Majesty of the Seas is the perfect ship for three- and four-night cruises. There's enough to do to keep you busy during your single sea day, but nowhere near enough to feel like you've missed out on anything.
The vibe on the ship depends very much on the time of year -- quiet and sedate on early-in-the-year sailings, to full-on party ship during spring break, to family amusement park in the summer. There's also a strong Latin showing at any time of year as the ship tends to be popular with Spanish-speaking Florida residents, so venues are consistently lively, particularly the popular Boleros Latin lounge, which was a hit night after night; from the salsa dancing, you could tell the crowd knew what it was doing.
Cruisers are on Majesty to kick back and have fun, and this is reflected in the bars and at the pool, both of which are always packed with people. With no real quiet spaces set aside, be prepared for an ongoing party wherever you are onboard.
The crew, like most of your fellow passengers, is uniformly friendly; a lot of the staff have been onboard Majesty for years and seem to love it.
Because of its size and the fact that it only does short sailings, Majesty of the Seas is perfect for first-time cruisers, as well as the time-crunched who can't take more than a long weekend away from work. (You'll find yourself sailing with lots of Floridians who scooped up a cheap cruise and drove to the port from home.)
It's important to note that as one of Royal Caribbean's oldest ships, Majesty of the Seas does show its age, so if you're looking for the newest, shiniest ships you've seen in a Royal Caribbean commercial with big attractions and a Broadway show, you're likely to be disappointed.
Included with your cruise fare:
- Two main dining rooms, the buffet, a deli and pizza counter
- All theater shows
- Full access to Splashaway Bay kids splash park and use of the rock climbing wall
- Most daily activities
- Use of the gym, but not most classes
- Gratuities, only if you booked your cruise in Australia or New Zealand in AU and NZ dollars
Not included with your cruise fare:
- Gratuities ($14.50 per person, per day or $17.50 per person, per day for those staying in suites
- Automatic beverage and spa tips (18 percent for both)
- All drinks beyond water, tea (including iced tea), coffee and select juice concentrates in the buffet
- Activities including, but not limited to, bingo, the arcade and Pets at Sea
- Spa treatments
- Shore excursions
- Photos and artwork
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Dress Code
Daytime: Casual, with shorts and tees appropriate during the day. Women in bathing suits should don cover-ups when away from the pool.
Evening: Men should wear long pants on casual nights, and long pants and collared shirts on smart casual nights; sport jackets are encouraged as well. For both casual and smart casual nights, sundresses or pants with nice tops are appropriate for women. For formal nights, men should have a suit or sport jacket with tie, while women should have a nice dress.
Not Permitted: No caps, tank tops or bathing suits are permitted in the main dining room at any time. Shorts are not allowed at dinner. Tank tops and caps are not permitted in the buffet at dinner, but are OK during the day.
For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Royal Caribbean.