CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Majesty of the Seas Bahamas October 3, 2003

My 5th cruise, 3rd with Royal Caribbean. I have to start out by saying the purpose of this short (3) night cruise was to introduce a friend to the cruising experience. Everything went like 'clock work' our flight got us into Miami around 10:45 AM and by the time we had claimed our bags we were one of the first groups to take the transfer buses to the cruise terminal. Needless to say there were NO lines and we got instantly checked-in and on board the Majesty by 12:15 PM. The ship was in good condition and clean as I have come to expect from RCI. I have sailed on her sister ship the Monarch of the Seas so I was quite familiar with the ship layout.

Upon entering the main Centrum there was island music playing and bartenders serving sample Bahamas Mama's this immediately put us into a vacation mode! After a few sips we headed to our cabin to drop off our carry on bags then up to the Windjammer for a light lunch. Food was good to fair in both the main dining rooms and the Windjammer. We had second dinner seating in the Maytime and our wait staff was pleasant and attentive. Only complaint was on formal night they did not offer Lobster or Filet Mignon. That was a disappointment especially since I had bragged to my travel partner. He is a big lobster eater and I told him that he could have as much as he wanted to eat. well we didn't have to worry about that, however the food was always plentiful and good.

After our embarkation lunch we had a couple hours to lie out by the pool before the muster drill at 4:30 so we got a couple hours sun and some drinks. The weather was perfect the entire 4-days of the cruise! In Nassau we booked the Blackbeard's Cay tour. I have been to Nassau several times and just beaching it was fine for me. This tour was inexpensive around $21 per person. I guess the highlight of this tour was watching the folks who purchased the tour to swim and feed the Stingray's that was neat to watch. Next day was Coco Cay RCI's private island. I have never been here this was a nice peaceful island with plenty of water sport activities to do, or just lay on a beach chair and relax! We did a little snorkeling on Coco Cay. the water was crystal clear and great for snorkeling.

All in all we had a very nice long weekend getaway to the Bahamas. another enjoyable cruise for me with Royal Caribbean! And now I got a friend HOOKED too! It was just too short and too much of a 'tease' for me. looking to book another already!

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