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First cruise on this ship. Internals similar to Sun and Sea Princess but bigger. Takes a while to get from one end to the other, apparently has 3500 passengers in Australia but up to 4500 whilst overseas. This probably explains why ship did not feel busy ( except of course in Princess Theatre-as per usual for Princess Cruises). Being set up for overseas it had things that Princess once had in Australian ships.eg free soft cone ice creams, full cream ice cream at Bistro ( or Marketplace as they call it), pizza's free but with other items, free noodle bar, free hamburgers etc. Alcohol is expensive as no Australian $6 beers ( they were $8.50) no $9 glass of wine ( they were $14 up) compared to P&O. Duty free prices on board for alcohol was still twice the price in Port Vila. Princess Theatre had an extra escape route to level 6 which meant could exit with no problems as compared with Sun and Sea. Dancing and singing group larger then usual and put on great shows with effects, however, I am sure they were the second rate singers on board. Other shows were hit and miss, some great and others well so so. Always great to have a band playing not pre recorded music as on P&O etc. Entertainment crew boss Andrew was very good and deputy Cristiaan was excellent, other were ..so so. Stores only sold expensive rubbish, nothing worth buying. International café free was good, coffee on board was boring no real taste.But coffee cards loaded onto cruise card were good value. Cannot walk around ship on one level as on Sun and Sea, but plenty of room upstairs to move. Gym was excellent full of equipment and 24 hour access. Marketplace (Bistro) was excellent and plenty of variety, no need to go to restaurants. Only problem was finding what you need as so big, things scattered, but plenty of seating and quality and variety very good. Trivia prizes crap which maybe good as to reduce trivia rage.... Rooms were good, better insulation in walls, larger TV with movies etc on demand free. No gratuities charged to Australians. Elite members looked after with extra afternoon snacks and cheaper cocktails.

14 night Sydney to Fiji

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by Astro Boy

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
First cruise on this ship. Internals similar to Sun and Sea Princess but bigger. Takes a while to get from one end to the other, apparently has 3500 passengers in Australia but up to 4500 whilst overseas. This probably explains why ship did not feel busy ( except of course in Princess Theatre-as per usual for Princess Cruises).

Being set up for overseas it had things that Princess once had in Australian ships.eg free soft cone ice creams, full cream ice cream at Bistro ( or Marketplace as they call it), pizza's free but with other items, free noodle bar, free hamburgers etc.

Alcohol is expensive as no Australian $6 beers ( they were $8.50) no $9 glass of wine ( they were $14 up) compared to P&O. Duty free prices on board for alcohol was still twice the price in Port Vila.

Princess Theatre had an extra escape route to level 6 which meant could exit with no problems as compared with Sun and Sea. Dancing and singing group larger then usual and put on great shows with effects, however, I am sure they were the second rate singers on board. Other shows were hit and miss, some great and others well so so. Always great to have a band playing not pre recorded music as on P&O etc.

Entertainment crew boss Andrew was very good and deputy Cristiaan was excellent, other were ..so so.

Stores only sold expensive rubbish, nothing worth buying.

International café free was good, coffee on board was boring no real taste.But coffee cards loaded onto cruise card were good value.

Cannot walk around ship on one level as on Sun and Sea, but plenty of room upstairs to move.

Gym was excellent full of equipment and 24 hour access.

Marketplace (Bistro) was excellent and plenty of variety, no need to go to restaurants. Only problem was finding what you need as so big, things scattered, but plenty of seating and quality and variety very good.

Trivia prizes crap which maybe good as to reduce trivia rage....

Rooms were good, better insulation in walls, larger TV with movies etc on demand free.

No gratuities charged to Australians.

Elite members looked after with extra afternoon snacks and cheaper cocktails.
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Excellent, except for lots of banging under every now and then.
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