Being one of the lucky 200 UK agents to have won a place on board the inaugural sailing of the Majestic Princess, I was lucky enough to spend 4 fantastic nights on board the brand new ship.
We began our journey with a flight from Manchester to Venice. Upon arrival, the Princess coach transfers were waiting to take us to beautiful Trieste, where the stunning Majestic Princess was ready and waiting for us. The transfer time was around 2 hours. No problem for me, as I slept the whole way!!
Boarding the ship was a breeze, very organised with not much waiting time at all.
From arriving at the port to disembarking at the end of the cruise, the staff on board were better than ever. So attentive and most of all, fun to be around. From just meeting a member of staff once, they remembered my name and needs for the whole cruise.
As the ship has been built for the Chinese Market, they cater majorly for the Chinese, of course! All of the princess benefits are offered on board, and have just been enhanced to cater for the Chinese Market.
if you get a chance to go on board, do check out the Lobster and Dim Sum bar, by the pool on deck 16. Fantastic whole lobster dinner for just $22.00!!!
Entertainment on board was wonderful. The first and Second night on board we were lucky enough to have the Tenors of Rock theatre show. My favourite night!! Singing all the old classics from Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses and many more. I was in my element.
At the end of each day, I would finish off in the Hollywood Conservatory which is the Night club on board. By day this is a beautiful adult only solarium, with private cabanas to hire. By night, well, its part time!!
The shops on board are beautiful, Cartier, Rolex, bvlgari are just a few to name. It is safe to say, I looked but did not touch.
This was my first experience on board a Princess Cruise Ship and I can definitely say I will be returning some time in the near future. What a wonderful cruise line!!
I had to try the first of its kind “sing on the sea” karaoke and it was so much fun! With a drink each and canapés, you have a private suite for up to 6 people so you can go wild on your private karaoke. all suites are sound proof so you do not need to worry about next door listening. Full bar service available. the cost is $12.50 per person, with a minimum of four guests. you get 1 hour in the suite. TRY IT OUT, its so much fun!!!
I don’t really have a head for heights, but, I was brave and I walked the sea walk. this is a glass walkway on deck 17 looking straight down into the sea. This protrudes 30 feet out of the ship.
Drinks aren’t the cheapest on board (like all other American cruise lines), so I will advise any passengers who like to have a good few drinks whilst away, to maybe take out the all inclusive drinks package which is offered at £42 per person, per day.
My travel buddy, Laura, has a blog here regarding the fantastic food on board the ship. The amazing Emmanuel Renaut on board is the highly acclaimed Executive Chef of three Michelin star restaurant “Flocons de Sel,” located in the French Alps village of Megève.
We had an absolutely wonderful time on board and I recommend Princess Cruise Lines to all passengers looking for a wonderful cruise, on a wonderful ship, with superb service and food.
Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.
Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com or call me directly on 0161 798 2512.