CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Majesty of the Seas Bahamas November 16, 2004

This cruise was free. I never would have bought this cabin on this ship. This was my 14th cruise; 3rd on RCI after Enchantment and Brilliance. I'm a HALgal. I don't know if it was the length of the cruise or the age of the ship that bothered me... maybe those and the fact that the passengers were so sloppy! Loud, sloppy cattle swarming around the flea market in the atrium.

Shopping & Booking & Stuff: There was no shopping... my girlfriend won the cruise in a sales contest, and her husband could not go, so she invited me. We have all cruised together before, but it wasn't the same with just the girls. I couldn't keep up with her all-nighters, and she found my naps boring. I'll stick to couples from now on.

Embarkation: A little confused, but not too long. Figuring out which line to stand in was tricky, as no one was there to help.

Cabin: We had an outside cabin on Promenade Deck. Having been spoiled by roomy veranda suites on HAL ships, I was turned off from the beginning. Aside from being only 122 square feet, the cabin was cramped and shabby. The cots were like at summer camp (just sheets and blankets) and we found hairs on the pillowcase. When we called the steward to replace the cases, we asked her for the bedspreads, and she seemed surprised we wanted them. When she made up the bed, we found them frayed and did not go all the way to the floor.

Lido Restaurant: I didn't care for the institutional feel of the Lido buffet. Half the seating is outdoors and half inside; some of it upstairs. The choices were very limited and the presentation awful.

Disco: Great music, great DJ, open way into the night and not full of kids.

Casino: Hated it. The dealers were cold and impersonable, chips were different colors and left me totally disoriented. I generally haunt the Craps table, but this time I had no desire to return.

Internet Café: Slow connection.

Debarkation: The worst I have ever experienced. Very long lines led to carousels; no rrom to offload; no porters to help. Another long line to Customs and complaining adults and crying toddlers... never again.

For me, this cruise was simply a bummer. For someone looking for a short, fun cruise at a good price, Majesty may be just fine.

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