MS Majesty of the Seas
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Majesty of the Seas anchored off Coco Cay in 2009
|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)|
|Christened:||Queen Sonja of Norway|
|Completed:||26 April 1992|
|Maiden voyage:||4 April 1992|
|Refit:||12 January 2007|
|Status:||In service as of 2016|
|Class & type:||Sovereign-class cruise ship|
|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)|
MS 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 April 26, 1992. Her Godmother is Queen Sonja Of Norway. On November 21, 2014, Royal Caribbean initially announced that she will be transferred to the Pullmantur Cruises brand in 2016, with her final cruise on April 29 of that year. However, it was announced on July 6, 2015 that by popular demand that the ship would instead remain in the Royal Caribbean fleet and would receive a massive overhaul and a multi-million dollar transformation before relocating to Port Canaveral in Summer 2016.
Majesty of the Seas is routinely used by Royal Caribbean on a 7-day cycle that includes two weekly voyages. Four night cruises operate every Monday through Friday from the Port of Miami, stopping at Nassau, Coco Cay (a private island owned by Royal Caribbean), and Key West. A three-night cruise follows to Nassau and Coco Cay only each weekend.
From 2011 to 2014, the Majesty of the Seas was the location of the annually held 70000 Tons of Metal Festival. The festival sailed from Miami to a different Caribbean destination each year before returning to Miami after four nights. For the 2015 festival, Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas will hold the event rather than the Majesty.
Starting May 16, 2016 the Majesty of the Seas will relocate to Port Canaveral operating a new 7-day cycle with four night cruises sailing every Monday through Friday, stopping at Nassau, Coco Cay (a private island owned by Royal Caribbean), and one day at sea. A three-night cruise follows to Nassau and Coco Cay only each weekend.
Her features include the line-trademark Viking Crown Lounge overlooking the pool and sun decks. The ship has an onboard casino and 11 passenger elevators, two of which are glass-walled. Onboard bars include the Schooner Bar, A Touch of Class Champagne Bar, Blue Skies Lounge, Boleros Latin Bar, On Your Toes Nightclub, Windjammer Café, and the Pool Bar. There are also two swimming pools, two hot tubs, a basketball court, and a rock climbing wall. The ship has 2,384 double occupancy and 346 triple-quad occupancy staterooms.
In June of 2012, Royal Caribbean in conjunction with the Coca-Cola Company installed special fountain drink dispensers for use with the unlimited soft drink program on board the ship.
On January 12, 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, centrums, and cabins. Additions include Johnny Rockets, The Compass Deli, Seattle's Best Coffee, Freeze ice cream, cabins, Boleros (Latin night club), and other Royal Caribbean Amenities.
Majesty of the Seas will enter dry-dock after her April 29, 2016 cruise and will receive several upgrades, including waterslides, additional hot tubs, and an outdoor movie screen added to the pool area. The ship will also add the Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Sabor Taqueria, and Chef's Table restaurant concepts found on other Royal Caribbean Ships. Other changes include upgrades to the casino and additional amenities for guests staying in suites.
At Coco Cay, the ship is tendered by three 300-passenger boats, called Cococutter I & II, and Ship II Shore
Majesty of the Seas docked in Nassau, Bahamas
Anchored off Coco Cay
Majesty of the Seas and sister ship Monarch of the Seas
- Gene Sloan, USA TODAY (November 21, 2014). "Royal Caribbean to say goodbye to Majesty of the Seas". usatoday.com. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
- Midyette, Bob (July 13, 2012). "Coca-Cola® and Royal Caribbean Introduce Freestyle Machines Onboard". RoyalCaribbean.com. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
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