Brittany Chrusciel
Cruise Critic Editor
3.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Entertainment

Majesty of the Seas Entertainment & Activities

Day & Night

Activities offered throughout the day might include trivia in the Schooner Bar, beanbag toss tournaments, giant Jenga, poolside dancing, wine tasting, bingo (with cash prizes), dance classes, poolside movies (on a giant film screen), volleyball tournaments and a "world's strongest man" contest.

 

  • Daytime schedules are busy with trivia, poolside games, wine tasting, dance classes and more
  • Bars are a big part of the fun on Majesty and are packed night and day
  • Busy casino with table games, slot machines and numerous tournaments

There are a couple of shows or events each night in the main theater, which are a mix of adult and family comedy, a Love & Marriage show and on the final night, a 1970s-themed revue-type production. The best views are from the theater's middle seats on both levels (Decks 5 and 7), while those toward the back are raised and more private, banquette style, with their own round table.

You'll find lots of live music around the ship, including in the main atrium (Centrum), on the main pool deck and in all the inside bars. There is also nightly karaoke -- either in Spectrum or in the main atrium -- with a live band, after dinner.

There is a pool party once per sailing, which starts at 11 p.m. and goes on till very late.

Majesty of the Seas Bars and Lounges

Majesty of the Seas sails short cruises so passengers maximize their drinking time, packing all the bars at most times of day or night.

Highlights include:

Schooner Bar (Deck 5): Nautical memorabilia line the walls at the Schooner Bar, interspersed with large TVs for screening sports, giving it a relaxed, welcoming vibe. It was probably our favorite hangout space on the ship, despite the fact it gets busy for pre- and post-dinner drinks. Each night, a piano player takes requests and belts out sing-along hits until the early hours.

Boleros (Deck 7): Boleros has a distinctly Latin feel, and once the house band starts playing, with mojitos and caipirinhas flowing, the joint comes alive.

Spectrum (Deck 8): Spectrum is as close to a club as Majesty gets, with a large dance floor, DJs at one end, a bar at the other and plenty of seating all round -- not that you'll be sitting. Theme nights (such as 1980s music or disco) blend into other activities in the area, including singles meet-ups, nightly game shows and karaoke.

Viking Crown Lounge (Deck 14): A staple on Royal Caribbean ships, this somewhat outdated lounge guarantees a great bird's-eye view of the pool deck and surrounding sea. It's sometimes closed for private events but when it's open, it's one of the quietest places on the ship, making it a great spot if you're looking to get away from the crowd.

Outside Recreation

  • Outdoor fun includes a kids' splash area and a rock climbing wall

Majesty of the Seas has two pools on the main pool deck, one for adults and one for children. There are also four hot tubs and plenty of loungers for lying about. There's even more space one deck up overlooking the pool.

Splashaway Bay is a kids' splash pool area with a tiny slide, a tunnel slide, water cannons, a drench bucket and lots of brightly colored fixtures on which to climb and hid.

Lifeguards are present throughout the day.

At the back of the ship, you'll find a rock climbing wall that is 35 feet tall, while the nearby sports deck is used for soccer shootouts and basketball games. You'll also find table tennis in select spots.

Majesty of the Seas Services

  • Future cruise sales
  • Library
  • Internet cafe/shipwide Wi-Fi (find Royal Caribbean's prices here)
  • Shops: Royal Caribbean-branded items; generic and designer watches, jewelry, accessories and clothing; perfume; duty-free alcohol and cigarettes; snacks and essentials
  • Photo gallery and camera shop
  • Conference center
  • ATM
  • Medical center

Majesty of the Seas Spa & Fitness

  • Large selection of body treatment, facial, medi-spa and salon services
  • Spa specials are often advertised on flyers and in the Daily Compass
  • Sauna and steam rooms are complimentary to all passengers
  • Full fitness center with lots of Life Fitness equipment, as well as free weights and space for mats

Spa

The Vitality Spa and beauty salon is glossy and inviting, and has 10 treatment rooms, as well as a relaxation room serving tea, coffee and water. An interactive program analyzes passengers' skin types and recommends beauty products.

Teens and kids have their own spa menu, too, including something called an ice cream mani/pedi.

Fitness

Adjacent to the spa is the ShipShape fitness facility, which offers a complete line of Life Extension machines, treadmills and free weights, along with a space for mats in front of a row of mirrors.

Majesty of the Seas offers fitness activities like Pilates, yoga and spinning classes for a fee, but early morning fitness offerings under the Vitality moniker are complimentary. These include stretch and abs programs.

Higher cost programs include a two-session body sculpt boot camp, metabolism testing and personal training. You'll find various seminars on weight loss and nutritional advice throughout the day, but keep in mind these seminars are designed to sell you products and come with a hard sell.

The jogging track is on Deck 12.

Majesty of the Seas For Kids

Limited family accommodations but has one of the best kids' programs at sea, parents and babies programming, family-focused ship activities and a fun, outdoor splash park

Adventure Ocean programming is divided by age group (3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 11), with teens getting their own hang out area

  • Group babysitting (Adventure Ocean Late Night) is available for a fee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Kids

Parents with children younger than 3 can enjoy programming through Royal Babies & Tots (6 months to 3 years), which offers free interactive and developmental activities for parents to participate in with their babies (6 to 18 months) or tots (18 months to 3 years). Typically, these activities are in the morning, with another session later in the afternoon.

Adventure Ocean is divided by age into three groups: Aquanauts (3 to 5), Explorers (6 to 8) and Voyagers (9 to 11). All children have to be signed in and out by a guardian. Each group has its own play area complete with its own toilets and wash areas, and all have areas for different activities, such as a coloring station where young ones can color in books -- or the walls. There's also a single game room, small internet cafe, dance floor, library and a cinema. Special activities might include Pets at Sea, akin to Build-A-Bear that allows children to create their own stuffed animals, complete with outfits, from $32.95.

The program is available at no cost throughout the day and evening, until 10 p.m. Two meal programs are also offered, giving parents the opportunity to dine sans children: Adventure Lunch (only on port days) and Adventure Dining. Preregistration for dinner the day of is recommended, as space is limited.

Teens

Tweens and teens (ages 12 to 17) have Fuel Nightclub and a small hangout lounge called the Living Room, typically open in the afternoon only. There are occasional scheduled activities (glow parties, prom night), but teens are free to come and go as they please during any activity.

On our voyage, we never saw older children in this area -- they all seemed to hang out in the 24-hour Challengers arcade.

Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Information

Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Crew: 912
  • Launched: 1992
  • Decks: 12
  • Passengers: 2,350

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