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Majestic Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Just the vacation that we needed

Review for Majestic Princess to the Mexican Riviera
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2022
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

This cruise provided the stress relief that we needed. After all the tension leading up to the cruise with the virus, and testing, and the country seeming to be in an angry mood, our expectations of this cruise were very low. Even before we embarked, we found the experience at LAX in finding a Lyft to our rental car in San Pedro was easy; the stay overnight in San Pedro was nice and we were able to drive around to enjoy Southern California both on the day before and the day of the cruise. Embarkation was easy, with just a small wait to board because the ship had not been cleared yet. Once onboard, our staterooms were available within just a few minutes of our sitting down to eat at Alfredo's. So, already, the vacation was going well.

We had purchased a couple's pass to The Enclave before the cruise, and because of this, took a tour of the Lotus Spa on the first day to get acquainted with the area. We were entered in a raffle for some spa credit, and actually won enough to make a good dent in the cost of a massage. DH took advantage of that on the next day. Because The Enclave is closed on day one of the cruise, we used it for the first time on day two - and every day after that, except one. The hydro-therapy pool was fantastic and it had two overhead water jets that DH said were as good as the massage he had received. There are three saunas and many heated loungers. Soothing Oriental music plays continuously and fragrance fills the air.

The spa, and this beautiful ship, laid the foundation for a great cruise, but it became much, much better on Wednesday when we were able to attend a Chef's Table dinner. This is a six+ course meal, with (real) champagne and wine that took a leisurely three hours while listening to the ship's Maître 'd, the executive chef, and various staff. A few words cannot describe the experience. I can only say that this was in the top three meals we have ever had on land or sea. The guests were of diverse backgrounds and we so enjoyed the spirited conversation while surrounded by the Lumiere crystal curtain.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

We were in a mini-suite, which is what we always book. The décor of this one on Majestic was lighter than the beiges you will find on the older Princess ships. It also seemed a little roomier, and the coffee table can be moved off to the side to make a little more room. The balcony is small, but because we spent so much time in the spa and other areas of the uncrowded ship, we didn't use the balcony much, anyway.

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