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

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4 out of 5

Best value in travel

Sail Date: September 17, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship and staff were terrific. This was our first cruise but certainly will not be our last. We had high expectations from talking with other experienced cruisers, yet our expectations were still exceeded. Food and service was beyond anything I could have imagined. Could not duplicate this vacation with any other travel options, for sure not in a hotel. The room was small but we spent little time there since there was so much to do.

Pros: The food and most everything else

Cons: it was a little to cool for swimming in the evening

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

Cabin / Stateroom
Small but adequate for the little time spent in there.
Would have liked a little more variety and time options for the main shows.
Ship Quality
Smooth sailing. Never noticed any movement. Everything was clean and inviting.
Food and Dining
Five star.
Service and Staff
Staff was available and very helpful at every turn.
Catalina Island, California
Not a lot to do there, but interesting nevertheless. Probably should have taken the glass bottom boat tour.
Ensenada, Mexico
Very disappointed that there is no public beach close by. Trip to nice beach was a $30 taxi ride. Skipped it! Had a nice lunch there though, then returned to the ship and sat by the pool.
San Diego, California
Great day! Took a self-directed trip to Sea World then ate a late lunch at Anthonys on the Embarkadero.
Don't Miss: Anthonys seafood restaurant

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