Due to the popularity of the ship, Majesty of the Seas will be staying with the Royal Caribbean fleet, a line representative confirmed to Travel Agent. Last year, Royal Caribbean had announced plans to transfer Majesty of the Seas to its Pullmantur brand in 2016.
Instead, the ship will homeport in Port Canaveral starting in summer 2016. Before that, it will go into drydock to receive a slate of new upgrades and onboard amenities.
Following the drydock Internet at sea product Voom will be available free and unlimited exclusively for guests on Majesty of the Seas. Additionally, the ship will have new watersides, family-friendly Jacuzzis, a poolside movie screen, and entertainment including the Dreamworks Experience, featuring activities with Shrek, Fiona and other favorite characters from the animation studio’s popular movies. An enhanced casino will offer a variety of slot machines and table games, and suite guests will enjoy exclusive amenities and services as part of a newly enhanced suite program. Some of the new culinary options include Izumi Japanese cuisine, the Mexican Sabor Taqueria, and the Chef’s Table, an exclusive experience hosted by the Executive Chef and Sommelier for an intimate wine pairing dinner.
Majesty of the Seas will sail three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas with visits to the cruise line’s private island destination, CocoCay.
With Majesty of the Seas’ move, the cruise line is now able to deploy Rhapsody of the Seas – which was announced to sail short Bahamas itineraries from Port Canaveral – to Tampa, offering seven-night Western Caribbean cruises in winter 2016. Reservations for the Majesty of the Seas’ inaugural Port Canaveral season are now available for sailings beginning May 27, 2016. Rhapsody of the Seas’ Tampa sailings are also open for sale for sailings beginning December 3, 2016.