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Old 06-30-2007, 07:01 AM
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I am looking for any advice regarding a cruise on the Majesty (Baltimore to Bermuda) in 2008. We are first time cruisers with two teemagers (16 and 14). I know its a "smaller" ship and am concerned that NCL may not be maintaining it to its best condition as I have heard they are taking it out of service in the "near" future.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:27 AM
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I am looking for any advice regarding a cruise on the Majesty (Baltimore to Bermuda) in 2008. We are first time cruisers with two teemagers (16 and 14). I know its a "smaller" ship and am concerned that NCL may not be maintaining it to its best condition as I have heard they are taking it out of service in the "near" future.
NCL has been taking great care to maintain the Majesty well. It more likely will transfer to Star Cruises upon retiring from NCL's fleet, and Star Cruises owns NCL. It's much cheaper overall to maintain the ship well, keeping it up, than do it all at once.
But certain items, the soft goods like carpets and bed sheets, might be worn somewhat. When the ship does transfer, there most likely will be a complete refurbishment of the ship to match the tastes of its new market. But the condition of the ship's hard goods should be maintained well.

Bermuda is a wonderful place to cruise to, and with three days and nights along side a pier at St. George, you really will not be spending that much time aboard the ship. Enjoy your cruise.
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Hi DonD06, and welcome to cruise-chat.

We've been on Norwegian Majesty four times, most recently in 2005 and 2006. Have you selected your cabins yet? And, have you decided on one cabin for all of you, or one for the adults and one for the teens? I'm happy to provide advice. We traveled as a family on three of those four N. Majesty cruises.
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Lisa/Ron,
Thanks for the reply.
We have a reservation, not paid yet, for suite 902. We have considered seperate rooms. Do you have any recommendations as to room? Seperate roms would be nice. Which is better, lower decks or higher?
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Hi Don. We were in 902 last year. GREAT cabin. We have just one teen, but the sofa bed could have accommodated two. I can't speak to its comfort, though. Closet space was incredible -- it was a large walk-in closet that was large enough that my husband called it "the other room."

Even though 4 will be a little tight, I'd still recommend it over two separate cabins. The standard and superior cabins are tight even for 2, and do not come with concierge service as the suites do. Two cabins might also end up costing more. So, I'd stay with the suite. The location was superb, just outside the Pasta Cafe and one deck below the buffets, but we heard no outside noise whatsoever.
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Thanks Lisa.

Any other hints you have about the Majesty or Bermuda, we were there 20 years ago, would be much appreciated.
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What does the concierge service consist of?
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Don, Concierge is basically someone available to keep you from having to stand in lines. Book excursions for you, make reservations at the res required dining options, etc.

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Don, Concierge is basically someone available to keep you from having to stand in lines.
Neil, that's the best, concise explanation I've ever seen. Bravo!

Don, when you book a suite on N. Majesty, you are given VIP status, no matter how many times you've cruised with the line. This entitles you to priority embarkation, priority restaurant reservations, priority disembarkation, Captain's VIP cocktail party, and a few other extras that I don't recall. Our concierge stopped by daily to provide information on the port and to ask if she could be of assistance with any arrangements. She also made sure that our requested reservation times for the reservation-only restaurants didn't interfere with any scheduled activity. For example, early in the cruise we booked Le Bistro for later in the week, not realizing the Captain's VIP cocktail party was the same time (as this hadn't been published yet). She told us about it immediately, and asked us if we would prefer to dine either earlier or later.

On the first day of the cruise, the concierge held a meeting with the VIP pax to let us know the perks for which we were eligible, and to answer any questions on the ship and Bermuda.

When the cruise ended, priority disembarkation was nice a nice touch. We got to sit in a lounge reserved for VIP pax, and a continental breakfast was provided. After the self-assist pax left the ship, we were escorted off the ship and our luggage was in its own area -- easy to find. With a ship the size of N. Majesty, there aren't too many VIP pas -- just those in the 20 suites, 2 owner suites, and pax with 9+ NCL cruises.
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