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

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4 out of 5

Great way to start cruising

Sail Date: November 26, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

This was my first cruise (my companion had cruised before) and I was honestly impressed with the Ship, facilities and service. The Majesty of thge Seas was certainly well maintained and staffed by a group of people who obviously love what they do. The night life was really enjoyable and cruise director Johnny "O" put on great shows! Even the smaller staterooms are more than adequate and the dining service was superb. The only thing wrong with this cruise was the fact that it was too short - four days. Our next cruise will definitely be longer.

Pros: So much to see and do

Cons: Not enough time

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

Ship Quality
In four days we did not have time to take in all of the amenities available.
Food and Dining
From formal dining to the Windjammer - we enjoyed it all.
Cabin / Stateroom
You get what you pay for and our "budget travel experience was truly a good "bang for the buck." We mostly just slept in our stateroom but the size and comfort level was more than adequate.
Service and Staff
Smiles must be a requirement for employment on the Royal Caribbean Line - Especially noteworthy were Jesus and Rishi, our waiter and assistant waiter.
Worth the price of the trip. Cruise director Johnny "O"" put together a great lineup of singers, dancers and entertainers.
Catalina Island, California
Rented bikes and cruised - if we were in better shape we would have gone to the conservetory at the top of the hill. We wanted to rent kayaks at the Wet Spot but they are not available after early October. the other rental place was more expensive and further away (near the Casino dance hall/ballroom and a further paddle from where we wanted to go.
Don't Miss: The Casino ("Avalon Ballroom"), Bird Sanctuary
Ensenada, Mexico
La Bufadora is the hyped location to visit - it's a "blow hole" where the sea exits in a generous spray. There is also a market where you can shop for leather, jewelry, clothing and liquor but you might find deals as good in town although they tell you the opposite.
Don't Miss: Just walk around the downtown and take in the sights.

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