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Stephanie

Age: 24

Occupation:Assistant Manager in a retail store

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Majesty of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2011-05-2

Itinerary: Bahamas

My boyfriend and I had never been on a cruise before and thought that a 4 day cruise would be the best way to ease ourselves into it. Let me just start off by saying we will definetly do a cruise over a resort vacation in the future. We don't have any other cruise lines or cruise ships from RCI to compare it too but we have no negative things to say. Although we had no days at sea, there was so much to do on board I don't think anyone would ever get tired of being on that ship. Staff were amazing, food was phemonial, the people that we met were incredible. It's an experience that we wont soon forget.

Food was easily 5 star. Dinner was an event every night. I tried new things and if I didn't like, hey I'll order another one that I know I'll like. If you can't decide, get everything! Juan our waiter was amazing and knew myself and my boyfriend as well as our table mates by the end of the cruise. Even got a hug an a kiss from him on the last night. The Windjammer for breakfast and lunch was always good. I enjoy the buffet style and it's easier to control your portions.

Our stateroom wasn't as small as I thought it was going to be. We had an Ocean View on the 3rd level. Our room attendant Olga, was phenominal. Knew us by name by the first day and definetly deserves a HUGE tip by the end of our stay. Bathroom is alittle small, but hey you're not there to stay in your room the entire time. We're there to sleep, shower, and get dressed.

SO much to do. Belly flop competitions, Binga, rock climbing. Dave Chapman the cruise director, by far the funniest and most quick witted person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He's the MC for all the games and shows, and is incredibly friendly, can dance, and definetly keeps the party going. I hope I get a chance to run into this guy again.

When we were in Nassau we went to Atlantis on the dolphin and water park excursion. Yes a little pricey at $250 a person, but WELL worth the money. The trainers with the dolphins are so informative and very friendly. We learned so much and the pictures turned out so well. Water park is the biggest in all of the Caribbean and SOOOOOO much fun.

Day 1 was great. We got to the port early so no lines up, (well no long ones anyway) and check in was so quick. Once on board we had a little time to wait before we could go to our rooms so we explored. Once allowed in our rooms we dropped off our carry ones and went to grab something to eat at the Windjammer. Your luggage does take alittle while to get to you so be patient and put anything you need ie a swim suit, sun screen, or what not in your carry on. Please remember that there or like 3000 people on board so if you can't be attended to right away RELAX, you are on vacation, have some patience and a small and a nice hello to the staff seriously does go along way. They have to put up with so much from crotchety people all day that they don't need more. At dinner we were excited to meet the people we would be eating with for the next 4 days. Turns out they were awesome. Kalelah and Staci, you ladies are awesome, and Jamie and Jeremy, cutest engaged couple ever. Day 2 we docked in Nassau at around 6 or 7 am, we got up had some breakfast, came back to our room, showered and then headed off the boat to get to our excursion. While waiting for our excursion right outside the ship we met the most amazing people who we would spend the rest of our trip with besides our table mates. Chris and Liz, we can't wait till we can go on vacation with you guys again. We spent the day at the Atlantis Resort. OMG words can't describe the beautiful architecture of this place. Also the aquariums were amazing. I almost cried when I saw the mantaray. That night was formal night and mostly everyone dressed up. First off I must say, yes I realize you're on vacation and should be able to relax, but showing up to dinner in the dining room in ripped jeans and a t-shirt or short shorts and a tank top and flip flops, ESPECIALLY on formal night, really irritated me. Day 3 was our beach day on CoCoCay. I was given some good advice on youtube. DO NOT stop at the first beach you see there, keep walking another 5 minutes to the right and you will come to Barefoot Beach, the sand is much softer, it's less crowded and the water is FAR more blue, in my opinion anyway. It was a perfect beach day. That night was the dancing under the stars party, so much fun. Go up to the pool deck and dance and have a good time everyone is so friendly. Day 4 was Key West. Really great tourist area and enjoyed walking around and seeing the sights. Everything is so cheap here too. Back on board for our last night we had dinner and then met up with our friends later that night for the Adult Comedy show featuring Miguel Washington (hilarious) followed by the Love and Marriage game hosted by none other than Dave Chapman. Absolutely hilarious, and great to see everyone there had a good sense of humour about being up on stage. After that was the Quest game which is an adult scavenger hunt. Dave divided the crowd into 8 groups and each team tried to be the first up there with what he was looking for. One of the things was someone from your group with a peircing that is not in plane sight,. Another was 6 belts looped together. The best one by far was a man wearing a bra, ladies shoes, carrying a purse and putting on lipstick. And finally day 5 was disembark day. Sad to leave. We got up ate breakfast and then like cows they hearded you group by group to leave the ship. I was surprised at how smooth it actually was. Last but not least people a few words of advice. -You're on vacation, leave your crotchety attitude behind and try to have a good time. -Make friends with people, you'd be amazed and the great people you'll meet. -Try new foods. It's included in the price so if you've never had it, try it, if you don't like you, get something else. -Yes the locals in Bahamas might try to swindal you out of money with promises of excursions. Be careful and have some common sense and book it with the ship and not with a random. -Watch how much you put on your Seapass. You don't realize how much you spend until you actually get your bill at the end of the cruise. Also try to put it on a credit card and not pay with cash, that way at the end if you have no discrepencies with your bill you can just leave and not wait in the CRAZY line up at Customer Service. -RCI has a Save The Ways program. You'll learn more about it on the website and on the ship but out of respect for the environment, don't throw any garbage and what not over board and try using your towels for more than one day. I hope this review was helpful and if you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me. stephanie.grabiec@gmail.com I thoroughly enjoyed myself on this cruise and would highly recomend it to anyone in their 20's-30's.

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