What Is the Oldest Cruise Ship Still Operating?

By Alice Nichols

The oldest cruise ship still operating is the M/S Majesty, built in 1966. It has been sailing for over 50 years and has seen many changes in the cruise industry.

The Majesty was built for Royal Caribbean International and is currently sailing for Pullmantur Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean.

The Majesty was designed to be a classic ocean liner, with its long and narrow profile with tapering bow, rounded stern and gracefully curved superstructure. The ship measures 793 feet long, with a beam of 105 feet and a draft of 28 feet.

It has 11 passenger decks that can accommodate up to 1,800 passengers and 600 crew members.

The Majesty is powered by two 10-cylinder MAN diesel engines that generate 24,000 horsepower. This allows the ship to reach speeds up to 20 knots (about 23 mph). For propulsion, it uses two three-bladed controllable-pitch propellers.

The interior of the Majesty is decorated in traditional classic elegance with rich woods and fabrics. Some of the amenities onboard include five restaurants, seven bars, two swimming pools, four hot tubs, a casino, theater and shopping arcade.

Conclusion: The M/S Majesty is an iconic cruise ship that has been providing memorable vacations for over 50 years. It offers luxurious accommodations combined with excellent amenities and entertainment options to ensure an enjoyable voyage for all its guests.