Number of Cruises: n/a
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Norwegian Majesty
Sailing Date: January 12th, 2008
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Majesty Cruise Review
This is a nice ship well appointed, well decorated. This is the
smallest ship we have been on. This has its good and bad, the good is you get to
lot of people both staff and other guest because you see a lot of the same faces day after day.
The bad is as it is a smaller ship you do feel what ever the sea has to say that day. The state rooms are small but enough room to move around. Beds were the worst I have ever slept (or tried to sleep )in, we heard a number of people say the same.
The entertainment was pretty good, great comic Steve, fantastic juggler / comedian. Two great shows. The other shows were like high school plays. Suzy the cruise director was very nice and did a great job.
The important stuff: FOOD! The Food was above average and I run a restaurant! Small portions but still enough that I gained eight pounds in one week Both the Four Seasons and the Seven Seas were nice for sit down meals. The French bistro was excellent, Chateaubriand and escargot were unforgettable. The upstairs buffet was quick and filling, burgers, hot dogs and pizza on the fantail were always ready with small lines. We had read other reviews about this ship and the food was always less than acceptable. I don't know where these people ate or what they expected but we thought every thing was above par. Seating everywhere is sparse but again it is a smaller ship. They make room where they can.
The crew was very friendly. Great service always with a smile. Drinks are expensive like every other cruise line, if you are a beer drinker, the buckets of beer were the best deal. Could use more soft drink selections with meals.
The bad stuff: You would think after four years porting out of Charleston they would have it down pat. Cab drivers don't know where to drop you off port authorities know even less. Getting on the ship was fast once you got to the right place. Getting off the ship was fast but after that you are on your own to figure out transportation. Nobody knows where to send you, and they sent us to the wrong place twice walking with all our bags in the rain. When you port in Grand Cayman the length of stay was shortened by an hour no explanation, and the same thing happened in Cozumel, and Key West.
Would I take this cruise again? Probably not. I have seen each of these ports at least thee times. Would I take another NCL ship again? Yes. We are looking to Alaska next year maybe a newer ship will have newer beds. I don't think you can beat the service. All in all a very nice, inexpensive cruise on a beautiful, easy-to-find-your-way-around-on ship.
One other tip: if you find yourself at the onboard art auction
and mother nature calls, do not leave your bidding number with your wife, I will
be paying for this lesson for a long time to come!