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Sail Date: September 2018
We chose the ship because it’s new and classy. Nearly all food in all outlets is included. Highlight was the traditional dining room with fine dining service and scrumptious food. Embarkation and disembarkation were both quick and ... Read More
We chose the ship because it’s new and classy. Nearly all food in all outlets is included. Highlight was the traditional dining room with fine dining service and scrumptious food. Embarkation and disembarkation were both quick and efficient. Deluxe balcony room was perfect - spacious and could look out at the ocean from our bed. The pool and outdoor hot-tubs were quite the bit of bliss whether in the sun or under the rain. The captain was polite and informative. We stayed on level 14 towards the front of the ship and had very little movement throughout the 12 days - the size of the ship kept it steady. Our room steward was attentive and kept things stocked and clean. The shows were ok but we mainly were on the cruise for the food, swimming and island visits - a clear focus for our luxury family cruise. Mystery Island a definite highlight. That impressed with the ship we are booking again on the Majestic Princess. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Our cruise on the Majestic Princess's inaugural cruise from Australia to locations with which we were well familiar in the South Pacific, complemented cruises on the Golden Princess in February and another planned for November, 2018. ... Read More
Our cruise on the Majestic Princess's inaugural cruise from Australia to locations with which we were well familiar in the South Pacific, complemented cruises on the Golden Princess in February and another planned for November, 2018. All our expectations on board the Majestic Princess were met and our cruise enjoyment was aided by the allocation to us of Stateroom M105 on Deck 15 which I suspect would be one of the best on the ship, with a very large balcony of some 4m x 5m, directly above the Ship's Bridge and looking forward over its bow. The Stateroom configuration is unique to that location and was very much to our liking and comfort, affording full use of the balcony with total privacy at all times, including during sea days. It was particularly interesting that at sea with the balcony door fully open, the curtains hardly moved, no doubt due to the forward profile of the ship. Our total experiences were positive with "seamless" embarkation, tendering and disembarkation operations providing minimal "down time", with virtually "walk on, walk off" experiences throughout all phases of port visits. As always we make independent plans for shore activity, whether that be snorkeling, shopping or sightseeing at those locations visited. Local currency was obtained ashore without issue as occurred when the need arose in Lautoka, and at other locations we used Australian Dollars or Credit Cards for purchase transactions without difficulty. Our preferred choice of Anytime Dining provided no obstacle to prompt seating in both the ship's Anytime Dining Restaurants during dining hours, and meals served during this cruise were as good if not better when compared to our other cruise experiences. Outstanding would have to be the description afforded to the friendliness of all crew we encountered on the Majestic Princess, at all levels. The Hollywood Conservatory on the Majestic Princess is impressive and a major asset of the vessel, both with respect to its position on Deck 17, and appearance throughout which includes the enclosed pool. Entertainment was substantially as we had seen before on previous cruises but nonetheless still enjoyable and impressive, well worth watching again. It did seem at times the venues struggled to accommodate all passengers seeking seats during some performances, and the choice of location for the Enrichment Lectures necessitated some passengers having to stand - something we had not seen to any degree on other ships. At times, despite the number of passengers aboard the Majestic Princess, we did not find particular difficulty locating seating in Public areas, something which has been a source of frustration in the past on cruises. Overall this cruise experience did not disappoint at any time and if anything, has spoiled us for future cruises given particularly the Stateroom we had and would be lucky to ever get again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
Having sailed on our first Princess cruise on the Sun Princess last year we were hooked. The temptation to sail on a "new" bigger ship was to easy to accept when recommended by our travel agent. From the moment we embarked ... Read More
Having sailed on our first Princess cruise on the Sun Princess last year we were hooked. The temptation to sail on a "new" bigger ship was to easy to accept when recommended by our travel agent. From the moment we embarked in Brisbane (did Brisbane/Sydney/Fiji/Sydney) we knew we had done the right thing.Everything went like clockwork, the crew were excellent and most helpful no matter who you dealt with.What impressed us was their friendliness and ability to engage in courteous conversation whenever you passed them or approached them. Their knowledge whether it be a waiter,steward,deck attendant,cruise direct teamperson was most noticeable-reflects on Princess recruitment and training. We dined in most areas and the food was excellent with a constant change of choice/menu One exception was Harmony restaurant where we found the Chinese presentation was not really geared for the european chinese menu that us NZ people enjoy.It appeared that on this cruise they had difficulty in getting much patronage on most nights. Crown grill on the other hand was great for us steak lovers. Hats off to the Cruse Director Andrew K and his ever smiling staff. Did a great job all of them. The Stage shows in the theatre were first rate, catered for all tastes and were very energetic. We only got off the ship in Suva as we had done other ports on the Sun last year and picked up a 4 hour tour from one of the many agents on the wharf. For $30 it was cheaper than a Princess excursion and probably covered the same sights. Our main recommendation to Princess is perhaps in today's new communication world that a free daily internet allowance should be part and parcel of your fare price.The elite category of passenger have so much internet allowance that they cannot use it all! This great 14 days of cruising for us had to come to an end too soon but at least Princess performed right to the end with disembarkation so well organised we were most impressed.Hardly had to touch our luggage until we got to the airport. We certainly came back new. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
Good food experience with many options.No problems suppling food of your choose. Crown Grill still has good quality. International Cafe is good for light snack & coffee. Entartainment good but spaces limited to first diners. ... Read More
Good food experience with many options.No problems suppling food of your choose. Crown Grill still has good quality. International Cafe is good for light snack & coffee. Entartainment good but spaces limited to first diners. Pleaty of things to do during the day. Staff always willing to help you in need. outside area easy to get around with easy aCCESS TO FOOD & DRINKS. Cabin staff good with room always completed in time and never have to wait. Need to improve excursion departures compared to other princess cruise ships and depature disbarkment took some time compared to meeting times but only a sdmall problem. embarkment good and could board before scheduled time and luggage drop off excellant and recieved cases prompltly in rooms and could unpack before dinning time. Good cruise and would only consider Princess cruises for future cruises. have already travelled 12 times with another 2 cruises booked for the future. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We went on the Majestic Princess out of Australia in Sep 2018. The ship was relatively new and was well fitted out, the food was good, the staff were generally great and the entertainers were fantastic. However, the amenities such as ... Read More
We went on the Majestic Princess out of Australia in Sep 2018. The ship was relatively new and was well fitted out, the food was good, the staff were generally great and the entertainers were fantastic. However, the amenities such as the Pacific Theatre, the buffet and the piazza did not cater for the large number of passengers. We had trouble finding a seat in the buffet and we found ourselves doing a lot of standing to see the entertainment in the piazza due to a lack of seats. The Princess Theatre was a joke; to get a good seat you need to get there about 1 hour before the show. You would miss on a seat completely if you did not get there 15 minutes before the show. The drinks were also quite expensive. AUD$8.75 for a beer and $13.95 for a nip of spirits. Maybe this was to discourage you from buying drinks because most of the entertainment venues did not have anywhere to place your drink, you had to hold it in your hand or put it on the floor. We also did not get the room we booked. We were given a room 2 floors up and half way down the ship rearward. This caused a slight problem for us as we booked a room opposite my mother-in-law (82 yo) to look after her. The response from staff at the front desk was that the travel agent changed the room and there was nothing they could do. We contacted the travel agent after the cruise and they confirmed that they did not change the room. They actually did not have the access to the Princess reservation system to change our room. None the less, we had no notification from anyone and when we printed the baggage tags off on the princess site a few days before the cruise, they were for the room we had booked. This was our 7th cruise. Compared to the others this was not as good and I think the number of passengers was the main issue, I recommend you avoid this ship. We will never cruise on the Majestic Princess again and will look for ships with a more modest number of passengers for future cruises Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Wanted to go on New Ship.The Majestic Princess was beautiful,Is a fair bit bigger but soon got a handle on the layout.The extra passengers number only came as a problem on the mandatory safety briefing on the first evening when all the ... Read More
Wanted to go on New Ship.The Majestic Princess was beautiful,Is a fair bit bigger but soon got a handle on the layout.The extra passengers number only came as a problem on the mandatory safety briefing on the first evening when all the passenger have to assemble in there allocated stations on deck 7,once the crowed dispersed all was well.Good entertainment in a variety of location,always something to do till late in the evening.The movie under the stars big screen has to been seen to be believed how good it is ,better than my brand new Sony Brava tv at home,so clear and colorful,best i have ever seen,The water show on the same deck to a theme is spectacular and with the back drop of the big screen is a winner.The allocated band area under the screen is good for shows up on that deck as well .The adults area only called Hollywood up on deck 17 is a beauty,Pool and Bar all under cover with private booths all around the edge with deck chairs and other furniture with a panoramic view ,great place to read a book and chill big time,big winner.The restaurants where up to Princess standard and so where the specialty restaurants as well.The bars are many and although there is no wheelhouse bar,its space is well taken over by the Crown Grill bar area.All round winner,and of cause the staff where top notch and one of the main reasons we like Princess and now this ship sailing in OZ another winner in my book Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Having sailed with Princess on other occasions, we found them to be all that we expected. As soon as we heard the brand new Majestic Princess was coming to Australia, we immediately booked to go on the first cruise out of Sydney. In a ... Read More
Having sailed with Princess on other occasions, we found them to be all that we expected. As soon as we heard the brand new Majestic Princess was coming to Australia, we immediately booked to go on the first cruise out of Sydney. In a nutshell the ship is big, new and shiny. The crew are fantastic, food in the Buffet ( they call it the Market Place) was okay, but we have had better on other Princess Cruises. The food in the Dining Room was very good as were the waiting staff.. Here's the crunch, The ship is big damn big, we found the balcony cabins to be smaller that on other Princess Ships. They have squeezed in more cabins (more passengers) but have failed to provide sufficient lifts to move the high number of passengers up and down the additional decks. This ship had the feel of a live sheep export ship. Crowds at the lifts were a joke. It was said that the Majestic Princess was built for the "Chinese Market". As far as we are concerned they should have kept this ship in China. In the long term this ship will not be well received in the Australian market. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
What amazing ship and cruise. It was our first time on the Majestic Princess and we both loved it. Enjoyed all the entertainment and the Singer & dancers shows were the best I have seen. You need to be at the Princess ... Read More
What amazing ship and cruise. It was our first time on the Majestic Princess and we both loved it. Enjoyed all the entertainment and the Singer & dancers shows were the best I have seen. You need to be at the Princess Theatre early, as the seats go fast. We waited for one hour, before the show. It was worth the wait. Take a good book. The service was great and the crew were more then happy to help. They always had a smile on their face. We liked all the Ports. we did one shore excursion and it was great and worth the money. If you are new to cruising I would do a tour with the ship. We went on a tour at Noumea from the information centre and they got lost. that made it interesting. We did go to a very nice Village and a lovely church out in the Countryside. The food is great and tasty, you will not go hungry. The International Café has lovely coffee and cakes. The Majestic Princess we would go on a cruise in the future. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose to do this cruise as it went to South Pacific Islands and being a new ship. Was a huge wow factor when seeing it from the dock. Way to many rooms and not enough areas to sit. Full of the elderly not recommended for the younger ... Read More
We chose to do this cruise as it went to South Pacific Islands and being a new ship. Was a huge wow factor when seeing it from the dock. Way to many rooms and not enough areas to sit. Full of the elderly not recommended for the younger crowds as nothing to do. Market place food was always cold. Princess has declined over the years very disappointing. Will be choosing a different cruise line to go on next. Full of walkers, wheel chairs. Even very disappointed with your entertainment staff. Heard so many complaints with so many passengers. Adults only area had children in it over the first three days but finally the staff monitored the area. Hand washing was only monitored in first couple days as well. Overall it’s very disappointing looking forward to a holiday and we honestly couldn’t wait to get home. That’s my opinion on majestic princess Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
To try a new ship but found most of the seating hard and uncomfortable On board photos were lost and only 4 found had to be redone Bistro food basically the same everyday very bland and tasteless Drink package to dare now its ... Read More
To try a new ship but found most of the seating hard and uncomfortable On board photos were lost and only 4 found had to be redone Bistro food basically the same everyday very bland and tasteless Drink package to dare now its cut back to 15 drinks per day Not enough bars open when in different ports Plus they open to late and close to early Public rest rooms very clean 99%of the time The lifts were allways full and had to wait 3 or 4 minutes each time We booked for anytime dining what a mistake they gave us a buzzer and said there was a 30 to40 minute wait definitely not good when you want to see different shows this happened 3 times so sometimes we went to the food court or just gave it a miss For breakfast we would have orange or tomato juice at lunch lemonade somtimes to sweet somtimes just coloured water We tried room service but what we orderd was cold Over all i would give the hole cruise 3.5 out of ten never again on Princess Read Less
Majestic Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.5
Entertainment 4.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.0 3.6
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.5
Family 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.1
Service 4.5 4.0
Value For Money 4.0 3.3

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