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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 21, 2006
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

If you want a party scene this cruise is for you. It was fun, however, being my first cruise I was expecting something a little more luxurious. The food at the buffet was just as good as in the main dining room so if you don't really care about a sit down dinner then don't waste the time. You also have to be prepared to eat when the buffet is available or else you have to wait a few hours for the next one and in between buffets the selection is really limited, mainly pizza. The seminars during the day didn't seem that interesting so the only thing to do was mainly sit by the pool which was where the party was. The pools and hot tub were small and crowded. The rooms on the lower levels were really small, and cheaper. It might be worth the money to get a bigger room on an upper level, but I'm not sure since I didn't go in them. The partiers all seemed to be on the lower levels as well. The hallways were very noisy all night long.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
As stated above, the food was average and the dining times weren't the best.


3 out of 5
The entertainment was average. Not fantastic and only a few options.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was very friendly. Most of them could help you out with directions and questions.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean, just older.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Lower level rooms were small and noisy. The bed was 2 twins pushed together for a queen. The comfort was ok, but each person had to stay to their own side.
3 out of 5
Again, if you like to party then go to Ensenada.

Pros: The Spa!

Cons: The food was average and rooms were small

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