), and they were so above and beyond amazing. They were so communicative while we were setting up the tour from home and gave us everything we needed, including pictures of our guide and driver so we knew who to look for. They are OFAC compliant, which was important for out travel, and Eileen, our guide was so so great-- really knowledgable, smart, timed everything perfectly - if we ever get to go back to Cuba, we will absolutely call them again.

We planned this cruise for the sole purpose of going to Cuba, and it was 100% worth it. Even with our large group, everyone had an amazing time. I've seen some bad reviews, but I think every trip is what you make it.
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