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Sail Date: February 2019
We enjoyed every moment of our cruise! After being reluctant to cruise in the past we have now been opened up to a whole new world! We found the cruise exceeded all our expectations. Our mini stateroom was immaculate, comfortable, spacious ... Read More
We enjoyed every moment of our cruise! After being reluctant to cruise in the past we have now been opened up to a whole new world! We found the cruise exceeded all our expectations. Our mini stateroom was immaculate, comfortable, spacious and with excellent storage, we slept soundly each night. The staff we encountered were friendly, professional and always helpful. The food and bar services were of a high standard with so many options to choose from including many healthy options along with the more decadent choices! The ship is beautiful and although large there is ample room to enjoy quiet spaces and you never feel crowded. We particularly enjoyed the enclosed pool and surrounding areas. We felt that we had been away for a lot longer than 12 days, returning relaxed and grateful for such a wonderful experience. We have changed our opinion on cruising and look forward to future cruises. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
After cruising with Princess only once in America I wanted to try one from my home port of Sydney and when Majestic was open for booking I jumped on and booked over 2 years before our cruise date. I talked my parents into coming along ... Read More
After cruising with Princess only once in America I wanted to try one from my home port of Sydney and when Majestic was open for booking I jumped on and booked over 2 years before our cruise date. I talked my parents into coming along and trying out Princess and I think it is now their cruise line of choice. I could not fault the ship at all,staff were all fantastic and with a large passenger number it was very organised and run perfectly. I still found they cater a bit too much for the older crowd so the entertainment got pretty boring fast and there was just too much violin. We were lucky to have violinist Chris Watkins onboard and he was phenomenal,the only violin I enjoyed. The buffet is pretty limited compared to other lines (Celebrity and NCL) but done well. Alfredos Pizzeria is amazing but I really missed the pizza bar on pool deck,Chopstix noodle bar was awesome and Crown Steakhouse was fantastic but I found the menu a bit limited for starters. We had an aft balcony on deck 9 and I think we had the best deck but soot was a big problem,although or cabin steward cleaned daily it was back pretty quickly but I wouldnt hesitate to book the same again,loved it. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We enjoy cruising on different ships and were keen to sail on Majestic Princess. However before we sailed I had read some rather poor reviews about the ship and the differences in regard to other ships in the Princess fleet. Well thank ... Read More
We enjoy cruising on different ships and were keen to sail on Majestic Princess. However before we sailed I had read some rather poor reviews about the ship and the differences in regard to other ships in the Princess fleet. Well thank goodness I did not let these reviews influence my opinion of the ship. There was a wide demographic of ages and nationalities on board (1800 Aussies, 1000 USA and 700 others), many different bars, indoor and outdoor activities. This cruise was absolutely fantastic and I can not recommend this ship enough. The facilities are fabulous and there is something to suite everyone's taste in entertainment and food. The staff go out of their way to please and are very friendly and engaging with the passengers. The cruise director Andrew was a gem and his enthusiasm is infectious. I believe that you make of a holiday what you want and as everything in life if you want to find fault you will. I urge anyone considering sailing on the Majestic Princess - Do IT. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
Elegant Ship.Loved, that our Captain played the "Love Boat" theme when we departed from Sydney. Loved the Sea Walk. Love that more seating areas have been added to the Atrium. Those that travel on a Princess Ship know that a lot ... Read More
Elegant Ship.Loved, that our Captain played the "Love Boat" theme when we departed from Sydney. Loved the Sea Walk. Love that more seating areas have been added to the Atrium. Those that travel on a Princess Ship know that a lot of activities take place in the Atrium. Apart from the 1st day (embarkation) it was hard to believe there were more than 3,700 passengers on board. She is a big elegant ship. After a while you don't think anything off the size. She is another beautiful Princess Cruise Ship. Staff are great and friendly. Cabin lovely, bed comfortable. We had a balcony as I enjoy sea days (if fine) relaxing on our balcony. Entertainment right up there with the best. Food will, what can I say..always delicious. So many choices. Loved the Hollywood pool and area. Love the pool in the Lotus area. Well worth the money. We had perfect weather from the time we left Sydney. Such smooth waters 99.9% of the time. We will look forward to our next cruise on the Elegant Majestic. :-) My ratings for excellent is because we cant fault our time on our cruise... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
I can highly recommend cruising with Princess Cruises. We have only done two cruises both with Princess. Sun Princess was our first and Majestic Princess for our second. We absolutely Loved the experience the first time and wow we truly ... Read More
I can highly recommend cruising with Princess Cruises. We have only done two cruises both with Princess. Sun Princess was our first and Majestic Princess for our second. We absolutely Loved the experience the first time and wow we truly loved this one too. Majestic Princess did not disappoint. It’s the WOW SHIP. Tge cruise staff go above and beyond to make each passenger feel welcome and at home. The service is outstanding. From your stateroom to the dining room it truly is wonderful. We , my husband and two daughters 15 and 18 all loved our cruise to New Zealand . We all made great friendships and have wonderful memories of the ship , crew and the activities/entertainment . We all can’t wait for our next cruise. If you haven’t cruised yet you must put it on your to do list. You will absolutely love it and wish you had cruised earlier. Thankyou Majestic Princess Five stars from us Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Wow , so glad I was able to to experience best cruise on this beautiful ship , everything was great, best cruise ever, entertainment, restaurants, atmosphere , Excellent staff, big beautiful grand ship , so much to do and to see , ... Read More
Wow , so glad I was able to to experience best cruise on this beautiful ship , everything was great, best cruise ever, entertainment, restaurants, atmosphere , Excellent staff, big beautiful grand ship , so much to do and to see , can’t wait to do next cruise with Princess, loved every minute Planning on Alaska. Raise as I have been thinking of doing that cruise for a while now I have met some great people on this curenht trip and made lovely friendships, sitting in the international caffe in the Piaza , going every night to the great show in the Princess theaty, after a great dinner in the Conqerto restaurant being spoiled by magnificent waiters and greeted by all your wait staff Can’t fforvet great cruise director Andrew with his put in every night about next days program Well , now on to planning a next cruise and looking forward to great time again well done Princess cruises Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Princess keeps improving its standards for passengers with special dietary needs. This has been my sixth cruise with Princess and it just gets better and better. The head waiters are ultra-attentive because they want to make sure you ... Read More
Princess keeps improving its standards for passengers with special dietary needs. This has been my sixth cruise with Princess and it just gets better and better. The head waiters are ultra-attentive because they want to make sure you get the best out of your dining experience. The chefs go out of their way to make sure you get to experience food the way everyone else does. Escargot cooked in margarine because you can't eat butter? Not a problem! Can't have ice cream? How about rice milk semifreddo? Going on a shore excursion where there might be food? That's not a problem either. I was pleasantly surprised to find a form in my cabin where I could detail my dietary requirements. This was forwarded to the venue for the shore excursion I chose. When everyone else was eating cheese scones and sweet muffins at Hobbiton, I was eating two gluten-free, dairy-free cakes. Something as simple as this is very much appreciated. Add in an unbelievable entertainment experience - 5 tribute acts, 3 Broadway-style shows, aerialists, a juggler and a magician - Wow! And the activities organised by the cruise director's staff - absolutely amazing and such fun. Unfortunately the weather got the better of us and we missed out on Port Chalmers and Fiordlands but Picton was a delightful seaside town and the cruise staff stepped up the entertainment because of the extra sea day. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We chose this cruise as we wanted to cruise on the newest Princess ship in Australia, the Majestic Princess, this particular cruise fitted in with our holiday time available, and it went to both Islands of New Zealand, which we had on our ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we wanted to cruise on the newest Princess ship in Australia, the Majestic Princess, this particular cruise fitted in with our holiday time available, and it went to both Islands of New Zealand, which we had on our Wishlist after visiting the South Island on Emerald Princess two years’ ago. We flew in from Perth the evening prior to our cruise departing and stayed at the Adina Hotel Apartments close to the airport (fully recommend this place), and then caught the train into Circular Quay. Our first view of the beautiful Majestic Princess was breathtaking and the cruise itself didn’t disappoint! Embarkation was smooth as usual for Princess. We were allowed into the OPT by 10:30 am and onboard by 11 am. The welcoming staff invited us to put our hand luggage in our stateroom, even though the steward had not completed his duties there, so we were able to quickly do that before doing our traditional tour of the new ship. The ship being quite new was oustanding in its appearance! From the dazzling Piazza to the beautiful artwork and decor throughout the ship, the Majestic is very impressive. We did miss the opportunity to walk around a full Promenade deck, but there are lots of other areas to provide exercise, if desired. We were in an starboard aft balcony stateroom and enjoyed that very much. The room was always spick and span, and there was plenty of storage room for clothes etc, with an abundance of coat hangers, much to my wife’s delight! We thoroughly enjoyed the embarkation lunch in the Concerto dining room, thanks to CC tipsters. We were assigned to the Allegro dining room for tea at 5 pm, and used that on a few occasions, depending on the menu for the day. One negative point to note is that although booking a table for two, in Allegro the tables were so close together that it may as well have been a table for ten! Interestingly, this was not the case in the Concerto for the two lunches we ate there. So if you are looking for a quiet, intimate, romantic table for two, avoid the Allegro. The food itself in the MDR was of usual Princess standard, with a certain sameness appearing during the two-week voyage. The food in the Marketplace was excellent, we found, with good variety and contrary to many CC reports we had read earlier it was always hot, not warm. We also tried the Noodle Bar and Alfredo’s Pizzeria and were impressed with the standard of food at both of these complimentary food outlets. We didn’t eat at any of the specialty dining places, but can understand the criticism of the location of the La Mer restaurant. Being so close to the Piazza must surely detract from the atmosphere of a Michelin Star restaurant. We enjoyed one live show at the Princess Theatre, Fiero. It was quite full but we did find a seat, even though we arrived just before the show started. From observation, some shows did appear very popular and would have been difficult to get a seat for. Some were shown via video link to other parts of the ship. We did catch some of the live performers in the Piazza and similar places around the ship. Whilst entertaining, it wasn’t outstandingly so, we felt, but admittedly this is very much a personal preference thing. Nonetheless, it was very relaxing to enjoy a coffee and cake from the International Cafe (IC) whilst listening to some pleasant background music. We did enrol in the Enclave at the Lotus Spa ($299 per couple). Whilst we made some use of this, scheduling to use the spa and saunas was challenging with so much happening on the ship and on shore days. We probably didn’t get the full value out of this and wouldn’t likely be tempted in the future with this. The Internet service deserves a mention—it was painfully slow! Fortunately we only used our complimentary internet time to check emails, etc, so we were largely spared the frustration! The library was small but with quite a good selection of books, and there was ample board games to be borrowed and used. Again, it was very relaxing playing Yahtzee in the adults only Hollywood Conservatory, which is well equipped with an undercover swimming pool, spa pools, and cabanas. The service staff onboard were as usual excellent! Waitstaff in Allegro were friendly, helpful and amusing, and the behind-the-counter staff in the IC were outstanding. The front desk staff were helpful when my wife lost a piece of jewellery and it was recovered within 24 hours. Very impressive! Our steward, Maynard, was efficient and unobtrusive. The intinerary introduced us to a new port in NZ, Tauranga, and we absolutely loved the visit here. The magnificent beach with its adjacent alfresco cafes was stunning, and the climb up Mt Manganui presented a vista well worth the effort. The only downside was that due to the late arrival time in Tauranga (10 am), the walk up the mountain was done in the heat of the day, and being a hot day it was quite physically draining. A cruise that lands earlier in the morning would make this shore excursion far more enjoyable. The other shore highlights for us were the visit in Wellington to the Te Papa Museum, which was hosting the Terracotta Warriors display. This was an outstanding exhibit! Also, we again enjoyed visiting Akaroa. This beautiful French style town has so much to see. This trip we did the lighthouse tour (thanks Tom and Clive for such an informative commentary) and visited the Garden of Tyne bush walk which had some fascinating bird life. Next time we’ll remember our binoculars and NZ bird book! The museum in town and the town library are also well worth a visit. The only negative I could make about our shore visits would be the HOHO bus in Auckland. The price for this service ($45 pp) is a rip-off, and it is one of the worst organised services of it’s kind I have encountered. Half of the bus trip was spent waiting for passengers to fill whatever seats happened to be empty (no standing allowed apparently), having to do this as they negotiated the steps on the double-decker bus without tripping over prams etc which were stored in the aisles and exit of the bus! What a schemozzle! We used this service primarily to visit the Kelly Tarlton’s Sea World display ($30 pp) which was great value, especially the penguin area and Scott’s Hut display. Given our time again, we would catch the free shuttle out to Sea World and skip the HOHO bus. Whilst on shore excursions, I must mention that we did miss Dunedin and Fiordland due to poor weather conditions, which would have been disappointing for ones who had booked with these highlights in mind. We had seen them on our last trip, so we weren’t too disappointed, and appreciated the skill of the captain and crew in ensuring a pleasant and safe cruise. In summary, this was a memorable cruise on an oustanding ship! We have already booked other cruises with Princess, and wouldn’t hesitate to go on Majestic again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
This ship was amazing, great restaurants,buffet area and of course delicious food. The decor and furnishings all over the ship were well thought out and very stylish. Comfortable cabin and luxurious bed.The Ports we visited were good but ... Read More
This ship was amazing, great restaurants,buffet area and of course delicious food. The decor and furnishings all over the ship were well thought out and very stylish. Comfortable cabin and luxurious bed.The Ports we visited were good but we were disappointed that we couldn’t visit Fiordland National Park because of bad weather but better to be safe. Sea days had activities, pool games and movies and concerts on the big screen. The adults only area was one of the best I’ve seen. Pool, spa, bar, lounges, tables and chairs,board games and again great decor. The fitness centre had plenty of great exercise equipment, and a great amount of treadmills. Always very clean. The entertainment was the best that I have seen on a cruise. There was a Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury tribute shows. The entertainment cast and band were also very talented. I travelled with my husband and there weren’t to many children on the cruise.We would definitely cruise on this amazing ship again and again. So if your thinking of doing a cruise check out Majestic Princess. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
I chose Majestic because being a new ship I wanted to know what it was like. I’d read a lot of negative reviews that there wasn’t a promenade deck, that there weren’t enough bars and that it was for the Asian market. I went into the ... Read More
I chose Majestic because being a new ship I wanted to know what it was like. I’d read a lot of negative reviews that there wasn’t a promenade deck, that there weren’t enough bars and that it was for the Asian market. I went into the cruise with an open mind though. The Sailaway Party was great but because most cabins have balconies there never many people on the decks so it felt a little bit empty and there wasn’t really a party vibe going on. That might have been the cruise’s demographic though. I went to a couple of activities on the second day and they were fun, the staff had a lot of enthusiasm for what they were doing and were always friendly. The trivia and karaoke nights were also a lot of fun, with myself and a few others as regulars. The staff always made us feel very welcome. Towards the end of the cruise I made friends with a few other people in my age group - 25-35 and it would’ve been nice if there had been activities for this age group like there was for the 18-20 year olds. It sort of felt like this age group was ignored in meet and greet activities and excluded from some of the trivia with the questions targeted at either older people or really young people. I missed having a proper promenade deck. I don’t get why a ship would be built without this. The facilities were fantastic. I loved the piazza and the on board gym which is the best I’ve seen on a ship. Crooners Bar was also good and there were so many places you could either have a quiet drink or party. The cruise entertainment staff - the assistant cruise directors were brilliant and very organised. It was always heaps of fun and they always joked around and were good humoured. If you like trivia, music, karaoke, live music in the bars and lounges then you’ll love Princess Cruises. Despite Majestic receiving negative reviews it’s a fantastic ship and there is something for everyone. 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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