Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221 Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Great Time had on Monarch of the Seas

Sail Date: July 31, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was the first time my family ever went on a cruise. As a whole, we were very impressed with the cruise and really appreciated the work involved in making so many people happy, keeping them well fed, and entertaining them.

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff on the ship

Cons: I wish we had more time to spend at San Diego, Catalina Island and Ensenada!

Food and Dining
We ate breakfast and lunch daily at the buffet. There was an over abundance of every kind of food and no matter what your preference, everyone left very well fed. Every night we ate dinner in Claudes, one of the formal dining rooms. Once again, there was so much to choose from, no matter what your dietary preference.
Service and Staff
The ship staff was excellent. Everyone we dealt with went above and beyond to be friendly and to assist us with anything that we needed.
Ship Quality
Monarch of the Seas is obviously an older ship, but it was kept clean. The public areas were very well maintained, and our stateroom attendant did an amazing job of keeping everything clean and attending to our needs.
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom was small, but perfectly adequate. The bed was comfortable. We had a great attendant who did an amazing job of seeing to it that our needs were met.
The activities offered were plentiful. The shows were entertaining. Each day we were given a schedule of what was going on so we could manage our day accordingly.
Ensenada, Mexico
We left the ship and walked to Ensenada's shopping area. We had a great time wandering through the shops. We stopped and had lunch at a Mexican restaurant. It was a great day!
San Diego, California
We wandered around the city and spent our time doing some shopping. We did not participate in any excursion through the Royal Carribean.
Catalina Island, California
My kids had a great time kayaking at Catalina Island. We then rented a golf cart and explored the island. The views are amazing and we had a great time doing this. We then visited the shops before returning to the ship.
Don't Miss: Kayaking and golf carts!

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