The spacious new Majestic provides a yacht-like ambience during sunset and special-event cruises. // © 2016 Atlantis Cruises
Feature image (above): Dining at sea can be a glamorous affair on Majestic. // © 2016 Atlantis Cruises
Atlantis Cruises is hoping to float your client’s boat with the launch of a new ship in the waters off Honolulu. Dubbed Majestic, the stable yacht-like vessel aims to live up to its name during sunset and special-event cruises.
“Whether your clients are on their honeymoon or enjoying a family vacation, everyone will love Majestic’s comfortable and relaxed setting, not to mention the main attraction — the beautiful Pacific waters and stunning Hawaii sunset,” said Shannon Wilson, general manager for Atlantis Cruises.
Introduced in late May, Majestic boasts two air-conditioned, window-lined decks with high ceilings, as well as a large, open-air viewing deck on top. It features roomy dining areas, a big dance floor, a bar and lounge and space for private functions.
With a 400-passenger capacity, Majestic replaces the smaller Navatek, which was part of the Atlantis fleet for the past 16 years. Company officials say Majestic is a significant upgrade thanks to its flexible layout and amenities. For instance, it can host special parties and celebrations without interfering with travelers who have booked a sunset dinner cruise.
Another Majestic selling point is its new Seakeeper stabilization technology, which Wilson says “allows for smooth sailing” by eliminating boat roll.
As an additional perk, Wilson notes that Atlantis offers free round-trip transportation between select hotels in Waikiki and Pier 6 in downtown Honolulu.
Majestic’s sunset dinner excursion comes with a buffet dinner, entertainment and dancing.
Atlantis plans to promote cruises on the Majestic timed with holidays such as July 4, Halloween and Thanksgiving. From late December through early April, Atlantis will present daily whale-watching cruises on the new vessel.