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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Plenty of food but all the same lack of flavour, very bland/basic. The ship seems to carry a huge amount of stored food so the fresh food / vegetables offered by the islands of the Pacific. Even water and soft drink was from Chinese ... Read More
Plenty of food but all the same lack of flavour, very bland/basic. The ship seems to carry a huge amount of stored food so the fresh food / vegetables offered by the islands of the Pacific. Even water and soft drink was from Chinese suppliers that does not have the same safety standards as Australia. Embarkation and disembarkation when docked at a pier was quick / easy. When anchored and using tenders expect to wait at least one or two hours. Entertainment was nothing special with only limited performances making it even harder to see it. Those shows that we did manage to see seemed that the Cruise Director was too busy drinking and shouting his staff drinks to ensure the show ran smoothly. The DJ seemed to think the cruise was full of 15 year olds and lacked any ability to get atmosphere. That being said the room assigned for the disco was not appropriate, lacking any vibe. The room was clean and spacious with great service from the room Steward assigned. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
The ship was excellent though too big. We had a balcony cabin on the 16th floor very good with unobstructed views. The staff couldn't be faulted.always smiling even though 50% of elderly passengers were rude and demanding without ... Read More
The ship was excellent though too big. We had a balcony cabin on the 16th floor very good with unobstructed views. The staff couldn't be faulted.always smiling even though 50% of elderly passengers were rude and demanding without manners.!!! The children on board were better behaved with better manners than some adults. Not enough seating in the indoor entertainment area's of the ship.(piazza and the theatre's) had to get to an area for the show you wanted to see at least 45mins early. No area around the ship for a good walk the promanade deck only went up each side of the ship and very narrow. The market dining area we felt left left a lot to be desired. most food cooked in oils or butter, no plain or steamed food, no sandwich making facilities. Even though there were several area's of choice the food daily was same, same. The resturaunts were fantastic especially the pizza and sympony dining.the hamburger bar on the deck was good too. Too many people just walking in the dining area's without washing there hands. worry about nova virus with poor hand hygiene.The excursions were fantastic and the tour guides very good value for money and saw a lot of the islands. The ships staff getting you on and of the ship did a fantastic job with the number of people most of them very pushy and rude to the staff and other passengers. We went on this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding had a fantastic day but because of limited entertainment seating indoors when the weather was too cold to sit on deck we spent most afternoons in our cabin watching the TV . could have done that at home.will go on another princess cruise but will go on a smaller ship. Getting on and off the ship was expidited with reasonable speed at the begining and end of the voyage. couldn't fault that. Overall feeling was that the ship catered for the Chinese and American market rather than the Australian. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We went on the Majestic for a family getaway to Fiji...beautiful new ship with great crew and captain..all very helpful. Lovely cabin and steward, very spacious cabin with nice sofa and good bathroom. Priority Embarkation very quick, we ... Read More
We went on the Majestic for a family getaway to Fiji...beautiful new ship with great crew and captain..all very helpful. Lovely cabin and steward, very spacious cabin with nice sofa and good bathroom. Priority Embarkation very quick, we were onboard by 11.30 am. Service was great throughout the ship, except the atrium area where it was too crowded ..all the time....and the poor staff where often overwhelmed. Normal Princess activities, trivia, bingo etc, all pretty standard and well run. Great movies under the stars too. Ship is spotless and new. Unfortunately, we all found the food to be no where near as good as our other 20 cruises, mostly Princess...buffett was very bland and many items could not be found...breakfast was sadly not good, huge jars of jam and vegemite with spoons in them for all to share...no sachets which would have been more hygienic ..we have never seen this before, very strange!..I unfortunately I got noro virus onboard, I had my own hand sanitiser, and washed hands outside buffet area too and used the sanitiser also in buffett, no idea how I got that, but there you go! Medical staff were wonderful, sent the meds to my cabin and I was quarantined, and recovered well. The dining rooms were okay , we had a problem with the anytime dining, they only offered us 5.15 or 8pm, so we had to eat in the pizza place and buffett quite a bit to get a good time to eat. Food was very average . The worst thing about the ship is the one and only area..the piazza...where everything happens all day and night, 3000 people with only one area to congregated and not enough seating....not good,,,one dance floor on a ship this size is ridiculous. The theatres were very crowded with people saving many seats for an hour or more before the shows, so we avoided those. The ports were good, loved Mystery island again and Noumea, and enjoyed Lautoka. She is a beautiful ship, very strange layout for such a large number of people.. too much room for the huge casino and many high end shops were a waste of valuable space which could have been given over to more bars or a nightclub.... shes just not for us...we will keep to the Diamond, Ruby Emerald etc...and Celebrity Solstice of course. Looking forward to the Ruby when she comes to stay in Oz. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise because it was a new ship for Princess and it was its inaugural trip out of Sydney. Unfortunately it was a 5 star price for a 3star experience. Too many people, very slow dining service. No fault of table wairers who ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was a new ship for Princess and it was its inaugural trip out of Sydney. Unfortunately it was a 5 star price for a 3star experience. Too many people, very slow dining service. No fault of table wairers who had too many tables and people to look after. This had a snowball effect because we were unable to get to Princess theatre for showtime in time to get a decent seat.. Again too many people.. If we wanted to see a show we had to go to Princess Live for simulcast which was not the same or forgo traditional dining and go to bistro. The tender operation at Mystery Island and Lifou was unacceptable ntwithstanding apologies for delays.. For Mystery Island we attended the meeting point at 10:45am and did not board until an hour later at 11:45am. Lifou was even worse we attended the meeting point at 10:00am and did not board until an hour and a half later at 11:30am.Again too many people for Princess to cope with.. Niceties we had previously had on other cruises with Princess and as recently as earlier this year to New Zealand were no longer forthcoming. No Happy Hour for drinks and no lucky ticket prizes, no welcome back letter in cabin on arrival or postage stamp for princess passport. Drinks were very expensive with one price($8.75) for all beer including light beer. Embarkation and disembarkation process was excellent. Come Back New sorry Come Back Disappointed is more to the point. Having completed 10 cruises with Princess Cruises now some doubt exists whether I would choose them again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Drink packages and general pricing has increased. At Lotaka if you wanted to go into town you had to pay $20 to catch a bus, buy your own water for the trip as well. Premier shows have been reduced. Food was warm and twice (didn’t bother ... Read More
Drink packages and general pricing has increased. At Lotaka if you wanted to go into town you had to pay $20 to catch a bus, buy your own water for the trip as well. Premier shows have been reduced. Food was warm and twice (didn’t bother lineing up a 3rd time) the wait getting into the dining room was everlasting. Two tours were organised and the main objective was to take the bus load of passengers to one or more shops so everyone could purchase local garbage key rings or Chinese t-shirts. The cost was $120 per person. I ran into 5 guys from the ship who organised their own tour costing them $30 each and going to several other places than my bus went to and not including shopping centres. I think all the cruise ships need to find some more interesting locations to go too as the current ones are outdated and these days overpriced. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise because it was one of only a few options going to Fiji, which was my son's choice for his grad trip. We haven't cruised Princess before and thought this one-year old ship would be a grand experience. While ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was one of only a few options going to Fiji, which was my son's choice for his grad trip. We haven't cruised Princess before and thought this one-year old ship would be a grand experience. While owning "The Love Boat" theme and it's integration throughout was a cool touch, overall the ship and experience was average compared to other carriers / ships. Cabin size was disappointing (we were in a PREMIUM! - I'm 6'2" and this was a ship built for the Asia market so I guess I should have expected it), dining was good (not great), entertainment was good but limited, service was actually not very good, and excursions varied dramatically. Generally the ship was built for cabins, not venues - and so we ran out of things to do quickly - especially on multi-days at sea. It was very much a senior cruise - as are most 10+ day cruises. Expected. The itinerary was great although I would question the Noumea port. Not much to see in the city so without an excursion it was boring at best. We *really* depend on the carrier to provide good solid port information - probably a lesson learned there. Sydney is an EXCELLENT port from which to embark/disembark - especially at sunset. Read Less
Majestic Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.5 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0

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