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Majesty of the Seas

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Needing a short get-a-way for our anniversary, we booked Majesty out of POM for four nights.
Because it was cheaper, and we were visiting friends in the area, we flew into Ft Lauderdale. We used this shuttle company from POM to Ft Lauderdale Airport.
Miami Port Express. $26.00 total for two each way. They were easy to work with, exactly on time and reasonably priced. Highly recommend them.

Boarding and disembarking was smooth and quick.
Staff was nice, helpful, friendly, but not overly so.
Ship was very clean.

It was one of the biggest when it was built, but at 70,000 ton, Majesty was the smallest ship we have been on. I had been worried about that, but it felt extremely sturdy and stable, even in big waves. Motion was even, not rocky as it felt on the mega- ship, Epic.

Cabins are very small, but I knew that going in and the rep also asked if I realized how small they were. There was no mini fridge, which I missed. TVs were small, but nothing worth watching anyway.

It was also the oldest, 22-23 years, we have been on and a little dated and lacking charm in some areas, tiny bits of rust here and there, but lovely pool area and beautiful theater with good seating. It had a bit of recent refurbishing, new deck carpeting, etc. Seeing some areas with old teak made me wonder how it looked new. Bet it was a beauty. If you want glitz, bells and whistles, and shiny bright new, it would not be for you, but if you enjoy cruising in general, and do not mind the tiny cabins, it is fine.

Food was great a few times, average to good most of the time. Salads & breads were excellent, always fresh. Creme Brûlée and apple pie - excellent, cheese cake - very good, other cakes - ok. Steaks: some were tasty, but a little tough, some very tender, but not as much flavor. Salmon & pork dishes - very, very good. All vegetables were excellent. Fresh fruits were always available but limited variety. A lot of Caribbean influence and I am not a good judge of that.

Formal night was not really formal. I prefer it to be more formal.
Dining times were set. I prefer anytime dining.

Entertainment: clubs had little appeal to us personally and we saw only two shows in the theater. The dancers were the most well trained we have seen on any ship and the choreography was more complex and well done, probably because the dancers had more ability than most. The lead singers were also better than most, the lead male the absolute best we had heard on a ship. Wish the song selections had been more current and arrangements had made better use of his voice.

Ports: Nassau, Coco Cay and Key West. Because of rough water, we did not stop at CoCo Cay and did not take excursions or anything at the others. We enjoyed Key West more than I expected. One thing I highly recommend is the museum right near the port. It is a fantastic little museum which gives an interesting and informative history of Key West.

I wish they could keep this smaller ship and give it a really nice makeover. If they did that, I would happily pay more to be on it.

We met several lovely people on their first cruise, and they were all happy with the ship.

As usual, we wanted, "just one more day".

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