Majesty of the Seas stays with Royal Caribbean

By ,   July 7, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean's oldest ship, Majesty of the Seas, which was expected to be transferred to the Spanish line Pullmantur in 2016, will go on sailing with RCI, following an extensive refurbishment. 

The ship will move to Port Canaveral from Miami, where she will sail 3- and 4-night voyages to CocoCay, the private island of the line in the Bahamas, from May 27, 2016.

In April next year, the Majesty will be updated with some new features, such as the Voom, introduced by Royal Caribbean Cruises as the "fastest Internet at sea" - available free to all guests.

Other upgrades include a poolside movie screen, water slides, the popular DreamWorks family experience, and new restaurants: Sabor Taqueria (Mexican), Izumi (Japanese), and Chef's Table (a chef-hosted, exclusive dining experience). All new dining options can be found on select ships of the line.

After Majesty of the Seas moves to Port Canaveral, the line will reposition Rhapsody of the Seas to Tampa - the vessel was scheduled to offer short Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral. Rhapsody of the Seas will sail on 7-night Western Caribbean voyages, beginning December 3, 2016.

The 2,350-passenger Majesty of the Seas was built in 1992. She is the only one in Royal Caribbean's Sovereign class. Sister ships Monarch of the Seas and Sovereign of the Seas have been moved to the fleet of Pullmantur as ms Monarch and ms Sovereign.