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Sail Date: December 2013
This was our fifth cruise. Our second on NCL. I'm not sure what has happened with NCL, as we traveled the epic ship 2 yrs ago and loved our experience. Our only complaint on epic was the set up of the bathrooms. Breakaway is just ... Read More
This was our fifth cruise. Our second on NCL. I'm not sure what has happened with NCL, as we traveled the epic ship 2 yrs ago and loved our experience. Our only complaint on epic was the set up of the bathrooms. Breakaway is just plain awful for numerous reasons. First the staff are all philapinne and very hard to understand. I don't think they understand us either as I had asked for drinks and they just shook head and got someone else for me to tell. One of the most pleasurable things when we cruise is to interact with the help on ships and speak to them about their countries and culture . On this cruise it's impossible as they lack the ability to communicate with us. The help seemed very overworked and not as friendly and chatty as the other ships we have been on. We did not feel comfortable with the staff. The service was very cut and dry. Their was no country diversity as they mostly all were from the same country it seemed. Next, ship was built very narrow as the hallways you had to walk single file. The pools were a joke as they too were small, crowded and jam packed. We did not use the pool or hotubs as you could not even move or you banged into the person next to you. The food was awful in the buffet. The specialty restaurants were a bit better and the manhattan room was a joke. Again the waiters were non speaking English and it took forever to be served. Room service had 3 items you could order and to find something to eat after 11 was impossible... Entertainment was okay, rock of ages (play) had a strange buzzing or feedback noise that they never fixed for the entire 105 mins of play. Burn the floor was good but after you saw that what else was left for the rest of week. On the epic there was so much to see and do, we never had a problem? Our cabin was smaller then most, we had a balcony cabin. The tv was awful. Not sure who they put in charge of that but the same movies played over and over on the 3 channels we had. Ironman, rock of ages and the mentalist. Room service took hours to arrive and that too was a joke. Breakfast was only a continental. No pancakes, eggs or French toast. Only cereal and muffins coffee. Once again the only items you could get 24 hrs was salad, turkey sand, chicken soup and blt....again not sure who created this lousy service but trust me NCL it stinks.... This particular cruise was loaded with kids that ran around, screamed and slid into you when you walked anywhere. They slid down railings, ran into elevators and pushed multiple buttons to be funny and then hopped off. Parents seemed unaffected by any of this.... The bathrooms in a few sections were gross. Toilets not even flushed. Yuck. Also where the sinks are with paper towels prior to going into buffet the water was left running and paper towel were empty. Nothing was serviced. The ship was ran very poorly and I was shocked more and more each day... The gym, a complete joke. Most treadmills are placed by the windows so when you jog you see the ocean. This gym was extremely small and the weights and lifting another joke. By far, this was the worst cruise of my life and we could not wait to come home. I actually brought extra money to pre book another cruise but after one days on the ship decided royal carribiaan is much nicer for the money and cruising experience. NCL if you were trying to cut corners without anyone noticing, WE NOTICED.....it shows in the small hallways, the pool shrunk, the food quality and quantity and the staff help.   Read Less
Sail Date: November 2013
Our itinerary included a red eye flight from Los Angeles, followed by the cruise and an additional 3 nights in South FL. For starters, we flew into FLL rather than Miami to save $$$. My first tip...NEVER take an overnight flight right ... Read More
Our itinerary included a red eye flight from Los Angeles, followed by the cruise and an additional 3 nights in South FL. For starters, we flew into FLL rather than Miami to save $$$. My first tip...NEVER take an overnight flight right before your cruise. I thought this was a genius way to skip a night at a hotel but we were miserable. Ended up arriving to the port at 7 am just to sit around for hours. You definitely should be well rested before you embark of your vacation. I highly recommend SAS transportation for your transfer to FLL to the port. They only charge $15pp and the service is excellent! On Board- Do expect to spend some time waiting in line to pass through security at the port, it's no fun but part of the process. Unfortunately, we missed most of the first afternoon on board trying to catch up on sleep. Although very, very small our stateroom was quite cozy, comfortable, and impeccably clean (5040). We had the choice of upgrading to a larger room with an obstructed view or taking a room on deck 5 with a full view. I'm glad we did. The view and natural light was well worth it. This was my first cruise in an ocean view room, it was so much better than an interior stateroom, especially when your are cruising to a beautiful port of call. Do take advantage of as many on board activities and shows as possible. The stage shows were just ok. We actually walked out of the adult comedy. However, the Marriage Show, the Quest, and the Battle of the Sexes were hilarious. Make a point to stay up for the Quest!!! Even weeks after our cruise, my husband and I still laugh about the show. The food in both the main dining room and the buffet were surprisingly great. Even room service was good. We purchased the soda package but then realized it wasn't really necessary. RCL includes iced tea, lemonade and a few other juices. I would skip this unless you really, really like a lot of fountain soda. Ports- In Nassau, we opted for the snorkeling excursion offered at port. The best $40 I have ever spent, really. We were taken by bus to Paradise Island, then to a small cove to snorkel. Afterward, the boat dropped us off in front of Atlantis where we accidentally snuck in to the grounds. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to explore everything they had to offer, that's another vacation all together. We spent a small amount of time shopping near the port and were hugely disappointed in the straw market. Stay away, unless you want to be haggled by vendors selling overpriced stuff that's clearly imported from China. Coco Cay was mediocre. Lot's of beach activities which is nice if you just want to relax but there is nothing on the island except for beach activities. We purchased the snorkeling package which was a huge waste. The currents are too strong to swim to the areas with a lot of fish, their equipment was bulky and uncomfortable, and the water was too murky because of all the swimmers. Loved Key West. Lots to see and do but very laid back. Instead of taking a trolley tour, we decided to walk off some of the buffet calories. We walked to the southernmost point, which takes you past Hemingway's home and lot of shops. It was only about a mile each way and allowed us to see most of the same sights as the trolley tour (but it was free). Post Cruise- Since we were staying an additional 3 nights in FL, we rented a car. FYI, car rentals are much less at the Ft. Lauderdale airport than anywhere in Miami. After disembarking, we took the $15 SAS shuttle back to FLL airport to pick up the rental car. This saved a few hundred dollars and was pretty simple. If you are staying over in Miami, I would recommend taking a drive on rt 41 through the Everglades. We stopped at Gator Park for an airboat tour then drove about an hour to Marco Island. Such a beautiful drive with lots of gators along the road. *Random tip- don't bring a huge bag. Bring two smaller sizes if needed. If your bag is too big they will require you to check it with a porter. It's much easier to take your bags on and off the ship yourself. You won't have to wait for your stuff once you get on board and when it's time to disembark you can quickly walk off the ship early without having to wait until your group is called. Just don't leave your bags out on the last night. Overall, Royal Caribbean and the Staff on the Majesty were fantastic. Not a fancy cruise but definitely fun and budget friendly. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2013
We havebeen on several cruises soem form Carnival and lots on Royal Caribean. This was by far one of the best experiences we ever had. We were shocked after reading soem bad reveiws the night before we left. The ship is one of the older ... Read More
We havebeen on several cruises soem form Carnival and lots on Royal Caribean. This was by far one of the best experiences we ever had. We were shocked after reading soem bad reveiws the night before we left. The ship is one of the older ones but has been refurbished. It was clean. Service was great. I would recommend hte early dinner seating or dine my way seating as some of the shows only have 1 show time and the later dinner seating ends too late to make the show. The food was good not awesome but good. Lobster tail one night as Carnival always has on one night of the cruise. The entertainment especially the band ASIA which played outside the casino each night was amazing they played everything from the 40's thru todays hits and were awesome!!!. A little too much smoke in the casino and at the bar outsie fo it but other than that we had an amazing time. Someone won 10,000 dollas on a $1 slot machine the first night of the trip. Never thought that coud happen on a cruise. Piano bar was fun. Getting on and off the ship was a piece of cake could nto believe it no lines no waiting!!!!! Don't listen tot he negative comments try it for yourself. We were certainly pleasantly surprised. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2013
Who doesn't love a Adventure? My New Bride had a choice of going on a Road trip to Savannah, Ga. or Disney Cruise? Cruise won out. We had gotten lucky to go on the Disney Dream Built in 2011. This ship is huge.. Being out first time ... Read More
Who doesn't love a Adventure? My New Bride had a choice of going on a Road trip to Savannah, Ga. or Disney Cruise? Cruise won out. We had gotten lucky to go on the Disney Dream Built in 2011. This ship is huge.. Being out first time on any cruise It was exciting for us both. The crew were Way past friendly and bending over backwards for us. Which I'm sure they did for all the people on board. Our room was more than I could possible hope to get on such short notice. There are so many thing to do I wish we had a idea of what and where to go. You can get lost here a bit. We both knew that there are children on board so we expected to see the little ones running around. My new wife and I are in our 50's so we have already gone through having children to watch. They have adult sections on board that are just Adults Only. To be Honest I had more trouble with Parents and Grand Parents that felt no shame of holding up the Buffet lines to make sure their little ones had there choice of foods. Really? The kids have no clue as what they want. If anyone with kids reads this get them their food they like and bring it back to were their sitting. Don't Drag the kid through the line and ask about item on the Buffet line. My particular Beef was the main dinning, which was second shift 8pm. When your stuck with folks you don't know makes it difficult.. If the folks your sitting with turn out to be Duds ( for lack of another word) ask to be moved to the first shift IF there are OPENINGS. I told my child bride I wouldn't give a hoot to sit with these folks ever again and forgo that part the next night. One Example as to why my Move? Guy sticks his hands onto the bread and begins ripping at the bread and eating after dipping into the Olive Oil. I prefer not to have to eat what he just had his hands on and double dipping . Why not two different loafs of bread & oil mix for each couple I'll never know. My Second Beef was with our first stop Nassau Bahamas. This alone made me stop and think whether I would ever return again. (Most Likely Not at this point) I get enough hassle from work without having to be subjected to all the Locals trying to beat me about the head and shoulders with Taxis, Tours, Guides, Scooter rides etc. I heard other Cruise lines have a escape to avoid this Pain in the Ass! By Diverting their passengers away from the 3 blocks of Hey Mon! and getting in your face. On the Brighter side, with just a couple my personnel issues. Disney Dream and the Crew deserve credit for what they do. Our Second stop was to Cast Away which is a private Disney island that had a Adult only Beach which my wife & I found Breath Taking. And relaxing. After departing the ship we found our bags ready to go and uneventful.. A side bar Note had been seeing Mickey, Snow White etc. with these kids warms your heart. The little ones still believe!! The expression on their little faces was simple Magical!   Read Less
Sail Date: October 2013
My husband and I just returned from our very first cruise on the Carnival Glory! It was totally awesome! We had a balcony room, which was bigger than I expected. Everything you need and/or want is right there on the ship. The staff was so ... Read More
My husband and I just returned from our very first cruise on the Carnival Glory! It was totally awesome! We had a balcony room, which was bigger than I expected. Everything you need and/or want is right there on the ship. The staff was so polite, courteous, helpful....never a frown! They all seem to LOVE their jobs. The Cruise Director, Matt, was absolutely wonderful. We saw him a lot around the ship and loved the way he was so very involved with the passengers. Everything was very well organized and super clean!! FUN, FUN, FUN! Even though we were probably older than most in this night club, we had a blast....if you like to dance to the music of today, you must hit the White Heat Nightclub. We also enjoyed every single show we went to and every single meal we had. Even though the food was good at the Steakhouse, we would not do that again. Our table was right next to the cooking area, and we had a hard time with our personal conversation because we could hear the staff talking and kitchen activity going on. Also, it is an extra expense. Another extra expense, but well worth it are the deals offered on certain days in the Fun Shops. I got several beautiful pieces of jewelry for a small price. Just so much to do.....don't forget the Lido Deck Pool....FUN FUN FUN!!! Can't wait til our next cruise!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2013
First I need to say that I was very excited to go on this cruise....I had heard so many raves about cruising, the food, the fun, etc. We had never been on a cruise and let me tell you .... I am not sure we will ever cruise again. The food ... Read More
First I need to say that I was very excited to go on this cruise....I had heard so many raves about cruising, the food, the fun, etc. We had never been on a cruise and let me tell you .... I am not sure we will ever cruise again. The food on this ship was terrible!! Hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken nuggets for lunch by the pool! Terrible...not one dessert that was good except the chocolate melting pot..the cakes were dry, most desserts were some type of jello or pudding. Fish entrees at dinner DRY DRY DRY...the Caesar dressing tasted fishy! way too much anchovies. It was like eating at a college cafeteria..in fact possibly worse. As far as activities go..unless you like to gamble, go to bars or drink there aren't any! $20 just to play bingo by the pool! The only positive thing I can say is that our cabin steward was FABULOUS - Deway was friendly, knew our names from the 1st night, made us little towel animals each night when he made down our beds, kept our room spotless! Nassau was fabulous...went to the RUI Palace for the day Freeport - tourist trap! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2013
This was our very first cruise and we loved it! We went to Nassau and Cocoa Cay Bahamas. Everything was wonderful, from the very 1st day up until the end. The service,food,room was fantastic. I especially liked that they cooked breakfast ... Read More
This was our very first cruise and we loved it! We went to Nassau and Cocoa Cay Bahamas. Everything was wonderful, from the very 1st day up until the end. The service,food,room was fantastic. I especially liked that they cooked breakfast made to order everyday besides what they offered on the buffet. They had a great variety of food and desserts and we didn't have to pay for anything except for things we bought for gifts or alcohol. The entertainment on the ship was a wonderful treat. Only thing they need to improve was that not all the jacuzzi's where open at the same time and they are very tiny so it was hard to get in one at any given time. We enjoyed it so much we are already planning our next trip. The price for everything was very reasonable and I would highly recommend a cruise to anyone that has not ever been. This was the best vacation we ever had. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2013
This was our first cruise so we decided to take a short 3 day one from Port Canaveral. We loved this worn in little ship. The service was spectacular and we always seemed to stay busy. I'm going to make this short and sweet since we ... Read More
This was our first cruise so we decided to take a short 3 day one from Port Canaveral. We loved this worn in little ship. The service was spectacular and we always seemed to stay busy. I'm going to make this short and sweet since we took this cruise well over a year ago. The least liked part of this cruise was Nassau. We found it to be dirty and had a lot of "questionable" people trying to sell you stuff, braid your hair or just following you around. We walked to the free beach which was in the port, and we had to walk through some questionable areas. In saying all of this, we loved the ship and the friendly staff. This cruise is why we cruised again on the Victory in August 2014 and am getting ready to take another cruise in 2015. I hope that you take the time to read those reviews as well. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2013
My husband and I left out of Jacksonville Florida, which is fairly close yo our house so we could drive. This was my 5th cruise and I booked it for my husband's bday, this was his 1st. We boarded the ship it was clean and all the ... Read More
My husband and I left out of Jacksonville Florida, which is fairly close yo our house so we could drive. This was my 5th cruise and I booked it for my husband's bday, this was his 1st. We boarded the ship it was clean and all the employees were friendly of course we brought our 2 bottles of wine I also brought a twelve pack of soda. I booked a porthole window room. The room was very nice no mini fridge but we can't complain the price was right. We sailed out it was still day time and we hung out by the pool. Later on after dinner my husband and I decided to partake in the couples dancing class which was given by one of the ships broadway style actors, it was very fun, we learned the salsa. The next day our first port was Freeport, Bahamas. When you get off the boat you are in the industrial part of Freeport there is still of course a Senior Frogs, but you will need 10.00 to take a taxi van to the beach at Freeport that amt does take care of you return. It's about a 15-20 min ride not much to see on the ride but you arrive at a beautiful beach and shopping area there is food as well. We didn't do any excursions just walked around and enjoyed the view and shopping I seen someone parasailing they were so high in the air. After we got our feel we stood by where the taxis were picking up people and caught our taxi to the ship. We got back to the ship and of course hit Senior Frogs before it is a fairly small one but fun. That night was formal night we had our time dining which is very convenient, we met a couple at dinner and all checked out the show Music City it was pretty good. The next day the couple and us headed out together to see Nassau, Bahamas neither of us had booked excursions. I wanted to go see Atlantis in Paradise Island, I have been to Nassau a few times, we decided to catch the ferry to paradise island. As soon as you go threw customs you will see a counter to your left head there to catch the ferry for 6.00 there and back Best Deal!! They give you a little tour as your going over the water, it is very nice. We got to Paradise Island and there is a walk to get to the beach and to Atlantis about a mile to the beach we stayed on the beach for a while, we found a coconut rum stand that gave you an actual coconut you could fill up with rum punch unlimited for 20.00 and for 5 more you can rent a lounge chair for the day. The punches were all delicious many to chose from. We headed up the beach on our way to Atlantis, I had read that you had to pay yo tour different parts of Atlantis and we were ready to do that but we walked up from the beach and never paid a dime. Atlantis is beautiful areas are restricted there for guest only but we where able to walk around and see the aquarium and casino. I absolutely loved Atlantis. After a while we headed back to the ferry and came back to Nassau the ferry ride is about 15 minutes we sat on top and got a tour from the cutest 8 yr old, he was mimicking his father which was the deck below. After we got off the ferry we headed to do some shopping, very crowded and watch out for the uneven pavement I almost sprang my ankle. A lot of haggling going on, then of course we hit the Senior Frogs. We had a blast people watching and conga lining. We stumbled back on the ship. The next day was our at sea day we enjoyed it by the pool, then meet up with friends we made and ate dinner and went yo the dance club. I also enjoyed the ships singer he was very good. We got back to port the next day we chose to put our luggage out and wait to be called but you can carry your own and get off the boat first it's up to you. My husband loved his first cruise and we have booked another with Carnival leaving out of San Juan, Puerto Rico this time. We love The Fun Ship!! Read Less

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