Sail Date: August 2019
Just off the Majesty this morning... Here are my thoughts! First, when rooms open at 1:00, double check you are in the correct stateroom BEFORE you start unpacking  Yes, the ship is small, but some people still had problems ... Read More
Just off the Majesty this morning... Here are my thoughts! First, when rooms open at 1:00, double check you are in the correct stateroom BEFORE you start unpacking  Yes, the ship is small, but some people still had problems navigating! Yes, the staff is AMAZING!!! The ship's condition was average. I didn't see paint peeling, mold or obvious signs of wear and tear.  Deck 8, cabins 8516 and 8520 had zero problems with air, bathroom, smells, etc. The water pressure was a little weak, and the air conditioning was never TOO COLD but everything was average, no complaints! The cabins are small. Fine for 2 people, I would have struggled with 3 adults. Minimal storage space, but for a 4 night cruise, we had no problems. There IS storage space behind the vanity mirrors, and of course, under the bed. Shelves, safe and plenty of hangers in the closet. Full length mirror on door, 2 wall hooks and a drying line across the shower stall. Body wash/shampoo/conditioner mix provided in the shower, as well as a hair dryer in the vanity drawer. Shower Curtains were cloth and NOT the kind that hug you while showering! Food is all personal. I am a vegetarian, and managed to always find something tasty. Let's be honest, if "restaurant rccl" was on land, I probably wouldn't go, but while cruising, the options were plentiful and it did the job.  Entertainment was good. The shows were typical old school cruise shows. The singers and dancers were very good. The comedians were funny. BINGO ... complete rip off  They promote the "packages" but you can buy the sheets without the "extras", and make out much better! It cost $96 for 2 packages + 1 pkg free.  If we just bought the sheets, I think it would have been just $75.  Oh, and that was for just 1 round of bingo  Casino was good to me. I went once, played about 4 spins and came out 5xs ahead of my investment! Was smart enough to walk away and not return! Then had my husband cash in the voucher so i wouldn't be tempted to give it back!  The pools are small. On day 1 and the sea day they were literally filled shoulder to shoulder with people... It was "people soup" at its finest! . on the mornings of port days, we had the pools to ourselves. Plan accordingly, people!!! Boarding was a breeze! We arrived at about 10:00 and through check in within 10 minutes. Waited a bit then were on board in no time! Debarkation was equally fast! We walked off at 7:30, through customs (they do not participate in mobile passport at port everglades), waited about 15 minutes for an UBER, checked in at FLL and waiting for our flight by 8:30.  If only the weather had cooperated that day.  Our scheduled flight was delayed multiple times due to severe lightning storms.  What we had expected to be a 6 hour trip with plane change turned into a 12.5 hour trip with 4 hours spent on the tarmac!  Those are the highlights!  Being loyal to royal, almost Diamond ➕ members, who usually prefer to travel on the big ships, my companions and I agreed that we would happily sail the Majesty again!  If anyone has any specific questions, I will try to answer them! Happy sailing!!! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
We chose this cruise for a family members wedding. When Cuba was cancelled, the wedding was postponed. However, because of the discount we decided to keep the date and enjoy a nice relaxing family vacation. The food and drinks on this ... Read More
We chose this cruise for a family members wedding. When Cuba was cancelled, the wedding was postponed. However, because of the discount we decided to keep the date and enjoy a nice relaxing family vacation. The food and drinks on this ship were great. The only disappointment with the food was my medium well steak was like rubber and I could not cut it, other than that the food was delicious. The ship, although small, wasn't bad. It was easy to navigate around. The entertainment was great. But if you are looking for lots of activities, this isn't the ship for you, especially if you have little ones. We had the Grand 2 Bedroom Suite room # 1549. The size of the room was awesome, with lots of storage space and great perks for it being a suite. The perks of the suite are excellent from getting on and off the ship, perks in the room, special dining places, discounts and more. However, bathroom #1 is tiny and there is barely enough room to get dressed in it. I got creative and opened up the closet door in the hallway and dressed behind it. Bathroom #2 was perfect and there are two beds and one pullman bed. Great for a family. The noise level in that suite is HORRIBLE, especially if you are a light sleeper. Being behind the elevators and below a bar and seating in the pool area in addition outside noises I barely got any sleep. During the day the noises aren't a bother when you are up and about, but a majority of the louder noises start around 2:30 - 3:00 am. We did inquire about the noises because by day 3 I was a zombie. We had some ups and downs on the cruise, however, that will not stop us from cruising with Royal again. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
Cuba or bust...bust....but had a great time on sea days, Key West and Nassau with changed itinerary. Full disclosure: we have been on 16 RCCL cruises including every class of ship in fleet, including Majesty years ago. We too were ... Read More
Cuba or bust...bust....but had a great time on sea days, Key West and Nassau with changed itinerary. Full disclosure: we have been on 16 RCCL cruises including every class of ship in fleet, including Majesty years ago. We too were apprehensive going on a 22 year old ship but RCCL did not disappoint. The ship is aging well...all carpet, public rooms and our stateroom were in good shape. We are not saying the ship is of the Oasis class with all the bells and whistles but we knew that going in. We would say if someone boarded the Majesty as their very first cruise, they would be impressed. It just doesn’t feel “old”. Dining: windjammer for lunch and breakfast were what to be expected but I must add omelet station was exceptional. Omelets were not too big and way better than some past experiences. Hidden gem for lunch: Compass deli which is on 2nd floor of buffet (deck 12). Fresh made paninis and salad bar every day. Two soups and a variety of desserts and fruits. The spot was never crowded and was right next to Sorrentos so you could have a nice fresh salad with your pizza. Dining room: excellent service as we have come to expect from RCCL. Food was great but not the variety of a bigger ship. That was to be expected. Sea days: pool was very crowded. Don’t plan on swimming laps! But we could still find a spot around the pool area with patience. Schooner bar was a comfortable place to have a well made cocktail and listen to music or trivia. Boleros was a great spot too. As was Spectrum (karaoke). The service in all of these venues was excellent. Stateroom: we had an ocean view room. Yes they are smaller than newer ships but for our five night adventure, there was plenty of room. The room was clean and everything worked just fine as you would expect. Our adult daughters had a room on another floor and their room was also perfect. The cabin attendants for both rooms were attentive and did a great job. Spa: had a fifty minute Swedish massage and it was one of the best I have had and i have had numerous on RCCL. She listened to where I said the stress points were and she focused on that. Instead of an overpriced back rub, I received a very helpful massage. For early fifties with twenty-something “kids”, we found this vacation to be very fun. We were, as I am sure everyone else was, initially disappointed about the Cuba change of plans. But we sure are glad we decided to “stay the course”. We couldn’t recommend RCCL more and for this length of trip, the Majesty was perfect. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
First off, The Majesty of the Seas is not one of the Oasis class ships new to the blue seas, but is the perfect value smaller getaway ship for a 4-5 day cruise. We have been on the larger ships as well and had a great time on our recent ... Read More
First off, The Majesty of the Seas is not one of the Oasis class ships new to the blue seas, but is the perfect value smaller getaway ship for a 4-5 day cruise. We have been on the larger ships as well and had a great time on our recent cruise. My wile and I recently went on a 5-day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale and visited Key West and Nassau, Bahamas. Plus two relaxing days at sea. I highly recommend snorkeling in Key West. We also bought a day pass online in advance at the British Royal Hilton in Nassau (included full use of beach/pool, kayaks, generous food/beverage credit and towels). The Hilton is a 10-minute walk from the cruise terminal in Nassau. We totally enjoyed both outings. The rooms are small, but all we do in our stateroom is sleep, shower and change so we didn't mind at all. See attached photo of our room 5516. Our room attendant was our best on any cruise to date. The entertainment was really good each night! On par with other RC ships. We saw two different comedians, singing and dancing group was off the charts (two shows) - fantastic, with a full orchestra, and an amazing piano player from Australia who played classic rock and Jerry Lee Lewis. Dining - We are vegan and found very delicious offerings to meet our plant-based diet. The Windjammer buffet was excellent for breakfast and lunch. They had soy milk! We also had a vegan pizza made at Sorrento's pizza restaurant. Hold the meat and cheese please :)! In the main dining room, our head waiter helped plan our vegan dinner for the next day. All meals were delicious! Don't worry, they still have shrimp cocktail apps, prime rib and seafood for those of you that partake! Enjoy! All and all, this was one of the most relaxing cruises we have been on to date. Don't listen to the negative Nellie's, this smaller ship offers a fantastic quick getaway at a reasonable price. A good value. If you want more options and amenities then spend more for one of the larger newer ships. We'll be back on The Majesty of the Seas again soon! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We booked this cruise specifically for Cuba, but were rerouted to Costa Maya instead. The changed itinerary was terrible. The ship was in fair condition, lots of wear and tear and in need of another cosmetic remodel. Our rooms Were ... Read More
We booked this cruise specifically for Cuba, but were rerouted to Costa Maya instead. The changed itinerary was terrible. The ship was in fair condition, lots of wear and tear and in need of another cosmetic remodel. Our rooms Were 3544/3540-the adjoining door didn’t open, and even if it did open, one of the beds was blocking the door. Rooms are very small. Windjammer was overcrowded with hit or miss food. I will say that the staff working in the Windjammer was attentive to all guest, and stopped by tables frequently, even if they were pushing champagne brunches and other onboard events. The piano player in the Schooner Lounge has a tip jar out while playing the piano which we all found overkill. The restaurant for dining was inconsistent. Our head waiter struggled with English and the other waiter maybe said ten words the entire time, except to fill out the questionnaire. Food was hit or miss here too. The music in the dining room was horrible. Incredibly distracting and way too loud. One night it was all sci-fi music. We were supposed to have a table for four, but noticed on night one that our kids were sitting at a different table. We thought we took care of this at guest services but were out at a table for six. When I originally booked our reservations, they had asked if we were celebrating anything special, which we were, however my daughter’s birthday came and went without any acknowledgement. On board entertainment was okay, one comedian, Kivi, was hilarious, the other was gutter trash. Cafe Latte-Tudes, served Starbucks coffee but they ran out of syrups/flavoring. They had a nice sampling of desserts and croissants. Deck 7 was for walking/running but two days it was closed for maintenance. Disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale was miserable as there were only two custom agents-it took us an hour and a half to disembark. The captain was low to communicate with passengers throughout the trip-we have had European cruises where the captain would broadcast every morning however captain Daniel very rarely communicate with the passengers over the PA system. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
Majesty of the Seas July 13 thru July 17 Room 6045 – Tween Deck We chose the Majesty of the Seas because of the stop in Cuba. Unfortunately, Cuba was cancelled and replaced by Nassau. We did receive half our cruise fare back. ... Read More
Majesty of the Seas July 13 thru July 17 Room 6045 – Tween Deck We chose the Majesty of the Seas because of the stop in Cuba. Unfortunately, Cuba was cancelled and replaced by Nassau. We did receive half our cruise fare back. We flew in the day before and stayed at the Best Western Oceanfront. Great hotel. The ocean is behind the property. So a quick, two block walk and we sat on the beach for a few hours before leaving for the ship. We used LYFT for all our transportation. Only one time did the driver have trouble finding us and that was at the airport. So, we used a cab that had stopped right in front of us. LYFT definitely is less costly. Arriving at the port around 11:15am, we were on board by 1130am. The lines were short going thru security. We walked right up to the check in window. The Windjammer was almost full by the time we got there around noon. We liked the variety in the Windjammer and the desserts were great. When we got to our room around 115pm our luggage was already there. Our room was on Deck 6 (Tween Deck). We chose this location because of easier access to the pool/dining room. This was a quiet deck. Only once during the 4 days did I hear people in the hallway. The room was small but worked for the two of us. Our room stewardess, Ni, did a great job for us. We had requested distilled water and an extension cord for my husband’s CPAP machine. It arrived later that evening. We had any time dining in the Sterling Dining Room. We did eat there 3 of the 4 night. Even had the same waiter 2 of those nights. Service was excellent. Food was wonderful, we ate at a table for 2 all 3 nights. The comedian for the welcome abroad show was excellent. This was the only show we went to. The show rooms are located in the front of the ship. Loved the fact you don’t have to walk thru the casino to get to the show rooms. LIDO Deck was our favorite. We were able to find chairs in a shaded area. The pool areas were crowded. Later in the evening you could actually get in the pools and walk around. The hot tubs weren’t as crowded as I’ve seen. The only thing negative was the big TV on the pool deck so the same thing all day long. Seems they could have found something else to show. We purchased all our excursions thru Royal Caribbean and were well pleased. In Key West, we did the Hop On/Hop Off Trolley and Butterfly Conservatory. We would love to do this again. Really enjoyed this stop in Key West. We did stop and eat at Sloppy Jo’s before getting back on the trolley to go back to the ship. We booked the Blue Lagoon, VIP tour. The ferry type boat takes all of the tours going to Blue Lagoon. The VIP tour gives you a choice of two different adult only beaches. We paid $56 for a cabana (bed type) rental. Lunch buffet was also included in the tour price. There were also waiters to get drinks or anything else you may need. By far, this was our favorite tour. Upon returning to the ship that night we had a late lunch in Johnny Rockets. Service was great here. Debarkation day we took the Everglades Airboat Ride. They dropped us off at the airport at the end. Very interesting tour and a great way to spend the morning. We enjoyed our cruise on the Majesty. It was nice to experience a smaller s Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
I chose the cruise to celebrate my son’s 55 birthday. He wanted to go to Cuba and we like Royal Caribbean. When Cuba got cancelled we decided to go anyway. This itinerary is not good. The Bahamas is a big nothing. The tour we went on was ... Read More
I chose the cruise to celebrate my son’s 55 birthday. He wanted to go to Cuba and we like Royal Caribbean. When Cuba got cancelled we decided to go anyway. This itinerary is not good. The Bahamas is a big nothing. The tour we went on was very poorly organized and we drove in circles for 3 hours. Coco Cay is beautiful, but they charged a lot of money extra for all the activities. The ship is old and very unorganized. The staff didn’t know where anything was. The food was very poor quality. It is almost impossible to get a salt-free diet. My husband has a heart condition and his food was special ordered but came out salty. None of the staff smiles or tries to be friendly. We asked for a sharing table because we like to meet people, so they put us at a table for 12 people and nobody else showed up. So after complaining to no avail, last night I went around the dining room and saw all the other big tables with only 2 people and invited others to join us, which they happily did. At that point I was admonished because I upset their system. My answer was that in the hospitality business they should have been more proactive. I will never go on this ship again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
My wife and I took this cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an outstanding time. Even though we were initially scheduled to go to Havana, Royal Caribbean rerouted us to Costa Maya and gave us 50% credit for the trip. We did The ... Read More
My wife and I took this cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an outstanding time. Even though we were initially scheduled to go to Havana, Royal Caribbean rerouted us to Costa Maya and gave us 50% credit for the trip. We did The Mayan Ruins excursion there and it was great. In Cozumel, we took the submarine ride. I highly recommenced it. Everyone on the ship was extremely friendly and helped us with any questions we had. The cabin was well taken care of. The food was outstanding. Our 2 Waiters, Kris and Mario did an amazing job. Super friendly and just kept bringing us anything we wanted. Also I think the cruise director, Tornado Tanya and her staff did an outstanding job with entertainment. The process of boarding the ship and also disembarking was extremely easy. I was amazed at how quickly the process went. We will be taking another cruise soon. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
We booked this cruise at the last minute and didn't have a lot of high expectations but we were pleasantly surprised by this cruise and the ship. The ship is definitely smaller however it was more than adequate for what we needed. We ... Read More
We booked this cruise at the last minute and didn't have a lot of high expectations but we were pleasantly surprised by this cruise and the ship. The ship is definitely smaller however it was more than adequate for what we needed. We are a middle aged professional couple and we found the activities and the pace on this ship to be pretty good. The embarkation was fairly smooth. Fort Lauderdale isn't the nicest port to leave from but getting on board was very efficient and the port staff were super friendly. The first day dining at the WindJammer Cafe was a total mess as there was a huge line up to get in and a lot of people didn't get fed. Not sure how Royal Caribbean could mess this one up. Other than this initial faux pas the dining for the rest of the cruise went well. We had set dining for 8pm and the food and dining room staff were fantastic every night. There are limited choices for bars on the ship and Boleros was closed for a private function one night which was discouraging. Not sure what they were thinking on this one. There were not too many children on the ship but the ones that we did see were generally well behaved. There were only a few pools and hot tubs on the ship so we took advantage during port days. The service on the ship was fantastic with one exception. The idiots that gave out the towels by the pool need serious lessons in customer service. We dealt with 2 different people on 2 different occasions and they were both very rude and horrible. One of these morons actually screwed up and they tried to charge me $50 for a lost towel. Needless to say I didn't pay it and I have lodged a complaint with RC about this. I mean, how hard is it to do a good job at handing out towels. We stopped at 2 ports on this trip - Costa Maya and Cozumel. We have been to Costa Maya before and didn't bother wasting our time going on shore here. Cozumel was OK but the aggressive vendors wore us down after a while and we headed back to the ship for some peace and quiet. They had Starbucks coffee on board and we found the cafe to be very friendly and efficient. We patronized it several times during the cruise and they always did a good job. Getting off the ship was fairly stress free. Unfortuantely we travelled through the Fort Lauderdale Airport which was a horrendous experience. The next time we will go through Miami. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We live in Florida so we didnt explore the port town. The process getting on board was normal and smooth. The staff on board were pleasant but it wasn't as lively as other Royal cruises I've been on. The hallways to room had a ... Read More
We live in Florida so we didnt explore the port town. The process getting on board was normal and smooth. The staff on board were pleasant but it wasn't as lively as other Royal cruises I've been on. The hallways to room had a mildew smell that seem to come and go through out the cruise. We were on level 5 which seemed to be perfect location to everything and not too bad to take stairs if elevators were busy. There were few options for food outside of dining times. The windjammer had very little hot food and seemed to always have leftovers from main dining the night before ( cold squid, shirmp, scallops and whole fish eyes and all!) YUCK!!! Also the variety was terrible. With the exception of the pizza place the other places had the same exact food. The water was pretty good but the tea had a funky taste and the coffee was like drinking oil. I love strong coffee but you could add enough creamer or sweetener! Absolutely the worst food! The last shows were ok but the last one was the only one we thought was a good job. Maybe they were new together but there was a ton of technical difficulties. The band was impressive but the shows were just not that good compared to other cruises. Also I would have bought more photos if the photographers would have taken time to say hey your bra strap is hanging out or your necklace was sideways. I was really looking forward to a good photo of our family. :-( Also the drinks were so stinking weak!!! 2 drinks was 25.00. It just blows me away I could spend 75.00 and not even get tipsy and I'm an occational drinker! The rest of the cruise was typical with funny game shows, and contest. I liked that smoking wasn't allowed everywhere. I only smelled it when I went to the bar by the casino. The kids club was my favorite part. My Daughter loved the teacher Ms Salsa! My daughter has TYPE 1 diabetes and I was concerned it would be a problem but they didn't seemed phased by it. They took instruction called us with any questions, gave us a beeper and only charged 7.00 per hour if she stayed later. She had so much fun she begged us to go! We could pick up any phone around the ship and check on her. Absolutely our favorite part. I will probably never go on this ship again. It just wasn't that good. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
I got this cruise playing MyVegas so only had to pay port fees. We found out 6 days before we sailed that we would not be going to Cuba. We were disappointed but we were also going on vacation so just adjusted our plans. We did have to ... Read More
I got this cruise playing MyVegas so only had to pay port fees. We found out 6 days before we sailed that we would not be going to Cuba. We were disappointed but we were also going on vacation so just adjusted our plans. We did have to fly to Fort Lauderdale which took 30 hours due to storms in Atlanta. Spent Sunday at a hotel. Left the hotel and in less than 1 hour we were on the ship. It is a smaller ship, it did seem like some people cancelled as it was not very busy. Our cabin was fine. Always clean and cute towel animals. Crew were always friendly and helpful. Saw crew members cleaning the halls and other areas also. Food was good, as were the drinks. Drinks were very strong which surprised me. Used to all inclusive at which are not strong at all. Stayed on board in Nassau, really enjoyed CocoCay. We did have a really good time on this ship. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We chose this cruise because it was a good deal for the itinerary. Key West is one of our favorite ports and we had never been to Cuba. We knew the ship was older and we did see signs of wear. The cabin was small but we did not spend ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was a good deal for the itinerary. Key West is one of our favorite ports and we had never been to Cuba. We knew the ship was older and we did see signs of wear. The cabin was small but we did not spend much time in it. We food was good. We ate in the dining room whenever we could. It was quieter than the Windjammer. We had the early seating in the dining room. Our waiter and assistant waitress were attentive. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise so we were able to arrive at the port close to 11 a.m. Embarking was fast. We were in the Windjammer before noon. The first day was at sea. We took part in trivia and other daytime activities. There were enough activities to keep us busy all day. We did go to the shows every evening. They included a comedian, juggler, and the on board troupe. The crew members and staff we interacted with where all helpful and friendly. We explored Key West on our own. It is a very walk-able port. In Havanna, we booked a private six hour excursion. Because we were the only two people in the car, we were able to personalize the tour to include what we wanted to see. The second day we did a free walking food tour. Both excursions were very interesting and allowed us a good insight into the lives of the Cuban people. Disembarking was very easy and went fairly quickly. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Ship is a older ship but public areas were well kept. Some of the best service I have had in the past 3 or 4 cruises. Entertainment was excellent and really enjoyed Key West and Cuba. Dining options were great with great late night ... Read More
Ship is a older ship but public areas were well kept. Some of the best service I have had in the past 3 or 4 cruises. Entertainment was excellent and really enjoyed Key West and Cuba. Dining options were great with great late night snacks. Excellent Diamond Club and Dining staff. The older ships has more personality and the staff are more personable. Cuba was one of the best ports that I have visited. It was very clean and I felt really safe even at night. I loved the overnight option but plan to rest up before hand. We really enjoyed our day tour and also our night tour. Embarkation day was the only bad experience we had. Took us longer to check in than normal with very long lines. It does seem that Royal is using more contract workers at the pier than Royal Staff. All in All we had a excellent trip and would definitely visit Cuba again. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2019
Service was great. Entertainment was okay. The ship was small but the largest that Royal can go to Cuba with. Wanted to experience Cuba and meet the people. Was not disappointed. Education is free through University but availability ... Read More
Service was great. Entertainment was okay. The ship was small but the largest that Royal can go to Cuba with. Wanted to experience Cuba and meet the people. Was not disappointed. Education is free through University but availability of jobs for a decent wage are slim. The teacher I talked to mentioned they earn about 20 CUCs a month. (Abut $20 in US money). He also mentioned he was not allowed to cruise or leave the island. I asked him about healthcare and he said it was free but they didn’t have medical supplies so it was usually not that helpful. The entertainment on the ship was okay but nothing fantastic. Five night cruise and only 1 really good show. The Royal website described the room as having a bed and couch but that was not the case. Ship was very old, I think 1992. Was dissainted because I bought gift certificates from AARP only to find ou they could only be used on new bookings. Carnival gift cards can be used for OBC. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Just got back from 4-night MOS sailing from FLL to Key West to Havana and back to FLL. Had read a lot of negative reviews about the MOS before going but because the Cuba stop was the reason for the cruise in the first place, they did not ... Read More
Just got back from 4-night MOS sailing from FLL to Key West to Havana and back to FLL. Had read a lot of negative reviews about the MOS before going but because the Cuba stop was the reason for the cruise in the first place, they did not dissuade us. Candidly the ship is older and doesn't have all of the bells and whistles of the new-mega ships, but truth be told the-mega ships probably couldn't make it into either Key West or Havana. We (three couples) were in separate "oceanview" cabins on Deck 5. The cabins were small, but were more than functional for our purposes. Our cabin attendant, Elizabeth, could not have been better, nicer or more pleasant. She accommodated every request with a smile and responded with a "hi" or a "are you having a good day?" every time we saw her. We chose "my time" dining for 800 p.m. in order to better accommodate our schedules. We linked up the others in our group and had a table for 6 set aside for each night in the Starlight Dining Room The food was pretty good and was presented nicely, We ate there 3 of the 4 nights and even with just that our waiter, Paolo, knew our names and preferences. All other meals we eaten in either the Windjammer or the Windjammer Marketplace, both of which are connected to each other on Deck 11 and serve the same food. The food was served buffet style, but was not lacking for choices and the service was good. We had read complaints about the bar service. We had no problems at all. We all signed up for the beverage package and at one time or another hit every bar on the ship. Some were definitely busy than others, but all moved quickly. Kudos to Angelito in the Schooner Bar which became our go-to bar throughout. By the first night he knew our names and drinks of choice and never seemed too busy to wait on or talk to us. We really weren't on the ship much, so can't say a lot about the entertainment. However, we did check out the comedian/ventriloquist who was very good. Embarkation and disembarkation in FLL was pretty flawless. Since we drive to FLL, we didn't have tight connections to make on either end, and so we arrived at around 200 on embarkation day and were on the ship within about 20 minutes. On disembarkation day, we left the ship around 845 (by which time all groups had been called) and were out of the terminal and headed toward our car by 900. No worries with security or customs on either end. Speaking of customs, there was a slight bottleneck in Havana which is but one reason why I can't imagine a mega-ship going there. But, the process went pretty quickly. In Cuba we did a private tour (which I would highly recommend) that took us to New Havana by classic car and then into Old Havana on foot, before returning us to the ship to clean up and to eat before taking us to the Tropicana show. Our tour guide took us straight to the front of the line after which were promptly escorted inside. Just so you know, the show started at 930 p.m. and ran until about 1130 p.m., though some of the dancers and performed stayed around to dance with the crowd until around midnight. That's about when we left and met up with the same 2 drivers (we had 2 cars) and our tour guide who returned us to the front door of the terminal. It was seamless and I would recommend the tour company, Cuba With Us, to anyone. The only negative that I can think of was the shopping. Key West, of course, had all of the shops that you could want, and some you wouldn't want to go in. Havana was definitely different than many of the ports we've stopped at before. Not much shopping near the ship and not even that much as we were walking and driving around. Perhaps that's just a result of the politics there as even the citizens have limited shopping options. Shipboard shopping was another matter altogether. There were the usual things, t-shirts, souvenirs and jewelry. I made the mistake of falling for the 75% off sale on Invicta watches and bought one on the sea day. The ticket price was $595 which I knew was inflated, but through some internet research after I got home appreciate was more than 5 times what it was selling for on the Invicta website and almost 6 times what it was selling for on Amazon. So, even with 75% off, I still ended up paying more than I could have paid for the same watch had I waited until I got home. Buyer beware! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
My wife and I went with our good buddies to Key West and then to Havana on a four day cruise out of FLL. The ship is old(er) yes, but lots of great character...it's clean...it never felt crowded and the service was outstanding. ... Read More
My wife and I went with our good buddies to Key West and then to Havana on a four day cruise out of FLL. The ship is old(er) yes, but lots of great character...it's clean...it never felt crowded and the service was outstanding. The pool was a little crowded most of the time and so was the main dining room...otherwise I felt like it was a pretty empty ship...even though it was sold out. The Viking Lounge on top was empty about the whole time...great area to read a book and relax after getting back from the journey. Trivia was super fun. The casino was hopping most times and the dealers were pretty nice. Main dining room food was better than expected...we've gone on three Oceania Cruises so we lowered our expectations. The only suggestion is to get dressing on the side. The appetizers and soups were terrific. Fish of the day was always a good choice as well as the warm cookie and ice cream. The wait-staff was very hard working and remembered our names when we ran into them around the ship. Definitely recommend this cruise, especially for the price and itinerary! Entertainment was okay...comedian very funny. Spa - beware...they will upsell you...wife spent $500 on about $200 worth of treatments because she got sold...has trouble saying no...but she said they were very well done. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Visiting Cuba on a cruise is the perfect way to meet the Cuban travel requirements. I was a little disappointed the cruise showed two days in Havana, but in reality left the port at 5am on the second day, so really, it was just one day. ... Read More
Visiting Cuba on a cruise is the perfect way to meet the Cuban travel requirements. I was a little disappointed the cruise showed two days in Havana, but in reality left the port at 5am on the second day, so really, it was just one day. I did like stopping in Cozumel, too. I always enjoy the food on RCL and this cruise did not disappoint. I eat at the buffet every day and no matter the time of day, there was always something available, it looked and tasted fresh with a nice variety. Taking a shore excursion in Cuba is mandatory and I enjoyed a general overview, but it was like 5-6 hours long with some interesting and some very boring information, droning on and on and on. But still seeing the sites and the old 1950s cars on all streets was great. The shore excursion options in Cozumel were excellent with options for land or sea excursions and snorkeling in Cozumel is always a treat. For this trip, I walked from the ship three miles down to the next pier where I found really great shopping and walking along. There was even a small free beach about a mile away from the ship. And, within 10 minute walk from the ship was a great beach area with lounge chairs and restaurant. I'm sure there was a daily charge; next time, I will definitely hang out here. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
A group of us wanted to experience Cuba and found a good value on the Majesty of the Seas. We had no trouble getting on the ship. We arrived around 1pm, after parking at the very convenient Park and Go and taking the shuttle over. It only ... Read More
A group of us wanted to experience Cuba and found a good value on the Majesty of the Seas. We had no trouble getting on the ship. We arrived around 1pm, after parking at the very convenient Park and Go and taking the shuttle over. It only took about 30 minutes to get on board once we were dropped off. All meals, from the dining to the Windjammer buffets were varied and enjoyable. Servers were friendly and helpful. We asked for a larger table to accommodate 2 additional friends and the manager was very helpful and made it happen. The entertainment was enjoyable. While not a huge variety, the shopping was okay. Our cabin attendant on Deck 2 was fantastic, always smiling and friendly - very personable. While the ship is older and smaller, it fit our needs fine and was easy to navigate. We just enjoyed the getaway with good friends and good service! We took the bus tour in Cuba and it was very informative. It didn't last the full 6 hours, but we had the chance to walk the market and shop on the way back to the ship. The market was repetitive with items sold and the booth owners really push their items, but you get used to it as you walk through. We stopped at a bar/restaurant on the way back to the ship and enjoyed a cold Cuban beer. In Cozumel, we took a taxi into town for $16 for the group and walked back. It was quite a walk, but we had a lovely view along the water, and it gave us a chance to walk off some the food we had eaten on the ship! There is a good variety of shopping there if you are into that, and cheap deals on beer and free shots of tequila. All in all, a great cruise! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly, but that was it. This trip was advertised 2 days in Cuba, and it was only 1 day. The 2nd day we departed at 5AM. The bar staff overall looked bored and/or angry, the hallways smelled like poop, ... Read More
Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly, but that was it. This trip was advertised 2 days in Cuba, and it was only 1 day. The 2nd day we departed at 5AM. The bar staff overall looked bored and/or angry, the hallways smelled like poop, my stateroom bathroom was moldy and gross, smelled like a public restroom that has never been cleaned. There was glass on the hallway in front of our stateroom and my friend cut her foot with it. Very unsatisfied. Food made me and 3 of my friends sick and overall was below average. Margaritas and cranberry juice tasted like pure chemicals. After that I didn't even feel like trying any of the other mixed drinks. On top of it, the water was yellow one night. The toilet water was yellow and the sink was too, not sure why... don't even wanna know. I called and complained and got 20% off my next cruise, valid for a year... I would not recommend this ship. Many other guests were complaining because they did not have hot water in their stateroom. There were a couple of good things: the shore excursions both in Key West (Parasailing) and in Cuba (Old Car tour) were very good for the price and the staff was amazing. The rock wall climbing staff was very nice and helpful and the shoes were clean and new. Finally, a shout-out to Mario and Maha from Phillippines, our servers, who were very happy and provided great service. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We hit a great deal with RCL on a less common 7 day sailing for this ship. Kids were free and the 2nd adult was 60% off, making the 7 day interior room total cost about $1400USD all in with a $125 stateroom credit included. We felt that ... Read More
We hit a great deal with RCL on a less common 7 day sailing for this ship. Kids were free and the 2nd adult was 60% off, making the 7 day interior room total cost about $1400USD all in with a $125 stateroom credit included. We felt that even with some expenses and splurges through the week that this would be an inexpensive cruise. The value for money was here, and we fully understood that this was going to be a barebones ship. With low expectations going in, we found that we were pleasantly surprised as the trip went on. Our younger kids enjoyed the splashpads, and pretty much everything else on the pool deck too. Kids club was fantastic. The staff there were happy and very good with the children. Our kids wanted to go the entire week, which made it easy to drop them off in the afternoon during peak sun for a couple hours while mom and dad caught more sun. The staff on this ship were amazing. Very personable, polite, engaging, and happy. I didnt find one crew member during the week having an off day, and you could tell there was pride in what the staff did. The food was good. We found the selection and quality at the Windjammer/main buffet and the dining room both had good variety and quality. No complaints and the food was better than what I expected from reading reviews on this site. Entertainment had good variety and all the usual parties and pool activities one would expact on a 7 day Caribbean cruise. We would lean towards a newer and larger ship on our next cruise, one with a larger interior staterooms and more bells and whistles. For this trip, we got some really great value here and had a fantastic family vacation. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Planned a cruise for eight people. We were all dissatisfied with our rooms. They were extremely small. There were many issues with the ship and we felt like we were in a retirement home.If you like to watch planet earth and cartoons over ... Read More
Planned a cruise for eight people. We were all dissatisfied with our rooms. They were extremely small. There were many issues with the ship and we felt like we were in a retirement home.If you like to watch planet earth and cartoons over and over you will be ok. There was a strong sewage smell in our hallway, every time we stepped from our room or off the elevator. Many of the arcade games did not work and the sports deck seemed to be lacking. We had previously sailed once with carnival which was a party everyday, however we did prefer your accommodating staff !! They were by far the best part of our vacation! We also would have preferred our on deck experience after exploring new places, to have been livlier and more upbeat! We are currently in the process of planning our next family vacation and plan on doing our research a little better next time. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Departure was ok and on time. This was my first (and last...) cruise, and I wish I had paid attention to the comments of previous users about the conditions of the boat. The Swiming pool is disgusting, my little five years old boy ... Read More
Departure was ok and on time. This was my first (and last...) cruise, and I wish I had paid attention to the comments of previous users about the conditions of the boat. The Swiming pool is disgusting, my little five years old boy developed an infection after been there. The food was good in Cafe Windjammer, but in the main dining room was cold, tasted like canned food and lacked variety. Shore excursions do not have good options for people with little kids, so we weren't able to take any. However, we stepped out in every port, and could not be more disappointed. There is nothing to do but buying cheap souvenirs. Belice is a very sad and inconvenient destination, hope Royal Caribbean is working on helping the Belize community to overcome the poverty that we saw in that port. The room size was ok, but we found mold in the mattress and the carpet was ripped out. We were given the worst cabin of the boat in level 2, and the corridors in that level smelled like a septic tank all day long. Other issues like oxidation give a sense of unsafety in the ship. But most of all, what makes the cruise unbearable are the crowds. The ship is too small for all the people that take it, for sure is very profitable for RC, but disgusting for passengers Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The Majesty of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's oldest ships, built in 1992. It not only shows its age, but its staff regard it as an old lady as well. Everything from its exterior to its interior to the very basic programs for ... Read More
The Majesty of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's oldest ships, built in 1992. It not only shows its age, but its staff regard it as an old lady as well. Everything from its exterior to its interior to the very basic programs for passengers begs for some attention. I have high school children ages 15-18. They were all bored stiff. There's almost nothing for them to do but sit inside their room and play games on their phones. My wife and I also struggled to find activities. The cruise directors' half-hearted energy given to the creation of events even extends to those that are currently on the schedule. For example, I attended a salute to vets and emergency personnel. As one of the two cruise directors named the foreign wars that the attending vets were likely to have participated in, she forgot the Vietnam War. When this was mentioned to her, she had the audacity to argue about it. It's not like all of the assembled didn't hear the flub. The Majesty's food is average at best, while the service is abominable. We often had to wait for extended periods for our meals or drinks. To add insult to injury, only two in my family managed to avoid getting stomach issues that lasted for days after the cruise. Speaking of old age, the interior reminds me of a retirement home that hasn't been updated in decades. Rust is everywhere, frayed upholstery is common, and the stench... yup, that too was reminiscent of an elder care facility. As the many other reviewers here have stated, there is a serious sewage smell, i.e.: methane gas issue, on this ship. Almost as bad is the fact that staff will pretend as though your complaint is the first they've ever heard about this problem... but more on this aspect in a moment. The gas seems to primarily reside on deck two in the forward section of the ship. However, the first deck gets its fair share of it as well, and on particularly bad days (as it was on 4/26/2019) the smell makes its way all the way up to deck four to the customer service counter. And so you have to wonder -- given the numerous reviews here and the many fellow passengers who told me that they had also complained during my cruise -- how customer service can state with a straight face that they didn't know what I was talking about. To add insult to injury, I spoke to several maintenance workers who all stated that it's an ongoing problem aboard the ship. At one point the gas had become so thick within a cross corridor that, when I walked through it, I had to run out because I couldn't breathe... literally. Methane gas can displace oxygen in a confined space (such as a short hallway). That's why people often die when they fall into an open cesspool and can't climb out. In addition, methane is flammable. Immediately after this incident, I went up to customer service for the fourth time to complain. Yet this time, there was some urgency as the problem was now a public safety issue. I spoke with a young desk officer named Cristobal. Yet instead of writing down my complaint or even contacting maintenance immediately, Cristobal stood in front of me with a pugnacious grin and refused to even answer me. I repeated myself again, yet he would not address the issue at all. With no other choice, I warned him that I would file complaints against the cruise line unless he did something. He chose not to attempt resolution. The situation is one that can't be ignored, and so the next morning when the ship docked in Key West, FL, I immediately made calls to two government agencies and filed reports. SInce that time, I filed two additional complaints. If you've been a customer aboard this sorry excuse for a cruise ship and have also come in contact with the sewage / methane gas issue, you too should complain. Out of all of the agencies I filed reports with, the two best are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Coast Guard. In fact the Coast Guard is directly responsible for such issues aboard any cruise ship that docks in a U.S. port. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We are Diamond members on RCCL and have been on the Majesty four times. Time has taken it's toll as the ship "celebrated" it's 27th birthday during our cruise. Our inside cabin was tiny but it's been a long time ... Read More
We are Diamond members on RCCL and have been on the Majesty four times. Time has taken it's toll as the ship "celebrated" it's 27th birthday during our cruise. Our inside cabin was tiny but it's been a long time since we had an inside cabin. I just know insides on the larger ships are noticeably larger. We loved the food for dinner and our wait staff..the real highlight of the ship. Food in the Windjammer was up and down. The burgers, hot dogs, scrambled eggs and sausages were luke warm at best. The seats on the sides in the theater were worn and not comfortable and the drink holders did not accommodate the glasses..so you had to hold your drink the entire time. The hallways and public areas need some serious renovation. The captain even said the Majesty (and the Empress) might have been sold if it wasn't for their ability to fit into the Cuban ports. This was our last cruise on the Majesty. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
I really didn't know what to expect on this cruise, as the reviews are all over the place, but we had an amazing time. 1. I know it's an older, smaller ship. However, since this was my kids' first cruise, they had ... Read More
I really didn't know what to expect on this cruise, as the reviews are all over the place, but we had an amazing time. 1. I know it's an older, smaller ship. However, since this was my kids' first cruise, they had nothing to compare it to. The kids in our party (3 families, kids ages, 3, 7, 9 and 9) had a blast between the pools and the kids' club. We were all happy to hear the kids beg to go back to "Adventure Ocean" (the kids club). I didn't really have any moments where I looked around the ship and had it feel shabby. 2. The cabin was small. It's a cruise. We never planned on spending a ton of time in the cabin, so we didn't really get upset by that. I recommend poo-pourri if you're sharing a room with 3 other people. Sometimes trying to navigate all 4 people getting ready was rough, but it generally was fine. 3. Our waitstaff in the dining area was super fantastic and accommodating. On the final night when they offered lobster tail, they made it clear that the lobster was small and *wink wink, nudge nudge* you can order 2 meals. 4. Lastly, I feel like this is the most important advice I have - we did NOT use the cruise line for our excursions. And the options we chose were WAY better than anything offered. - In Key West, we did used Fury Cat (https://www.furycat.com), and chose their Ultimate Adventure. The family with the 3 year old didn't do that with us, but for the older kids it was PERFECT. Super fun, completely fit within the time we had on shore, and the experiences and staff were awesome. - In Havana, we used Havana Journeys (https://havanajourneys.com), and they were so above and beyond amazing. They were so communicative while we were setting up the tour from home and gave us everything we needed, including pictures of our guide and driver so we knew who to look for. They are OFAC compliant, which was important for out travel, and Eileen, our guide was so so great-- really knowledgable, smart, timed everything perfectly - if we ever get to go back to Cuba, we will absolutely call them again. We planned this cruise for the sole purpose of going to Cuba, and it was 100% worth it. Even with our large group, everyone had an amazing time. I've seen some bad reviews, but I think every trip is what you make it. Read Less
Majesty of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 3.0 3.9
Entertainment 3.0 3.7
Public Rooms 3.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.8
Enrichment 2.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 3.0 3.8
Rates 3.0 4.3

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