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Linda Crowe

Age: 46

Occupation:Corporate Suite Manager

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Majesty of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2010-09-6

Itinerary: Key West and Bahamas

This was our first cruise and we were celebrating our 20 wedding anniversary. We were very disappointed in many aspects of the cruise and will probably never sail RC again. They really should host an orientation for new cruisers instead of hyping an entire hour and a half of "shopping advice." This time was wasted listening to someone telling us where to shop. Quite a coincidence that his brother and sister-in-law turn out to work for the chain of stores he "highly recommends."

The captain and the cruise director were both very entertaining and engaging. We did have to make a change to our itinerary due to Hurricane Earl, but the change was excellent. Granted we missed a port entirely, but the day we spent at sea was beautiful and relaxing. That was a much better choice than bouncing around and being rained on for a day.

A very expensive item was accidentally left in our cabin and according to RC it was not found. While this issue has not been resolved yet, I am not pleased with the answer so far.

The food was pathetic. I can get better food at my daughter's elementary school cafeteria. The cafe offered hot dogs, hamburgers and pasta items. The selections were very limited and not flavorful at all not to mention, the food was never served at the correct temperature. These items are the cheapest food you can provide in bulk. The dining room menu selections were no better than the casual dining cafe. In fact, of the 4 nights we had dinner in the dining room, I sent two meals back and didn't finish the other two. Nothing from the appetizers to the main course to the dessert was worth the calories. Also, how do you not have seafood on a cruise! We did have a shrimp cocktail one night and it consisted of four tiny, old, flavorless pieces.

If not for our amazing waiter and assistant waiter, it would have been a complete loss. At least I didn't gain any weight because I never finished a meal.

I was VERY disappointed in the fact that the staff did not enforce the dress code in the formal dining room. We had made sure to pack appropriate clothing to attend the evening dinners. On each night, there were guests in the main dining dressed in tank tops and shorts. One male guest actually wore a tank top that did not cover his underarm hair. He also wore ratty shorts, baseball cap and carried in an ice chest full of beer. By no means, are my husband and I snobs, but this was ridiculous. Especially since the dress code was posted on the menu and on all of our paperwork.

Also if by some chance you missed dinner, you were out of luck. Of course, room service is available but their selections are very limited. There is no late night dining.

RC should consider having a separate dining room with higher quality food for the patrons who paid more for their rooms. Perhaps like a club level that many venues offer.

Our room was very nice. We had reserved a junior suite and we loved the amount of space we had and our balcony offered beautiful views. Our attendant was also amazing. She made the RC bunny out of towels and after we returned from an excursion, she had made a towel stingray. She was always in the area and made sure to help with any of our needs.

The on board activities were very limited. We did play bingo and did some gambling. The comedian was excellent. However, if I heard any more disco music, I was about to throw the stereo system overboard. It was as if we were stuck in a time warp and on an episode of the Love Boat. A person can only take so much of Donna Summers and the Village People.



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