Cruising on The Majesty of the Seas

My company took us on a 3-night Royal Caribbean cruise a couple weeks ago and it's taken me some time to get a recap of the trip rounded up but here it is today!

The Majesty of the Seas ship leaves out of the port near Orlando so I've gone on this cruise a couple of times before but this time it was all my new coworkers.

We boarded the ship on in the afternoon and got settled into our cabins. My roommate/coworker and I had an outside-view cabin which means one round window allowing you to see out. Very basic as it comes but definitely a step up from the interior cabins with no windows or sunlight so you have no idea what time of day it is.

Leaving the port in Florida on Friday evening we caught a beautiful sunset and set sail south for the Bahamas.

Cruising into Nassau, you get a beautiful view of the island and the huge Atlantis Resort in the background. While a few of us were on the deck watching the views, the CEO of my company offered to take a photo of me and I commented that "he was way too close to my face with the camera" but he snapped it anyway and one doesn't complain to the CEO. So there's that.

We had an excursion booked to go jet packing in Nassau on Saturday but the company cancelled that morning so we Plan B was to explore the island in groups depending what you wanted to see/do.

The events of this day were definitely the highlight of my trip!

We walked around downtown Nassau by the port area and did some local shopping. After a couple hours we took a taxi and headed over to the Fish Fry restaurant strip on Bay Street where you can get some of the best local food from a variety of different small restaurants/vendors.

- We listened to local music at a cute waterfront restaurant
- We tried some local beers and cocktails
- We had some conch and crab cakes which were amazing
- We walked on the beach and got some selfies of our group
- My boss asked the Jerk Lady to marry him (her food was amazing off the grill)
- The rest of us offered to take her back in our suitcases
- We tried the world famous Sky Juice
- We chatted with the locals and enjoyed the scenery

 Although most of us split up during the day to explore our different interests, we met up every night for dinner to regroup and eat together. The dinners are the best meal on the ship so you don't want to skip it plus our CEO requested that we all attend.

The cruise ship docked at Coco Cay which is the private island owned by Royal Caribbean. It's a beautiful small island but I've been there a few times before so I opted to stay on the ship and relax/be productive. That's my favorite thing to do on Sundays plus I needed some "me time" after all the different activities and chaos that comes with large groups.

I grabbed a frozen cocktail and lounged on the upper deck of the ship overlooking the ocean and did some blogging/work.

In the evening we gathered again for our last dinner and shared our highlights of the trip. Other than the fun-filled day in Nassau on Saturday, the nightly dinners together was a close second favorite.

Monday morning comes quickly and it's a "get the hell off the ship at 7am shuffle" (not by choice but by schedule) and then to stand in line behind 200 people to get through the different security checkpoints. I should have thought to grab a coffee to get through this debacle.

All in all, it was a wonderful trip filled with so many fun and funny memories with my team and all the coworkers since we're a small company to begin with.

My #1 Tip:
For a short cruise like this: The night before you leave, be packed up and prepared because you need to be ready to go first thing in the morning, and in my case, have some time to get caffeinated enough to drive an hour straight into the office to start the work day.

Here's a recap of my trip to Nassau back in 2013 where I explored different parts of the island (and had a much better tan back then lol!)


  1. What fun!! I wish we had trips like this at work, lol. LOVE the picture if you ll on the steps! I love the Bahamas, we used to have a condo at the Atlantis...the bright condos in front, LOVED it but had to sell when recession hit, now we wish we'd have kept it. LOVE the pic of you close turned out great!!

  2. I dont think I knew that coco kay was owned by royal Caribbean! What a fun trip to take & even though I can't imagine going with some of my co-workers it still sounds like a blast! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Awesome trip! I can't believe that you had to head to work straight after. Such a packed, fun weekend. I love the conchs In the Bahamas

  4. what a fun time! that's so cool that they did this for you guys. and who wouldn't love just exploring! and i still cant believe you had to drive in and get back to work. tiring day i bet that was!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. I've actually never been on that ship before but it looks gorgeous! Sounds like it was an amazing trip minus the having to drive straight into work after getting back. We had to do the same thing when we took our company cruise at my last job. It sucks! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. I love majesty of the seas. It's one of my favorite cruises! Looks like you've had a blast! The Bahamas is such a fun place to disappear to! Happy Holidays <3

  7. What a great trip / work perk! Dinners look awesome as does the day bumming around Nassau. I'd definitely need the alone time Sunday as well.

  8. That's seriously so awesome that you got to go on a cruise with your company, and it looks like you had the best time! I've never been to the Bahamas, but it sounds like you really got to the know the island. I probably would have relaxed on the ship on Sunday as well! I'm still amazed that you were able to go to work the next day!

  9. So fun! I wish my work would do something like this! I love that your boss asked the jerk lady to marry him. I am sure that Monday was not a very productive day at work for all, you should have had a holiday!

  10. It sounds like such a fun trip-- and the perfect amount of time for a cruise with co-workers! I love that you were able to do some things on your own, and then come together for dinner in the evenings!

  11. Such an awesome job perk, and lol at the close up pic your CEO took! It's such a great way to relax and unwind while getting to know your co-workers outside the office. Cruising is my favorite, and I love love love Royal Caribbean <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. "You don't complain to the CEO." lol, I loved that! This looks like such a fun short cruise to do! :)

  13. You better not have any of my employees as readers... they will be sad that they only got a Christmas party when you got a cruise, lol!! Too funny about the CEO and not complaining about the picture. ;)