Back To Line

Royal Caribbean International: Majesty of the Seas

Majesty of the Seas Review

Introduced in 1992, Majesty of the Seas now sails three- and four-night getaway cruises from Miami. Three-night sailings visit Nassau, Bahamas, and Royal Caribbean’s private island; four-night cruises add Key West to the itinerary.

Precursor of vessels to come,

Sovereign of the Seas, which no longer sails in the Royal Caribbean fleet, was the largest cruise ship afloat when it was introduced in 1988. Two sister ships followed, but only Majesty of the Seas remains. Majesty has received major refurbishments, with the addition of a Miami Beach–style Latin club and a Johnny Rockets diner. Other improvements include an expanded spa and enlarged areas for children and teens. Balconies were also added to Junior suites.

The futuristic atrium, combined with the abundant use of marble and gleaming metal, virtually assured the Sovereign-class ships design longevity. The addition of rock-climbing walls and other features found on subsequent Royal Caribbean vessels, plus sparkling new interior colors, belie Majesty of the Seas’ age.

Big, bigger, biggest! In the early 1990s, Royal Caribbean launched Sovereign-class ships, the first of the modern megacruise liners, which continue to be the all-around favorite of passengers who enjoy traditional cruising ambience with a touch of daring and whimsy. Plunging into the 21st century, each ship in the current fleet carries more passengers than the entire Royal Caribbean fleet of the 1970s, and has amenities—such as new surfing pools—that were unheard of in the past.

All Royal Caribbean ships are topped by the company's signature Viking Crown Lounge, a place to watch the seascape by day and dance at night. Expansive multideck atriums and promenades, as well as the generous use of brass and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, give each vessel a sense of spaciousness and style. The action is nonstop in casinos and dance clubs after dark, while daytime hours are filled with poolside games and traditional cruise activities. Port talks tend to lean heavily on shopping recommendations and the sale of shore excursions.

Read More

What You Should Know

Pros

  • Wi-Fi is available in public rooms
  • The Schooner Bar is Royal Caribbean's popular signature piano bar with seagoing flair
  • The multideck atrium—a cruise ship first in this class—is still stunning

Cons

  • Some remnants of late-1980s design are difficult to overcome, including few balconies and low ceilings in the dining rooms
  • The rock-climbing wall is impressive, but looks like an afterthought
  • Standard accommodations are really tight for more than two people
Ship Stats
  • Crew Members 912
  • Entered Service 1992
  • Gross Tons 74,077
  • Length 880 Feet
  • Number of Cabins 1,829
  • Passenger Capacity 2,350 (2,7675 max)
  • Width 106 feet
  • New

Apr 21, 2017

Review of Majesty of the Seas

Ashlee Age: 35 Occupation:Homemaker Number of Cruises: 5 Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Ship: Majesty of the Seas Sailing Date: 2017-01-2 Itinerary: Nassau and Coco Cay This was the worst cruise experience ever!!! 2 of our 3 rooms that we had flooded with sewage. The stench was horrible. The second time it flooded if we had not been in the room we would have lost everything. The brown and yellow water filled up both bathrooms and poured out into the

rooms and in the hallway. We scrambled to pack up our stuff and cram it into the 3rd room. We lost expensive valuables in this mess. They proceeded to clean it up and said we could return to our rooms by midnight. We told them there was no way we were sleeping in sewage soaked cabins. That carpet needed to be replaced. We lost an entire day of fun in the sun, dinner, and getting our professional pictures. We also dealt with a 17 year old boy (who was drinking) on the ship bullying my 15 year old daughter and her friend. He made the girls so incredibly upset. I told security but they did nothing to address it. They never even asked for his name. This cruise line is all about protecting their tails. They don't care about what is best for their guest. It was such an emotional upsetting experience. This was my children's Christmas present. When I got home I called customer service. All I got was their trained one liners of "I am so sorry this happened to you..." They offered us a small credit on a future cruise that we have to use with in a year. They didn't nothing to credit us for what we paid for this horrible experience on board. She said these things happen and that I need to learn to be more positive in life!!! So now the customer service lady is saying that I am being too negative because I spent $3,000 on a 4 day vacation, took my kids out of school, gave this to them as their Christmas present, and had a horrible experience. I know for a fact that a friend of mine had an issue with their room on their vacation and they gave them a $300 on board credit and sent them a $900 check in the mail. Now that's customer service! I advise you not to cruise Royal Caribbean. They only look out for their best interests. Their pizza was rubbery. If you wanted room service after midnight they charged you $3.95. IF you wanted filet or lobster you had to pay extra. I was not impressed with their food at all. 2 of our 3 rooms flooded with sewage twice. Only 2 outlets in the room and the plugs never stayed in. Worst experience. It also took 1 1/2 hours to get off the ship at CoCo Cay. There were fights that broke out because people were cutting in line that didn't want to wait. The line went up to the 5th floor. It was the most ridiculous thing I had ever seen.

Read More
  • New

Jan 11, 2017

Nassau and Coco Cay

This was the worst cruise experience ever!!! 2 of our 3 rooms that we had flooded with sewage. The stench was horrible. The second time it flooded if we had not been in the room we would have lost everything. The brown and yellow water filled up both bathrooms and poured out into the rooms and in the hallway. We scrambled to pack up our stuff and cram it into the 3rd room. We lost expensive valuables in this mess. They proceeded to clean it

up and said we could return to our rooms by midnight. We told them there was no way we were sleeping in sewage soaked cabins. That carpet needed to be replaced. We lost an entire day of fun in the sun, dinner, and getting our professional pictures. We also dealt with a 17 year old boy (who was drinking) on the ship bullying my 15 year old daughter and her friend. He made the girls so incredibly upset. I told security but they did nothing to address it. They never even asked for his name. This cruise line is all about protecting their tails. They don't care about what is best for their guest. It was such an emotional upsetting experience. This was my children's Christmas present. When I got home I called customer service. All I got was their trained one liners of "I am so sorry this happened to you..." They offered us a small credit on a future cruise that we have to use with in a year. They didn't nothing to credit us for what we paid for this horrible experience on board. She said these things happen and that I need to learn to be more positive in life!!! So now the customer service lady is saying that I am being too negative because I spent $3,000 on a 4 day vacation, took my kids out of school, gave this to them as their Christmas present, and had a horrible experience. I know for a fact that a friend of mine had an issue with their room on their vacation and they gave them a $300 on board credit and sent them a $900 check in the mail. Now that's customer service! I advise you not to cruise Royal Caribbean. They only look out for their best interests. Their pizza was rubbery. If you wanted room service after midnight they charged you $3.95. IF you wanted filet or lobster you had to pay extra. I was not impressed with their food at all. 2 of our 3 rooms flooded with sewage twice. Only 2 outlets in the room and the plugs never stayed in. Worst experience. It also took 1 1/2 hours to get off the ship at CoCo Cay. There were fights that broke out because people were cutting in line that didn't want to wait. The line went up to the 5th floor. It was the most ridiculous thing I had ever seen.

Read More
  • New

May 10, 2016

Bahamas

I learned to be loyal to Carnival Cruise lines! On this ship there were only two pools which could only accommodate about 50 people per pool and the first two days the right pool was closed, then both pools were closed for a time then the right opened and the left pool was closed for the remainder of the trip. It was July on the ocean near Florida! You need a pool to cool off in that heat!! Then my son is walking down the corridor with his hand on

the railing and the whole railing fell off! We paid for the soda program where you get a cup for like, I think it was $30 each and fill it with soda throughout the trip. The soda machine was either empty or out of order for most of the trip so I paid $60 (my son and I each got the soda deal) for about 5 16 oz sodas! That is ridiculous! And then the cabin...GAWD the cabin! It was so small that only 1 person could stand in the room at a time and there was nowhere to store the luggage so it was piled on our beds during the day and piled in the middle of the tiny walkway when we slept. That made for a fun "bathroom in the middle of the night" experience! On our last cruise with Carnival I booked the very smallest cabin on the whole ship for my mother and son and it was large enough that my mom could get around the room in her wheelchair and not get stuck anywhere, plenty of room for their luggage and storage/closet space. Food was mediocre at best and even when you tip they charge a tip for room service which is supposedly free. When we went to the private island, there was a long wait to get back on the ship and there was no fresh water for drinking anywhere. When we mentioned that several people were showing signs of dehydration to a medical worker she said it wasn't her job to fill the water barrels and didn't offer to find someone who could. In general, this ship sucked and the experience was terrible! Key West Port is definitely more for adults, not much for kids to do, private island port was fun but its just a beach play time, no excursions or anything available, Nassau port was ok but pricey to do anything besides shop or go to the beach. My son had a lot more fun in Florida the ten days we spent there after the cruise than on the cruise itself. They had a kids' program but every time we went there it was closed. Would definitely never cruise with Royal Caribbean again and I'm so glad this wasn't my first cruise or it probably would've put me off cruising altogether! I have learned my lesson and I will only ever cruise with Carnival again! Food was mediocre. Not many options outside of formal dining and ridiculously long lines for the few options they did have. Crazy small and dark cabin. hated even being in there because it was depressingly dark. I felt claustrophobic in the room. Only 1 person could walk at a time and there was nowhere to store luggage so we put it on our beds during the day and piled in the tiny walkway at night (super unsafe!!). The rock wall was awesome but we only managed to catch it open once even when it was supposed to be open according to daily activity list. Only ever one pool at a time was open. Kids' activity center was closed every time we tried to go there. Our 10 days in Florida after the cruise were great but the cruise itself was a monumental waste of time and money!

Read More
  • New

Nov 18, 2015

Three days

I'm just coming back home from my three days cruise to the Bahamas. For my surprise, once back I received an e-mail from Royal Caribbean to let me know that they are working with the Center for the Disease Control and Prevention at Atlanta regarding two confirmed and one possible case of Legionnaires' disease (a serious type of pneumonia) associated with travel aboard in July and October 2015. They also informed that in recently water samples the

bacteria was present!! My goodness!! These guys having the information in advance, waited until we finish our cruise to let us know. This was an ABUSE since they put in risk our most valuable possession; our life!!! These guys manipulated the information in favor of their business. They need to inform about this type of situation upfront and let the guest to take the decision if he/she wants to take the risk or not. I'll be consulting my lawyers about this abuse from Royal Caribbean.

Read More
  • New

Dec 21, 2014

Caribbean

My first-ever cruise was in the late 2000s - and it was on the Majesty of the Seas - and once again after that. And then on the Liberty of the Seas. And now here I was again on this ship, after a couple of cruises on a line that was good, but no comparison to Royal Caribbean International. The Majesty is considered a small and older ship. It is not a Monster Big Deal ship. Very beautiful, it is easy to get around to various areas without huge crowds

or waits at elevators. Every area is well maintained - and service is superb. Dining is a gourmet event, with a wait staff that is outstanding, attentive, cheerful - you are treated like a special guest at each meal. That is true also wherever you are on this Ship - the bars, the shows, the concessions. The staterooms are well maintained, safe, and do not show the age of the ship. The stateroom attendants are also cheerful, helpful, and kept my stateroom very clean. I have no negatives about my experience. I plan to get back on this ship again as soon as possible. I highly recommend it to those who may want a break from the huge ships, a more relaxed style & treated very well. While on this cruise, we were unable to go to Coco Cay, RCI's private island, due to extremely rough seas (the tender would not have been safe to dock). The ship's Captain immediately informed us of the issue & explained in great detail the condition of the seas and the concern for safety of guests & crew. From that point on, the Captain and the entire crew was outstanding in continuing to keep us informed. Alternative plans were initiated, enabling a positive and enjoyable day on the ship (even though the seas were rough!). And a surprise! We had an early arrival at Nassau (our next destination) that enabled us to have that evening and much of the next day on Nassau, a plus! This type and degree of professionalism is not seen on all cruise lines - but RCI excels at it! The food was outstanding - hot, well-presented, many delicious options - and the wait staff were outstanding - friendly, attentive, cheerful Very clean cabin (and kept that way by the attendants!), easy to navigate, everything worked all the time Many many choices for shows and entertainment! No chance of boredom - something for everyone I did not do any excusions.

Read More

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Service

Food

Décor

Value

Cruise Forums

Have a cruising question? Ask our Fodorite community.

Cruise News

Read our latest news about cruises.

Store

Shop our travel guides on European, Caribbean, and Alaskan cruises.

Back To Top

No Thanks