Five Things to Know About Royal Caribbean International's Majesty of the Seas Cruise Ship
Best for: Sun-seeking passengers looking for a short getaway
Sails: The Caribbean
At a Glance: Just refurbished in 2016, Majesty of the Seas is the last Sovereign-class ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet. With short itineraries, lots of activities, and half a dozen bars, it attracts everyone from couples to families.
It’s Great for a Long Weekend
Looking for an easy escape? Majesty of the Seas specializes in three- and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas. On every itinerary: a stop at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island, where passengers can kayak, jet ski, or just laze the day away on a white sand beach.
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You Won’t Get Lost
At 2,767 passengers, Majesty of the Seas may be big, but it’s still far more intimate than Royal Caribbean’s 4,000-plus-passenger Quantum class and 5,000-plus-passenger Oasis class ships. So even though your itinerary is short, you’ll figure out how get from your stateroom to the sun deck to the Vitality Spa in no time at all.
There’s Plenty to Do
Despite its size, Majesty of the Seas still offers many of Royal Caribbean’s signature activities, such as a rock-climbing wall, a basketball court, and poolside movie screen, plus a video arcade and a Splashaway Bay aqua park for the kids. And if you’re in the mood for a workout, you can always hit the fitness center where you’ll find lots of classes to help you burn off that buffet.
The Food Is Spectacular
On Majesty of the Seas, complimentary dining rules. For something quick (and free), hit Sorrento’s Pizza or Compass Deli, or linger over a meal in the main dining room or the Windjammer Café buffet. Because it’s an older ship, you won’t find many of the specialty restaurants you find on other Royal Caribbean vessels. The exception? Johnny Rockets, where you can grab a burger for a fee.
Stay Up Late
After catching a show at the Chorus Line Theater, passengers hit the slots at Casino Royal or hit one of the six bars and lounges onboard. Among the most popular is the Latin-inspired Boleros, where you sip mojitos (or three) to live music. Or head to the nautical-themed Schooner’s Bar to order some wine, listen to the piano play, and watch the waves go by.