The Norwegian Majesty's nine decks of intimate settings and lively atmosphere is popular with many local cruise fans who will be sad to see it make its final sailing from Baltimore in August. In 2008, Norwegian Cruise Lines sold the ship to an operator in Europe, where it will be repositioned later this year. In the mean time, it continues to be operated by NCL. The ship, which sails 5-day and 7-day itineraries from Baltimore, is a good choice for those who enjoy smaller cruises. The Majesty offers lots of dining and entertainment options, but without the grand theme decor of larger cruise ships. The cabins are comfortable and well-furnished and the ship features five bars and nine lounges as well as live entertainment. The ship typically spends three days in port in Bermuda, giving you more time to enjoy dancing, shopping, and relaxing on the island's pink sand beaches.
Ports of call: Bermuda
2009 sailing dates: May 24 through Aug. 23
Built: 1992, refurbished in 1999
Gross Tonnage: 40,876
Length: 680 ft.
Staterooms: 731 (regular and superior inside, regular and superior ocean view, suite and owner's suite)
Guest Capacity: 1,462 passengers
Features/amenities: Two pools, two hot tubs, fitness center and running track, spa, 5 bars including a poolside bar and coffee bar, nine lounges, Frame 52 Disco dance club and bar, Monte Carlo Casino, Queen of Hearts Card Room, Kids Korner and splash pool, video arcade, library and game room.
Restaurants: Nine restaurants offer many gourmet options, including Le Bistro French Restaurant, two main dining rooms serving international cuisine, Pasta Cafe/Royal Observatory serving Italian and Piazza San Marco serving burgers and pizza.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun