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  1. Evening, Anyone stayed in this Stateroom? Pros and Cons if any please. TIA Anjo.
  2. We will be on board this ship this December and we were thinking of doing some swimming to pass some time on the sea days. As my wife is not a very good swimmer, so naturally she would like to stand and rest after swimming some distance in the pool. So I asked Princess for the depth of the pools, and to my horror, besides the mini splash pool, both the fountain pool and the Hollywood pool have the depths of at least 6ft+, and we were also told that these pools have the same depth throughout. So assuming this is true, that means not many people could actually stand inside the pool and yet could still breathe normally. I really fail to understand why they have designed their pools this way in a family friendly cruise ship, especially when there are no lifeguards on duty and shouldn't they make the pools shallower or at least shallower on one end? Unless these were designed for people to dive into the pools, otherwise I really do not understand the rationale behind this. So my question is, can people that have been to the ship (and has swum) confirm this? And could we use floats/inflatable swimming aids in these pools? Or do they expect us to bring and make good use of the life jackets found inside the room? Thanks.
  3. We will be on the Majestic Princess this month and I noticed that the location of the Captain's Circle and Future Cruise areas aren't shown on the deck plans. I know that this ship was geared to the Chinese market and is different than other Royal class ships, but I've also read that they change the purpose of some of the venues when she is sailing from Australia. I will need to make a visit to both on this cruise and was just curious where these desks may be.
  4. We are booked on Majestic Princess for a cruise from Sydney to New Zealand in November 2019. I have a few queries please. Are alcoholic drinks charged in USD, AU or NZ currency, please? Paper work indicates we can board at 4.30pm. As we arrive in Sydney earlier in the morning, are we able to board earlier, even if there is a fee to pay? Husband is somewhat limited in mobility and we would not wish to have to walk around Sydney, more than is necessary. With anytime dining is it necessary to prebook a chosen time on the first day we board? (We were required to do this on another cruise line) Can anyone enlighten me on internet access quality and costs please.
  5. Here we are just returned from our 12 day cruise from Sydney to New Zealand on Majestic Princess. I was not expecting to go on another cruise this year but it was the fault of one of those emails. You know the ones I mean - the ones you give a quick glance at as you're about to delete it and stop and think - oh! New Zealand, oh! a Balcony for less than an Interior, oh! upgrade to a Deluxe Balcony for the same price as a Balcony and the next thing I knew I was booked on another cruise. I had wanted to go on another cruise to New Zealand as on our previous cruise in 2016 we had hit bad weather and missed Dunedin and the Fjordlands and I really, really wanted to cruise Milford Sound. Saturday November 24 - Embarkation Sydney So we set off from home to the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal and we discovered the joy of cruising from your home port. We left home and were on the ship in less than 45 minutes! It took less than 10 minutes from dropping off our suitcases to being welcomed onboard. We made our way to our cabin - a Deluxe Balcony A124. We set out to explore the ship and catch some great views. The Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney is right in the centre of Sydney with amazing views of the harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Muster was at 3.20pm and we didn't have to take our life jackets. Sail away was at 4.00pm and we seemed to come really close to the Harbour Bridge when we reversed away from the dock. There were great views as we slowly sailed through the Harbour. It took about an hour to sail to the Heads and out to sea. We had a quick dinner at the buffet and then went to the Welcome Show in the theatre at 7.15pm. It was Christopher Watkins a violinist who was great watch and listen to.
  6. Hi Everyone, anybody that has been in this Stateroom, does it have a problem with soot on the balcony? TIA. Anjo.
  7. Hi Everyone I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they offer the Ernesto burger anywhere else on the majestic, since they don’t have salty dog. Thank you
  8. Hi Everyone I was wondering if anyone ordered the balcony dinner on the majestic princess on the Australia New Zealand cruise. Thank you
  9. I am trying to decide which New Zealand cruise to book. We are deciding between 13 nights on either Regal or Majestic from Sydney, or 13 nights from Melbourne on Sapphire for January 2021. The Regal/Majestic cruises have 6 port days, 5 sea days and 1 additional day of scenic cruising, while Sapphire has 5 port days, 6 sea days and 1 additional day of scenic cruising. I love the idea of the wrap around promenade deck on Sapphire, which I know Regal and Majestic don’t have. Regal and Majestic look like they have considerably less public outside viewing decks from the deck plans I can see online. We are a family of 4, the only cruises we have done before now were 7 nights & port intensive itineraries. This time the cruise is longer than we have done before, with considerably more sea days, and the children will be 11 and 13 by the time January 2021 comes round. Swimming pools (that children can use), and pizza and ice cream on board is important, as are sports activities (somewhere for the children to kick a soccer ball? Basketball court?). Even when the children use kids club, we are not Sanctuary users. Anyone got advice for me? Many thanks in advance.
  10. My husband an I are planning a trip on the Majestic next year but heard from someone that it is not a great ship to voyage on has anyone else had an experience with this ship?
  11. Has anybody cruised on Majestic Princess and discovered the free gender specific steam room and sauna? I'm referring to the ones usually located in the gym change rooms. Apparently they are located somewhere else on this ship. I realise there are paid ones located in the spa but prefer to use free ones if available. I hope somebody can shed some light on this.
  12. Can anyone tell me if there is a pub lunch on the Majestic, as there is on the Royal and Regal. Thank you all.
  13. Hi Everyone, would like comments on these staterooms please. Good, bad, indifferent. Are they overlooked? TIA Anjo.
  14. Does the Majestic Princess have free male and female saunas/steam rooms or has it gone for the expensive SPA thermal suits? (another way ot gouging more money out of you)
  15. We are sailing on the Majestic Princess for the first time. Which premium aft balcony cabin would you choose - Baja 736 or Marina 727? M727 is 40 square feet bigger. Do either of these cabins have a partially covered/shaded balcony? Is one a better deck to be on than the other? I would appreciate any insights. Many thanks.
  16. Hi, We are on the Majestic Princess Dec. 27, 2019. Auckland to Sydney. Has Princess relaxed on the dress code for Formal nights? I can't seem to find a definite answer. Basically want to know if my husband needs to take a sports coat or if a nice shirt, tie and slacks would be appropriate. Thanks in advance !
  17. Hi Has anyone tried the new classic soda package now offered. How were the smoothies. Were there many flavors. Also does anyone know if you can get your hair cut for a female on board ship and the approximate price. I looked on the cruise personalizer and there was nothing offered under the spa services. We will be sailing on the Majestic Princess out of Sydney in January 2020.
  18. I am looking at a cruise to New Zealand in 2021. We would book an internal cabin so outside viewing decks are important to us. We most recently cruised on Coral Princess which had fabulous outside viewing from a number of decks including a Promenade you could walk all around, and ability to view from the front and the aft of the ship. Can anyone help me with comparing Majestic, Regal and Sapphire's outdoor decks? Many thanks Lou
  19. Hey everyone, Looking to book Majestic Princess in december, my TA offered cabin M704 which happens to be on deck 15 underneath the Lido deck. I was once told to avoid these cabins due to the possibility of noise on the upper deck, would this be an issue on the Majestic? We had a horrible experience on RCL's FOS last year due to excessive noise (on deck 2) and I wouldn't want to repeat it! Thanks
  20. We are booked on an Australian cruise in Feb 2020 on Majestic Princess. Does anyone know if you can pay for a bottled water package. The only packages I can find are the alcoholic ones. We are going to buy a new grounds coffee package. If you cant buy a package does anyone know how much bottled water is to buy? thanks.
  21. We have friends who are joining us on the Majestic Princess and looking at Balcony Cabins. We discovered the Obstructed Balconies and the Deluxe Obstructed Balconies. They were interested in the forward facing ones on decks 15 and 16 but then found out you cannot use the balcony while the ship is underway. They then looked at the ones aft on deck 8. They are obstructed by the lifeboats. So I am asking for recommendations good and bad for the Obstructed Balconies and the Deluxe Obstructed Balconies. Any to stay away from and why, and any that were a good choice. If it makes a difference, we are booked on deck 8. But I was thinking (right or wrong) for them that the higher the deck the better their view. Thanks.
  22. Hello - I was wondering if anybody has photos of a Deluxe Balcony cabin with the sofabed and pullman bed shown?
  23. Just home from Sydney to Hong Kong cruise on Majestic Princess with stops at Dubai to start and end our holiday. We are Platinum and had cruised on Royal Princess two years ago, so had a good idea of what to expect from her sister ship. Enjoyed the cruise..far better than being at home, working or doing our own chores, but for us, Majestic did not have the wow factor we expected of the cruiseline's current flagship. Embarkation in Sydney was swift , we were able to access our cabin immediately to drop off rollaboards, with bags arriving before muster. Both cabin and balcony were small. Steward was excellent. Elusive yet available. Buffet is poorly laid out with far too many people wandering around searching for what they required. Many servers but they spent much time bringing drinks for guests, as there was no bar inside the buffet area. ( Hint to Princess...see Royal Caribbean buffets) Food and service were okay..they were cooking for lots of passengers and crew. Nothing outstanding.Passengers wandered through buffet area to get water and soft drinks..would be preferably to have drink station near entrance. Unnecessary congestion. We had Anytime Dining which was disappointing. Short waits for tables. Dinner took over two hours one evening. Sadly servers did not know what 'Silver service' means. Leaning over guests, clearing table before all guests had finished eating and serving coffee before dessert, removing plates from right hand side instead of left etc. We didn't see any of the shows, but heard others saying the standard wasn't wonderful and seating was an issue where some passengers enjoyed a show so much they watched it three times, leaving no room for others. Television was good with wide variety of movies. Deck space seemed good. We were always able to find loungers..but we are early birds. Towels always available and drink service outstanding. Ports of call were what attracted us to this cruise but we were disappointed with distances of container ports to downtown areas in Vietnam and Taiwan. Perhaps we should have researched this more carefully. Port stops were short before taking travel time into consideration. In Singapore and Taiwan, we were in town by 9 am but nothing opened till 11 am..Taiwan on the Princess shuttle! Disembarkation tour of Hong Kong was also disappointing...too little time in town..1.5 hours to have lunch and shop before airport drop,(half hour before expected drop off time) although Nunnery and gardens were interesting. Planning could have been better. Usually we do our own thing in port but for a first visit, where we did not speak the language we chose Ship's excursions, which, as ever, were overpriced. Shuttles at Brisbane and Taiwan were offered at a cost..again overpriced, in our opinion. It would have been good to know what was available , regarding shuttles and their cost, before sailing. Regret that 'Port Guides' are no longer available ....just selling of excursions. These were badly executed. Announcements in waiting areas not in clear English and very confusing. Passengers.....well an eclectic mixture ! Surprised at the distinct lack of manners of many guests...pushing, shoving, loud behaviour, talking over Captain's noon broadcasts, diving into lifts before anyone had time to exit. Many filled flasks from Spigots in buffet. Small notice asking passengers to use cups to refill was replaced by a larger notice, but the practice continued. Typing this it sounds as if we didn't enjoy this cruise...we did, very much, but there just seemed to be more 'issues' than we would hope to encounter. We are loyal Princess Cruisers and will continue to be, perhaps this ship was just not for us. This is is just our opinion. Others on the same cruise may have had a totally different experience from ours. Any questions..just ask!
  24. Anyone been on the Majestic Princess, as going by plan layout they only have Princess Theatre and Vista Gaming Lounge, any information would be appreciated.
  25. Just booked a cruise on the Majestic for March 2021....sailing from Sydney to Perth. Excited to see how the Majestic differs from the Royal, Sky and Enchanted. As there are only a few port stops I’m hoping the passengers are very social as I am. All the Aussies and Kiwis I have met on cruises we’re always great fun people....hope it’s the case on an Australian cruise. Can anyone tell me what the sea conditions are normally like in early March along the southern coast of OZ? tom Ciao for now
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