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Show Picture Full Size Beginning life as "Royal Majesty" for Majesty Cruise Line in 1992, she was 32,400 tons and carried 1,050 passengers. But at a time when the big cruise lines were expanding, Majesty Cruise Line went the way of so many of the smaller lines; in 1997, the ship was acquired by Norwegian Caribbean Line, who promptly cut her in half and added 110ft and 410 more passengers!

Norwegian Majesty (40,876 grt and 1,460 passengers) tied up at Ordnance Island, St George, Bermuda in 2003
"Improved" in this fashion, she went from being a 4-star ship to 3-star plus. That's life, as they say!

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Norwegian Majesty
in St George, Bermuda
Forward Sun Deck Lido Area Promenade Deck

Her history tells all really because, yes, we were all a bit disappointed in her. Compared to what we had been used to, she felt crowded; hardly surprising when you realise that there are now 1,460 passengers using all the same bars and lounges that were designed for 1,050. We did not warm to NCL's trademark "Informal Dining" solution either; it was only because we were a group of 8 and could justify a table to ourselves that after the first night or two, the Maitre d' realised what we expected. But the "alternative dining" options were never viable as we were too large a group and there was never a table for us.

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Cafe Royale Royal Fireworks Lounge Seven Seas Dining Room Polo Club Lounge

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't unpleasant but it was only "OK". In general, her cabins are on the small side and her public rooms are too small for the numbers. Ceilings are a bit low in places, making her feel claustrophobic. The main show lounge has too many columns in the way and the cafe is too busy and the tables too close together. Sorry NCL but I don't think we shall be sailing with you again! The only thing that saved this holiday, (aside from us that is!) was the itinerary - beautiful Bermuda and an excellent pre-cruise package.

Total Mileage
on Norwegian Majesty: 1,376 n miles

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