4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
First of all we chose this cruise for the destination, not the ship. But, after reading the reviews of Majesty I thought I was on the wrong ship. I was expecting ripped carpeting, doors falling off, rust everywhere in the bathroom, lumpy ... Read More
First of all we chose this cruise for the destination, not the ship. But, after reading the reviews of Majesty I thought I was on the wrong ship. I was expecting ripped carpeting, doors falling off, rust everywhere in the bathroom, lumpy beds, and especially bad food. But, we found non of it. Yes, the ship is old and small, the rooms are cozy and the decor is dated, but, as I said in my opening, this cruise is picked for the destination not the ship. We had an interior room on level 5 and our steward Allen did a fantastic job of keeping it clean. The rooms are small, so deal with it, if your planning on staying in your room for the whole trip, save yourself the effort. A big part of cruising is meeting people, exploring and just enjoying yourself. We were part of a party of 8 and every night at 7:30 we met in someones room and had wine, it was very cozy to say the least. Our waiter was Vilson with Wasi as his assistant and they made sure we had everything possible. On the first night we ordered sliced tomatoes with blue cheese and every dinner after that there were tomatoes and blue cheese on our table before we got there. The food was average cruise food. My wife and I have been on about 40 cruises and this food was pretty much what was expected. When cooking for 2000 guests, it's hard to get everything perfect for everyone. On ship entertainment was pretty much old cruise entertainment, they don't have the same facilities as Symphony or Harmony, so they pretty much do what they can with their stages. The Lionel Richie impersonator was pretty good, the comedian was okay. During embarkation it too a little longer than normal because of Cuba documentation, but, it was tolerable, disembarkation was a breeze. Key west was Key West, we walked around awhile had a couple of cocktails and got back on ship, we really didn't need any more tee shirts or other stuff. Getting off the ship in Cuba was a bit of an annoyance, but, realizing it we are not the most favored tourists, everyone involved with Cuban Customs were okay. The lines got a little long, but, not enough to ruin a good time. Now Cuba, we had booked a day long tour with Your Havana Tour and it was better than perfect. Our tour guide, Lyly, asked what we wanted out of our tour and her best to provide that. We walked thru Old Havana, saw houses in Mirabell, went to the Revolution Square, had lunch at a Paladar, and after dinner on the ship, we were provided transportation to the Tropicana. After a night of consuming way too much Havana Club and dancing to Cuban Music, Lyly made sure we arrived safely back at our ship. Of course, we had time to purchase cigars, coffee and rum and do a little exploring ourselves, but, I wish we had more time in Cuba. I would have liked to see the country side, but, maybe another trip. At no time was did we feel unsafe, we never got hassled for tips, or anything like that. One thing to watch out for is there are a lot of dogs on the streets of Old Havana and you know what dogs leave behind.... For someone who wants to see Havana, doesn't mind close quarters and has an open mind, this trip would fit the bill. If your expecting Specialty Restaurants, larger rooms, 42 inch TV's. etc. Stick with an Oasis class ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We wanted a short cruise to Cuba....the itinerary was perfect....Key West and 1.5 days in Cuba! But RC pulled a couple of bait and switch which I truly don't appreciate it! First, I took advantage of their pre cruise offer for ... Read More
We wanted a short cruise to Cuba....the itinerary was perfect....Key West and 1.5 days in Cuba! But RC pulled a couple of bait and switch which I truly don't appreciate it! First, I took advantage of their pre cruise offer for internet...though it was a good deal....closer to the cruise they lowered the price....and didn't advise me. We also purchased the beverage packages prior to the cruise....we only wanted to purchase one....but they said no....both adults in the cabin had to purchase the packages.....once on board, our friends were allowed to purchase just ONE package.....not a happy camper!!! The staff was OK...didn't really go out of their way....RC's land excursions were way over priced....maybe we need to try Celebrity again (sister company) or still with Oceania OR Azamara (sister company). Entertainment was OK....not great; the comedian the first night was definitely not funny; the last night's entertainment was so-so....he WAS funny.....the Schooner Bar was probably the most fun for nightly entertainment! Sigh! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We wouldn’t have chosen this ship had it not been the only choice to visit Cuba. It’s 27yo and needs some attention. The most of the crew was extremely enthusiastic and efficient. Our friend’s steward was amazing and thoughtful. Ours ... Read More
We wouldn’t have chosen this ship had it not been the only choice to visit Cuba. It’s 27yo and needs some attention. The most of the crew was extremely enthusiastic and efficient. Our friend’s steward was amazing and thoughtful. Ours was much less than that. There were several times that we returned to our room to find the heat turned as high as possible. There were repairs that needed to be done on other areas of the ship. The steps leading from Windjammer Marketplace to 12th floor had loose carpeting and I would consider them a trip hazard. Several times I noticed the handrails were sticky. My belief was that there should be much more attention paid to the condition of the ship. The food was acceptable, we had room service deliver continental breakfast 3 out of five days. Once the milk and yogurt was warm. I’m not talking about ‘not cold’ but actually warm. But the service was wonderful. Cuba is rich in history. I was amazed at the beauty of the buildings. But so totally saddened that the condition of them is not being cared for. Overall, I think the ship should be retired. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
our group of six cousins does a weekend cruise every winter. this time, we wanted to stop in havana and chose the majesty and it was fantastic! i found the ship to be in fine condition and the crew was very friendly and accommodating. ... Read More
our group of six cousins does a weekend cruise every winter. this time, we wanted to stop in havana and chose the majesty and it was fantastic! i found the ship to be in fine condition and the crew was very friendly and accommodating. this is my 16th or 17th short cruise and i've been on royal, carnival, celebrity and princess. in other words, this ain't my first time at the rodeo. we had a delay embarking due to the tragic death of a crew member on the way into port. i can't imagine how the crew members who knew this person managed to put on a happy face after such a sudden shock. the muster was mercifully short and well-organized. we had the moonlight dining room and i can't recall the names of the waiter and assistant but they were both right on the ball and very sweet. my sister has celiac disease (gluten allergy) and the staff was very solicitous of her the whole trip. they were very kind to me the time i was too hungover to eat anything but mashed potates :-) the dining room meals were very good and the buffet was good too. i didn't realize the pizza place (sorrento's?) was free until the last night. oh well. the cruise director whose name i've also forgotten was one of the best i've experienced. his second in command was also really fun and charming. kareoke was hilarious. the comedian was surprisingly good too. i usually find them cringeworthy but this guy was actually funny. we listened to a guitar player and a piano player - both excellent. and the band in the show was very good as well. our cabin steward was eugene and he was both adorable and very sympathetic on my hangover day. we re-arranged the cabin a bit. i don't know why cruise lines insist on having extraneous furniture in cabins. we had a good size table that i shoved under the desk. i put the chair between the beds and used it as a luggage rack. we were way up the front of the boat on level 2. it was pretty noisy the first night but it settled down after that. other people from level 2 said they hadn't heard anything so it might have been the location on that floor that was the problem. we had not-so-great weather. so we didn't hang out at the pool. it's on the small side but we only had one day at sea so no big deal. we stopped in havana and nassau. don't believe the hype about going to havana - it could NOT have been easier. both the US and cuban immigration/customs folks glanced at our passports and sent us on our way. we went to junkanoo beach in nassau. not as loud as i remember and great conch fritters. would definitely recommend the ship and the itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
We were looking forward to our first cruise and were very dissatisfied with Royal Caribbean! The food was terrible, staff was attentive but not knowledgeable about the cruise, ship was dated and the buffet needed to step up hygiene ... Read More
We were looking forward to our first cruise and were very dissatisfied with Royal Caribbean! The food was terrible, staff was attentive but not knowledgeable about the cruise, ship was dated and the buffet needed to step up hygiene practices i.e. staff cleaning tables used the same rag to clean multiple tables. The cabin attendant was very good and delivered on all our requests. The gym was small, very crowded and took a yoga class which was very full and had to avoid others in the gym while doing poses. The trip to Havana was educational and interesting but can can be completed in a day. The stop in Nassau is good for shopping but was not interested in the excursions since we already stayed at Atlantis. I would consider going on another RC cruise in the future but on a newer ship and in a larger cabin with a different venue. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We chose this cruise for a trip to Cuba. The Cuba part was wonderful. People and warm, friendly, and very happy to show you their country. The ship was awful! Old, falling apart on decks, carpeting worn and torn on the decks, doors to ... Read More
We chose this cruise for a trip to Cuba. The Cuba part was wonderful. People and warm, friendly, and very happy to show you their country. The ship was awful! Old, falling apart on decks, carpeting worn and torn on the decks, doors to decks are repaired, metal and duck tape hanging on them to keep them looking halfway decent. A mini suit we booked was as small as a regular room. One TV for both areas. It was an old TV also. Tub in bathroom was WAY to high for an older person to climb over to get into shower. Muster drill was antiquated with crew taking names and room #'s to see if you were present. Pool area super small and of course no chairs available. No good movies that would keep your attention. Just an old, worn out ship and I would never sail on it again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We had an excellent stateroom attendant, waiter and assistant waiter and the crown & anchor representative was doing his best. But this ship is outdated and should have been sold. The Majesty was slated to be sold but when the Cuba ... Read More
We had an excellent stateroom attendant, waiter and assistant waiter and the crown & anchor representative was doing his best. But this ship is outdated and should have been sold. The Majesty was slated to be sold but when the Cuba market opened up, Royal Caribbean decided to use it. We had an ocean view stateroom, which was the smallest room that we had ever stayed in. This includes over 25 Royal Caribbean ships, 3 Princess Ships, two Norwegian ships, l Celebrity ship and one Oceana ship. We are diamond plus status with Royal Caribbean and we are supposed to be able to use the Concierge lounge, which is for Diamond Plus, Pinnacle and Suites. The Diamond Lounge is for Diamond level. On this cruise they took over l/2 of the Viking Crown Lounge for Diamond, Diamond Plus, Pinnacle and Suites. The other l/2 of the lounge is open for everybody else. First they have to make sure that only the Diamond, Diamond Plus, Pinnacle and Suites get into their part of the lounge where the free drinks are served between 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm. There was no specialty coffee offered and normally this is one of the benefits of both lounges all day including at morning breakfast. Second, we were sharing waiters with the regular non-upper tier guests. When drinks are paid for unless it is a drink package, which also pays tips, there is an automatic 18% tip added. With the upper tier lounge guests tipping is discretionary. So the drink servers were paying more attention to the non upper tier guests. Also, when there are two many different servers, you do not get to know them. We prefer small lounges with one or two drink servers. On our last cruise we had one server. Instead of giving him small bills every day, we would wait three or four days and give him a larger tip. Once he understood our tipping pattern, he was happy with it and we did not have to use up all our smaller bills. Our room was on the 6th floor. There were three elevator banks, but only one went to the 6th floor. This meant that most of the time we had to go upstairs or downstairs to get to our floor. This was very confusing during the first couple of days of the cruise. There was no cruise critic event. We normally get a table for two but on this cruise we were assigned to a table for six and had to request a table for two from the dining room manager. In order to get data on your shipboard account,you had to request one printed from Guest Services. On the first day during the life jacket drill, they had to manually write down the cabin numbers for guests present. This is normally done electronically. Royal Carribean is engaged in a pattern and practice of removing refrigerators from most of the staterooms. On our November Panama Canal cruise on the Vision, Royal Caribbean removed all of the refrigerators from the first three floors. On this cruise, the only refrigerators provided was for Junior Suites and above. Our ocean view stateroom, had a bunk bed along one side and because the room was so narrow, we had to push the Queen Size bed next to the wall. We had to be very careful not to hit our heads on the bunk bed, which we both periodically did. There was only l chair in the room and the TV was placed at a ridiculous angle on the top corner of the wall on the right side so that you could not view it unless you had two chairs or lay upside down on the bed with pillows. Not that the programming was any good. Most of the stations gave you ads for the cruise line. They also had a ladder in our closet and a table we did not want or need. Our stateroom attendant helped us by removing the ladder and table and gave us an extra chair. She was great. travel junkey Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Wanted to go to Havana. Florida is a convenient port. Disappointed in the condition of the ship and the confusing layout. Hard to find good places to just sit and relax or read unless you wanted to be poolside. Food was average and not ... Read More
Wanted to go to Havana. Florida is a convenient port. Disappointed in the condition of the ship and the confusing layout. Hard to find good places to just sit and relax or read unless you wanted to be poolside. Food was average and not much variety. While our room steward, Matthew, and Starlight waitstaff, Githinji and Igede, were excellent, the overall staff was not friendly. Nice room, however, as this was the first time I had a Junior Suite. The room was spacious and nice. The main problem was the common areas. Very few places to sit and just relax. The excursions in Havana were disappointing and we ended up booking with a third party which turned out fine. They try to discourage that but we didn't think the RC offerings sounded interesting and were way overpriced. The offerings for the nighttime excursions aince we were there overnight were extremely disappointing and I ended up canceling mine. Didn't see much enrichment value in attending a Vegas type show in Cuba. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
My daughter and I said yes when Royal offered us a “free” cruise and saw it had a stop in Cuba. I mean who doesn’t want to go to Cuba? Well folks, I’ll share about Cuba saving you money to find out it’s sad...really sad. ... Read More
My daughter and I said yes when Royal offered us a “free” cruise and saw it had a stop in Cuba. I mean who doesn’t want to go to Cuba? Well folks, I’ll share about Cuba saving you money to find out it’s sad...really sad. Socialism and Communism just does not work. Havana is truly falling apart. We took part of Royal’s nine hour tour so we got a pretty good idea about the area. I asked the tour guide why the “living” lived in horrible conditions, maintained by the State, and the cemetery was just down right beautiful and well kept. She replied: “It’s good to be dead.” Sums of Cuba. If you decide to take a Royal tour here is what to expect. You will meet as a group to head off the boat first (a definite plus) but once thru security no one tells you what to do or expect. It’s not hard going thru the security at Cuba but they will take a picture of you. After security don’t stand in the long line you see first to get your money exchanged. Right beside that line are stairs. Take those stairs down a flight and there’s cashiers waiting to exchange your money. Now remember Cuba charges the American dollar ten percent more than any other currency. Add that to the normal three percent and you deduct 13% right off the top. Treat Cuban money as you do the American dollar. It’s that similar, so no confusion when buying stuff. Then back up stairs, go right and look for the bus number of your group. Our nine hour tour was by bus for six or so hours then you can choose to get off at the ship or go on a walking tour with the guide. We got off at the ship. The tour took us all around and we found our guide interesting but a bit closed mouth as all tourism is owned by the government. We did find out the usual monthly pay for government workers is around $500. We had lunch at one of the very few restaurants privately owned. Total American looking place which surprised us all. We had cigars and rum at a really neat pace. Our bus was comfortable and had AC. We were surprised at how sad everyone seemed to be. Apparently, it’s hard for someone in Cuba to get a Visa as everyone in Cuba is considered a “flight risk.” The tour gave out bottle water but we found our couple extra from the ship needed. So, if you are downright serious about seeing Cuba then I think this tour is worth booking. That said, you do not need to book a tour. The city is within walking distance if you are a normal walker. That said, I’m not sure I would feel comfortable walking back at night. We did the short tour thru Royal to Atlantis to see their well....fish and more fish. Skip this tour and pay a taxi to get you there and back. But if you choose to do this tour then a bus will take you there and will take you back every thirty minutes. You will have a guide who tells you about the fish. The place is down right beautiful and worth seeing. Their Casino is big and also beautiful. Backing up to getting on the ship. We stayed at Springhill suites and paid them $20 to take and pick us up at the end of the cruise. We arrived close to 11 and stood in line for around 35 minutes. We walked upstairs thinking we would see a ton of people but were surprised they were already boarding. We headed to the Windjammer for lunch. I’ve been on all the big ships and have to say, Majesty has the best buffet of them all. In the Windjammer there are stairs to the pizza and sandwich shop. Pizza was pretty good and my egg salad sandwich was really good. On the big ships I usually go to all their shows but on this small ship the shows are going to be rather “high schoolish.” That said, we skipped them all but heard thoughts about them from others that did go. Apparently, just as I thought. But, at the end of the day, with nothing to do the show is going to be your best bet, unless, you like to gamble at the Casino...which we did. The casino bar staff were the best! We both got the drink package and tried several places. The pool bar staff are like bartenders in training. The casino staff are like professionals. The casino turned out to be really fun. Maybe that has to do with hitting a thousand then hitting hundreds here and there. Came home a winner. Overall, the staff on the Majesty, were truly the best. It’s like they were all trained by Chick-fil-A. In the windjammer staff would asked you if you wanted coffee or your drink filled back up. Never had that level of service on Royal before. It was amazing. Our ocean view room was 8050 which, we knew, was going to have some blockage by life boats. Very little blockage. Doable room for two. Beds were hard so our cabin guy (he was awesome) put a padding on it which did help. I brought my own pillows but their’s seemed o.k. My advice is to bring your own shampoo and bar of soap, even though they offer those two. No offering of conditioner. Bathroom small but also doable. Heck, if you do not spend much time in your room then this is the room for you. Quiet and nicely located. As I stated, we got the drink package which we found to be a good deal for us. On this ship, Starbucks coffee is included which is a plus is you Iike their milkshake kind of drinks. We both got the internet package too. Overall it worked fine though sending pictures does take a few moments. No biggie. The pool was, of course, small like the ship but there’s not as many people as there are on the big ships. The ship is old but clean. There is, at certain places, a raw sewage type of smell but only in short spurts. Smoking section on one side of the pool and casino was partly non smoking. Getting off the ship was easy. We just got off around 8:30. Security took around 5 minutes and our luggage was waiting for us. We called the hotel and someone was there to pick us up within 15 minutes. Springfhill was nice and offers free pick up and delivery to the airport but charges 10 dollars to get to the cruise port. It was worth it. To close, if you go on the Majesty with the understanding it’s an older ship that offers very little in the form of entertainment but looking for great service then this is the ship for you. I’m more of a big ship girl so that’s where I’ll go in the future. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Convenient for our family and somewhat lower price than others. We cruised on IOS last year, a larger ship, and were a bit concerned about some of the negative comments on MOS in the forums. For us, they couldn't have been more ... Read More
Convenient for our family and somewhat lower price than others. We cruised on IOS last year, a larger ship, and were a bit concerned about some of the negative comments on MOS in the forums. For us, they couldn't have been more wrong. The staff on MOS is outstanding, always catering to your needs and requests with a smile. We didn't even get to experience all the activities, as we were so busy having fun at others. Our waiters, Dody & Vitalli, bent over backwards to please us. After mentioning a delicious dessert we'd had the 1st night, SIX of them magically appeared for our table the next evening! I had THREE lobster tails on our final night! The food was delicious, the headliner comedians were very funny and the game show/trivia events were hilarious. I enjoyed the smallness of the ship and would definitely sail her again. GO, you'll love MOS! 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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