Bon-Voyage, Baby!: Majesty of the Seas Cruise Review by RoosMom&Dad

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Bon-Voyage, Baby!

Sail Date: October 2009
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Miami
This was my first cruise and my husband's 2nd, our first real vacation together since our honeymoon 5 years ago, and our first trip away from our daughter who was 9 months old at the time. Needless to say, we were very excited for the trip.

Upon arrival, we found check-in at the port to be relatively quick & painless. We checked our luggage which later arrived in a timely manner at our room and were very happy with the process. We then explored the ship to figure out our way around. Being a first-time cruiser, I was amazed by the size of the ship and what a beauty it was. After getting settled in in our rooms, we put on our suits and went to the pool. We had a couple of drinks with another young couple. We then headed to the front of the ship to watch as the ship sailed away from port. We then headed to dinner. We were very pleased to be seated at a table of 10 with 4 other young couples. We enjoyed our dinner group very much and always enjoyed getting back More to the ship to have dinner with them.

We enjoyed every minute of our cruise thoroughly, felt that all of the employees on the ship were very kind and accommodating, and enjoyed all of the ports. I would say the weakness of the ship was the food which was ok at best. We ate all of our meals in the dining room as we found that we really did not enjoy the food in the windjammer & it was too crowded. On board, we loved the shows - especially the couples show and the 'adults only' show at the night club. We also enjoyed the casino and I loved getting a pedicure at the salon. We did not spend a lot of time on the ship itself as our days were filled with fun at the ports and we did not have any days at sea. Our cruise was at the end of October and the weather was absolutely beautiful, although it was a little warm - particularly on the day that we did not go to the beach. Less

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In Key West, we purchased the taste of Key West tour. We had a great time on this tour - learned a lot about the history of Key West & got to try some great food. We went to a hot sauce store where we got to try several varieties of their hot sauce. We then went to a restaurant and had pink shrimp. The tour guide then led us to the dock where she threw the shrimp tails into the ocean so we could see all of the fish swarm around. We then headed to Kermit's Key Lime where we got to try Key Lime Pie and several other Key Lime eats. It was a very fun tour. We then wandered Key West and shopped for a bit. We were there during Fantasy Fest which was fun and interesting to see. It was probably our favorite port of the cruise.
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Before our cruise, we booked the stingray snorkel excursion. Upon arrival, we got on a boat and sailed to blackbeard's cay. We were immediately taken to the stingray area which had several stingrays in a fenced in area. The stingrays had their stingers removed so that made us feel very safe. We put on our snorkel equipment and tried to find the stingrays in the water. We were then given food and the stingrays swam right into our laps as we fed them. The instructor then helped everyone who wanted to catch a stingray so we could hold them. It was an awesome experience. We then went over to the beach area to enjoy the beach, some light shopping, and lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion.

After our time was up, we got back on the boat and headed back to Nassau. We wandered the city for a bit and ended up going on a tour of the pirate museum which was a lot of fun. We then found a large tent filled to the brim with purses. We had fun bartering with the locals and purchased a couple of bags at great prices. We then purchased a couple of conch fritters and headed back to the ship. It was a great place to visit!

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