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

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4 out of 5

Our First Cruise!

Sail Date: March 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our first cruise, so I dont have a point of reference but we had a great time. The crew members were not only very nice but they were actually helpful; there were a couple of times when I stopped a crew member to asked directions, and not only would they give you the direction but also offer to show you. The food and activities were both outstanding as was our shore excursion. As noted on other reviews the ship is an older ship and the rooms are a bit small but adequate. Our only issue was with ground transportation to/from airport, it is expensive. I wish the line would do something for those not going on the city tours. We intend on sailing on other RC ships and with other lines, because this trip showed us that we will enjoy cruising!

Pros: It was all very well done

Cons: Ground Transportation to/from airport.

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

Ship Quality
As I understand it this is a small ship (it was big to me) and you can tell it is older, however it was clean and well kept.
Food and Dining
I would like to single out the Windjammer (casual dinning) staff for their outstanding service; I think these folks are the unsung heroes of the ship!
Cabin / Stateroom
Small, older, but well kept; our attendant was outstanding.
Service and Staff
Everyone, and I do mean everyone were very friendly and helpful.
We enjoyed both the quality and variety of the shows and activities.

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