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The Louis Majesty: A HuffPost Travel Cruise Ship Guide

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The Louis Majesty (formerly known as the Royal Majesty and the Norwegian Majesty) is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a HuffPost Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Louis Majesty. -- Sandy Mitchell

Destination

The Louis Majesty makes regular three- and four-night voyages from Piraeus (the port of Athens, Greece) to the Greek Islands. Ports of call include Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos, Crete and Kusadasi (the gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus) on the west coast of Turkey.

Passenger Ship

The 679-foot Louis Majesty has 10 passenger decks and 732 staterooms that can accommodate up to 1,800 passengers. The ship has a casual elegance but is a little more formal than many of the ships that sail among the Greek Islands.

Special Features

Facilities on the Louis Majesty include a casino, an Internet cafe, a game room, two lounges, a piano bar, a disco, a video arcade and a fitness center. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the ship's swimming pool, two hot tubs and kid's pool area.

Accommodations

The Louis Majesty's staterooms range from inside cabins to junior suites. There are also separate sitting areas and large bay windows. All cabins have private baths, air conditioning and satellite television. Some staterooms have hair dryers and/or small refrigerators.

Cost

Four-day, three-night voyages aboard the Louis Majesty, like the Aegean Legends Cruise, start at $479.50 per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom. Port taxes and airfare are additional costs.

Excursions

One passenger found visiting Paphos a worthwhile excursion. According to this passenger, "The monastery at Paphos was very interesting and provides incredible views of the town below and adjacent islands."

Dining Experience

There are two dining rooms on the Louis Majesty. Passengers are assigned one of two dinner seatings for the duration of the cruise. On selected evenings, the ship also offers a casual buffet dinner on deck. Both of the dining rooms are non-smoking.

Maiden Voyage

The Louis Majesty made her maiden voyage as the Royal Majesty in the summer of 1992 from Southampton, England, to New York City. The ship was christened in New York City by performer Liza Minnelli.

In The News

Two people were killed and six injured aboard the Louis Majesty on June 24, 2009, when three giant waves struck the vessel while it was sailing in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Passengers enjoy the pool deck on the Louis Majesty.

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