I just finished a week onboard Princess Cruises Majestic Princess. Here’s my comprehensive tour of her.
I recently spent a week on the Majestic Princess and I took this opportunity to document the ship. The Majestic is a member of the Royal class of ships for Princess Cruises. These are a unique design that is only shared with their sibling company P&O. Other ships of this design are the Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess, Discovery Princess, and P&O’s Britannia. All of these are built at Fincantieri with the Majestic Princess being delivered in 2017. What makes the Majestic unique was that it was designed specifically for cruising year-round in China. Throughout the photos below, pay attention to the signage in rooms as there are Chinese characters below each sign. Also as the demographic in Asia is quite different, there were some changes that I’ll note throughout our tour of the vessel.
As per usual, we start with the obligatory photos to give us an idea of the ship.
Obligatory random carpet photo
Now let’s begin the tour.
Deck 4 contains the boarding areas for the tenders as well as the medical center.
Deck 5 is where the public areas start. At the forward end of the deck is the Lotus Spa, and beauty salon. When the ship sailed in Asia, there were also several Karaoke booths here.
Walking past that is the passenger services desk as well as the Shore Excursion desk.
Off of this area is where the Harmony Chinese restaurant is located. This is a venue that unique to only Majestic. On other Royal-class ships, this would be where Sabatini’s is (there’s currently no Sabatini’s on Majestic.)
Walking aft of there you emerge at the bottom floor of the three-deck tall Piazza. This is the central focus point of the vessel with many public areas branching off of here.
On the bottom level, there are Vines the wine bar, and shops just past it. At the end of the shops is the future cruise center.
On the port side, there’s the international café where you can get complimentary pastries, cookies, and sandwiches. You can also purchase gourmet coffees here. (As I type this I am having an espresso from there.)
Past the Piazza is one of the three main dining rooms onboard. Here it’s the Symphony Dining Room.
Deck 6 starts with the bottom floor of the Princess Theater.
Past that is the casino. This was split into two areas with a VIP section separate on port. However, now it’s been converted to the Double Down sports bar.
Just past that you emerge at the second deck to the Piazza. The bar in this area has been renamed to the Good Spirits bar (deck plans show Bellini’s). During the evenings they have an interactive segment where they highlight some of the specialty drinks and go into how it’s made.
On the starboard side is Alfredo’s Pizzeria (which has much more than just pizza.)
On the port side is the photo gallery as well as the internet café. There is also the fine art gallery just past that.
Then past that is the second dining room, Concerto Dining Room.
At the very end of the desk is the last dining room, Allegro Dining Room. This is also where the Chef’s Table Lumiere is located. This area is only accessible from the deck above via the third (aft) stairwell
Deck 7 has the upper level of the Princess Theater. Though in reality, there’s not a balcony or anything. It’s just one long gradual slope.
Past the theater is the Shops of Princess. Once again as this was designed for the Asian market, it features extremely high-end boutiques.
Past that you emerge at the top level of the Piazza. At the front section is the Ocean Terrace bar. This has gone through several venue changes starting out as a sushi bar originally, then going to a Juice bar. Now it’s the best Martini bar onboard.
The deck continues down the starboard side. There’s an area where you can purchase accessories for your Princess Medallion. (I picked up a wrist strap. That way I can wear it just like a watch). There’s also the Princess Live bar. This was once a tea bar.
Right next to it is the Princess Live! Theater.
Past that you enter Crown Grill and Bar. This dark wood area resembles a classic, high-end steakhouse. The bar here is your best bet on Whiskeys and Scotches.
Past that is the Library which also serves as the location for the loyalty concierge.
At the very end is the Vista lounge with is the alternate lounge.
A quick note on Deck 7. There are several outdoor areas here. This is the closest you can get to the water. I recommend the aft sections as they’re wider and have these amazing chairs. Be mindful though, it tends to be a smokers area.