Majestic Princess Review

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Very average experience on board the Majestic Princess

Review for the South Pacific Cruise on Majestic Princess
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daveschultz28
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2023
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

We chose this cruise to see Fiji, but bad weather pushed us away from the Fiji islands two days early. Out of three planned days in Fiji, we only were able to see the Suva area and in heavy rain. The cruise made up for it with an extra day at sea and an extra day in New Caledonia.

The ship itself is relatively new, so it looks fresh, but overall, it's appearance is average. I think the smaller ships (e.g., Emerald Princess), have more beauty and character. Some of the ship's features are in odd places. For example, the fitness center is tucked into a back corner high on top of the ship where it's difficult to find. The Allegro dining room can only be accessed by going to the back of the ship on deck 7 on one side, then dropping down to deck 6. It was like a hidden dining room.

Food in the buffet and the main dining rooms was mediocre to bad, particularly the meat dishes. As meat has become more expensive due to inflation, the ship is obviously selecting less expensive cuts. These cuts require that the meat be tenderized before cooking. But the kitchens didn't do this for most of the meals, and the pork and beef dishes were pretty tough, sometimes inedible. The specialty restaurants, however, were much better, and their meals were delicious with generous portions. On one occasion, the ship had a specialty drink station for Bloody Marys but didn't advertise it, so it was barely visited by guests. But it was just as well, since the bartenders had no clue how to make the Bloody Marys. They just handed out glasses of tomato juice with vodka and you had to put all the fixings into them yourself, as though you were back at the buffet.

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Mini-Suite with Balcony

We had a mini-suite, which is actually an elongated balcony room. It has a sitting area with a couch and an extra TV on the opposite wall. In the past, these rooms were sold as large balcony rooms. But now, they're called "mini-suites". A curtain can be used to separate the two parts of the cabin, making it comfortable to watch separate shows on the TVs. The cabin was in good shape, with the exception that initially, the drain in our bathtub was blocked and water backed up. But the ship's engineers quickly fixed this after we mentioned it.

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