CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Majesty by Gail Bahamas December 27, 2002

We just got back from a 3-day cruise on the Norwegian Majesty to Nassau. My husband, our 19- year-old son and 15-year-old daughter and myself all had a good cruising experience. A plus for my husband and son was that ESPN was on and they could keep up on football games!! I enjoyed the fitness center which is called Bodywaves and participated in a couple of exercise classes. Yoga was my favorite.

We ate in the Royal Observatory, which is a pasta cafe with a beautiful view, as well as the Four Seasons and Seven Seas dining room. We felt the freestyle dining was a plus. This means you just show up as in a restaurant rather than assigned dining times and tables. The food was good but not outstanding but we did feel every meal was fine. People who are real food critics may have a problem but we were satisfied. They have a place called Le Bistro which I think may be better food but there was a 10.00 per per person per time charge to eat there and we choose not too but many people were making reservations. Most breakfasts we ate on the Sundeck, which has a breakfast buffet with many choices including, made to order omelettes. We did eat breakfast in a dining room the last morning the kids both got pizza and burgers throughout the day on the cruise. We bought a drink passport for softdrinks and although it did not save us money it eliminated the kids signing tickets. You must charge everything and the tickets do accumulate. The embarkation and debarkation process went smooth.

I liked the idea you could stay in your room until it was time for your luggage color to be called. Since we were staying an extra night in Miami we were towards the end but was not a problem. In Nassau we took a water taxi to Paradise Island and we lounged on the beach between the Sheraton and the Atlantics resort. Water taxis are 3 dollars a person each way. We then walked up to the Atlantis and scoped it out and left through the casino (which was high stakes tables) and took a taxicab back to Nassau. The Atlantis is an awesome property and there is a cave looking area up from the beach where we ate and then walked through looking at the aquarium, I read there was a charge but it was no problem (if I was in the right place). The kids rented wave runners and loved it; my daughter got her hair braided at the hair pavilion right at the wharf. The Stirrup Cay stop was also fun. This is NCL private island and they served a BBQ style lunch with plenty of food, had beach volleyball, ping pong, and the Calypso band from the boat played. We rented Snorkel gear and although the water was cold it was fun.

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