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

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3 out of 5

Great 4 day break

Sail Date: August 28, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Well maintained ship, in spite of its age, it stills looks really good. Friendly staff, nice variety of entertainment.

Pros: Ports & Entertainment

Cons: Average food, mid-America clientele

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
For a 3/4 day cruise the food was what I would expect.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small but clean and well-maintained. Note that there are no in-room safes which are typical on newer ships.
Service and Staff
Cabin attendant gets an "excellent" rating, the rest of the staff was good, friendly, but not necessarily an "above and beyond" quality.
Loved the comedian and the "musical impersonator" Bryan G.
Ensenada, Mexico
Bufadora was a scenic and enjoyable excursion.
San Diego, California
Gaslight district was nice for shopping & restaurants. Also heard great things about the maritime museum.
Catalina Island, California
Rent a golf cart and see more than just the port area. Charming island... hike, bike, stroll. Great seafood and a few non-touristy shops made it a perfect day.
Don't Miss: Rent a golf cart.

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