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Majesty is not moving to Pullmantur, will sail from Canaveral—with free Internet

Majesty of the Seas to sail three- and four-night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral (Photo: Roiyal Caribbean International)
Instead of transferring to Pullmantur in April 2016 as planned, Majesty of the Seas will continue operating short cruises for Royal Caribbean International. The ship will sail from Port Canaveral starting in summer 2016 following an extensive drydock upgrade.

Royal Caribbean International said its Voom, touted as the fastest Internet at sea, will be available free and unlimited for Majesty of the Seas passengers, who even will be able to stream movies and music and take part in online video gaming. 

New features to be introduced on the 1992-built ship include water slides, family-friendly Jacuzzis, a poolside movie screen and the Dreamworks Experience featuring activities and entertainment with Shrek, Fiona and other characters from the animation studio’s popular movies. An enhanced casino will offer the latest slot machines and table games. And suite passengers will get exclusive amenities and services as part of a newly enhanced suite program.

Dining choices will include Izumi Japanese cuisine, the Sabor Taqueria for Mexican dishes including hand-made table-side guacamole, with alfresco seating, and the Chef’s Table, hosted by the executive chef and sommelier for an intimate wine-pairing dinner.

President and ceo Michael Bayley said Royal Caribbean's short cruises have been very popular. 'With these exciting new features as well as unprecedented fast and free unlimited Internet for guests on Majesty of the Seas, we are stepping up our game and offering a phenomenal short cruise adventure for our guests,' he added.

Majesty of the Seas will sail three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas with calls at private island CocoCay.

With this move, Royal Caribbean is able to deploy Rhapsody of the Seas—which was announced to sail short Bahamas itineraries from Port Canaveral—to Tampa, where it will operate seven-night western Caribbean cruises in winter 2016.

Reservations for Majesty of the Seas’ inaugural Port Canaveral season are now open for sailings beginning May 27, 2016. Rhapsody of the Seas’ Tampa sailings are also open for sale for departures beginning Dec. 3, 2016.

The shift of Majesty of the Seas to Pullmantur would have increased capacity for that brand by 20%.