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Age: 25

Occupation:Professional

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Majesty of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2009-11-23

Itinerary: Bahamas

Although it's my first cruise, I liked it a lot. I went during Thanksgiving week with a friend.

The food was excellent! I was very impressed with the menu. Breakfast was between 6-10am and it offered from eggs (cooked already or you the cook can make one for you), muffins, bread, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, juices, etc. Lunch was a buffet, which was my favorite actually. Every day they had different choices of salad bars, cooked food, soup, pasta.


Dinner was great every day. I was disappointed how slow they served though. Our dinner time was at 8:30. Appetizers were served at 9pm, dinner at 9:30pm, desserts at around 10pm. So although I ate there every night, many people preferred Johnny Rockets, which is like an old style diner with great burgers. Serving staff was funny (in a good way). You have the same two servers every night. They try really hard to make everything good. They even exchanged the dinner my friend didn't like at no charge and also allowed her to order extra appetizers. If you order a bottle of wine and you do not finish it, they keep it for you for the next night.

We had one of those rooms with no windows. Two twin size beds. It was very clean. The shower was small. Honestly , an overweight person would not fit in that room. But we didn't care cause we barely stayed there.

There were some very interesting on-board activities such as the salsa class (they should have at least two of those cause I, like a lot of people loved it), ping pong tournaments, some sort of mini golf tournament, battle of the sexes, and karaoke nights. That "cha-cha slide" dance they did on every dance party was just a big "NO" (it was weird for me at least).


The shows at the theater were simply OK. The same singers and dancers were performing at each show. They were good, but honestly , nothing special.
They had some fun games every day during the day (if you decide to stay on the ship ) and during the night.

Stay away from the "Atlantis Beach Day" Tour ! It costs $69 and it's a big waste. We walked a LOT so if you don't like or can't walk, forget it. The pass gets you on the island by a small boat and the "tour guide" just walks you over to the big fancy hotel and tells you how to get back. Then they leave you on your own, which is just horrible. Also, a bottle of water there was $5 and ice cream $7!


Snorkeling was tough since the water was so cold in November.


So, Bahamas were nothing special - go to Bermuda or Mexico. Nassau was dirty and not very interesting to me. You can buy cheap alcohol there though. Only two liters are allowed to be brought to the states. Atlantis was an overpriced day trip which had nothing but two aquariums and a luxury hotel which you would only stare from outside cause it costs a fortune to stay there. It might be an interesting destination for the kids, the beach there was the best so far.


Coco Cay island was kind of interesting. It's very small , so there is no port. The ship "parks" far away from it and you get to it by a boat which travels back and forth all day. On the island you can find souvenirs and other local crafts. At lunch, the food was cooked on the island itself and you eat there (it was good). I spent a lot of time on the hammocks. Very relaxing. A lot of people snorkeled there cause it's the cheaper place to do that, but there are many other organized activities you can do for a certain price.

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