Majesty of the Seas


Year built: 1992

Speed: 22 kn

Passengers: 2,774

Crew: 833

74k tons

12 decks


The Majesty of the Seas currently sails 3 and 4 night cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral and Tampa, Florida She has also picked up a few cruises to Havana, Cuba


On February 5, 2004, at 5:00 AM, a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the buffet restaurant “Windjammer Cafe”. All passengers had to stay for 20 minutes at their respective muster stations, until the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported. The buffet remained closed through the end of the itinerary.

On April 27, 2015, the ship was dry-docked in Freeport, Bahamas, to fix a propulsion problem resulting in oil leaking. RCI canceled the April 7th’s 4-night Bahamas cruise. All booked passengers were fully refunded, and also received free Royal Caribbean cruise certificates.

On March 17, 2005, a 29-year-old crew went overboard somewhere between Key West, Florida, and the Bahamas. The man was reported missing, and later presumed dead. On Dec 14, his family filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean International for $10 million.

On April 14, 1999, a bus accident on a sponsored by Royal Caribbean shore excursion in Jamaica resulted in 25 passengers being injured. Of them, 7 were medevaced by USCG back to Miami. The incident was caused by brake failure.

On April 25, 2008, a family of 5 was removed from the ship on the second day of their voyage when their 7-month-old baby girl showed illness symptoms similar to Norovirus. The ship’s doctor advised advanced treatment in a hospital ashore. They were disembarked in Nassau. The local doctor diagnosed the baby with a cold, not dehydration, and signed a form that cleared her to travel. However, the vessel had already left the port, also leaving the whole family in The Bahamas, and without passports. They had a total of $1,700 on medical expenditures, emergency passports and flight tickets. And this was additional to their 5-night Bahamas cruise from Miami. First, Royal Caribbean refused to reimburse them for the expenses, but after the case got media attention, the line agreed to provide them with a full cruise refund, plus reimbursement for the flights back home.

On December 11, 2009, teh USCG found alive a 31-year-old crew who earlier fell overboard and was reported missing. When the incident occurred, the ship was 5 miles off Fowey Rocks Light (on Key Biscayne island, Cape Florida). The man was reported missing at 4:30 AM, when the ship was near the Biscayne Bay lagoon. Two hours after the distress call was issued, the USCG found the man alive. The ship was en-route from Key West, Florida, to home port Miami.

On February 23, 2011, a 24-year-old female passenger suffered from sexual assault onshore in Nassau, Bahamas. The ship was on a round trip itinerary from Miami. The young woman traveled with her father and some friends. While the ship was docked in Nassau, they went ashore and in early in the evening visited a local bar named “Senor Frog’s,”  located near Straw Market and close to the pier. The party left the bar and headed back to the ship, when the woman was attacked and battered by a local man, sustaining serious physical injuries. Then she was raped by another man. She was treated in a local hospital, then flew back home from Nassau.

On May 21, 2014, while the ship was 4 miles from home port of Miami, a 32-year-old male passenger fell and sustained a serious injury of the head. In a critical condition, the man was medevaced by Miami Fire Rescue team and transported to Mercy Hospital. The ship was en-route to Key West from Miami.

PJ Morrissey