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  • debby s
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Westin is the nicest guy. He was so excited to point out everything he saw. Very knowledgeable of the area. Highly recommended using Westin as a snorkeling tour guide for the Blue Heron Bridge. Thanks for a great day! 👍
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • southoyster
    Hartford, CT1 contribution
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    Great time! Awesome crew! Always find the fish! Crew very knowledgeable & helpful for experienced or beginners. Beautiful saw dolphins & sea turtles. Ate the fish that nite. Fresh & delicious
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • Butch
    Bend, OR2 contributions
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    Captain Brad was Awesome! Our family (6 total) all adults and most with very little experience, had a great time. We caught some amazing fish, had a great time just spending time together.

    We also wound up catching two really good size sharks! A golden dusky, 7' 250 lbs, and a riff shark, just slightly smaller. We got great video and some photos and then let them go.

    Lots of Bonita's and two huge ones (according to Captain Brad) about 26 lbs!

    Good communication. Quick responses. Easy to find. A great experience and we would for sure go with Reel Intense again!
    Written August 1, 2023
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  • rishigudka
    London, UK98 contributions
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    We did a back to back cruise on Majestic Princess from 18th January to 10th February 2024. The first cruise was a 13 night cruise and sailed to Pacific Islands of Vanuatu, Fiji & New Caledonia.
    The second cruise sailed to Queensland. Both cruises started and ended in Sydney.

    We flew to Sydney from London Heathrow via Singapore with British Airways which was a very pleasant flight. We just got off in Singapore for an hour and went back on the same flight. Food and service on both flights was excellent!

    On arrival in Sydney on 17th January, we were picked by our pre-booked taxi and dropped off to our hotel (A by Adina) in Central Synday and a short walk to circular Quay whereby we were going to board our ship the following morning.

    We were given an upgrade (from studio suite to a 1 bed suite) and were given a room straight away at 8am in the morning despite check in time being 2pm. Loved the accommodation and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Sydney. Its easily walkable to circular Quay, darling harbour and other areas of CBD. Also, the train station is opposite the hotel and has direct trains to the airport.

    After an excellent breakfast (at Dean and Macys) the following morning which was included in the price of our suite, we checked out before 11 and walked with our cases to the cruise terminal. A short 10min walk. Unfortunately there was a long queue when we got there and we were informed that check-in wouldn't open till 11.30am. We dropped off our luggage and then headed for a walk over Sydney harbour bridge. When we got back after 12.30pm, the queue had got longer despite check-in desks being open. Hence we decided to queue in the hot sun. We were provided with bottled water. The queue moved slowly and were inside the terminal by 2pm. As we were just about to go through customs and security, we were informed there would be a delay boarding. Initially no reason was given but we found out later it was due to a missing person from the previous cruise.

    Anyway, this delayed boarding by further 30mins or so. We were lucky as we were seated inside but wondered how many people were still standing outside in the hot sun. Hence by the time we got inside the beautiful atrium of the Majestic Princess, it was well after 2.30pm. This was probably the longest and most chaotic embarkation we had experienced in a long time.

    Once we got inside the ship, we were informed the cabins were ready and headed straight to our balcony cabin on deck 12 to drop off the hand luggage before heading for a quick late lunch. To our surprise most of our checked in luggage (except one) had arrived. We met our room steward who introduced himself. We informed him we were still waiting for one more case and when we got back from lunch, the cabin steward had found it and placed it in the cabin. Excellent service!

    We had a beautiful view of the Sydney Opera house from our balcony. The room was similar to the one we had on Sky and Regal Princess we had sailed on in the previous year. A lot of storage including a whole dressing area, a large flat screen interactive TV facing the bed. A good sized covered balcony (with 2 chairs and a table) and a small bathroom with a shower with curtains which we are not too keen on. On the whole we were happy with our cabin and its location which was near the aft elevators.

    The ship had a similar layout to Sky and Regal with a few differences. There was no small aft pool which I had loved on its sister ships. Also the front pool was covered and not for adults only like it had been on Sky and Regal. There was a Hollywood conservatory area next to the front pool which was not available in Sky and Regal. As this ship was initially designed for the Chinese Market, there were a few features that were unique to this ship eg. there was a noodle bar near the main open pool area.

    Most other bars and eating areas were in similar locations to its sister ships. Lido buffet area on deck 16 was huge and located on aft of the ship. This opened out to the wake view bar at the back of the ship which had a wonderful view of the harbour bridge. Theatre and Vista lounge were at opposite ends of the ship on deck 7. These 2 venues, together with Princess live and the atrium area were where all the entertainment activites occurred daily. Unfortunately the ship doesn't have a night club and most of the dancing took place in the open atrium area.

    There were 3 main dining rooms and several speciality restaurants. Instead of Italian speciality restaurant, Majestic had a Chinese Harmony restaurant. Rudi's seafood restaurant and Alfredos pizza place were both located around the atrium which became quite noisy in the evenings. So not a great location to have a quiet meal. We never went to any other speciality restaurant except Alfredos which used to be a complimentary restaurant in the past but now is chargeable unless one has a plus or premium pack. We went there a few times as we had a plus pack and always enjoyed our meals.

    The sail away party on open deck was moved to the atrium as the ship departure got delayed till 7pm and were informed that the Opera house doesn't allow live noisy events in the harbour area. The indoor event didn't have the same feel as open deck event. However we got to witness the open deck sailaway party on our 2nd cruise which was amazing as the ship was leaving the Syndey harbour. With Opera house on one side and harbour bridge on the other, Sydney is one of the best ports in the world to sail in and out of.

    At this point, I will describe various aspects of both cruises (including dining, entertainment and ports of call) under their individual headings.

    1. Theatre Entertainment: There were 4 production shows on the 1st sailing and 3 of those on the 2nd sailing as it was slightly shorter. All the production shows were excellent and we saw them again in the 2nd sailing as we loved them all. Our favourites were Encore and Fiera. However we enjoyed Fantastic Journey too especially when we saw it second time. Both the sailings had different guest entertainers except for the opera singer who was in both sailings and she was excellent. She had her own show and she was part of Encore too. There were other guest comedians, vocalists and a ventriloquist too. All were good in their own way. The best vocalist was a lady who did the Freddy's Queen show. However the weakest show was one by a comedian from NZ. The music orchestra was excellent.

    2. Other music entertainment: There were several music bands playing in the atrium, vista lounge & other bars every evening. All were very good to average. We usually love the ABBA night but were a bit disappointed with the vocalists who sang the ABBA songs. They also performed on the 80s night (in atrium on 1st sailing as it was raining and open deck on 2nd sailing) and they were quite good. Other pianists, violinists etc.performing in various bars were very good.

    3. Trivia and other game shows: There were plenty of trivias and game shows around the ship especially on sea days. We did participate in quite a few of those and had a good time. Attended progressive trivia with Donovan daily which was good fun. Terry and rest of team were very good in entertaining everybody. Deal or no deal show which we saw once in theatre was very entertaining. We also saw the Voice final twice in the theatre and had a great time.

    4. Cruise Director: Nicky Jane from UK was the cruise director for both the sailings and did an excellent job. She was visible everyday in the theatre, in some of the game shows and also on the Wake show. I'm so glad cruise directors are at the heart of every Princess cruise unlike other cruiselines like NCL who don't give them much importance anymore in favour of big shows which are played several times per week.

    5. Captain: We had 2 different captains for both the sailings. It was disappointing that the 1st captain never informed us he was leaving for vacation and a new captain would be taking over especially as we saw him in the champagne reception and captain's circle party where he made a long intersting speech with few jokes. The captain from first sailing who was British too, never did 12pm navigation tannoy announcements (and delegated this to one of his officers) whereas the 2nd captain who was from Italy did that daily. However the 1st captain always made an announcement before sailing out of port which we didn't hear everytime from the second one. Also the 1st captain nearly always played the love boat tune on leaving a port but never heard 2nd captain ever playing it. Nevertheless, both captains kept us informed regarding any port issues/delays etc. More importantly, both Captains ensured we had a safe and smooth sailing.

    6. Embarkation: As explained above, the 1st embarkation was very chaotic and took 2 to 3 hours to board. The second sailing embarkation was much smoother as there were no incidents and also no border control to go through as we were only visiting Australian ports. Everyone was boarded in time and ship left Sydney at 4pm as per schedule unlike 7pm for first sailing.

    7. Main evening Dining: for first sailing we dined at 7.30pm in Allegro dining room and were given a table in the back corner. We were not happy with the waiter and his companion as service was slow and somehow food didn't seem to be as hot by the time it got to us. We changed tables few times and finally got a table where we enjoyed the chat with the waiter and his colleague and service was quick. Food was served at the right temperature too. Sadly the waiter moved to a different location of ship during the 2nd sailing. In the second sailing we decided to dine after the first theatre show at 8.15pm. Surprised to see dining room was almost empty as most dined between 5.30 and 8pm. We had excellent service provided by head waiter Eugene and were given a table near the entrance of the dining room. Service here by waiter and his colleague was very good too. Somehow we enjoyed the dining room experience more on the 2nd sailing compared to 1st. Food menus were same on both sailings but this time when I didn't like choice on main menu, I was provided a vegan menu to choose from.

    8. Buffet dining: initially we visited the mian dining room for breakfast. However service was slow and there wasn't much choice. Hence we decided to go to Lido buffet for breakfast and were very impressed with the choice of food including Indian items for breakfast and lunch. We usually had lunch in buffet/burger bar or International cafe. We enjoyed both these areas for lunch. Never went to main dining room for lunch.

    9. Drinks: we really enjoyed the martinis on this ship. Loved the espresso martini and all those which had Baileys as one of the ingredients. Also enjoyed the selection of Australian beers. Disappointed that only beer available on tap was Heineken which we are not keen on. Not much selection of red wines on plus package. Ordering drinks using medallion app generally worked but sometimes drinks never arrived. Also lot of drinks were not orderable on app. Number of waiters has definitely been reduced and service levels here have dropped. Usually took 10mins to draw attention of a waiter and another 10mins to get a drink.

    10. Ports of Call: We enjoyed all ports of call. Luckily we made it to all ports on both cruises despite captain making announcement on 1st cruise that we may not make it to Dravuni island in Fiji due to sea conditions. On first cruise, Mystery island in Vanuatu was like heaven on earth! All 3 ports of call in Fiji were excellent, Dravuni being our favourite. Noumea in New Caledonia was beautiful and picturesque. Unfortunately we docked there on a Sunday and being a French island, most shops were closed. In the second cruise, Airlie beach was magical with lovely beaches, walkway along the coast and gorgeous lagoon to swim in town centre. It was the gateway to Whitsunday islands. Next stop was Yorkeys knob where we went to Cairns. Another hot and humid day so after a bit of sightseeing, spent most of the time swimming in the lagoon by the sea. In Port Douglas, we did an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef which was amazing and a must visit for everyone wanting to explore underwater life. The final port was Brisbane which we really enjoyed walking around the city, botanical gardens and around the south bank. A city we would definitely love to visit again some day. We were supposed to leave at 5pm but didn't leave till after midnight (more than 7 hrs late). However still made it to Sydney on time on disembarkation day. This shows how much time is built in. Would prefer more port time given to passengers. May be 8pm departure from Brisbane instead of 5pm.

    11. Shore Excursions: we only did 2 Excursions through the ship. First was in Lautoka in Fiji where we visited a Fijian Village witnessing kava ceremony and then went to.some botanical gardens. Well organised tour which we enjoyed. The second tour we did was in Noumea, called 'Best of Noumea'. We enjoyed the tour but it wasn't as good as the one in Lautoka. On the second cruise we did everything ourselves and booked the Great barrier Reef trip via Viator and cost us $100 pp less than what ship was charging and we all went on the same boat. Moreover staff at shore excursion desk were not very helpful giving much information about the tours on offer.

    12. Port lecturer Sue Beard: Sue gave port talks about history of each place we visited and laso what to do when we get there. She was extremely informative and gave lots of hints and tips of touring each port that we visited. She talked about available excursions too and was much more knowledgeable about the tours than the shore excursion team. We could even go and chat to her for advice which I did once. I wish we could have experts like her on every cruise. It really enhances the cruise experience.

    13. Service: We had great service by most staff. Our room steward, Flezio, ensured cabin was always kept clean and tidy and serviced the room twice daily. Staff in main dining room were generally good but 2 brilliant waiters really enhanced our main dining room experience in 2nd cruise. As said before, there seemed to be a shortage of waiters everywhere. They always seemed rushed. Savio in vista lounge provided excellent service but was always in demand. Piyush in bar by the steak restaurant provided very good service too. Joseph in juice bar was friendly. Other staff were always polite and courteous and most greeted with a smile when you met them.

    14. Disembarkation: This was handed very well and everyone got off the ship at the time they wanted despite the rain that morning. By the time we got off at 9am, rain had stopped and we walked to our hotel ( A by Adina). We handed our luggage for storage as rooms were not ready yet. Went to circular Quay and took a ferry to Taronga zoo which we really enjoyed. One of the best zoos we've ever been to. Came back after 2.30pm by which time rooms were ready to be checked in. Spent another night in Sydney and witnessed brilliant Chinese lunar new year's fireworks in Darling harbour. Checked out at 11am next day and took the train from train station opposite the hotel. Took around 20 mins or so to reach the international terminal. Very convenient.

    On the whole we had superb time on both the cruises. Despite a few hiccups like embarkation on 1st cruise, shortage of waiters, medallion app not always working for ordering drinks etc., we really enjoyed both the cruises and would definitely return to Princess again soon. We also put down a refundable deposit of $100 each for the next cruise.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Daniel M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capt. ALEX is a professional charter Capt. With that perfect combo of enthusiasm, experience,and a laid back attitude. It made for a fun friendly and informative experience. He pre fished the day before so he knew the pattern and was able to quickly get us on Sails and a bunch of other assorted game and reef fish. Great time great guys, coming back again!
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • sheilzee
    Payson, AZ4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were a family group of 3 generations--ages 9-78 looking for fun and fishing out on the deep blue sea. Most of us had little or no experience in a relatively small boat on a 4-6 foot sea. I, the grandmother became swiftly SCARED TO DEATH 😮 as the waves crashed around us while riding up and down the swells. Cpt Tore promptly took me under his wing and i soon realized his expertise at the helm. This gave me the confidence to fully enjoy the trip. At one point, Tore tucked a pillow under our youngster's head and covered him with his tee shift, as he napped on the floor. Sweet. But Tore is not your usual caption, albeit an excellent fisherman and boat handler. He is passionate and exuberant. He's been appropriately compared to Robin Willims. Tore and his first mate, Nick tended to the people, and the fishing at all times, Tore, with much exuberance, and Nick with a quiet attentiveness Tore made sure the youngest of the group reeled in a 10 ft bull shark. Whoa! And his older brother snagged a Mahi-Mahi with flourish! A Cobri was the other fish caught; all good eating fish! ( And we did--yum!) A couple more fish got away. But we rocked and rolled to U2 and had a fabulous time of it. The trip was fun, crazy, educational and memorable!
    I am sorry to say, at the end of the day, our tip ($$$) was not considered adequate to the captain. Tore made that uncomfortably clear to the person paying for the booking, alone with him back on the dock. A big damper at the end of an otherwise,--- as the younger one described it, "once in a lifetime experience".
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • tera s
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We started out in peanut Island for snorkeling. Captain Tim and Ashley were very knowledgeable about where we could see the most fish. We saw tons of beautiful fish as well as a nurse shark and sting ray! We ended the day with a boat ride and fishing. My teen boys were able to reel in a barracuda, a sailfish and one we could actually take home and cook for supper. He even fileted it right there on the side of the boat for us. Thank you Tim and Ashley for a great experience!
    Written May 30, 2022
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  • Lynn M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capt Mike is a fishing master! He really knows these waters and has great spots to visit for different fish. Best charter I have ever been on!
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • Pontoon4fun
    Denver, IA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are trying to find that perfect fishing charter- stop looking! Justin is your guy! He took my folks, my husband and my 23 year old daughter (and that’s quite the variety) out for a 6 hour charter! We caught a variety of fish with large snapper and jacks ! We saw sharks, dolphins and were able to see the some sponge, coral and fish right off the boat, the water was so clear-it was like our own aquarium out in the ocean! His knowledge and experience lends to an informative tour around the islands while stopping for lunch on a secluded beach! It was, hands down, the best fishing excursion and he will now be our only choice when we return! Thanks Captain Justin!
    Written April 22, 2021
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  • Donna L
    Union, SC24 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a good morning with calm waters and little wind at 7:15 when we were told to be there. The captain told us that they needed gas so we did not actually leave until 9.
    Six hours of trolling round the same area with only three fish. (Bonita and mackerel)
    The captain was both drinking and smoking inn board and brought his six year old son on the trip. This was not the adventure we had hoped it would be but we're Grateful for a beautiful day on the water.
    Written May 9, 2019
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