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

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4 out of 5

Funtastic First Cruise!

Sail Date: March 01, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I was very impressed with the ship. I had read reviews saying the ship was in some disrepair, and not in great shape, but we thought it was beautiful. It was very easy to find things, and by the second day, we felt like we knew our way around. Waiting for and getting on the tender boat to Catalina was ridiculous. No organization, and we barely made it in time for our excursion.

Pros: Casino Royale! And there is always something fun going on!

Cons: Tender boat to Catalina Island. Cruise director JohnnyO....not very entertaining.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Loved the buffets at Windjammers! Great variety of food everyday, wonderful desserts. Dinner in the dinning room was wonderful! The dishes were so pretty that we took pictures of them!
Cabin / Stateroom
We were worried about having to beds pushed together, and how comfortable that would be, but it was not a problem at all. The bed was very comfortable, and the layout of the inside stateroom was perfect for us. There is tons of closet space, and it was easy to store our suitcases under the bed. We didn't mind the small cabin, as we were only in there to sleep, shower, and get dressed.
Service and Staff
I cannot say enough out our waiter and asst waiter...they were wonderful! When we asked for something specific on the first night, they remembered it for the rest of the cruise. My husband was actually not feeling well on one night, and our waiter, Savio, fixed extra food for us to take back to the room for him. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and our stateroom attendant even remembered our names!
Always something going on and something to do! Fun activites during the day...Bingo, Belly Flop contest, Free Throw shoot out, and great entertainment at night...comedian, dancing, Family Fued. Do not miss the Quest in the Circuit on the last night....hilarious!!

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