Great first time cruise

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 09, 2006
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The overall experience for a first time cruiser was very good. I didn't have much time to ask questions prior to the day of the cruise so was greatful to have friends who are very experienced cruisers there to show me the ropes!
The ship was very well maintained, pleasant crew and great food...too much food! Only wish that I had taken a cruise which allowed more time at sea so that I could have taken advantage of more of the on-board ship activities. It's difficult to go ashore and then try to get back to enjoy lunch and then have enough time before dinner. I guess you really feel obligated to eat aboard when you know it's all included. I'll try this again for sure but want a longer voyage!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Have only sailed by but never gone ashore. Interesting but usual tourist trap. Not very much to do.
3 out of 5
If you're a native Californian it's not a big deal!
1 out of 5
Took the bus trip to La Bufadora and it was ok...water was beautiful but the overall area on the trip was dirty and depressing. Street vendors don't allow you any time to browse, they're just way too pushy like TJ.

Pros: Food and service was very good!

Cons: Too many things to do, not enough time!

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