Royal Caribbean International has announced that the line’s last Sovereign Class vessel, Majesty of the Seas will leave the fleet in 2016. The ship’s last cruise for RCL will depart April 29, 2016. Majesty will transfer to sister line Pullmantur which focuses on the Spanish cruise market. According to Royal Caribbean, “Majesty of the Seas was built at Chantiers de L’Atlantique (now STX France) in St. Nazaire, France and sailed its maiden voyage on April 26, 1992. The 74,077-ton ship carries 2,350 guests (double occupancy) and 912 crew. Most recently, Majesty of the Seas was sailing year-round three- and four-night cruises from Miami, often visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island of CocoCay, Bahamas. While Majesty of the Seas caters to all types of cruise passengers, she is known for her first-time cruisers, offering newcomers the opportunity to get a feel of the cruising experience. Following the transition, all three Sovereign class ships – Sovereign, Monarch, and Majesty – will be operated by Pullmantur Cruises.”

majesty of the seas, majesty of the seas retiring,

On a purely personal note, my first cruise was aboard Majesty of the Seas, and I’ve sailed on her many times since. She doesn’t have all the latest bells and whistles, but can always be relied upon for a great getaway with wonderful service. MrsMJ and I are booked on her final two cruises with Royal Caribbean which should make for a heck of a cruise review.

-MJ, November 21, 2014