It was fun but too structured for us.

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 12, 2007
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The constant up sell was disappointing. The whole cruise was way too structured and commerical for us, we enjoy excursions "off the beaten path" and were not able to do that with the time alotted in each port. We received our cruise packet too late to book our excursions in advance and the ones we wanted to take were already full once we got on the ship - that was disappointing.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was delicious but, they dont have a midnight buffet anymore.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainment was fantastic.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew/staff were always very friendly and helpful and made us feel like VIP's.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship and our room were very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The room size was VERY small, probably standard for a cruise ship but even with the 2 of us in our room we were stepping on eachother.
3 out of 5
Just enjoyed the small town/city atmosphere. Loved that there are hardly any cars.
1 out of 5
Didnt feel safe in Ensenada. I think that the Bufadora tour is not worth the price in dollars or time. Unless you have a lot of shopping to do, you can find everything downtown without the 60 minute drive each way.
5 out of 5
We didnt make it past Sea Port Village. We were able to get the fresh sea air, see the boats in the harbor, have a nice cup of coffee, purchase all the trinkets we wanted and stretch our legs. Really had a great time there.

Pros: We enjoyed receiving out daily Compass each night to review the next days activities, the food was great, the entertainment was good.

Cons: The constant "up sell" was disappointing - everything and I mean everything has a price; soda's, pictures, shuttles into (and out of) town, constant tipping.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? Yes!

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