Majesty of the Seas

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Majesty of the Seas anchored off Coco Cay in 2009
History
Bahamas
Name: Majesty of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: 1992–2005: Oslo,  Norway
2005–Present: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique (St. Nazaire, France)
Launched: 21 September 1991
Christened: Queen Sonja of Norway
Completed: 26 April 1992
Maiden voyage: 4 April 1992
In service: 1992–present
Refit: 12 January 2007
Homeport: Port Everglades, Florida
Identification:
Status: In service as of 2019
General characteristics
Class and type: Sovereign-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 73,941 GT
Length: 880 ft (268.22 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32.31 m)
Draught: 28 ft (8.53 m)
Decks: 13 passenger decks
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 2,767 passengers
Crew: 833

Majesty of the Seas is a Sovereign-class cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She was built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyards in Saint-Nazaire, France, and placed in service on 26 April 1992, her Godmother is Queen Sonja of Norway.

Plans to transfer Majesty of the Seas to Pullmantur in 2016 had been announced on 21 November 2014, however in July 2015, Royal Caribbean reversed those plans, instead stating that Majesty of the Seas would stay with Royal Caribbean International.[1]

The cruise ship offers guests 4 and 5 night Caribbean getaways, it sails form Florida. Along with the Empress of the Seas, it was scheduled to sail to Cuba until 2020, but as the US Government applied travel restrictions to the Caribbean Island, Royal Caribbean will transfer the ship to New Orleans, where it will offer 7 night cruises to The Bahamas.

Areas of operation[edit]

As of July 11 of 2019, Majesty of the Seas offers guests 4 and 5-night Caribbean getaways sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Along with the Empress of the Seas, it was scheduled to sail to Cuba until 2020, but as the US Government applied travel restrictions to the Caribbean Island, Royal Caribbean has been working to secure alternative itineraries. For the upcoming years beginning in January 2020, it will sail year-round voyages with New Orleans as its homeport offering seven-night voyages to the Caribbean including Key West, Nassau, Grand Bahama, and Coco Cay.

Facilities[edit]

The ship has a casino and 11 passenger elevators, two of which are glass-walled, various bars, two swimming pools, four hot tubs, a basketball court, and a rock climbing wall; the ship holds 2,350 guests at double occupancy and a maximum of 2,767 guests.[2]

Refurbishment[edit]

On 12 January 2007, Majesty of the Seas entered a 4-week dry-dock period where she underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the pool decks, all public areas, restaurants, shops, centrum and cabins.

Majesty of the Seas entered dry-dock after her 29 April 2016 cruise to receive several upgrades, a children's water play area, a poolside movie screen, and modifications to the casino.[3][4]

Majesty of the Seas entered another dry-dock on 24 January 2018; the dry-dock was completed on 4 February 2018.

Scale model[edit]

A 1/8th scale model of the Majesty of the Seas was built in Morsbach, by François Zanella; the Majesty of the Seas (mini) was launched in 2005. She does river cruises in and around Paris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Why Majesty of the Seas is Perfect for Pullmantur". Pullmantur Cruises. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/fact-sheet/11/majesty-of-the-seas/
  3. ^ "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - Press Releases". rclcorporate.com.
  4. ^ "Majesty of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International". royalcaribbean.com.

External links[edit]

Media related to Majesty of the Seas (ship, 1992) at Wikimedia Commons