Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Gateaway!

Sail Date: August 27, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

The Monarch of the Seas was a well kept, clean beautiful ship!

Pros: Variety of Food was Excellent!

Cons: Assingned Dinner Seating

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Children's Programs
We did not put our children in the programs so we rated on what we would see with other children in the program.
Ship Quality
The ship was very well kept and staff kept it very clean. The decor was beautiful and accessibility to all floors were not a problem.
Food and Dining
The food was the best, I loved that there was a variety for all ages and very delicious and beautifully prepared!
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was very comfy, the bed, pillows, room temp. It was very well kept and clean, bathroom was well stocked.
Service and Staff
The staff that were assigned to our stateroom was very friendly and very helpful when in need, they went above and beyond. But not all staff had smiles on their faces, they said their greetings but not always with a smile. So we do need smiles after a greeting.
There were always activies to entertain you and the Shows were awesome and family friendly, so you were never bored! We loved that the Arcade would offer free games at a certain time of nite!
Ensenada, Mexico
Must see the Buffadora, but on your own time, not when your on the cruise. The people that give you the tour, take the long road to get there then they rush you to walk and shop with the vendors. The prices are too high and the vendors do not make good deals. Carefull with the Bars/ Restaurants they were advertising Tacos for $1 and when we ordered they sent us upstairs and said the order came in three only, so when our order arrived it was a full plate with side orders and when the bill came we were shocked!!! When we exited we complained downstairs that the Tacos were expensive and the guy answered that upstairs was a different price. Overall you get cheated of your money if you don't watch out, majority of items you can get in US for the same or cheaper price!
Don't Miss: La Bufadora
Catalina Island, California
Take the paid tour around Catalina it is only 40-50 minutes, it is so worth it and plenty of time afterwards for shopping and going for a dip on the beach. Don't take the bottom glass boat, they do not accomodate you for sea sickness and if you have to throw up, you end up doing it where everyone can smell it for the whole 40-50 mins. We know!!! The boats aren't equipped with baggies or water or AC, so you would have to jump into the water to throw up!!!
San Diego, California
In San Diego, YOU must definatley go to the U.S.S. Midway Magic Ship Carrier. Its such an awesome historical museum. We loved it!

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