1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
I don't know what the (2V) means. My wife and I have been on our 10th cruise with RCCL and will continue to do so. I really thought this would not be a good trip since we usually are getting a balcony but I thought what the heck ... Read More
I don't know what the (2V) means. My wife and I have been on our 10th cruise with RCCL and will continue to do so. I really thought this would not be a good trip since we usually are getting a balcony but I thought what the heck we do this one and the next one it's only 9 days we've been to the ports on the first leg of this cruise and our first back to back. The room was small but cozy and my wife and I survived yet in the future we will get a balcony we just need the room. Everything was great. We met a lot of nice people and our steward was awesome. Our shore excursions were only one in Key West (the second part of this cruise) and the rest were by private tours. The only problem I had with this was the back to back procedures which I feel should be reviewed and looked to change. We along with about 8 other passengers stayed on the ship for a back to back. Many reasons why we did that but mainly due to the fact we came from a long distance and need more cruise time than just 5 days. Upon our arrival back at Ft. Lauderdale for the second leg of our first back to back, (key word is "first") we were escorted last off the ship and taken to a waiting area. About 20 minutes later an officer of the ship came up and handed us an envelope with our new sea pass cards. Nothing else was in the envelope just our sea pass cards. And we were told to proceed to the ship. Nothing more was said or directed. So we were under the impression that our credit card was still valid on RCCL and the ship. Since we had a credit card for our onborad expenses and gratuities and didn't formally close out the account and our sea pass cards had our beverage package working, throughout the second leg we didn't think twice about the financial situation. The last night of the cruise we were given two separate invoices both of which were ambiguous and stated pretty much "if" you have a credit card and are fine with the charges everything is good to go. Well we had one and no one asked us to re swipe our cards. So based upon the good faith of how the first disembarkation took place it was more than reasonable to draw the inference that the charges were on the same card. Upon final disembarkation and being the 3rd group of over 17 groups to leave my sea pass card was flagged. I had to get out of line and go to guest services where there was already a 20 minute line waiting. That is when I found out that my card needed to be re swiped. Clearing the bill took about 30 minutes, it was as if she had to input each and every days charges separately. Then I was allowed to leave only to find out that it takes about 10 minutes for the transaction to clear their system so after fighting my way back to the front of the exit line and very frustrated that RCCL didn't have better procedures I was finally allowed to leave. I'm not over an hour delayed and then had to go through 17 other groups to get through customs which took an additional hour. I recommend that RCCL change their procedures a bit to avoid confusion with other first time back to back passengers who might encounter this inconvenience in the future. Instead of escorting the passengers to a waiting area for 20 minutes, take that time to either explain the financial rebording process or just walk them to the reception intake area to reinitialize all of their financial transactions and avoid the confusion in the future. And stop sending out invoices that are ambiguous. I know it's easier to have a canned statement but if someone owes then tell them, "YOU HAVE AN OUTSTANDING AMOUNT DUE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOW TO DISEMBARK". I understand the legal ramification of that statement however the first recommendation to walk back to back guests through the reboarding process though the intake desk would be the best solution and avoid all of the delays like this one in the future. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this ship because of the itinerary; going to Cuba. However, after we booked, RCCL shortened the time in Havana--disappointing. This is an old and tired looking ship. Will not cruise on her again, regardless of itinerary. The ... Read More
We chose this ship because of the itinerary; going to Cuba. However, after we booked, RCCL shortened the time in Havana--disappointing. This is an old and tired looking ship. Will not cruise on her again, regardless of itinerary. The elevators are few and, oddly, when you press the call button, only one side responds. One would need to cross over to press the button on the other side. Boarding and disembarking was extremely tedious. The staff in the Windjammer were especially nice and attentive. We did not dine in the main dining room because only the late seating was available; 8:00 p.m. is way too late for us to eat (reflux problem.) The excursions in Havana were excellent if, a bit pricey. The staff, overall, were very good. The wake up call feature did not work on the phone in our room. Fortunately, we have an app on our laptop. Read Less
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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Havana. The boat itself is good I like the layout and the fact that you can get food until 3am. Our room was small and our stateroom attendant was not visible for most of the cruise. It ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Havana. The boat itself is good I like the layout and the fact that you can get food until 3am. Our room was small and our stateroom attendant was not visible for most of the cruise. It was hard to get certain items in our stateroom, to the point we had to ask 3 to 4 times before they showed up. I will warn you that if you try to bring a power strip on the cruise, they will take it out of your suitcase. This is no longer allowed on the ship. We brought one because I have a medical device and were told by security that housekeeping could give a ship approved one, however only days later did we find out that they do not have power strips. All they have is extension cord. The captain did get us into Cuba early, which made disembarking quite easy. I will say do not expect to get money out of the ATM's on board. The units were emptied about 2 hours after we left Ft Lauderdale. The cruise has a presentation on traveling to Cuba and everyone goes and empties them out. if you fail to bring cash, then you have to go to the casino and take money out from there. The money exchange at port only stays open until 8pm or 20:00. Do not think they will stay open until 1:30am. Also note that the ship leaves at 2AM, so do not book tours for the following day. We were told that overnight, for Royal Caribbean means that the ship leaves at 2am. Many people on our ship were disappointed in that fact as they thought they could still get off the ship in Havana the second day. After leaving Havana you have a cruising day, which is not necessarily clear on the itinerary. on this cruise we then went all the way to Costa Maya and when we arrived the weather was not good enough for us to land so we turned around and went to Cozumel. Overall, I would go back to Cuba in a heart beat, however this cruise we spent more time on the boat than we did anywhere else which was disappointing from my end. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Cuba was on my bucket list so decided to take this cruise. We had a great time. The ship is in good shape, the room was small but we did not spend much time in it. Small sofa was beautiful, not quite as much storage as larger ships but ... Read More
Cuba was on my bucket list so decided to take this cruise. We had a great time. The ship is in good shape, the room was small but we did not spend much time in it. Small sofa was beautiful, not quite as much storage as larger ships but adequate. Our tour "The Best of Havana", was amazing. We got to see so much in the 7 hour tour. Hemingway's house was great to see, the cemetery was very interesting, and all the old cars were fun to look at. We had a wonderful lobster lunch right on the water at Mr. Crab. Our tour guide was amazing and answered all kinds of questions we had about Cuba and the local life in Havana. We had bad weather on the way to Costa Maya and couldn't dock so the captain made a decision to go on to Cozumel, that was fantastic as we had great weather to spend sunning on board. The food was very good, the staff in the dining room was A No. 1. Our cabin attendant made us towel animals and kept the room in tip top shape. This is an older ship that I cruised in 1998, but it hasn't lost it's luster, we truly enjoyed our five days on the ship. Entertainment was good, the comedian was awesome, the ventriloquist was excellent and the singers and dancers put on a good show. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Majesty of the Seas is an older ship, but in better condition that we had expected after reading some older reviews. We had a junior suite and the suite itself was a pleasant surprise. The cabin was clean, spacious and had a bathtub. The ... Read More
Majesty of the Seas is an older ship, but in better condition that we had expected after reading some older reviews. We had a junior suite and the suite itself was a pleasant surprise. The cabin was clean, spacious and had a bathtub. The only negative thing on the cabin was that the minibar didn't work, but our stateroom attendant Jose solved the problem by putting our drinks twice a day in an ice bucket, which worked perfectly. The main problem at the cruise was the quality of food: Windjammer was a total disaster and I refused to eat there anything except breakfast after two days on the cruise. The selection was very limited, food was lukewarm, the staff was tired and everything was just dirty. This was our third cruise on Royal Caribbean within 2 years and the buffees on the other two cruises were SO MUCH better. The dinners at the main dining room were better, but the food was a bit tasteless and also too cold to my taste. The service at the main dining room was good. We also tested the Johnny Rockettes, but found the food mediocre and not worth the extra money. I also noticed, that on this cruise you had to go inside a restaurant to have a glass of water which not ideal, if you are sunbathing! Apparently, this way they can sell more water bottles. The other problem was with the excursions. We had booked excursions for all ports (including Fort Lauderdale), so we had three excursions booked. All of the excursions were cancelled. One already two weeks before the trip, other two while we were onboard. Also the replacement excursion (for the earlier cancellation) was cancelled because due to high winds we couldn't go ashore in Costa Maya. The only excursion that took place was a replacement excursion in Cozumel. Luckily, it was fun. To us, excursions are the icing on the cake. We like spending time on the cruise ship, but the best part of the cruises are the excursions. So this cruise was a big disappointment to us. We have already booked our next cruise and hope to see that on this cruise we were just unlucky. Read Less
11 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
2 Helpful Votes
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
1 Helpful Vote
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
1 Helpful Vote
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
Majesty of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 0.0
Dining 3.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 3.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 2.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 3.0 0.0
Rates 3.0 0.0

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