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

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4 out of 5

Welcome Getaway

Sail Date: March 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Bit dated but clean and comfortable for confined surroundings

Pros: Weather, Ocean travel, Service

Cons: Departure process

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

Ship Quality
Movement between decks compromised w/less than user friendly elevator capacity and stairwell layout.
Cabin / Stateroom
Music and dance revue high energy but lacking variety. Comedy night was much better. Would have enjoyed certain Indiviual/small group performances if earlier in day or evening.
Food and Dining
Thursday poolside fiesta at 3PM too close to early dinner. Consider late seating for this work-week cruise which also allows for port departure viewing. Chocolate buffet at midnight only suitable for nightowls. Variety and quality of food above average.
Service and Staff
Seemed genuinely friendly/helpful despite repeating this process cruise after cruise.
Ensenada, Mexico
Enjoyed Garcia's Art Gallery on Ave Lopez Mateos
San Diego, California
A variety of tourist attractions within walking distance although bigger attractions required a tour
Catalina Island, California
Museum informative for history and culture

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