Experience: Majesty of the Seas

Christened in 1992, the Majesty of the Seas is one of the smallest ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet, at 74,077 tons. The ship currently undertakes 3/4 night voyages to the Bahamas.

We opted for the 4 night voyage, which calls at Nassau and Key West. The 4 night voyage has the added bonus of a sea day before heading home..

This 12 deck ship boasts 1,193 staterooms, including 460 inside,
670 outside, 318 with 3rd/4th birth and 4 accessible, and when full, can transport 2,767 passengers. Note: Those opting for lower deck outside staterooms should choose their cabin carefully as some only have a porthole window.

While it’s quite a small ship, there is plenty to keep you occupied on-board. Highlights include the trademark Viking Crown Lounge and Schooner Bar and Bolero’s. The Schooner Bar was particularly enjoyable and was a great place to have an afternoon cocktail.

For sun worshippers, there is plenty of deck space along with two pools and two whirlpools. For those looking for a quieter spot, deck 12 was the place to be – just outside Jonny Rockets.

You can never go hungry on Majesty of the Seas. As well as the 3 level dining room, there is the Windjammer Cafe, Sorerento’s Pizza and Compas Deli. The only speciality dining is Jonny Rockets. However fans of Chops Grille can order Steak/Lobster when eating in the dining room, there is an additional charge for this. Room service breakfast is always nice on a sea day, however there is no longer a hot option unless you are in a Junior Suite or above.

For those wishing stay connected, the cruise line offers Voom internet. Guests can choose either Surf, or Surf&Stream. The cruise line claims that Voom is the ‘Fastest at Sea”. We opted for the surf and stream option, however we didn’t feel that it lived up to expectations and was very slow, this was especially true when the ship was close to other Royal Caribbean ships.

As for the stops, a day at Nassau is always enjoyable, especially when the ship has a full day in port, as this allows people to visit Atlantis for the whole day. Key West is one of our favourite shops, and a visit to Truman Little White House is well worth a visit – regardless of our political leanings.

So while the ship is not modern and doesn’t have all the amenities of the bigger ships, a voyage on-board is very relaxing and the staff were always helpful and willing to assist.

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