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Stayed few nights in Sydney pre cruise. Enjoyed as had previously visited and knew what we wanted to see, Embarkation swift..good to be able to drop cases early . Were told we couldn't send cases of water through but could only carry them on ourselves, Useful but expensive shuttle at Brisbane. Again we knew what we wanted to do once we were in town. Darwin quite disappointing..had visited previously. Felt ship could have offered complimentary shuttle into town. Wanted to visit Vietnam. Hadn't researched carefully enough and needed to book tour from Phu My 90 mins on excursion coach to Ho Chi Minh City. Very nice when got there but could have done with longer time in city but ship was leaving early. Disappointed in Kaosiung..again docked a long way from town in Commercial area.Paid for princess shuttle to downtown. Left at 8.30 am, arrived by 9 am but nothing opened till 11am. Again disappointed by short time in port. Did disembarkation tour in Hong Kong as had flight to Dubai that evening. Useful to be able to store luggage on coach until dropped off at airport....shame this tour wasn't advertised earlier. Again felt it was expensive, too much time at nunnery and insufficient time for lunch/ shopping (less than 90 mins). Arrived at airport after 4.5 hours when tour advertised as 5 hours. Felt overall planning of port visits not good. Timing needs to be looked at, so does docking so far away from downtown areas ! Balcony cabin was fine, balcony smaller than some ships we have been on, Steward was excellent, Didn't miss club chair which had been removed. Food in Dining Room very slow to come out one night..nothing to write home about. Buffet okay but difficult to find way around, Good service for drinks both on deck and in lounges. Not keen on shows but heard they were not that good and some complained they were unable to find seats but had heard others saw same show in each of the three sittings ! Ship large, disappointed no proper 'promenade' deck Always found sun loungers but we are early birds.. Didn't like cruise director making announcements 15 mins after MUTS had started. Surely he realises he is interrupting film ?? He stopped for a few days after someone sent a note to his Wake show but started again later in the cruise. Not keen on Piazza being so busy..used for too many activities..no peace and quiet !

Lots of sea days

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by Reina del Mar

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Stayed few nights in Sydney pre cruise. Enjoyed as had previously visited and knew what we wanted to see,

Embarkation swift..good to be able to drop cases early . Were told we couldn't send cases of water through but could only carry them on ourselves,

Useful but expensive shuttle at Brisbane. Again we knew what we wanted to do once we were in town.

Darwin quite disappointing..had visited previously. Felt ship could have offered complimentary shuttle into town.

Wanted to visit Vietnam. Hadn't researched carefully enough and needed to book tour from Phu My 90 mins on excursion coach to Ho Chi Minh City. Very nice when got there but could have done with longer time in city but ship was leaving early.

Disappointed in Kaosiung..again docked a long way from town in Commercial area.Paid for princess shuttle to downtown. Left at 8.30 am, arrived by 9 am but nothing opened till 11am. Again disappointed by short time in port.

Did disembarkation tour in Hong Kong as had flight to Dubai that evening. Useful to be able to store luggage on coach until dropped off at airport....shame this tour wasn't advertised earlier. Again felt it was expensive, too much time at nunnery and insufficient time for lunch/ shopping (less than 90 mins). Arrived at airport after 4.5 hours when tour advertised as 5 hours.

Felt overall planning of port visits not good. Timing needs to be looked at, so does docking so far away from downtown areas !

Balcony cabin was fine, balcony smaller than some ships we have been on, Steward was excellent, Didn't miss club chair which had been removed.

Food in Dining Room very slow to come out one night..nothing to write home about. Buffet okay but difficult to find way around, Good service for drinks both on deck and in lounges.

Not keen on shows but heard they were not that good and some complained they were unable to find seats but had heard others saw same show in each of the three sittings !

Ship large, disappointed no proper 'promenade' deck Always found sun loungers but we are early birds..

Didn't like cruise director making announcements 15 mins after MUTS had started. Surely he realises he is interrupting film ?? He stopped for a few days after someone sent a note to his Wake show but started again later in the cruise.

Not keen on Piazza being so busy..used for too many activities..no peace and quiet !
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Smaller balcony than other ships have sailed on. Didn't miss club chair.. Excellent steward.
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