CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews


Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines by H. Montel Bahamas December 8, 2006

I have come to the conclusion that people who generally write negative reviews are somewhat difficult to please. This was my 18th cruise, all ranging from 3 days to 12, from the Bahamas, Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean. I have enjoyed them all. While I agree that some ships are better than others, be it in cabin size, food quality or service of personnel, a vacation is what you, in particular, make of it. Majesty of the Seas is, in fact, as most reviewers say and old ship. She is being dry-docked next month and from what my head waiter told it, the renovations are going to be nothing short of spectacular. The ship shows its age in someplaces moreso than in others.

Cabins, for example, have seen better days, but the public rooms, are still kept in very good shape. The ship is clean, the service was wonderful and the food was excellent. Our cabin steward was there everytime we needed her. Our first night we asked her for two empty glasses for red wine that we had brought with us, and every night thereon, two clean glasses were waiting for us upon returning to the cabin to get ready for the evening.

Our head waiter and our assistant waiter were fabulous, offering us their recommendations, suggestions and giving us great tips and suggestions about what to do in port the next day. As it was, we ended up staying in Nassau both Saturday and Sunday, because the weather would not permit us to tender to our scheduled stop in Cococay on Saturday.

I have cruised with Carnival, RCCL, Costa, Holland America, NCL and MSC Italian. Each line is different and each have specific things that are better than the other, but all lines have one very special quality that is common ground and that is, to treat you well and have you enjoy your vacation regardless of whether you are there 3 days or 7 or 15. I think people who submit reviews need to really chill and enjoy their cruise. Notice I am not saying 'lower your expectations' because I never do. I expect to be treated well, but I leave my house knowing that I will get the kind of treatment and service and quality that I want. Positive thinking usually works, folks! Relax and enjoy your trip. Any questions, feel free to write: montelh@gtlaw.com.

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